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MOC On-Demand: 20462-Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases Course Outline

 (5 days)
Version 2014

*** Note: This is an On-Demand Self-Study Class, 5-days of content, $995 ***
You can take this class at any time; there are no set dates. It covers the same content as the 5-day instructor-led class of the same name. The cost for this MOC On-Demand class is $995. (Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, see SATV Payment note below.) In all cases, customers must call us directly to purchase this class at 800-288-8221.

MOC On-Demand Learner Profiles
MOC On-Demand is a self-study training solution that was designed for two types of learners. First, MOC On-Demand is a great fit for experienced IT professionals who don't need a traditional 5-day class to upgrade their existing skills. They can pick and choose topics to make the most effective use of their time. Second, MOC On-Demand is perfect for highly-motivated individuals who are new to a technology and need to space their learning over a period of weeks or months. These learners can take their time and repeat sections as needed until they master the new concepts.

About MOC On-Demand
Our MOC On-Demand classes are self-study courses with 30 to 40 hours of content. They include hours of videos, hands-on labs using the actual software, and knowledge checks and were created by Microsoft to mirror the content found in the traditional live instructor-led version of this course. Those features are all part of the standard MOC On-Demand training. But don't settle for the standard MOC On-Demand class! Check out the "ONLC Extras" that you get when purchasing this course from us.

ONLC Extras
ONLC Training Centers bundles in valuable extras with our MOC On-Demand Courses. These items are not available from other training companies.
Courseware After the Course. Get the digital courseware that is used in the live, instructor-led version of this class. While the MOC On-Demand access goes away after 90 days, you will have access to the "extra" digital courseware for an unlimited period of time.
24/7 Online Support. You will be able to chat online with a content matter expert while you are taking your MOC On-Demand class. And, with your permission, the expert can even take over your computer to provide with assistance with your labs.

Optional Add-Ons
These add-ons are available exclusively by ONLC Training Centers and are offered to you at an additional cost.
90-Day Extension, $300. Need more time? Get another 90 days of access to your MOC On-Demand class, complete with labs, videos and knowledge checks.
Certification Pak, $150. Interested in obtaining certification? Get a Transcender practice exam and a Microsoft exam voucher at this reduced price.
ILT Listener, $250. Want to listen in and follow along with a live Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class? We offer this option for individuals on a limited budget who have time during the day to hear a live class in progress. ILT Listeners have access to their online support chat expert during the class but they do not have direct access to the live instructor.
ILT Participant, $ Varies. You've purchased MOC On-Demand, have gone through the training and decided that you still want a live class. Just pay difference between MOC On-Demand course and and the Instructor-Led Training (ILT) class and you can have a seat in our live class. Get both self-study and live, instructor-led training for the retail price of the instructor-led class alone!

Paying with Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATV)
For Microsoft Enterprise customers paying with Software Assurance Vouchers, the cost of this class is 5 vouchers--this includes access to the self-study materials, the student workbook, 24/7 access to an online expert, and a corresponding exam voucher, if applicable, upon request.

Do You Still Prefer a Live, Instructor-led Class?
Already know MOC On-Demand is not right for you? We also offer this same course content in a live, instructor-led format. For more details, click on the link below:
20462 Instructor-led


This self-study class (equivalent to our 5-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.

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.

Student 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.
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.

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.
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
Post-Installation Configuration
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
Creating Databases
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
Restoring Databases
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
Performance Monitor
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
Using Traces
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
Encrypting Databases
Lab : Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data
Implementing Auditing
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
Maintaining Indexes
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
Implementing Alerts
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