Course Information

This course has been replaced by: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases

This course has been replaced with an updated course which includes the later versions and editions of SQL Server. Almost all the updates in the new course are applicable to SQL Server 2012. Contact us for specific details.

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Code10775
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Duration5 Day(s)
Delivery MethodInstructor-led
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Course Details

Introduction

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 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.

Related Certifications and Examinations

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Related Examinations

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Related Certifications

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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.

At Course Completion

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

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • 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
  • Equivalent knowledge and skills to course 10774A: Writing T-SQL Queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Materials

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers planning for an 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.

Lessons and Activities

  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server

Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL ServerAdjust memory configuration

  • Pre-installation Stress Testing
  • Check Specific I/O Operations

Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module describes the restoration of databases.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. BCP (Bulk Copy Program) is also introduced.

Lessons and Activities

  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
  • Importing and 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

This module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers SQL Server Audit.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers database maintenance plans.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.

Lessons and Activities

  • 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

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