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Administering SQL Server 2012 databases

Objectives

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.

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.

Main topics

  • 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 Roles
  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating 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
  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
  • Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating 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 Issues
  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
 

Intended for

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.

Background

Before attending this course, students must have competency in the following areas:

It is also recommended that students have completed the Developing SQL Server 2012 databases course.

Training method

Class training alternated with exercises.

Course leader

Peter ter Braake (TrainSQL).

Duration

5 days.

Schedule

No public sessions are currently scheduled. We will be pleased to set up an on-site course or to schedule an extra public session (in case of a sufficient number of candidates). Interested ? Please contact ABIS.