Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days
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During this five day course, participants learn how to use the different features and tools of Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for maintaining and managing databases. The course is targeted towards participants keen to learn about SQL Server 2012 as well as SQL Server 2014, as it covers the new features of SQL Server 2014, while also focusing on the important capabilities available across the SQL Server data platform.


What You'll Learn

  • 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 backup
  • Import and export data
  • Monitor SQL Server
  • Trace SQL Server activity
  • Manage SQL Server activity
  • 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


  • Database administration overview
  • Introduction to the SQL Server platform
  • Database management tools and techniques
  • Lab: Using SQL Server administrative tools

  • Planning SQL Server installation
  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Post-installation configuration
  • Lab: Installing SQL Server 2014

  • Introduction to data storage with SQL server
  • Managing storage for systems databases
  • Managing storage for user databases
  • Moving database files
  • Configuring the Buffer Pool extension
  • Lab: Managing Database storage

  • Understanding the SQL Server recovery models
  • Planning a backup strategy
  • Backing up databases and transaction logs
  • Using backup options
  • Ensuring backup reliability
  • Lab: Backing up SQL Server databases

  • Understanding the restore process
  • Restoring databases
  • Advanced restore scenarios
  • Working with point-in time recovery
  • Lab: Restoring SQL Server databases

  • Introduction to transferring data
  • Importing and exporting table data
  • Copying or moving a database
  • Lab: Importing and exporting data

  • Introduction to monitoring SQL Server
  • Dynamic management views and functions
  • Performance monitor
  • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

  • Tracing SQL Server workload activity
  • Using Traces
  • Lab: Tracking SQL Server workload activity

  • Introduction to SQL Server security
  • Managing server-level security
  • Managing database-level principals
  • Managing database permissions
  • Lab: Managing SQL Server security

  • Auditing data access in SQL Server
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Lab: Auditing data access and encrypting data

  • Ensuring database integrity
  • Maintaining indexes
  • Automating routine database maintenance
  • Lab: Perform ongoing database maintenance
    • Automating SQL Server management
    • Implementing SQL Server agent jobs
    • Managing SQL Server agent jobs
    • Managing job step security contexts
    • Managing jobs on multiple servers
    • Lab: Automating SQL Server management

    • Monitoring SQL Server errors
    • Configuring Database Mail
    • Configuring operators, alerts and notifications
    • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server by using alerts and notifications
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    Who should attend

    The course is designed for individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases, with database administration and maintenance as their primary responsibility. It is highly recommended for –

    • SQL developers
    • DBA professionals
    • Software engineers
    • DBA architects
    • SQB DBA administrator


    Participants need to have a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality, working knowledge of Transact-SQL, working knowledge of relational databases and some experience working with database design.

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