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SQL Server 2012

Updating your Database Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2012
(Microsoft Training Course: 40008) - 3 days - £1250 exc VAT

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Birmingham Centre26         06    
Extended Classroom  21           
London International House Centre E1W  21           


> Target Audience
This course provides existing SQL Server database professionals with the knowledge and skills to use new and enhanced capabilities in SQL Server 2012. It is intended for database professionals with experience of using SQL Server 2008 R2.
> Course outline
  1. Introducing SQL Server 2012
  2. Installing SQL Server 2012
  3. Managing SQL Server 2012
  4. Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases
  5. Performance and Tuning Enhancements
  6. High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements
  7. Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  8. Extending Data Solutions to the Cloud
  9. Overview of BI Enhancements in SQL Server 2012


Module 1: Introducing SQL Server 2012
  • Overview of SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 Editions and Components
Skills
  • Describe SQL Server 2012
  • List SQL Server 2012 Editions and Components
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Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2012
  • Installation Options and Requirements
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Deploying SQL Server in a Private Cloud
  • Lab : Installing SQL Server
  • Installing a SQL Server 2012 Named Instance
  • Performing Post-Installation Setup and Checks
  • Lab: Using a Data-Tier Application in a Private Cloud Scenario
  • Creating a Data-Tier Application
  • Deploying a Data-Tier Application
Skills
  • List the installation options and requirements for SQL Server 2012
  • Install SQL Server 2012
  • Describe considerations for provisioning database servers in a private cloud
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Module 3: Managing SQL Server 2012
  • Enhancements to SQL Server Management Studio
  • New and Enhanced Dynamic Management Views
  • Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
  • Lab: Managing SQL Server
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
Skills
  • Use enhancements to SQL Server Management Studio
  • Use new and enhanced Dynamic Management Views
  • Use PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
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Module 4: Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Transact-SQL Enhancements
  • New and Enhanced Transact-SQL Functions
  • Enhancements to Spatial Data Support
  • Storing and Querying Documents
  • Lab: Developing SQL Server Databases
  • Using Sequence Objects
  • Using the THROW Statement
  • Implementing Paging
  • Querying Documents
Skills
  • Describe enhancements to Transact-SQL
  • Describe new and enhanced Transact-SQL functions
  • Describe Enhancements to Spatial Data Support
  • Explain how to store and query documents with SQL Server 2012
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Module 5: Performance and Tuning Enhancements
  • Performance Optimization Tools
  • Enhancements to Indexing
  • Lab: Optimizing SQL Server Performance
  • Creating a Columnstore Index
  • Using a Columnstore Index
  • Updating a Table with a Columnstore Index
Skills
  • Describe enhancements to performance optimization tools
  • Use indexing enhancements to increase query performance
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Module 6: High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements
  • AlwaysOn High Availability
  • Enhancemenst to Data Recovery
  • Lab: Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Creating an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Using an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Observing Availability Group Failover Behavior
Skills
  • Use AlwaysOn technologies to support high availability
  • Use enhancements to database restore capabilities
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Module 7: Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Security Management Enhancements
  • Contained Databases
  • Lab: Implementing Security
  • Implementing user-Defined Server Roles
  • Implementing Contained Databases
Skills
  • Describe security management enhancements
  • Implement contained databases
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Module 8: Extending Data Solutions to the Cloud
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • Working with SQL Azure
  • Lab: Using SQL Azure
  • Creating a Database in SQL Azure
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio with SQL Azure
Skills
  • Describe key features and benefits of SQL Azure
  • Create and manage SQL Azure databases
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Module 9: Overview of BI Enhancements in SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 for Data Warehousing
  • SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
  • Lab: Exploring BI Features
  • Using PowerPivot
  • Using Power View
Skills
  • Describe enhancements in SQL Server 2012 for data warehousing
  • Describe enhancements in SQL Server 2012 for BI
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course students should have:
  • Experience of creating and managing database solutions in SQL Server, including basic Transact-SQL programming.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to: describe key new and enhanced features in SQL Server 2012; install SQL Server 2012; use enhanced tools and PowerShell support to manage SQL Server 2012; use enhanced Transact-SQL and storage capabilities to develop SQL Server 2012 databases; use new and enhanced performance capabilities to optimize a SQL Server 2012 database; use new availability and data recovery technologies to provide high availability; use new and enhanced security capabilities in SQL Server 2012; use SQL Azure; describe new Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities in SQL Server 2012.