Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server & MCSE: Data Platform - Only 15 Days

Why

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be SQL Data certified in just 15 days. With us, you’ll be SQL Data trained in record time
  2. Our SQL Data course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass SQL Data first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn SQL Data faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying SQL Data with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,074 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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What

Learn how to develop and maintain a Microsoft SQL Server database, and get hands-on with the new tools and features of SQL Server 2014. This accelerated course provides you with both MCSA: SQL Server and MCSE: Data Platform SQL Server certifications in just 15 days - 50% faster than traditional training.

Microsoft has updated its official courseware, to include training for SQL Server 2014. This complements the SQL Server 2012 content that is already within the curriculum. What you learn on this course will be applicable to both SQL Server 2012 and 2014. You'll also learn how to write Transact-SQL code for Microsoft SQL Server database development.

Learn both basic and advanced SQL Server functionality

This course includes the foundations for all SQL Server-related disciplines: Database Admin, Development and Business Intelligence. You’ll also learn enterprise-level SQL Server-related disciplines for Database Administration and Database Development.

You'll also learn how to:

  • Manage the new In-Memory technologies in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and design Enterprise level solutions for both on-premises and Windows Azure Database environments.
  • Create a data warehouse with SQL Server
  • Implement ETL (extract, transform, load) with SQL Server Integration Services
  • Validate and cleanse data with SQL Server Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services

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Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Querying Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Writing SELECT Queries
  • Querying Multiple Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Using DML to Modify Data
  • Using Built-In Functions
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Subqueries
  • Using Table Expressions
  • Using Set Operators
  • Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
  • Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Querying SQL Server Metadata
  • Execute Stored Procedures
  • Programming with T-SQL
  • Implementing Error Handling
  • Implementing Transactions
  • How to improve Query Performance

Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Working with Databases
  • SQL Server 2014 Recovery Models
  • Backup of SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Authenticating and Authorising Users
  • Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Authorising Users to Access Resources
  • Protecting Data by Using Encryption and Auditing
  • Automating SQL Server 2014 Management
  • Configure Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications
  • Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Tracing Access to SQL Server 2014
  • Monitoring SQL Server 2014

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introducing Data Warehousing
  • Planning Data Warehouse Hardware
  • Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
  • Create an ETL Solution with SSIS
  • Implement Control Flow in an SSIS Package
  • Debugging and Troubleshoot SSIS Packages
  • Implementing a Data Extraction Solution
  • Loading Data into Data Warehousee
  • Enforcing Data Quality
  • Master Data Services
  • Extending SQL Server Integration Services
  • Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages

Developing SQL Server Databases

  • Introduction to Database Development
  • Designing and Implementing Tables
  • Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
  • Introduction to Indexing
  • Advanced Indexing
  • Columnstore Indexes
  • Designing and Implementing Views
  • Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
  • Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
  • Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
  • Using In-Memory Tables
  • Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
  • Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server

  • Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
  • Multi-Server Configuration Management
  • Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014
  • Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
  • Introduction to Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014
  • Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Replicating Data

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You'll sit the following exams:

  • Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Exam 70-464: Developing SQL Server Databases
  • Exam 70-465: Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server

Do you already have a SQL Server 2008 certification? If so, you may be able to take less exams on this course before you get your certification. Call us on
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Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20461C - Querying Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20462C - Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases
  • MOC 20463C – Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server
  • MOC 20464C – Developing SQL Server Databases
  • MOC 20465C Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server
  • T-SQL Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure - ISBN 9780735658141
  • Training Kit Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Book/CD Package - ISBN 82039780735666078
  • Training Kit (Exam 70-461): Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ISBN 9780735666054
  • Training Kit (Exam 70-463): Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 - ISBN 9780735666092
  • Delivering Business Intelligence with Microsoft SQL Server - ISBN - 978-0071759380

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +44 207 907 1120.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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In addition to professional experience, you must have:

  • Fundamental knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL and relational databases
  • Database design experience
  • An understanding of Virtualisation technology (Classroom labs utilise virtual machines)
  • At least two years’ experience of working with relational databases, including:
    • Design a normalized database
    • Create tables and relationships
    • Query with Transact-SQL
  • Exposure to basic programming constructs (such as looping and branching)

Awareness of key business priorities such as revenue, profitability, and financial accounting is also recommended.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +44 207 907 1120 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,074 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.74% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"The training centre is very well organised and professional, I found the course very detailed and got a lot out of it."
Joseph Naber. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (10/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Firebrand training is a good way to get qualifications fast. Be prepared with the self-learning before hand and for long days."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (10/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"The course was intense but well delivered, the instructor engaged with the group and took the time to give good feedback and help."
Joseph Naber, Games Workshop. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (10/1/2019 to 11/1/2019)

"Highly recommendable course and praise worthy."
W.A.. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 10/1/2019)

"The course is high intensity but still managed to maintain a friendly atmosphere. The residential aspect is definitely beneficial to your learning. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (9/1/2019 to 10/1/2019)

"A good learning environment for people who are looking for a job in the IT depart. Friendly instructor. "
Thomas Thornton. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (7/1/2019 to 12/1/2019)

"Great teaching but the course was not particularly relevant to our job and skill set. "
Dexter Lee, BBC. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (7/1/2019 to 12/1/2019)

"Very good facilities, good efficient teaching, would definitely recommend to others that are looking for an IT course."
Andrew Smith, BBC. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (7/1/2019 to 12/1/2019)

"My instructor was extremely committed to help with our studying, with a group who have had very little experience in the topic our course was based on. The resources provided were also very useful."
Sam Hughes, BBC. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (7/1/2019 to 12/1/2019)

"Great experience, learnt a huge amount in a short space of time."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 10/1/2019)

"Good and clear instruction, with interactive discussions suited to students needs. Thoroughly recommended."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 10/1/2019)

"Training was excellent and the instructor was amazing."
Samson Jesi, NCC Group. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 10/1/2019)

"Key & relevant advice provided by highly knowledge subject matter experts. Better equipped to provide advice to customers deploying solutions within the cloud."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Azure Academy: Infrastructure and Networking (4 days) (7/1/2019 to 10/1/2019)

"Firebrand are the best training provider I have used, with knowledge and engaged instructors. "
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"The training provided was all relevant and useful for me to prepare for the exam. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (7/1/2019 to 8/1/2019)

"Training is relevant but extremely intense, there is a lot to take in in a short amount of time. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (7/1/2019 to 8/1/2019)

"Intensive training, I would recommend, decent level of experience required, but it worked for me to do that extra knowledge required to become MCSA certified. Thanks."
Barry Mansell, CPTO. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (6/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"It is a nice experience at Firebrand."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (6/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"I recommend Firebrand to anyone that is looking to either gain knowledge for the first time or to learn something new."
S.P.. - Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals (2 days) (12/12/2018 to 13/12/2018)

"Awesome place, awesome instructors, real challenges. This is the Firebrands recipe for success."
V.F.. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

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Anonymous. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Good course, long hours, sometimes a little overwhelming to say the least. good atmosphere."
Richard Eaton, Avnet. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (8/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Great instructor."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (1/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Extremely effective use of time. Very knowledgeable instructor. Good, focused group."
Mark Townsend, TechSea Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (1/12/2018 to 10/12/2018)

"Good trainer who has lots of experience in the field. Taught at a good pace and got through all off the content."
Jess Chapman, Natures Way Foods. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (6/12/2018 to 16/12/2018)

"Very busy course. Lots of content."
Anonymous, Codurance - Microsoft Developing Microsoft Azure Solutions (4 days) (4/12/2018 to 7/12/2018)

"Great way to study in an intensive learning environment without the distractions often attributed to E Learning."
Daniel Middleditch, React Computer Partnership. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (1/12/2018 to 3/12/2018)

"Its Good."
Lyndon Martin, Nottinghamshire Healthcare. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I will happily use firebrand again the staff and the teachers are great, its hard work but completely worth it. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I love training at Firebrand. As a consultant, every day matters as you do not get paid if you do not work. The immersive bootcamp allows myself to cover twice the material in half the time. I also like getting into my bubble by it being residential so I can focus on absorbing and recalling. Great having the test centre onsite.. Maximises exam cram time. Thank you FB Wyboston."
Roy Casella, Designated. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"I enjoyed my course at Firebrand. The trainers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable. This was my first experience of Microsoft exams and I would not hesitate to recommend Firebrand for anyone looking to achieve certification."
Darren Conley, Nicander Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"Studying with Firebrand is tough, theres no getting away from the fact that the days are long and full of content, however, the trainers are knowledgeable and the training is delivered professionally, in excellent facilities."
Rob Sims. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"Great experience and staff, training setup and instructor."
K.W., Midwich Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

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Connor Venton, Ringway Jacobs. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Business Intelligence Development (5 days) (26/11/2018 to 30/11/2018)

"My experience of this intensive course was a good one! This was due to my instructor who was so helpful and engaged us all from the beginning to the end. Thanks to the instructor for being an amazing , intelligent , funny and caring instructor"
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"Intense but worth it"
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John Jesudason. - Microsoft Managing SharePoint Server 2016 (6 days) (19/11/2018 to 24/11/2018)

"The instructor is a great trainer that will help you understand SharePoint much better and get certified."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (SharePoint Server 2016) (6 days) (19/11/2018 to 24/11/2018)

"I have learn a lot of new things in a short time."
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"Great Teacher, Interesting Courses and the instructor Is the best"
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Christian Dornetto, CRM Dynamics Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications (Developing ASP.NET MVC Web 5 Applications) (3 days) (20/11/2018 to 22/11/2018)

"Very efficient training course."
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Ben Lewis, Kagool. - Microsoft Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Solutions (3 days) (14/11/2018 to 16/11/2018)

"The instructor was great yet again. teaching subjects that are not covered, but allows for a better understanding of the course. Highly recommend. "
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The course was delivered well and taught a broad range of skills, both exam related and functional."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (5/11/2018 to 10/11/2018)

"The courses are very well structured at Firebrand, the instructors are patient and helpful. "
B.M.. - Microsoft Querying Data with Transact-SQL (3 days) (5/11/2018 to 7/11/2018)

"My trainer was very very helpful"
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