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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (MS 10775)

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This course is one of three courses required to pass the MCSA: SQL Server exam.

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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (MS 10775)

Course Length: 5 Days

This course is one of three courses required to pass the MCSA: SQL Server exam.

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. 


Course Objectives

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

Pre-requisites

  • 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 course 10774, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills.


Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (MS 10775)

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset  

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

MCSA: SQL Server 2012

MCSA: SQL Server 2012

The skills for your professional career

Demonstrate your essential skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments.

Earning an MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a database developer or database analyst.

Step

Exam title

Optional training

Required exam

1

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

10774
461

2

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

10775462

3

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

10777463

 

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