20462 - Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases

20462 - Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases

Length : 5 days

In this course, you will learn the skills required to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or 2014 database by focusing on data storage, backup and restoration, importing and exporting data, security, database maintenance and the SQL Server Agent.

What You'll Learn

  • Core database administration tasks and tools
  • Install and configure SQL Server 2014
  • Configure SQL Server databases and storage
  • Plan and implement a backup strategy
  • Restore databases from backups
  • Import and export data
  • Monitor SQL Server
  • Trace SQL Server activity
  • Manage SQL Server security
  • Audit data access and encrypt data
  • Perform ongoing database maintenance
  • Automate SQL Server maintenance with SQL Server Agent jobs
  • Configure database mail, alerts, and notifications

Who Needs to Attend

  • Database professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases including database maintenance
  • Database professionals who work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job responsibilities or develop applications that deliver content from


  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operations systems and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL and relational databases
  • Experience with database design

Course Outline

1. Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration
Database Administration Overview
Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Database Management Tools and Techniques

2. Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014
Plan SQL Server Installation
Install SQL Server 2014 and Post-Installation Configuration

3. Work with Databases and Storage
Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
Manage Storage for System Databases and User Databases
Move Database Files
Configure the Buffer Pool Extension

4. Plan and Implement a Backup Strategy
SQL Server Recovery Models
Plan a Backup Strategy
Backup Databases and Transaction Logs
Backup Options and Backup Reliability

5. Restore SQL Server 2014 Databases
Restore Process and Databases Restoration
Advanced Restore Scenarios
Point-in-Tim Recovery

6. Import and Export Data
Transferring Data
Import and Export Table Data
Copy or Move a Database

7. Monitor SQL Server 2014
Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
Dynamic Management Views and Functions
Performance Monitor

8. Tracing SQL Server Activity
Trace SQL Server Workload Activity and Use Traces

9. Manage SQL Server Security
Introduction to SQL Server Security
Manage Server-Level Security and Database-Level Principals
Manage Database Permissions

10. Audit Data Access and Encrypt Data
Audit Data Access in SQL Server
Implement SQL Server Audit
Encrypt Databases

11. Perform Ongoing Database Maintenance
Ensure Database Integrity
Maintain Indexes
Automate Routine Database Maintenance

12. Automate SQL Server 2014 Management
Implement and Manage SQL Server Agent Jobs
Manage Job Step Security Contexts
Manage Job on Multiple Servers

13. Monitor SQL Server 2014 Using Alerts and Notifications
Monitor SQL Server Errors
Configure Database Mail
Configure Operators, Alerts, and Notifications


Lab 1: Use SQL Server Administrative Tools

  • SQL Server Management Studio and sqlcmd Utility
  • Windows PowerShell with SQL Server

Lab 2: Install SQL Server 2014

  • Prepare, Install, and Perform Post-Installation Configuration

Lab 3: Manage Database Storage

  • Configure tempdb Storage
  • Create and Attach a Database

Lab 4: Backup SQL Server Databases

  • Perform Database, Differential, Transaction Log, and Partial Backups

Lab 5: Restore SQL Server Database

  • Restore Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
  • Piecemeal Restorations

Lab 6: Import and Export Data

  • SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
  • bcp Utility
  • BULK INSERT Statement and OPENROWSET Function

Lab 7: Monitor SQL Server 2014

  • Collect Baseline Metrics
  • Monitor a Workload

Lab 8: Trace SQL Server Workload Activity

  • Capture a Trace in SQL Server Profiler
  • Generate Database Tuning Recommendations
  • SQL Trace

Lab 9: Manage SQL Server Security

  • Manage Server-Level and Database-Level Security
  • Test Database Access

Lab 10: Audit Data Access and Encrypting Data

  • Implement and Manage SQL Server Audit
  • Implement Transparent Data Encryption

Lab 11: Perform Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • Manage Database Integrity and Index Fragmentation
  • Implement a Maintenance Plan

Lab 12: Automate SQL Server Management

  • Create and Schedule a Job
  • Configure Job Step Security Contexts

Lab 13: Monitor SQL Server Using Alerts and Notifications

  • Configure Database Mail
  • Implement Operators, Notifications, and Alerts


Class Dates:


Apr 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019

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