About this Course
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.
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At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to:
• Describe 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.
The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.
The secondary audience for this course is individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.
Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration
This module introduces the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 platform. It describes the components, editions, and versions of SQL Server 2014, and the tasks that a database administrator commonly performs for a SQL Server instance Lessons
• Database Administration Overview
• Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
• Database Management Tools and Techniques
Module 2: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014
This module explains how to assess resource requirements for SQL Server 2014 and how to install it. Lessons
• Planning SQL Server Installation
• Installing SQL Server 2014
• Post-Installation Configuration
Module 3: Working with Databases and Storage
This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, how to manage database files, and how to move them. Other tasks related to storage, include managing the tempdb database and using fast storage devices to extend the SQL Server buffer pool cache, are also discussed. Lessons
• Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
• Managing Storage for System Databases
• Managing Storage for User Databases
• Moving Database Files
• Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension
Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy
In this module, you will consider how to create a backup strategy that is aligned with organizational needs, and learn how to perform the backup operations required by that strategy. Lessons
• Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
• Planning a Backup Strategy
• Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
• Using Backup Options
• Ensuring Backup Reliability
Module 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases
In this module, you will see how to restore user and system databases and how to implement point-in-time recovery. Lessons
• Understanding the Restore Process
• Restoring Databases
• Advanced Restore Scenarios
• Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
Module 6: Importing and Exporting Data
In this module, you will briefly explore tools and techniques so that you can import and export data to and from SQL Server. Lessons
• Introduction to Transferring Data
• Importing and Exporting Table Data
• Copying or Moving a Database
Module 7: Monitoring SQL Server 2014
This module explains how to use three of the most commonly used tools: Activity Monitor, dynamic management views and functions (DMVs and DMFs), and Performance Monitor. Lessons
• Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
• Dynamic Management Views and Functions
• Performance Monitor
Module 8: Tracing SQL Server Activity
This module describes how to use SQL Server Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server, and how to use that information to troubleshoot and optimize SQL Server workloads. Lessons
• Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
• Using Traces
Module 9: Managing SQL Server Security
In this module, you will be learn about the core concepts on which the SQL Server security architecture is based, and how to manage security at the server and database levels. Lessons
• Introduction to SQL Server Security
• Managing Server-Level Security
• Managing Database-Level Principals
• Managing Database Permissions
Module 10: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data
This module describes the available options for auditing in SQL Server, how to use and manage the SQL Server audit feature, and how to implement encryption. Lessons
• Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
• Implementing SQL Server Audit
• Encrypting Databases
Module 11: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
This module describes common database maintenance tasks that a DBA must perform, and demonstrates how to automate these tasks using maintenance plans. Lessons
• Ensuring Database Integrity
• Maintaining Indexes
• Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Module 12: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management
This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent to automate jobs, how to configure security contexts for jobs, and how to implement multi-server jobs. Lessons
• Automating SQL Server Management
• Implementing SQL Server Agent Jobs
• Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
• Managing Job Step Security Contexts
• Managing Jobs on Multiple Servers
Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications
This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts, and notifications. Lessons
• Monitoring SQL Server Errors
• Configuring Database Mail
• Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
How to enroll for the course
• Before enrolling for the course you should have the following information ready:
o Date you wish to attend the course
o Payment method – how you will be paying
o An understanding of the costs of the total package
• You can call us on our office number (see our web site contact page on
www.i2ko.com) and request a booking telephonically
• You can book by email – simply send us an email with your name, the date and how you would like to pay. We will send you an invoice and upon payment your place is secure
o Request a credit card payment. We do accept credit card payments.
Frequently Asked Questions Where do you train the course?
We train the course at our Bo-kaap training centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
What other branches do you have in SA or in the world?
We only train in Cape Town.
What books do I get with this course?
You will receive a course text book which you can take away with you to keep after the course.
How long will it take me to get certified?
We recommend that students take at least one to two weeks for exam preparation for every module they do. It is unusual for students to be able to take the exam in the same week they do the course.
Does the price include the official exam?
No, the exam is not included in the price. Exam prices vary from centre to centre.
About the Exam
The exams are done at any authorised testing centre such as 2KO. You can find a list of exam centres close to you by going to
The exam is a multiple test, on computer at an authorised testy centre. The results are made known immediately. If you fail the test, you must book it again at a future date and will pay again
Course pre-requisites? This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
• 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.
• 20461C: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills: