Introduction to SQL Server 2014 for Administrators

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Course Number: SQL-412

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

SQL Server 2014 Administration Training Overview

Accelebrate's SQL Server 2014 Administration training teaches administrators how to successfully manage, configure, backup, and secure SQL Server 2014.

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Objectives

  • Install and configure Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Understand the new features of Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Manage and monitor SQL Server and automate administration
  • Create databases and tables
  • Implement and maintain indexes
  • Take database snapshots
  • Secure SQL Server
  • Back up and recover data
  • Automate administrative tasks with the SQL Server Agent
  • Performance tune and monitor your SQL Server instance
  • Use Dynamic Management Views to monitor the database and troubleshoot problems

Prerequisites

A general understanding of relational database concepts is preferred, but not required.

Outline

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Introduction
  • Overview of Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Business Intelligence Overview
  • Database Engine
  • T-SQL Programming Interface
  • Security subsystem
  • Replication
SQL Server 2014 Architecture
  • New Important Features
  • SQL Server Architecture
  • Editions of SQL Server
Installing, Configuring, and Upgrading Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Before Installation
  • Installing SQL Server
  • After Installation
  • How to Upgrade to SQL Server 2014
  • Best Practices
Using SQL Server 2014 Administration and Development Tools
  • Using SQL Server Books Online
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Using SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT and SSDT-BI)
  • Using SQL Server Configuration Manager
Designing SQL Server Databases
  • Understanding SQL Server System Databases
  • Understanding the SQL Server Database Structure
  • Creating Databases
  • Adding Files and Filegroups
  • Detaching and Attaching Databases
  • Understanding Database Recovery Models
Creating your First Table
  • Understanding Schemas
  • Understanding SQL Server Data Types
  • Creating and Altering Tables
  • Adding Constraints
Building and Maintaining Indexes
  • Index Structure Overview
  • Creating Indexes
  • Adding Index Options
  • Disabling and Dropping Indexes
  • Columnstore Indexes
Table Compression
  • Understanding Row Compression
  • Understanding Page Compression
  • Estimating Effects of Compressions
  • Compression Considerations
Backups
  • Understanding Backup Devices
  • Full Database Backups
  • Differential Database Backups
  • Transaction Log Database Backups
  • Restoring Databases
  • Backup to the Cloud
Managing and Maintaining Indexes and Statistics
  • Checking Index Fragmentation
  • Defragmenting Indexes
  • Creating and Updating Database Statistics
Maintenance Plans
  • Performing Database Consistency Checks
  • Creating Maintenance Plans
SQL Server Security
  • Understanding Principals
  • Creating Server Logins
  • Creating User-defined Server Roles
  • Creating Database Users
  • Creating Database Roles
  • Assigning Permissions
  • Configuring Contained Databases
SQL Server Agent
  • SQL Server Agent Components
  • Creating Operators
  • Configuring Alerts
  • Creating Jobs
  • Working with Proxies
Database Snapshots
  • Understanding Database Snapshots
  • Creating and Viewing Database Snapshots
  • Dropping Database Snapshots
  • Reverting to a Database Snapshot
Dynamic Management Objects
  • Retrieving SQL Server Metadata from DMOs
  • Querying SQL Server Performance Statistics
  • Querying Server Information
  • Querying Indexing Statistics
Managing and Troubleshooting the Database Engine
  • Configuration and Administration Tools Review
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Rebuilding the System Databases
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Monitoring Processes
  • Multi-Server Management
Monitoring Your SQL Server
  • Choosing the Appropriate Tools
  • Performance Monitor
  • Monitoring Events
  • Monitor Locking and Blocking
  • Monitoring Logs
SQL Server Audit
  • Audit Components
  • Auditing Considerations
  • Configuring Auditing
Policy Based Management
  • Components of Policy-Based Management
  • Policy-Based Management Terms
  • Configuring Policies
  • Viewing policies and history
Replication (If Time Permits)
  • Types of Replication
  • Replication Agents
  • Configuring Replication
  • Monitoring Replication
Conclusion

Training Materials:

All attendees receive a copy of Microsoft Press’s Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Step-by-Step (pending release of the 2014 version) and Wrox’s Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration.

Software Requirements:

  • 64-bit Windows 7 or later, or Windows Server 2008 R2 or later, with the latest service pack updates and at least 8 GB RAM
  • SQL Server 2014 Developer Edition (for Windows 7 or 8) or Enterprise or Business Intelligence Edition (for Windows Server operating (please have the SQL Server installer files available for reinstallation of SQL Server during the class)
  • Related sample databases and lab files that Accelebrate will provide


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