Microsoft Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017 - Only 1 Day

Why

Six reasons why you should sit your SQL Server 2017 course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be SQL Server 2017 trained in just 1 day.
  2. Our SQL Server 2017 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 2017. 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 2017 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 2017 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 68,075 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  6. You'll do more than study SQL Server 2017 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

On this accelerated 1-day course, you'll gain the knowledge you need to update your SQL skills to SQL Server 2017 - 50% faster than traditional training.

Your expert Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), will guide you through new capabilities and components of SQL Server 2017

You'll also learn about new and enhanced features of:

  • SQL Server Performance, Availability, and Scalability
  • SQL Server data access and analytics
  • SQL Server reporting and BI
  • SQL Server OLAP
  • SQL Server Cloud deployments
  • SQL Server on Linux functionality

You'll be immersed in the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) through our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, which combines theory and practical skills to help you retain information faster.

If you're a database professional with experience of SQL server 2016, looking to update your skills to SQL Server 2017, this course is ideal for you.

This course also prepares existing SQL Server 2016 MCSAs who want to prepare for the Upgrade exam for the SQL Server 2017 certification.

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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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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2017

Module Goal: Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2017

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server 2017
  • Functionality across versions

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the edition scale limits
  • Explain the consistent functionality across versions

Module 2: What's new in SQL Server Performance, Scalability, and Availability.

This module introduces the performance enhancements provided by Adaptive Query Processing and Automatic Tuning, as well as the scalability and availability enhancements provided by new Availability Group architectures, including Read-Scale Availability Groups and Availability Groups with SQL Server on Linux

Lessons

  • Adaptive query processing
  • Automatic tuning
  • Availability Scalability

Lab: Performance and availability - adaptive query processing

  • Interleaved execution
  • Batch mode memory grant feedback
  • Batch mode adaptive joins

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe adaptive query processing
  • Describe automatic plan correction
  • Describe availability group architectures
  • Describe always on availability groups for Linux
  • Describe load balancing of readable secondary replicas
  • Describe petabyte-scale data warehousing

Module 3: What's New in SQL Server Data Access

SQL Server 2017 introduces SQL Graph which enables you to define the relationships between your data items in a table rather than calculating them during a query, reducing the query cost and simplifying your data structure.

Lessons

  • SQL Graph

Lab: SQL Graph

  • Create a Graph database
  • Query a Graph database

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe SQL Graph

Module 4: What's new in SQL Server Reporting and BI

This module describes what’s new in SQL Server reporting and BI.

Lessons

  • Power BI report Server
  • Reporting Services update

Lab: Reporting and BI

  • Deploy Power BI report server
  • Add commenting to a report

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain what Power BI report server is
  • Use Power BI report server
  • Create a Power BI report foe Power BI report server

Module 5: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Analysis Services

This module introduces new and enhanced features in SQL Server Analysis Services, with particular emphasis on the tabular data model.

Lessons

  • Tabular model updates

Lab: Ragged hierarchies

  • View existing reports
  • Hide blank members

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the new features of tabular data models

Module 6: New and Enhanced data Analytics Features

This module introduces new and enhanced data analytics features.

Lessons

  • New and enhanced data analytics features

Lab: Data analytics with Python

  • Enable external script execution
  • Run Python scripts

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the new and enhanced data analytics features.

Module 7: What's new in SQL Server in the Cloud

Organisations want the best value from a mixture of cloud services and their existing investment in on-premises hardware and software. This module covers a comparison between the features of Microsoft Azure SQL Database and Microsoft SQL Server 2017, as well as new features that make it easier for you to migrate databases from on-premises SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database.

Lessons

  • Azure SQL database features
  • Managed Instances

Lab: Managed Instances

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Explain the different features available in Azure SQL database and SQL Server 2017
  • Describe Azure managed instances

Module 8: SQL Server on Linux

This module covers the features of SQL Server on Linux, as well as the process for deploying SQL Server on Linux and using Docker.

Lessons

  • SQL Server on Linux
  • Deploying SQL Server on Linux

Lab: SQL Server in Docker containers

  • Deploy a SQL Server Docker image
  • Run a SQL Server instance inside a Docker container
  • Connect to a SQL Server Instance running in a Docker container

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the features of SQL Server on Linux
  • Describe SQL Server on Linux deployment
  • Deploy SQL server in a Docker container.

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You'll receive the following Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC):

  • Course 10998A: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017

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 080 80 800 888.

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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Before attending this course, you should have experience with:

  • Building and managing databases, data warehouses and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2016 operating systems and networking
  • Microsoft Office 2016

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 080 80 800 888 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 68,075 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.71% 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.


"Above and beyond truly dedicated trainer with real life experience as well as text book. He'll always ensure you are grasping all concepts."
Shaun Mcgregor. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2018.7.16 to 2018.7.20)

"The course instructor was very experienced in the course, bringing real life experience, which made the training even more interesting."
Vincent Parris, Hearst Magazine UK. - Microsoft MCSA: Office 365 (5 days) (2018.7.16 to 2018.7.20)

"The training from the instructor was very good and can relate to practical experience which is always a good thing and was a subject matter expert. The facilities are very good. "
Mark Burgess. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (3 days) (2018.7.7 to 2018.7.9)

"The training with Firebrand is quick, detailed and helpful. Everything is covered in detail and the training is done in a walk through style with completed examples also available."
J.K, IBM. - Microsoft MTA HTML5 App Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.7.4 to 2018.7.5)

"Firebrand training was great! An excellent learning environment, I am amazed how much I have learnt in such a small space of time."
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"Good fast training, plenty of breaks and practical work with relatable instructors. "
S.C. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.7.2 to 2018.7.3)

"Great course, fast past but all course material covered in great detail and extra time to cover problem topics and peoples queries."
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"Good informative 2 days of training, made light work of a lot of information."
J.S. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (2018.7.2 to 2018.7.3)

"I found the training positively challenging, supportive and real world relevant. Looking forward to my next course. "
Gary Bostock, UK MOD. - Microsoft MCSA: Cloud Platform & MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Azure) (10 days) (2018.4.21 to 2018.4.30)

"Never a dull time with Firebrand. I always leave with new knowledge and new friends."
M.D. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Identity (4 days) (2018.6.21 to 2018.6.24)

"Wow! The class was incredible! Long days and intense but our instructor, kept if fun and lively. It was very informative and provided real world examples whilst still preparing students for the exams. I would recommend the course and instructor! Thank you!"
E.S. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (2018.6.14 to 2018.6.24)

"I really enjoyed to be in Wyboston lakes for MCSA: Windows Server 2016 training course and I learnt a lot of important stuff in 11 days only. With my busy schedule it was impossible for me to focus and cover all this topics without attending this boot camp. Thanks Firebrand team!"
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"It is intense and certainly not for the feint hearted! We had a fantastic tutor who was dubbed "The Queen of SQL" forevermore. She made this course incredibly interesting and her enthusiasm was needed to push us through the course in its entirety! "
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"The instructor defiantly have excellent knowledge of the course subject. She is also a natural trainer who can keep all skill levels in mind while training."
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"The accelerated training provided good knowledge in able to obtain the certification."
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