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 72,589 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: 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 72,589 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.


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S.R.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very friendly atmosphere and everyone is very helpful."
Thomas Stephens. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Very informative and helpful with questions enabling me to get my certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Intense.. but good!"
K.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"The lecturer is very knowledgeable and charismatic. I really enjoyed my course and learned a lot."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (5/8/2019 to 8/8/2019)

"Although intensive, there was still time to explore topics that were interesting and particularly useful. I learnt more than I thought I would."
Robert Baxter. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Fast paced and hard work, but good"
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Very well-organised, great communication, fabulous facilities and approachable well-informed instructor .The instructor provided real-life examples and clear explanations with relevant slides, notes, lab work and practice questions. Also. there are small, informal,and supportive groups.As well as, good and nearby accommodation. There is Lots of Food! The hot chocolate kept me going late at night ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Firebrand training really is accelerated learning at its finest.From the experienced instructors, to the course content and guidance to help you prepare for the exam/takeaways to your given career.I loved my stay here and if I was planning to do another course which firebrand offers, I would not look else where."
Abdulkarim Youssof, KDS UK Ltd. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Great quality of teaching along with the enthusiasm of the trainer to break every step down into real world examples helped my understanding. Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Matthew Kemp. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (29/7/2019 to 1/8/2019)

"Its my 3rd course with Firebrand and I'm delighted with the quality of attention and facilities provided. Thank you."
D.L., National grid . - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Prepare well in advance of this course, as the instructor will defiantly be doing the same. This course is packed with valuable info and is worth the investment ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the process of intense training. Get your heads down and focus."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: SQL Server 2016 - Database Development (6 days) (15/7/2019 to 20/7/2019)

"Great course for vendor exams. The accelerated courses aren't for everyone but great if you can handle the pressure"
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Travelling all the way to Firebrand from another country is differently worth it. They assist you the best, they can and find a solution. Your opinion is heard and they provide several ways to the goal of a good trip, great exam and pleasant stay"
Martin Andersen, It-Relation. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"Great experience all around. Very enlightening."
Tycjan Jaworski. - Microsoft MCSE: Productivity (Skype for Business 2015) (7 days) (8/7/2019 to 14/7/2019)

"A Good place to start your IT career."
Anonymous, East Suffolk Council. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Pleasant experience, the standard of teaching is high, and the staff here are very helpful and try their best to make your stay here as easy as possible."
K.I., TfL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"The courses I have attended have been adequate and the teachers have made sure to keep students engaged."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Enjoyed the accelerated learning process, I find it easier to really focus in short intense bursts, and learn more that way"
Kyle Reeves, CIL. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (3 days) (8/7/2019 to 10/7/2019)

"Firebrand provides an excellent course structure which allows Apprenticeships and employers the opportunity to mound the structure into what is a good fit for their company. There is high quality of teaching for the exams and there are always people you can talk to if you have any questions."
David Stevenson, Quilter. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"Firebrand is very organised training provider and will ensure you are at the right hand. The training was intensive but I learned a lot. Appreciation to the instructor."
Anonymous, Bedford Hospital. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (3 days) (1/7/2019 to 3/7/2019)

"The instructor was excellent, he delivered essentially very dry material with clarity and wit. He clearly has great experience in Azure, and was able to support the course with real-life war-stories which brought the course to life. My only criticism is that I would have liked to see more time devoted to the labs, but that was probably hard given the material that was covered. I am looking forward to using the knowledge I gained in the course soon. I really like the immersive nature of the training, with the hotel and restaurant only being two minutes away. 24 hour access was a good idea. The accommodation and food were very good. "
Hugh Mullally, Self-Employed. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Very organised and good pace with the lectures."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Intense, amusing, enjoyable to spend the time training."
David Sugarman, Regus. - Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate (4 days) (1/7/2019 to 4/7/2019)

"Excellent delivery of the course by the instructor."
Oladimeji Onalaja, Health Education England HEE. - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (1 Day) (27/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"An excellent course, informative content, and engaging presenter ."
Graham Moor, NHSE. - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (1 Day) (27/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Course was thorough, the instructor was very knowledgeable. Good insight."
Arthur Neild, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust. - Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (1 Day) (27/6/2019 to 27/6/2019)

"Intense training courses made possible by industry expert instructors. Very convenient having accommodation and training centre next to each other. Being in a class full of people who are there to achieve the same goal is great motivation that would not have existed if you were learning on your own."
Joseph Lyons, Sitekit Ltd.. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (17/6/2019 to 25/6/2019)

"This is a fairly grueling course, no mistake! The instructor was an engaging tutor and made the content interesting and enjoyable."
Simon Jackson, Sitekit. - Microsoft MCSA: Web Applications & MCSD: App Builder (9 days) (17/6/2019 to 25/6/2019)

"Firebrand is one of the fastest ways I have ever learned any skill in my life. While challenging, it does provide good insight into the world of IT."
Jack Wills, Coventry Building Society. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (13/5/2019 to 18/5/2019)

"Firebrand taught me a lot and my instructor was great. The food was good and the accommodation was okay. "
Jack Wright, Thomas Cook. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (13/5/2019 to 18/5/2019)

"The instructor was very helpful, Answered every question I had and supported me to pass my Exams."
Charlie Boon, Netitude. - Microsoft MTA Security, Windows Server Administration & Networking (6 days) (13/5/2019 to 18/5/2019)

"The instructor is outstanding with a very unique skill set. He is 100% focused on the students needs. To maintain students attention for 12 hourss per day is not easy. Having worked as an instructor I have the upmost respect for both his teaching style and technical ability. Thank You!"
Paul Davenport, Ultra Electronics. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

"Training was extensive and very informative. Was given in a way that it was easy to remember and associate with day to day work. Could easily relate to situations presented."
Thomas Slicer-Watkinson, CPiO Limited. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

"Very very intensive training, but its worth it!!!"
Marco Pirazzoli, Systems IT. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

"Would recommend Firebrand training , instructors are fantastic and keep the course delivery methods varied to ensure students attention throughout the 12 hour days. "
Dean Gathercole, National Grid. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (7/2/2019 to 17/2/2019)

"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)

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