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Course 20462: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 5 days
Audience: IT Professionals
Certification: MCSA
Exam: 70-462
Level: 300

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Overview

About this course
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.

Audience profile
The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

The secondary audience for this course is individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe core database administration tasks and tools.
  • Install and configure SQL Server 2014.
  • Configure SQL Server databases and storage.
  • Plan and implement a backup strategy.
  • Restore databases from backups.
  • Import and export data. Monitor SQL Server.
  • Trace SQL Server activity.
  • Manage SQL Server security.
  • Audit data access and encrypt data.
  • Perform ongoing database maintenance.
  • Automate SQL Server maintenance with SQL Server Agent Jobs.
  • Configure Database Mail, alerts and notifications.

Pre-requisites
Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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.

Course Outline

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy
    In this module, you will consider how to create a backup strategy that is aligned with organizational needs, and learn how to perform the backup operations required by that strategy.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 optimize SQL Server workloads.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications
    This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts, and notifications.

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