Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases - 20462 Course Outline
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.
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.
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MOC On-Demand 20462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases 2014
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.
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.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
20461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
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.
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.
Database Administration Overview
Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Database Management Tools and Techniques
Lab : Using SQL Server Administrative Tools
Using SQL Server Management Studio
Using the sqlcmd Utility
Using Windows PowerShell with SQL Server
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.
Planning SQL Server Installation
Installing SQL Server 2014
Lab : Installing SQL Server 2014
Preparing to Install SQL Server
Installing SQL Server
Performing Post-Installation Configuration
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.
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
Configuring tempdb Storage
Attaching a Database
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.
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
Backing Up Database
Performing Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
Performing a Partial Backup
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.
Understanding the Restore Process
Advanced Restore Scenarios
Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
Lab : Restoring SQL Server Databases
Restoring a Database Backup
Restoring Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
Performing a Piecemeal Restore
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.
Introduction to Transferring Data
Importing and Exporting Table Data
Copying or Moving a Database
Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
Using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
Using the bcp Utility
Using the BULK INSERT Statement
Using the OPENROWSET Function
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.
Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
Dynamic Management Views and Functions
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2014
Collecting Baseline Metrics
Monitoring a Workload
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.
Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
Lab : Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
Capturing a Trace in SQL Server Profiler
Generating Database Tuning Recommendations
Using SQL Trace
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.
Introduction to SQL Server Security
Managing Server-Level Security
Managing Database-Level Principals
Managing Database Permissions
Lab : Managing SQL Server Security
Managing Server-Level Security
Managing Database-Level Security
Testing Database Access
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.
Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server Audit
Lab : Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data
Implementing Transparent Database 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.
Ensuring Database Integrity
Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
Managing Database Integrity
Managing Index Fragmentation
Implementing a Maintenance Plan
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.
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
Creating a Job
Scheduling a Job
Configuring Job Step Security Contexts
Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts, and notifications.
Monitoring SQL Server Errors
Configuring Database Mail
Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications
Configuring Database Mail
Implementing Operators and Notifications
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