MS10775 – Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

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Course duration: 5 Days

Cost: £1595 + VAT


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.
All the labs for this course can be performed using the provided virtual machines. However, if you have a Microsoft Windows Azure account and the classroom virtual machines connect to the internet you may be able to connect to your Azure server and database from the classroom. Many of the labs in this course are enabled for you to perform the lab while connected to your own Azure database in the cloud. Your instructor should be able to provide a current list of Azure enabled labs

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.


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

Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
Working knowledge of relational databases.
Some experience with database design.

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
10774A: Writing T-SQL Queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Plan and install SQL Server.
Describes the system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.
Explain the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models and implement different backup strategies available with SQL Server.
Create SQL Server Backups.
Restore SQL Server databases.
Use the import/export wizards and explain how they relate to SSIS.
Work with SQL Server security models, logins and users.
Work with fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.
Work with permissions and the assignment of permissions.
Work with SQL Server Audit.
Work with 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.
Work with SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.
Introduce DMVs and the configuration of data collection.
Work with Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.
Troubleshoot SQL Server databases.

Course Contents

Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

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

Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012
Overview of SQL Server Architecture
Planning Server Resource Requirements
Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server

Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012
Preparing to Install SQL Server
Installing SQL Server
Upgrading and Automating Installation

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

Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models
Backup Strategies
Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy

Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases
Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
Managing Database Backups
Working with Backup Options

Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
Understanding the Restore Process
Restoring Databases
Working with Point-in-time recovery
Restoring System Databases and Individual Files

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

Authenticating and Authorizing Users
Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
Authorization Across Servers

Assigning Server and Database RolesT
Working with Server Roles
Working with Fixed Database Roles
Creating User-defined Database Roles
Create user-defined database roles.

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

Auditing SQL Server Environments
Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
Implementing SQL Server Audit
Managing SQL Server Audit

Automating SQL Server 2012 Management
Automating SQL Server Management
Working with SQL Server Agent
Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs

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

Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications
Monitoring SQL Server Errors
Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications

Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
Ensuring Database Integrity
Maintaining Indexes
Automatic Routine Database Maintenance

Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
Working with Tracing Options
Monitoring SQL Server 2012
Monitoring Activity
Capturing and Managing Performance Data
Analyzing Collected Performance Data

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

Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative IssuesSQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
Resolving Service-related Issues
Resolving Concurrency Issues
Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues

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