Training & Exams

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases.

About This Course

Course Code
M10775

Course Type
Essentials

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£1,935.00

Course Overview
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Special Notices

Please note: This course will be replaced by M20462 'Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases' effective 1st September 2014

This course is run as an instructor led course, with the option to join via Extended Classrooms. To find dates click on the view dates/book course tab.

Using the latest technologies it allows virtual delegates to join an instructor led classroom, and interact with both the other delegates and instructors as if they were there

Overview

This five-day instructor-led course provides delegates with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2012 product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462.

Target Audience

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.

Below are the some of the new features of SQL Server that has been discussed in this course:
- Understanding the relationship between the different levels of updates to the SQL Server product is very important for those working with it. The course now covers details on how hotfixes, cumulative updates and service packs are related and when to apply each type of update.
- SQL Server can now utilize Windows Update for servicing. The course shows how to enable automated updates and when the use of these updates should and should not be used.
- A significant challenge when migrating databases between servers is the management of objects such as logins that are not contained within the database. The course now discusses the partial containment options that are provided by SQL Server 2012. In particular, authentication-related changes are discussed.
- The course shows how SQL Server 2012 allows users to be authenticated at the database level, rather than at the server level. This is an important first step in for database containment. - In earlier versions of SQL Server, user-defined roles could be created at the database level but not at the server level. In SQL Server 2012, user-defined roles can also be defined at the server level. This can help to increase the security of systems. Having the ability to configure more fine-grained permissions lets logins be assigned only the permissions that they need to do their work.
- In earlier versions of SQL Server, an upgrade of a data-tier application involved migrating all the data within a database to a new database. In SQL Server 2012 this is no longer needed and the course shows how data-tier applications can be upgraded much more quickly, and using less system resources.
Please Note: Delegates who will be attempting the certification exam that is relevant to this course require knowledge of high availability and replication. In earlier versions of this course, none of these details were covered. In this version of the course, an appendix that covers the core concepts for high availability (including SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn technologies) and replication is provided.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

Lessons

Lab : Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset

Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012

This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.

Lessons

Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server

Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.

Lessons

Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server

Module 4: Working with Databases

This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.

Lessons

Lab : Working with Databases

Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models

This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.

Lessons

Lab : Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.

Lessons

Lab : Backup of SQL Server Databases

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

This module describes the restoration of databases.

Lessons

Lab : Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data

This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.

Lessons

Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users

This module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.

Lessons

Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users

Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles

This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

Lessons

Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles

Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

Lessons

Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources

Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments

This module covers SQL Server Audit.

Lessons

Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments

Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

Lessons

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

Lessons

Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

Lessons

Lab : Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications

Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

This module covers database maintenance plans.

Lessons

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

Lessons

Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012

This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

Lessons

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2012

Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers

This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.

Lessons

Lab : Managing Multiple Servers

Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues

This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.

Lessons

Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

About This Course

Course Code
M10775

Course Type
Essentials

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
5 Days

RRP
£1,935.00

Course Overview
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