20764 - Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (2016)

20764 - Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (2016)

Length : 5 days

In this course, professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases will gain the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure.

What You'll Learn

• Authenticate and authorize users.
• Assign server and database roles.
• Authorize users to access resource.
• Protect data with encryption and auditing, recovery models and backup strategies.
• Back up SQL Server databases.
• Restore SQL Server databases.
• Automate database management.
• Configure security for the SQL Server agent.
• Manage alerts and notifications.
• Manage SQL Server using PowerShell.
• Trace access to SQL Server.
• Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure.
• Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure.
• Import and export data.

Who Needs to Attend

• Individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases, performing database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or who work in
environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.
• Individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


• 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.

Course Outline

1. Authenticating and Authorizing Users
• Authenticating connections to SQL Server
• Authorizing logins to access databases
• Authorization across servers
• Partially contained databases
2. Assigning Server and Database Roles
• Working with server roles
• Working with fixed database roles
• Creating user-defined database roles
3. Authorizing Users to Access Resources
• Authorizing user access to objects
• Authorizing users to execute code
• Configuring permissions at the schema level
4. Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing
• Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
• Implementing SQL Server audit
• Managing SQL Server audit
• Protecting data with encryption
5. SQL Server Recovery Models
• Backup strategies
• SQL Server transaction login
• Planning a SQL Server backup strategy
6. Backup of SQL Server Databases
• Backing up databases and transaction logs
• Managing database backups
• Working with backup options
7. Restoring SQL Server Databases
• The restore process
• Restoring databases
• Working with point-in-time recovery
• Restoring system databases and individual files
8. Automating SQL Server Management
• Working with SQL Server agent
• Managing SQL Server agent jobs
• Multiserver management
9. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
• SQL Server Agent Security
• Configuring credentials
• Configuring proxy accounts
10. Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
• Configuring database mail
• Monitoring SQL Server errors
• Configuring operators, alerts and notifications
• Alerts in Azure SQL database
11. 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
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
13. Monitoring SQL Server
• Monitoring activity
• Capturing and managing performance data
• Analyzing collected performance data
• SQL Server utility
14. Troubleshooting SQL Server
• SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
• Resolving service related issues
• Resolving login and connectivity issues
• Troubleshooting common issues
15. Importing and 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 1: Authenticating Users
Lab 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles
Lab 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Lab 4: Using Auditing and Encryption
Lab 5: SQL Server Recovery Models
Lab 6: Backing Up SQL Server Databases
Lab 7: Restoring SQL Server User Databases
Lab 8: Automating SQL Server Management
Lab 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Lab 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
Lab 11: Administering SQL Server using PowerShell
Lab 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server
Lab 13: Monitoring SQL Server
Lab 14: Troubleshooting Common Issues
Lab 15: Importing and Exporting Data

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