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Microsoft Updating Your SQL Server Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2014

- Only 3 Days

Learn how to use the enhancements and new features that have been added to SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform since the release of SQL Server 2008. The course focuses on teaching you how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and other Microsoft data platform components.

As a database or business intelligence professional, you'll learn the skills needed to make the most of the the new features of SQL Server 2014. Plus, become familiar with related Microsoft data technologies such as: Windows Azure, Excel 2013 and PowerBI for Office365.

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Six reasons why you should sit your SQL Server 2014 course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be SQL Server 2014 trained in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be SQL Server 2014 trained in record time
  2. Our SQL Server 2014 course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more SQL Server 2014. 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
  4. You’ll learn SQL Server 2014 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
  5. You’ll be studying SQL Server 2014 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 75,622 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  6. You'll do more than study SQL Server 2014 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

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

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This course gives database and business intelligence (BI) professionals the skills to utilise the new features of SQL Server 2014, and become familiar with related Microsoft data technologies such Windows Azure, Excel 2013 and PowerBI for Office365.

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 on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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Introduction to SQL Server 2014

Learn key features of SQL Server 2014.

  • Overview of SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2014 Editions and Components
  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Enhancements to SQL Server Management Studio

What’s New in SQL Server Database Development

Find out more about enhancements to Transact-SQL and other database development features since SQL Server 2008.

  • Transact-SQL Enhancements
  • New and Enhanced Transact-SQL Functions
  • Enhancements to Spatial Data Support
  • Storing and Querying Documents with SQL Server 2014

In-Memory Database Capabilities

Learn how SQL server 2014 enables you to leverage in-memory technologies to enhance database performance.

  • The Buffer pool Extension
  • Columnstore Indexes
  • Memory-Optimized Tables

Scripting SQL Server 2014

How to use dynamic management views and PowerShell to script administrative tasks in SQL server 2014.

  • New and Enhanced Dynamic Management Views
  • Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server

Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Learn about the enhancements to security features since SQL Server 2008.

  • Security Management Enhancements
  • Contained Databases

High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements

Learn about the enhancements to SQL Server availability and data recovery features since SQL Server 2008.

  • Always On High Availability
  • Enhancements to Data Recovery

New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Integration Services

Learn about enhancements to SQL Server Integration Services since SQL Server 2008.

  • Using the CDC Control Task for Incremental Data Loads
  • Deploying and Operating SSIS Packages

Data Quality Services

How to use the SQL Server 2014 Data Quality Services (DQS) to provide a computer assisted process for cleansing data values and identifying and removing duplicate data entities.

  • Introduction to Data Quality
  • Using Data Quality Services to Cleanse Data
  • Using Data Quality Services to Match Data

Master Data Services

Learn about Master Data Services, its key configuration options and how to import and export data.

  • Introduction to Master Data Services
  • Implementing a Master Data Services Model
  • Using the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel

SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services

Learn about the new and enhanced features in SQL Server Reporting Services.

  • Reporting Services Overview
  • Reporting Services and Microsoft SharePoint Server
  • Introduction to Data Alerts

Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

Learn about Analysis Services tabular data models and explains how to develop a tabular data model by using the SQL Server Data Tools for BI add-in for Visual Studio.

  • Introduction to Analysis Services Tabular Data Model Projects
  • Creating a Tabular Model
  • Using an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model in the Enterprise

Self-Service BI with Microsoft Excel

Learn about the self-service BI capabilities that can be delivered through Microsoft Excel 2013 and related technologies.

  • PowerPivot for Excel
  • PowerPivot for SharePoint Server
  • Power Query
  • Power View
  • Power Map
  • Power BI for Office 365

Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions

Some of the key Microsoft technologies that you can use to implement a cloud solution for data.

  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • Windows Azure Services for Data

Windows Azure SQL Database

An introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution for cloud-based relational database storage.

  • Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Windows Azure SQL Database Security
  • Implementing and Managing Databases

SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

How you can use Windows Azure virtual machines in which SQL Server is installed to create a cloud-based solution for data.

  • Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
  • Creating Databases in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine

Implementing Big Data Solutions

Learn the main features of big data, and the Microsoft technologies that you can use to build big data analytical solutions. In particular, the module focuses on Windows Azure HDInsight and the Windows Azure Marketplace as core elements of the Microsoft solution for big data.

  • Introduction to Big Data
  • Windows Azure HDInsight
  • Consuming HDInsight Results in Excel
  • Obtaining Data from the Windows Azure Marketplace

See What's Included...

Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 10977B: Updating your SQL Server Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

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)

See Prerequisites...

Before attending this course, you must have:

  • Experience of building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2008
  • Familiarity with the Windows Server 2012 operating system and networking
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 and financial accounting is recommended.

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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