SQL Server 2012 / 2014 Courses

SQL Server 2012 / 2014 Courses in South Africa

 

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. 2KO International delivers computer courses from beginner level to advanced, and is also a leading supplier of of online IT training courses.

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.

 

Audience profile
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.

Course Contents
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