MOC 20764, Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

This instructor-led training class is presented by Microsoft training partners to their end customers. Training partners in North America and the UK hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) to teach on-site and on-line classes.

This 5 day class provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure.


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.

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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: Authenticate and authorize users Assign server and database roles Authorize users to access resources Protect data with encryption and auditing Describe recovery models and backup strategies Backup SQL Server databases Restore SQL Server databases Automate database management Configure security for the SQL Server agent Manage alerts and notifications Managing SQL Server using PowerShell Trace access to SQL Server Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure Import and export data

Course Outline

1 – Authenticating and Authorizing Users

Authenticating connections to SQL Server Authorizing logins to access databases Authorization across servers Partially contained databases Lab: Authenticating Users

2 – Assigning Servers & Database Roles

Working with server roles Working with Fixed database roles Creating user-defined database roles Lab: Assigning server and database roles

3 – 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

4 – Protecting Data with Encryption & Auditing

Options for auditing data access in SQL Server Implementing SQL Server audit Managing SQL Server audit Protecting data with encryption Lab: Using Auditing and Encryption

5 – SQL Server Recovery Models

Backup strategies Understanding SQL Server transaction login Planning a SQL Server backup strategy Lab: Understanding SQL Server recovery models

6 – Backup of SQL Server Databases

Backing up databases and transaction logs Managing database backups Working with backup options Lab: Backing up SQL Server databases

7 – Restoring SQL Server Databases

Understanding the restore process Restoring databases Working with point-in-time recovery Restoring system databases and individual files Lab: Restoring SQL Server User Databases

8 – Automating SQL Server Management

Automating SQL Server management Working with SQL Server agent Managing SQL Server agent jobs Multi-server management Lab: Automating SQL Server Management

9 – Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

Understanding SQL Server Agent Security Configuring credentials Configuring proxy accounts Lab: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

10 – Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts & Notifications

Configuration of database mail Monitoring SQL Server errors Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications Alerts in Azure SQL database Lab: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

11 – Introduction to Managing SQL Server by Using PowerShell

Configure SQL Server using PowerShell Administer SQL Server using PowerShell Maintain the SQL Server environment using PowerShell Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell Lab: Administering SQL Server using PowerShell

12 – Tracing Access to SQL Server

Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor Working with tracing options Distributed replay Monitoring locks Lab: Tracing Access to SQL Server

13 – Monitoring SQL Server

Monitoring activity Capturing and managing performance data Analyzing collected performance data SQL Server utility Lab: Monitoring SQL Server

14 – Troubleshooting SQL Server

SQL Server troubleshooting methodology Resolving service related issues Resolving login and connectivity issues Troubleshooting common issues Lab: Troubleshooting Common Issues

15 – Importing & Exporting Data

Transferring data to/from SQL Server Importing and exporting table data Using BCP and BULK INSERT to import data Deploying and upgrading data-tier applications Lab: Importing and Exporting Data

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