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M20462 -Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases   ​

M20462 -Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases 

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases - (M20462) 


5 Days - Online Instructor Lead

Course Overview

This five-day instructor-led 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. 

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform. 

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. 

 

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 organizational 

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 strategyfor a SQL Server database. Back up databases and transactions logs. Perform copy-only, compressed, and encrypted backups. Maximize 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 optimize 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 optimize 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.

Who should attend:  

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. 

 

Prerequisites:  

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites: 

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. 

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