Provisioning SQL Databases

Live Classroom
Duration: 5 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 5 days
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This course is designed helps participants learn how to provision, upgrade, configure SQL Server databases both on premise and in SQL Azure. It discusses about managing shared databases and files. The course also covers provisioning, migrating and managing databases in the cloud.

What You'll Learn

  • Provision a database Server
  • Upgrade SQL Server
  • Configure SQL Server
  • Manage Databases and Files (shared)
  • Provision, migrate and manage databases in the cloud


  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • SQL Server Services and Configuration Options

  • Considerations for SQL Installing Server
  • TempDB Files
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Automating Installation
  • Lab: Installing SQL Server
    • Preparing to install SQL Server
    • Install an instance of SQL Server
    • Perform post installation checks
    • Automating Installation

  • Upgrade Requirements
  • Upgrade SQL Server Services
  • Side by Side Upgrade: Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications
  • Lab: Upgrading SQL Server
    • Create the Application Logins
    • Restore the backups of the TSQL Database
    • Orphaned Users and Database Compatibility Level

  • Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
  • Managing Storage for System Databases
  • Managing Storage for User Databases
  • Moving and Copying Database Files
  • Buffer Pool Extension
  • Lab: Managing Database Storage
    • Configuring tempdb Storage
    • Creating Databases
    • Attaching a Database
    • Enable Buffer Pool Extension

  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
  • Lab: Performing Database Maintenance
    • Use DBCC CHECKDB to Verify Database Integrity
    • Rebuild Indexes
    • Create a Database Maintenance Plan

  • SQL Server storage Performance
  • SMB Fileshare
  • SQL Server Storage in Microsoft Azure
  • Stretch Databases
  • Lab: Implementing Stretch Database
    • Run Stretch Database Advisor
    • Implement Stretch Database

  • SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure
  • Azure Storage
  • Azure SQL Authentication
  • Deploying an Azure SQL Database
  • Lab: Plan and Deploy an Azure SQL Database
    • Plan an Azure SQL Database, Networking, performance tiers, security
    • Provision an Azure SQL Database
    • Connect to an Azure SQL Database

  • Database Migration Testing Tools
  • Database Migration Compatibility Issues
  • Migrating a SQL Server Database to Azure SQL Database
  • Lab: Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure
    • Perform Migration Testing
    • Migrate a SQL Server Database to Azure SQL Database
    • Test a Migrated Database

  • Deploying SQL Server on an Azure VM
  • The Deploy Database to a Microsoft Azure VM Wizard
  • Lab: Deploying SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine
    • Provision an Azure VM
    • Use the Deploy Database to Azure VM Wizard

  • Managing Azure SQL Database Security
  • Configure Azure storage
  • Azure Automation
    • Lab: Managing Databases in the Cloud
    • Add data masking
    • Use Azure automation to stop Virtual Machines
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Who should attend

This course is highly recommended for:

  • Software engineers
  • IT managers
  • Data engineers
  • SQL Server database administrators


To attend this course, participants must have basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality, working knowledge of Transact-SQL, relational databases and some experience with database design

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