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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases - New!

Course 10775 - Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

About this Course

This five-day instructor-led course provides students 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

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 audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

 

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

  • ·         Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • ·         Working with SQL Server Tools
  • ·         Configuring SQL Server Services

Lab : Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset

  • ·         Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
  • ·         Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
  • ·         Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
  • ·         Creating an Alias for AdvDev
  • ·         Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port (Only if time permits

  

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

  • ·         Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • ·         Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • ·         Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server

Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server

  • ·         Adjust memory configuration
  • ·         Pre-installation Stress Testing
  • ·         Check Specific I/O Operations

 

Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.

Lessons

  • ·         Preparing to Install SQL Server
  • ·         Installing SQL Server
  • ·         Upgrading and Automating Installation

Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server

  • ·         Review installation requirements
  • ·         Install the SQL Server instance
  • ·         Perform Post-installation Setup and Checks
  • ·         Configure Server Memory

    

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

  • ·         Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • ·         Working with Files and Filegroups
  • ·         Moving Database Files

Lab : Working with Databases

  • ·         Adjust tempdb configuration
  • ·         Create the RateTracking database
  • ·         Attach the OldProspects database
  • ·         Add multiple files to tempdb

      

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

  • ·         Backup Strategies
  • ·         Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • ·         Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy

Lab : Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models

  • ·         Plan a backup strategy
  • ·         Configure Recovery Models
  • ·         Review recovery models and strategy

     

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.

Lessons

  • ·         Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • ·         Managing Database Backups
  • ·         Working with Backup Options

Lab : Backup of SQL Server Databases

  • ·         Investigate backup compression
  • ·         Transaction log backup
  • ·         Differential backup
  • ·         Copy-only backup
  • ·         Partial backup

  

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

This module describes the restoration of databases.

Lessons

  • ·         Understanding the Restore Process
  • ·         Restoring Databases
  • ·         Working with Point-in-time recovery
  • ·         Restoring System Databases and Individual Files

Lab : Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • ·         Determine a restore strategy
  • ·         Restore the database
  • ·         Using STANDBY mode

 

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

  • ·         Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
  • ·         Importing & Exporting Table Data
  • ·         Inserting Data in Bulk

Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

  • ·         Import the Excel spreadsheet
  • ·         Import the CSV file
  • ·         Create and test an extraction package
  • ·         Compare loading performance

      

Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users

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

Lessons

  • ·         Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • ·         Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • ·         Authorization Across Servers

Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users

  • ·         Create Logins
  • ·         Correct an Application Login Issue
  • ·         Create Database Users
  • ·         Correct Access to Restored

      

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

  • ·         Working with Server Roles
  • ·         Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • ·         Creating User-defined Database Roles

Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles

  • ·         Assign Server Roles
  • ·         Assign Fixed Database Roles
  • ·         Create and Assign User-defined Database Roles
  • ·         Check Role Assignments

     

Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

Lessons

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

Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources

  • ·         Assign Schema-level Permissions
  • ·         Assign Object-level Permissions
  • ·         Test Permissions

       

Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments

This module covers SQL Server Audit.

Lessons

  • ·         Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
  • ·         Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • ·         Managing SQL Server Audit

Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments

  • ·         Determine audit configuration and create audit
  • ·         Create server audit specifications
  • ·         Create database audit specifications
  • ·         Test audit functionality

    

Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

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

Lessons

  • ·         Automating SQL Server Management
  • ·         Working with SQL Server Agent
  • ·         Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

  • ·         Create a Data Extraction Job
  • ·         Schedule the Data Extraction Job
  • ·         Troubleshoot a Failing Job

  

Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

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

Lessons

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

Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • ·         Troubleshoot job execution failure
  • ·         Resolve the security issue
  • ·         Perform further troubleshooting

     

Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

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

Lessons

  • ·         Configuration of Database Mail
  • ·         Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • ·         Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications

Lab : Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications

  • ·         Configure Database Mail
  • ·         Implement Notifications
  • ·         Implement Alerts

      

Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

This module covers database maintenance plans.

Lessons

  • ·         Ensuring Database Integrity
  • ·         Maintaining Indexes
  • ·         Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • ·         Check database integrity using DBCC CHECKDB
  • ·         Correct index fragmentation
  • ·         Create a database maintenance plan
  • ·         Investigate table lock performance

  

Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

Lessons

  • ·         Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • ·         Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • ·         Working with Tracing Options

Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

  • ·         Capture a trace using SQL Server Profiler
  • ·         Analyze a trace using Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • ·         Configure SQL Trace

    

Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012

This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

Lessons

  • ·         Monitoring Activity
  • ·         Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • ·         Analyzing Collected Performance Data

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2012

  • ·         Investigating DMVs
  • ·         Configure Management Data Warehouse
  • ·         Configure Instances for Data Collection
  • ·         Work with Data Collector Reports

   

Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers

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

Lessons

  • ·         Working with Multiple Servers
  • ·         Virtualizing SQL Server
  • ·         Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications

Lab : Managing Multiple Servers

  • ·         Configure CMS and execute multi-server queries
  • ·         Deploy a data-tier application
  • ·         Register and extract a data-tier application
  • ·         Upgrade a data-tier application

     

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

  • ·         SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • ·         Resolving Service-related Issues
  • ·         Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • ·         Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • ·         Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues

 

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