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Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure Course Outline | M20764

The following modules are covered during this course:

Module 1: SQL Server Security

  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Connect to databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
  • Partially Contained Databases

Lab: Authenticating Users

  • Create Logins
  • Create Database Users
  • Correct Application Login Issues
  • Configure Security for Restored Databases

Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles

  • Working with server roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Assigning User-Defined Database Roles

Lab: Assigning server and database roles

  • Assigning Server Roles
  • Assigning Fixed Database Roles
  • Assigning User-Defined Database Roles
  • Verifying Security

Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level

Lab: Authorizing users to access resources

  • Granting, Denying, and Revoking Permissions on Objects
  • Granting EXECUTE Permissions on Code
  • Granting Permissions at the Schema Level

Module 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

Lab: Using Auditing and Encryption

  • Working with SQL Server Audit
  • Encrypt a Column as Always Encrypted
  • Encrypt a Database using TDE

Module 5: Recovery Models and Backup Strategies

  • Understanding Backup Strategies
  • SQL Server Transaction Logs
  • Planning Backup Strategies

Lab: Understanding SQL Server recovery models

  • Plan a Backup Strategy
  • Configure Database Recovery Models

Module 6: Backing Up SQL Server Databases

  • Backing Up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Advanced Database Options

Lab: Backing Up Databases

  • Backing Up Databases
  • Performing Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
  • Performing a Partial Backup

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2016 Databases

  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios
  • Point-in-Time Recovery

Lab: Restoring SQL Server Databases

  • Restoring a Database Backup
  • Restring Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
  • Performing a Piecemeal Restore

Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management

  • Automating SQL Server management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Multi-server Management

Lab: Automating SQL Server Management

  • Create a SQL Server Agent Job
  • Test a Job
  • Schedule a Job
  • Configure Master and Target Servers

Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts

Lab: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • Analyzing Problems in SQL Server Agent
  • Configuring a Credential
  • Configuring a Proxy Account
  • Configuring and testing the Security Context of a Job

Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Database Mail
  • Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
  • Alerts in Azure SQL Database

Lab: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

  • Configuring Database Mail
  • Configuring Operators
  • Configuring Alerts and Notifications
  • Testing Alerts and Notifications

Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell

  • Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
  • Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Administer and Maintain SQL Server with PowerShell
  • Managing Azure SQL Databases using PowerShell

Lab: Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server

  • Getting Started with PowerShell
  • Using PowerShell to Change SQL Server settings

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended events

  • Extended Events Core Concepts
  • Working with Extended Events

Lab: Extended Events

  • Using the System_Health Extended Events Session
  • Tracking Page Splits Using Extended Events.

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server

  • Monitoring activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
  • SQL Server Utility

Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server

  • A Trouble-Shooting Methodology for SQL Server
  • Resolving Service Related Issues
  • Resolving Connectivity and Log-in issues

Lab: Troubleshooting Common Issues

  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a SQL Login Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Service Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Windows Login Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Job Execution Issue
  • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Performance Issue

Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data

  • Transferring Data to and from SQL Server
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Using bcp and BULK INSERT to Import Data
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Application

Lab: Importing and Exporting Data

  • Import and Excel Data Using the Import Wizard
  • Import a Delimited Text File Using bcp
  • Import a Delimited Text File using BULK INSERT
  • Create and Test a SSIS Package to Extract Data
  • Deploy a Data-Tier Application

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Who should attend?

The course is aimed at those who can administer and maintain SQL Server databases as part of their daily responsibilities. It is also suitable for those who develop applications which deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Prerequisites

You should have the following knowledge and experience before attending this course:

  • 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.

Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure Course Overview | M20764​

This 5-day official Microsoft classroom course teaches delegates the knowledge and skills required to administer a SQL Server database infrastructure. Delegates will also learn the basics of servers and how they are connected.

Many other skills such as creating authorisation for users and using custom database roles and application roles to manage database-level security are also taught during this Microsoft technical certification.

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Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure Exam Information Overview | M20764​

This course prepares you for Exam 70-764, which is not included. This exam measures ability to accomplish technical tasks in the following areas:

  • Configure data access and auditing
  • Manage backup and restore of databases
  • Manage and monitor SQL Server instances
  • Manage high availability and disaster recovery

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Ways to take this course

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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Yes, we are Microsoft Silver Learning Partners and our Microsoft courses are accredited.
Our Microsoft SQL courses are available in thousand of locations across the world, allowing you to easily find the session most convenient for you.
The course helps you prepare for Exam 70-764 which is not included.
Before attending, you should have knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality, and a working knowledge of Transact-SQL and relational databases, along with some experience of database design.
No, the official Microsoft exam is not included.
The price for Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure M20764 certification in the United States starts from $1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure M20764.

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