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SQL Server 2012

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
(Microsoft Training Course: 10775) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. It is intended for individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and/or who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset
  2. Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012
  3. Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012
  4. Working with Databases
  5. Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models
  6. Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases
  7. Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
  8. Importing and Exporting Data
  9. Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  10. Assigning Server and Database Roles
  11. Authorizing Users to Access Resources
  12. Auditing SQL Server Environments
  13. Automating SQL Server 2012 Management
  14. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  15. Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications
  16. Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  17. Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
  18. Monitoring SQL Server 2012
  19. Managing Multiple Servers
  20. Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues

Supplementary InformationSubject to demand, training course MS10775 (SQL Server 2012) may be merged with MS20462 (SQL Server 2014), as recommended by Microsoft.
Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset
  • 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 (if time permits)
Skills
  • Describe the SQL Server Platform.
  • Work with SQL Server Tools.
  • Configure SQL Server Services.
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Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012
  • Plan for 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.
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe the SQL Server architecture.
  • Plan for server resource requirements.
  • Conduct pre-installation stress testing.
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Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012
  • Preparing to Install and 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
Skills
  • Prepare to install and Install SQL Server.
  • Upgrade and automate the installation of SQL Server.
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Module 4: Working with Databases
  • 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
Skills
  • Describe role & structure of SQL databases.
  • Work with files and filegroups.
  • Move database files within servers and between servers.
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Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models
  • Backup Strategies
  • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
  • Lab: Understand SQL Server Recovery Models
  • Plan a backup strategy
  • Configure Recovery Models
  • Review recovery models and strategy
Skills
  • Describe the critical concepts surrounding backup strategies.
  • Explain the transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine.
  • Plan a SQL Server backup strategy.
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Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • 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 , Copy-only and Partial backup
Skills
  • Back up databases and transaction logs.
  • Manage database backups.
  • Work with more advanced backup options.
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Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-time recovery
  • Restoring System Databases & Individual Files
  • Lab: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Determine a strategy & Restore the database
  • Using STANDBY mode
Skills
  • Understand the restore process.
  • Restore databases.
  • Work with Point-in-time Recovery.
  • Restore system databases and individual files.
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Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data
  • Explaining the import/export wizards and how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.
  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
  • Importing & Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk
  • Lab: Importing and Exporting Data
  • Import the Excel spreadsheet, and the CSV file
  • Create and test an extraction package
  • Compare loading performance
Skills
  • Transfer data to and from SQL Server.
  • Import and export table data.
  • Insert data in bulk and optimize the bulk insert process.
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Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
  • Lab: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  • Create Logins and Database Users
  • Correct an Application Login Issue
  • Correct Access to Restored
Skills
  • Describe how SQL Server authenticates connections, and how logins are authorized to access databases.
  • Explain the requirements for authorization across servers.
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Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-defined Database Roles
  • Lab: Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Assign Server Roles and Fixed Database Roles
  • Create and Assign User-defined Database Roles
  • Check Role Assignments
Skills
  • Work with server roles and fixed database roles.
  • Create user-defined database roles.
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Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
  • 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
Skills
  • Authorize user access to objects.
  • Authorize users to execute code.
  • Configure permissions at the schema level.
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Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments
  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
  • Implementing and 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
Skills
  • Describe the options for auditing data access in SQL Server.
  • Implement and Manage SQL Server Audit.
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Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 Management
  • 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
Skills
  • Automate SQL Server Management.
  • Work with SQL Server Agent.
  • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.
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Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials and Proxy Accounts
  • Lab: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Troubleshoot job execution failure
  • Resolve the security issue
  • Perform further troubleshooting
Skills
  • Explain SQL Server Agent security.
  • Configure credentials and Proxy accounts.
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Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications
  • 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 and Alerts
Skills
  • Configure database mail.
  • Monitor SQL Server errors.
  • Configure operators, alerts and notifications.
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Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • 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
Skills
  • Ensure database integrity.
  • Maintain indexes.
  • Automate routine database maintenance.
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Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
  • 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
Skills
  • Capture activity using SQL Server Profiler and Extended Events Profiler.
  • Improve performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
  • Work with tracing options.
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Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012
  • 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
Skills
  • Monitor current activity.
  • Capture and manage performance data.
  • Analyze collected performance data.
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Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers
  • Explaining Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.
  • 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 and upgrade a data-tier application
  • Register and extract a data-tier application
Skills
  • Work with multiple servers.
  • Describe options for virtualizing SQL Server.
  • Deploy and upgrade Data-Tier Applications.
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Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues
  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-related and Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
  • Lab: Troubleshooting Common Issues
  • Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues
Skills
  • Explain SQL Server troubleshooting methodology.
  • Resolve service-related and concurrency issues.
  • Resolve login and connectivity issues.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL and relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to: plan/install SQL Server; describe system databases, physical structure and configuration options related to them; explain transaction log and SQL Server recovery models; implement different backup strategies with SQL Server; create SQL Server Backups and restore; use import/export wizards and explain in relation to SSIS; work with SQL Server security models, logins, users, fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles; work with permissions and the assignment of; use SQL Server Audit; use SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history; implement SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials; configure database mail, alerts and notifications; create database maintenance plans; use SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures; introduce DMVs and configuration of data collection; use Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications; troubleshoot SQL Server databases.
> Supplementary Information
Subject to demand, training course MS10775 (SQL Server 2012) may be merged with MS20462 (SQL Server 2014), as recommended by Microsoft.