Class Schedule

Greenbelt, MDMon - Fri 10/15/201810/19/20188:30am - 5:00pm

Why You Should Take 20764 Training:

SQL Server is a powerful, enterprise database solution that powers a wide range of applications, websites, and organizations. In our five-day instructor-led course we'll show you how to administer and maintain a SQL Server database and teach you the knowledge and skills you will need to manage a SQL Server database infrastructure.

During the course of our hands-on training our certified instructors will teach you key elements of SQL Server including how to authenticate and authorize users, assign roles, protect data with encryption and auditing, how to backup and restore SQL Server databases, database automation, how to troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure and how to import and export data.


Training audience and prerequisites:

You should take this course if you intend to administer and maintain SQL Server databases. You should also have technical knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality, Transact-SQL, relational databases and database design.

Skills and Concepts:

Module 1: SQL Server Security

Lessons

  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Connect to databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
  • Partially Contained Databases

Lab : Authenticating Users

  • Create Logins
  • Create Database Users
  • Correct Application Login Issues
  • Configure Security for Restored Databases

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • SQL Server basic concepts.
  • SQL Server connection authentication.
  • User login authorization to databases.
  • Partially contained databases.
  • Authorization across servers.

Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles

Lessons

  • Working with server roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Assigning User-Defined Database Roles

Lab : Assigning server and database roles

  • Assigning Server Roles
  • Assigning Fixed Database Roles
  • Assigning User-Defined Database Roles
  • Verifying Security

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe and use server roles to manage server-level security.
  • Describe and use fixed database roles.
  • Use custom database roles and application roles to manage database-level security.

Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

Lessons

  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level

Lab : Authorizing users to access resources

  • Granting, Denying, and Revoking Permissions on Objects
  • Granting EXECUTE Permissions on Code
  • Granting Permissions at the Schema Level

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Authorize user access to objects.
  • Authorize users to execute code.
  • Configure permissions at the schema level.

Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing

Lessons

  • 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

  • Working with SQL Server Audit
  • Encrypt a Column as Always Encrypted
  • Encrypt a Database using TDE

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the options for auditing data access.
  • Implement SQL Server Audit.
  • Manage SQL Server Audit.
  • Describe and implement methods of encrypting data in SQL Server.
  • Implement encryption

Module 5: Recovery Models and Backup Strategies

Lessons

  • Understanding Backup Strategies
  • SQL Server Transaction Logs
  • Planning Backup Strategies

Lab : Understanding SQL Server recovery models

  • Plan a Backup Strategy
  • Configure Database Recovery Models

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe various backup strategies.
  • Describe how database transaction logs function.
  • Plan SQL Server backup strategies.

Module 6: Backing Up SQL Server Databases

Lessons

  • Backing Up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Advanced Database Options

Lab : Backing Up Databases

  • Backing Up Databases
  • Performing Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
  • Performing a Partial Backup

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Perform backups of SQL Server databases and transaction logs.
  • Manage database backups.
  • Describe advanced backup options.

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2016 Databases

Lessons

  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios
  • Point-in-Time Recovery

Lab : Restoring SQL Server Databases

  • Restoring a Database Backup
  • Restring Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
  • Performing a Piecemeal Restore

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the restore process.
  • Restore databases.
  • Perform advanced restore operations.
  • Perform a point-in-time recovery.

Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management

Lessons

  • Automating SQL Server management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Multi-server Management

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

  • Create a SQL Server Agent Job
  • Test a Job
  • Schedule a Job
  • Configure Master and Target Servers

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe methods for automating SQL Server Management.
  • Configure jobs, job step types, and schedules.
  • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.
  • Configure master and target servers.

Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

Lessons

  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts

Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • Analyzing Problems in SQL Server Agent
  • Configuring a Credential
  • Configuring a Proxy Account
  • Configuring and testing the Security Context of a Job

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain SQL Server Agent security.
  • Configure credentials.
  • Configure proxy accounts.

Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

Lessons

  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Database Mail
  • Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
  • Alerts in Azure SQL Database

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

  • Configuring Database Mail
  • Configuring Operators
  • Configuring Alerts and Notifications
  • Testing Alerts and Notifications

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Monitor SQL Server errors.
  • Configure database mail.
  • Configure operators, alerts, and notifications.
  • Work with alerts in Azure SQL Database.

Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell

Lessons

  • Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Administer and Maintain SQL Server with PowerShell
  • Managing Azure SQL Databases using PowerShell

Lab : Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server

  • Getting Started with PowerShell
  • Using PowerShell to Change SQL Server settings

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of PowerShell and its fundamental concepts.
  • Configure SQL Server by using PowerShell.
  • Administer and maintain SQL Server by using PowerShell.
  • Manage an Azure SQL Database by using PowerShell.

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended events

Lessons

  • Extended Events Core Concepts
  • Working with Extended Events

Lab : Extended Events

  • Using the System_Health Extended Events Session
  • Tracking Page Splits Using Extended Events

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe Extended Events core concepts.
  • Create and query Extended Events sessions.

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server

Lessons

  • Monitoring activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
  • SQL Server Utility

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Monitor current activity.
  • Capture and manage performance data.
  • Analyze collected performance data.
  • Configure SQL Server Utility.

Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server

Lessons

  • A Trouble Shooting Methodology for SQL Server
  • Resolving Service Related Issues
  • Resolving Connectivity and Log-in issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a SQL Login Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Service Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Windows Login Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Job Execution Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Performance Issue

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe a troubleshooting methodology for SQL Server.
  • Resolve service-related issues.
  • Resolve login and connectivity issues.

Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data

Lessons

  • Transferring Data to and from SQL Server
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Using bcp and BULK INSERT to Import Data
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Application

Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

  • Import and Excel Data Using the Import Wizard
  • Import a Delimited Text File Using bcp
  • Import a Delimited Text File using BULK INSERT
  • Create and Test an SSIS Package to Extract Data
  • Deploy a Data-Tier Application

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe tools and techniques for transferring data.
  • Import and export table data.
  • Use bcp and BULK INSERT to import data.
  • Use data-tier applications to import and export database applications.

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