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Microsoft - Administering SQL Server 2012/14 Databases

Duration

Duration:

Only 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

8/2/2021 (Monday)

Overview

On this accelerated 3 day SQL Server course you'll focus on learning to administer databases in SQL Server 2014 and 2012. You’ll develop the skills to install and manage SQL Sever 2014 using its database maintenance features. You'll even learn about the most important capabilities across SQL Server 2012 and the new features of SQL Server 2014.

Taught by your official Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), you’ll use official Microsoft curriculum and practice tests. You’ll also use Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, immersing you in topics like:

  • Managing and configuring databases
  • Managing database security
  • Backing-up and restoring databases
  • Managing SQL Server instances

You’ll be prepared to sit exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/14 Databases, which you'll do on site at Firebrand’s training centre. The exam is covered by our certification guarantee.

This course is aimed at those who need to perform installation and maintenance on SQL Server. It’s also suitable for professionals working with SQL Server on a regular basis, ensuring it operates smoothly.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Administering SQL Server courses
  2. You'll be Administering SQL Server certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Administering SQL Server trained in record time
  3. Our Administering SQL Server course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Administering SQL Server 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
  5. 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
  6. You’ll learn Administering SQL Server 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
  7. You’ll be studying Administering SQL Server 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 76,906 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Benefits

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Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

Curriculum

MOC 20462D - Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration

This module introduces the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 platform. It describes the components, editions, and versions of SQL Server 2014, and the tasks that a database administrator commonly performs for a SQL Server instance.

Lessons

  • Database Administration Overview
  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Database Management Tools and Techniques

Lab : Using SQL Server Administrative Tools

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the SQL Server platform.
  • Describe common database administration tasks.
  • Use SQL Server administration tools.

Module 2: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014

This module explains how to assess resource requirements for SQL Server 2014 and how to install it.

Lessons

  • Planning SQL Server Installation
  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Post-Installation Configuration

Lab : Installing SQL Server 2014

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Plan a SQL Server 2014 installation.
  • Install SQL Server 2014.
  • Perform post-installation configuration tasks.

Module 3: Working with Databases and Storage

This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, how to manage database files, and how to move them. Other tasks related to storage, include managing the tempdb database and using fast storage devices to extend the SQL Server buffer pool cache, are also discussed.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
  • Managing Storage for System Databases
  • Managing Storage for User Databases
  • Moving Database Files
  • Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension

Lab : Managing Database Storage

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how SQL Server stores data.
  • Manage storage for system databases.
  • Manage storage for user databases.
  • Move database files.
  • Configure the buffer pool extension.

Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy

In this module, you will consider how to create a backup strategy that is aligned with organisational needs, and learn how to perform the backup operations required by that strategy.

Lessons

  • Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
  • Planning a Backup Strategy
  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Using Backup Options
  • Ensuring Backup Reliability

Lab : Backing Up SQL Server Databases

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how database transaction logs function, and how they affect database recovery.
  • Plan a backup strategy for a SQL Server database.
  • Back up databases and transactions logs.
  • Perform copy-only, compressed, and encrypted backups.
  • Maximise backup reliability.

Module 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases

In this module, you will see how to restore user and system databases and how to implement point-in-time recovery.

Lessons

  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios
  • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery

Lab : Restoring SQL Server Databases

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the restore process.
  • Restore databases.
  • Perform advanced restore operations.
  • Perform a point-in-time recovery.

Module 6: Importing and Exporting Data

In this module, you will briefly explore tools and techniques so that you can import and export data to and from SQL Server.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Transferring Data
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Copying or Moving a Database

Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe tools and techniques for transferring data.
  • Import and export data.
  • Copy or move a database.

Module 7: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

This module explains how to use three of the most commonly used tools: Activity Monitor, dynamic management views and functions (DMVs and DMFs), and Performance Monitor.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
  • Dynamic Management Views and Functions
  • Performance Monitor

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2014

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe considerations for monitoring SQL Server and use Activity Monitor.
  • Use dynamic management views and functions to monitor SQL Server.
  • Use Performance Monitor to monitor SQL Server.

Module 8: Tracing SQL Server Activity

This module describes how to use SQL Server Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server, and how to use that information to troubleshoot and optimise SQL Server workloads.

Lessons

  • Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
  • Using Traces

Lab : Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Trace activity in SQL Server
  • Use captured traces to test, troubleshoot, and optimise database performance.

Module 9: Managing SQL Server Security

In this module, you will be learn about the core concepts on which the SQL Server security architecture is based, and how to manage security at the server and database levels.

Lessons

  • Introduction to SQL Server Security
  • Managing Server-Level Security
  • Managing Database-Level Principals
  • Managing Database Permissions

Lab : Managing SQL Server Security

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe core security concepts in the SQL Server security architecture.
  • Manage server-level security.
  • Manage database-level security principals.
  • Manage database permissions.

Module 10: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

This module describes the available options for auditing in SQL Server, how to use and manage the SQL Server audit feature, and how to implement encryption.

Lessons

  • Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit

Lab : Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe options for auditing data access.
  • Implement SQL Server audit.
  • Manage SQL Server audit.
  • Implement Transparent Data Encryption.

Module 11: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

This module describes common database maintenance tasks that a DBA must perform, and demonstrates how to automate these tasks using maintenance plans.

Lessons

  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Ensure database integrity by using DBCC CHECKDB.
  • Maintain indexes.
  • Configure Database Maintenance Plans.

Module 12: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management

This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent to automate jobs, how to configure security contexts for jobs, and how to implement multi-server jobs.

Lessons

  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • Implementing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Managing Job Step Security Contexts
  • Managing Jobs on Multiple Servers

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe methods for automating SQL Server management.
  • Create jobs, job step types, and schedules.
  • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.
  • Configure job security contexts.
  • Configure master and target servers.

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications

This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts, and notifications.

Lessons

  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Database Mail
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Configure Database Mail.
  • Monitor SQL Server errors.
  • Configure operators, alerts, and notifications

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

What's Included

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20462D - Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

Books:

  • Training Kit Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Book/CD Package - ISBN: 82039780735666078

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

Prerequisites

It's recommended you possess the following knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Some experience with database design

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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