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MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

Earning an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification validates your skills with database installation, maintenance, configuration, and provisioning tasks, and will qualify you for a position as a database admi... Show More
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This course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills t... Show More
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8 Days or 12 Evenings

Course Schedule

Upcoming dates for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration

Course Content

Course 20764A: MCSA: 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

Module 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
This module covers SQL Server security models, logins, and users.

Lessons

  • Authenticating connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing logins to access databases
  • Authorization across servers
  • Partially contained databases

Lab : Authenticating Users

Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles
This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles, and userdefined database roles.

Lessons

  • Working with server roles
  • Working with Fixed database roles
  • Creating user-defined database roles

Lab : Assigning server and database roles

Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

Lessons

  • Authorizing user access to objects
  • Authorizing users to execute code
  • Configuring permissions at the schema level

Lab : Authorizing users to access resources

Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing
This module covers SQL Server Audit.

Lessons

  • 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

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe options for auditing data access.
  • Implement SQL Server Audit.
  • Manage SQL Server Audit.
  • Describe how to use custom audit events.
  • Implement encryption

Module 5: SQL Server Recovery Models
This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It also introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.

Lessons

  • Backup strategies
  • Understanding SQL Server transaction login
  • Planning a SQL Server backup strategy

Lab : Understanding SQL Server recovery models

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the various backup strategies.
  • Describe how database transaction logs function.
  • Plan a SQL Server backup strategy.

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases
This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types .

Lessons

  • Backing up databases and transaction logs
  • Managing database backups
  • Working with backup options

Lab : Backing up SQL Server databases

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases
This module describes the restoration of databases.

Lessons

  • Understanding the restore process
  • Restoring databases
  • Working with point-in-time recovery
  • Restoring system databases and individual files

Lab : Restoring SQL Server User Databases

Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management
This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent for automation. It also explains the benefits of using master and target servers to centralize the administration of automation.

Lessons

  • Automating SQL Server management
  • Working with SQL Server agent
  • Managing SQL Server agent jobs
  • Multi-server management

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
This module describes the considerations for SQL Server Agent security, including proxy accounts and credentials.

Lessons

  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring credentials
  • Configuring proxy accounts

Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

Lessons

  • 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

Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell
This module introduces PowerShell for SQL Server.

Lessons

  • 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

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server
This module describes how to use SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server. The module also describes how to use Distributed Replay to capture trace information from multiple servers, and how to monitor locking.

Lessons

  • 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

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server
This module explains how to use Distributed Management Views to monitor SQL Server. It also describes configuration of data collection and the SQL Server Utility.

Lessons

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

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server

Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server
This module explains the SQL Server troubleshooting methodology and discusses the most common issues that can arise when working with SQL Server systems.
Lessons

  • SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
  • Resolving service related issues
  • Resolving login and connectivity issues
  • Troubleshooting common issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues

Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data
This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. The module also introduces BCP and BULK INSERT.

Lessons

  • 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

Course 20765A: MCSA 70-765 Provisioning SQL Databases

Module 1: SQL Server 2016 Components
Describe the SQL Server platform, SQL Server services, and SQL Server configuration options.

Lessons

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • SQL Server Services and Configuration Options

Lab : SQL Server Versions ( Discussion session)

Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2016
This module describes the process to install SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Considerations for installing SQL Server
  • TempDB Files
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • Automating Installation

Lab : Installing SQL Server

Module 3: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016
This module describes how you go about upgrading your current SQL Server installation to SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Upgrade Requirements
  • Upgrade SQL Server Services
  • Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications

Lab : Upgrading SQL Server

Module 4: Deploying SQL Server on Microsoft Azure
This module describes the options available to run SQL Server on Azure.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure
  • Deploying an Azure SQL Database
  • Migrating an On-Premise Database to an Azure SQL Database

Lab : Migrating SQL Server with Azure

Module 5: Working with Databases
This module describes the preinstalled system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Creating Databases
  • Database Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
  • Buffer Pool Extension

Lab : Managing Database Storage

Module 6: Database Storage Options
At the end of this module you will be able to describe the database storage options.

Lessons

  • SQL Server storage Performance
  • SMB Fileshare
  • SQL Server Storage in Azure
  • Stretch Databases

Lab : Implementing Stretch Database

Module 7: Performing Database Maintenance
This module covers database maintenance.

Lessons

  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 5th, 2017

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