SQL Server 2012 Administration

Course:  SSADM
Duration:  5 Days
Level:  I
Course Summary

This course teaches students how to use SQL Server 2012 product features and tools related to maintaining a database. It will provide them with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. New features of SQL Server 2012 are emphasized, including:

  • The relationship between the different levels of updates to the SQL Server product
  • SQL Server can now use Windows Update for servicing.
  • Partial containment options that are provided by SQL Server 2012, especially authentication-related changes.
  • Authentication at the database level, rather than at the server level.
  • In-place upgrades of data-tier application
  • Replication concepts
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Topics Covered In This Course

Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services

Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012

  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server

Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

  • Preparing to Install SQL Server
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation

Working with Databases

  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Working with Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files

Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models

  • Backup Strategies
  • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy

Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options

Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-time recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files

Importing and Exporting Data

  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
  • Importing & Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk

Authenticating and Authorizing Users

  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorization Across Servers

Assigning Server and Database Roles

  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-defined Database Roles

Authorizing Users to Access Resources

  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level

Auditing SQL Server Environments

  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit

Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs

Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts

Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications

Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

  • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options

Monitoring SQL Server 2012

  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data

Managing Multiple Servers

  • Working with Multiple Servers
  • Virtualizing SQL Server
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications

Troubleshooting

  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
What You Can Expect

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan and install SQL Server.
  • Describes the system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.
  • Explain the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models and implement different backup strategies available with SQL Server.
  • Create SQL Server Backups.
  • Restore SQL Server databases.
  • Use the import/export wizards and explain how they relate to SSIS.
  • Work with SQL Server security models, logins and users.
  • Work with fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.
  • Work with permissions and the assignment of permissions.
  • Work with SQL Server Audit.
  • Work with SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.
  • Implement SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.
  • Work with SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.
  • Understand DMVs and the configuration of data collection.
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server databases.
Who Should Take This Course

Individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases or who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Training Style

Instructor led with 50% lecture and 50% lab.

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