Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure - 20764 Course Outline
This five-day instructor-led course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additional it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.
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MOC On-Demand 20764: Administering SQL Databases Infrastructure 2016
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 audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
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.
At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Authenticate and authorize users
Assign server and database roles
Authorize users to access resources
Protect data with encryption and auditing
Describe recovery models and backup strategies
Backup SQL Server databases
Restore SQL Server databases
Automate database management
Configure security for the SQL Server agent
Manage alerts and notifications
Managing SQL Server using PowerShell
Trace access to SQL Server
Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure
Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure
Import and export data
Module 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
This module covers SQL Server security models, logins, and users.
Authenticating connections to SQL Server
Authorizing logins to access databases
Authorization across servers
Partially contained databases
Lab : Authenticating Users
Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles
This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles, and user-defined database roles.
Working with server roles
Working with Fixed database roles
Creating user-defined database roles
Lab : Assigning server and database roles
Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.
Authorizing user access to objects
Authorizing users to execute code
Configuring permissions at the schema level
Lab : Authorizing users to access resources
Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing
This module covers SQL Server Audit.
Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server audit
Managing SQL Server audit
Protecting data with encryption
Lab : Using Auditing and Encryption
Module 5: SQL Server Recovery Models
This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It also introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.
Understanding SQL Server transaction login
Planning a SQL Server backup strategy
Lab : Understanding SQL Server recovery models
Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases
This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types
Backing up databases and transaction logs
Managing database backups
Working with backup options
Lab : Backing up SQL Server databases
Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases
This module describes the restoration of databases.
Understanding the restore process
Working with point-in-time recovery
Restoring system databases and individual files
Lab : Restoring SQL Server User Databases
Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management
This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent for automation. It also explains the benefits of using master and target servers to centralize the administration of automation.
Automating SQL Server management
Working with SQL Server agent
Managing SQL Server agent jobs
Lab : Automating SQL Server Management
Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module describes the considerations for SQL Server Agent security, including proxy accounts and credentials.
Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
Configuring proxy accounts
Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.
Configuration of database mail
Monitoring SQL Server errors
Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications
Alerts in Azure SQL database
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell
This module introduces PowerShell for SQL Server.
Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
Administer SQL Server using PowerShell
Maintain the SQL Server environment using PowerShell
Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell
Lab : Administering SQL Server using PowerShell
Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server
This module describes how to use SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server. The module also describes how to use Distributed Replay to capture trace information from multiple servers, and how to monitor locking.
Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler
Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor
Working with tracing options
Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server
Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server
This module explains how to use Distributed Management Views to monitor SQL Server. It also describes configuration of data collection and the SQL Server Utility.
Capturing and managing performance data
Analyzing collected performance data
SQL Server utility
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server
Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server
This module explains the SQL Server troubleshooting methodology and discusses the most common issues that can arise when working with SQL Server systems.
SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
Resolving service related issues
Resolving login and connectivity issues
Troubleshooting common issues
Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues
Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data
This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. The module also introduces BCP and BULK INSERT.
Transferring data to/from SQL Server
Importing and exporting table data
Using BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
Deploying and upgrading data-tier applications
Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
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