MS SQL Server DBA

Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Tool set. This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

Pre‐Requisites:

Audience

    • This course is intended for IT Professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases.
    • No prior experience is presumed.
    • COURSE CONTENT
    • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Tool set. This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

      • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
      • Working with SQL Server Tools
      • Configuring SQL Server Services
    • 1.Lab : Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset

      • Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
      • Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
      • Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
      • Creating an Alias for AdvDev
      • Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port (Only if time permits
    • Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012 This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.

      • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
      • Planning Server Resource Requirements
      • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server
    • 1.Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server

      • Adjust memory configuration
      • Pre-installation Stress Testing
      • Check Specific I/O Operations
    • Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012 This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.

      • Preparing to Install SQL Server
      • Installing SQL Server
      • Upgrading and Automating Installation
    • 1. Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server

      • Review installation requirements
      • Install the SQL Server instance
      • Perform Post-installation Setup and Checks
      • Configure Server Memory
    • Module 4: Working with Databases This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.

      • Overview of SQL Server Databases
      • Working with Files and Filegroups
      • Moving Database Files
    • 1.Lab : Working with Databases

      • Adjust tempdb configuration
      • Create the RateTracking database
      • Attach the OldProspects database
      • Add multiple files to tempdb
    • Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.

      • Backup Strategies
      • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
      • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
    • 1. Lab : Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models

      • Plan a backup strategy
      • Configure Recovery Models
      • Review recovery models and strategy
    • Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.

      • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
      • Managing Database Backups
      • Working with Backup Options
    • 1. Lab : Backup of SQL Server Databases

      • Investigate backup compression
      • Transaction log backup
      • Differential backup
      • Copy-only backup
      • Partial backup
    • Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases This module describes the restoration of databases.

      • Understanding the Restore Process
      • Restoring Databases
      • Working with Point-in-time recovery
      • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
    • 1. Lab : Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

      • Determine a restore strategy
      • Restore the database
      • Using STANDBY mode
    • Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.

      • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
      • Importing and Exporting Table Data
      • Inserting Data in Bulk
    • 1. Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

      • Import the Excel spreadsheet
      • Import the CSV file
      • Create and test an extraction package
      • Compare loading performance
    • Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users This module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.

      • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
      • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
      • Authorization Across Servers
    • 1. Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users

      • Create Logins
      • Correct an Application Login Issue
      • Create Database Users
      • Correct Access to Restored
    • Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

      • Working with Server Roles
      • Working with Fixed Database Roles
      • Creating User-defined Database Roles
    • 1. Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles

      • Assign Server Roles
      • Assign Fixed Database Roles
      • Create and Assign User-defined Database Roles
      • Check Role Assignments
    • Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

      • Authorizing User Access to Objects
      • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
      • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
    • 1. Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources

      • Assign Schema-level Permissions
      • Assign Object-level Permissions
      • Test Permissions
    • Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments This module covers SQL Server Audit.

      • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
      • Implementing SQL Server Audit
      • Managing SQL Server Audit
    • 1. Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments

      • Determine audit configuration and create audit
      • Create server audit specifications
      • Create database audit specifications
      • Test audit functionality
    • Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 Management This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

      • Automating SQL Server Management
      • Working with SQL Server Agent
      • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    • 1. Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

      • Create a Data Extraction Job
      • Schedule the Data Extraction Job
      • Troubleshoot a Failing Job
    • Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

      • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
      • Configuring Credentials
      • Configuring Proxy Accounts
    • 1. Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

      • Troubleshoot job execution failure
      • Resolve the security issue
      • Perform further troubleshooting
    • Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

      • Configuration of Database Mail
      • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
      • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
    • 1. Lab : Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications

      • Configure Database Mail
      • Implement Notifications
      • Implement Alerts
    • Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance This module covers database maintenance plans.

      • Ensuring Database Integrity
      • Maintaining Indexes
      • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
    • 1. Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

      • Check database integrity using DBCC CHECKDB
      • Correct index fragmentation
      • Create a database maintenance plan
      • Investigate table lock performance
    • Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012 This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

      • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
      • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
      • Working with Tracing Options
    • 1. Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

      • Capture a trace using SQL Server Profiler
      • Analyze a trace using Database Engine Tuning Advisor
      • Configure SQL Trace
    • Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

      • Monitoring Activity
      • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
      • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
    • 1. Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2012

      • Investigating DMVs
      • Configure Management Data Warehouse
      • Configure Instances for Data Collection
      • Work with Data Collector Reports
    • Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.

      • Working with Multiple Servers
      • Virtualizing SQL Server
      • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications
    • 1. Lab : Managing Multiple Servers

      • Configure CMS and execute multi-server queries
      • Deploy a data-tier application
      • Register and extract a data-tier application
      • Upgrade a data-tier application
    • Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.

      • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
      • Resolving Service-related Issues
      • Resolving Concurrency Issues
      • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
    • 1. Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues

      • Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues