MOC 20764 - Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

This five-day Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure training class provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

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

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Course Topics
  1. Learn to authenticate and authorize users.
  2. Learn to assign server and database roles.
  3. Learn to authorize users to access resources.
  4. Learn to protect data with encryption and auditing.
  5. Learn to describe recovery models and backup strategies.
  6. Learn to backup SQL Server databases.
  7. Learn to restore SQL Server databases.
  8. Learn to automate database management.
  9. Learn to configure security for the SQL Server agent.
  10. Learn to manage alerts and notifications.
  11. Learn to managing SQL Server using PowerShell.
  12. Learn to trace access to SQL Server.
  13. Learn to monitor a SQL Server infrastructure.
  14. Learn to troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure.
  15. Learn to import and export data.
  1. Authenticating and Authorizing Users
    1. Authenticating connections to SQL Server
    2. Authorizing logins to access databases
    3. Authorization across servers
    4. Partially contained databases
    5. Lab: Authenticating Users
  2. Assigning Server and Database Roles
    1. Working with server roles
    2. Working with Fixed database roles
    3. Creating user-defined database roles
    4. Lab: Assigning server and database roles
  3. Authorizing Users to Access Resources
    1. Authorizing user access to objects
    2. Authorizing users to execute code
    3. Configuring permissions at the schema level
    4. Lab: Authorizing users to access resources
  4. Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing
    1. Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
    2. Implementing SQL Server audit
    3. Managing SQL Server audit
    4. Protecting data with encryption
    5. Lab: Using Auditing and Encryption
  5. SQL Server Recovery Models
    1. Backup strategies
    2. Understanding SQL Server transaction login
    3. Planning a SQL Server backup strategy
    4. Lab: Understanding SQL Server recovery models
  6. Backup of SQL Server Databases
    1. Backing up databases and transaction logs
    2. Managing database backups
    3. Working with backup options
    4. Lab: Backing up SQL Server databases
  7. Restoring SQL Server Databases
    1. Understanding the restore process
    2. Restoring databases
    3. Working with point-in-time recovery
    4. Restoring system databases and individual files
    5. Lab: Restoring SQL Server User Databases
  8. Automating SQL Server Management
    1. Automating SQL Server management
    2. Working with SQL Server agent
    3. Managing SQL Server agent jobs
    4. Multi-server management
    5. Lab: Automating SQL Server Management
  9. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
    1. Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
    2. Configuring credentials
    3. Configuring proxy accounts
    4. Lab: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  10. Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
    1. Configuration of database mail
    2. Monitoring SQL Server errors
    3. Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications
    4. Alerts in Azure SQL database
    5. Lab: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
  11. Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell
    1. Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
    2. Administer SQL Server using PowerShell
    3. Maintain the SQL Server environment using PowerShell
    4. Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell
    5. Lab: Administering SQL Server using PowerShell
  12. Tracing Access to SQL Server
    1. Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler
    2. Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor
    3. Working with tracing options
    4. Distributed replay
    5. Monitoring locks
    6. Lab: Tracing Access to SQL Server
  13. Monitoring SQL Server
    1. Monitoring activity
    2. Capturing and managing performance data
    3. Analyzing collected performance data
    4. SQL Server utility
    5. Lab: Monitoring SQL Server
  14. Troubleshooting SQL Server
    1. SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
    2. Resolving service related issues
    3. Resolving login and connectivity issues
    4. Troubleshooting common issues
    5. Lab: Troubleshooting Common Issues
  15. Importing and Exporting Data
    1. Transferring data to/from SQL Server
    2. Importing and exporting table data
    3. Using BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
    4. Deploying and upgrading data-tier applications
    5. Lab: Importing and Exporting Data
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this SQL Server class:

  • 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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What people say about our training

My instructor really took the time to make sure everyone understood what they needed in order to be successful.
Robin Anderson
Zurich Insurance Company
The introduction class really gives the opportunity to start from no knowledge of SQL and leave with the confidence to work on your own database as well as move to the intermediate level. I learned far more than I expected.
Mary Spooner
Northwestern University
Our trainer is engaging, professional and a fountain of relevant knowledge as it relates to real world corporate software development.
Edmund Jimenez
Apollo Group
Training was interactive and customized to fit your needs.
Leslie Lee
Genentech, Inc.

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