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Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986 Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2016

  • Overview of SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2016 Editions and Components
  • SQL Server Management Studio Enhancements
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • Capabilities SQL Server 2016

Lab: Explore SQL Server 2016

Module 2: New in SQL Server Security?

  • Enhanced and New Features in SQL Server performance.
  • Using Always Encrypted
  • Dynamic Data Masking and Row-level Security

Lab: Implementing SQL Server 2016 Security Improvements

Module 3: New in SQL Server Availability and Scalability?

  • Enhanced Always On Availability Groups
  • What's New with tempdb?
  • PowerShell 5.0
  • Use Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016

Lab: Monitoring tempdb

Module 4: What's New in SQL Server Reporting and BI

  • Reporting Services Enhancements
  • Mobile Report Publisher and PowerBI Enhancements

Lab: Implementing PowerBI

Module 5: What's New in SQL Server Performance

  • Operational Analytics
  • In-memory OLTP Enhancements
  • Query Store and Live Query Statistics
  • Native JSON and Temporal Tables

Lab: Implement SQL Server 2016 Performance Improvements

Module 6: What's New in SQL Server Data Access?

  • What's new in Integration Services
  • Working with SSIS and Azure
  • PolyBase

Lab: Explore the new features of SQL Server Integrated Services (SSIS)

Module 7: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP

  • What's New in SQL Server Analysis Services

Lab: OLAP with SQL Server

Module 8: What's New for SQL Server in the Cloud?

  • Stretch Database
  • Enhanced Backups to Azure
  • What's New in SQL Server Azure Database
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud

Lab: Using Stretch Database

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Before attending this Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986 training, delegates should be familiar with following technical knowledge:

  • Experience of building and managing:
    • Database
    • Data Warehouse
    • Business Intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2014
  • Familiar with the:
    • Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and networking
    • Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013


This Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986 training is ideal for existing database professionals who want to update their skills SQL Server 2016. However, this training also intends for those who want to prepare for the Upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 certification.

Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986 Course Overview

SQL (Structured Query Language) is widely adopted relational databases programming language used for creating queries and manipulating as well as managing data. SQL Server 2016 provides new and advanced features including PolyBase, In-Memory OLTP, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Stretch Database, JSON support, Dynamic data masking, and many more. With this training, individuals will get the required knowledge and skills for working with SQL Server 2016. This Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 training course will provide new and existing database professionals with a lot of reputed and highly-paying job opportunities.

The Knowledge Academy's Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986 training course is specially designed to train delegates with the required knowledge to understand new features designed for improved performance, security, and availability. Our 3-day training provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of new and enhanced reporting and Power BI features in SQL Server 2016. Attending this course will allow delegates to operate SQL Server 2016 effectively. This course will be taught by our highly experienced expert trainers who have years of experience in teaching SQL Server 2016 courses.

The course will also include the following topics:

  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • Query store
  • Native JSON
  • Use native JSON
  • Dynamic data masking
  • PowerShell 5.0
  • PowerBI enhancements

By attending this course, delegates will understand how to work with SQL Server 2016 and use its new features after upgrading from SQL Server 2014. Holding comprehensive knowledge and skills to SQL Server 2016 will help in career advancement of the delegates. Attending this course will also enhance delegates’ new or current skills by which they will have an extra opportunity to get higher rank in their respective organisations.

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  • Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises
  • Manual
  • Experienced Instructor

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Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


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Retired: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986 FAQs


SQL (Structured Query Language) is relational databases programming language utilised for creating queries and manipulating as well as managing data.
Query store, polybase, stretch database, JSON support, row-level security, always encrypted, and in-memory enhancements are the features of SQL Server 2016.
This Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 training course covers various topics such as polybase, operational analytics, stretch database, reporting services enhancements, and more. The topics of this course will help you to get knowledge and skills to upgrade yourself to SQL Server 2016.
In this training, you will learn to install SQL Server 2016, use query store, native JSON, use native JSON, dynamic data masking, PowerShell 5.0, and PowerBI enhancements topics.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Retired: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986 certification in the United Kingdom starts from £3995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Retired: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 M10986.

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