IT SQL Server Upgrading Skills

Course Code: Q3ClaTech258



3 Day(s)

Course Type

Private only

Max Delegates


Delivery Style


Enabling you to use, administer, configure and support major new aspects of Microsoft SQL Server at recent up to date versions.

Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful data platform that is improving with every release.    For example, SQL Server Always On technologies provide near zero downtime.  Enhancements to the OVER clause provides powerful new ways to query SQL Server data.  The Integration Services Catalog revolutionises the management of Integration Services packages.

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Who is this course for

Experienced database administrators, support technicians and SQL developers who need to be able to use SQL Server from the 2012 to 2019 releases.  This includes the popular SQL server 2016 release.

You will learn how to

Install SQL Server 2019
Upgrade SQL Server databases
Make us of the Integration Services Catalog
Use the reporting Services Web Portal
Configure Availability Groups
Use the enhanced OVER clause


Delegates must have comprehensive experience of SQL Server 2008 R2 or an earlier version.

Benefits for you as an individual

Without action your important SQL server skill could become out of date.  This course will bring you up to date at SQL Server 2019.  It will ensure you are able to continue to work effectively with SQL Server.

Benefits for your organisation

Each new release of SQL Server brings a range of new features and enhancements.  Your organisation will want to make use of these important features.  This course will enable your organisation to take advantages of these important enhancements.

Installing SQL Server

  • SQL Server Setup
  • New TempDB install option
  • Upgrading Databases
  • SQL Server Migration Assistant

Configuring Databases

  • Buffer Pool Extension
  • FileTable

Securing SQL Server

  • Contained Database
  • Server auditing
  • Database auditing

Enhancing Database Availability

  • Overview of Availability Groups
  • Configuring Availability Groups
  • Managing Availability Groups
  • Listener Configuration
  • Basic Availability Groups

Transact SQL Enhancements

  • Splitting, Aggregating and Trimming Strings
  • JSON Support
  • OVER Clause and Analytic functions
  • Windowing Queries
  • System Versioned Temporal tables
  • Introduction to Columnstore Indexes

Integration Services

  • Overview of Integration Service Catalog
  • Configuring Integration Service Catalog
  • Parameters ad Environments
  • Package Parts

Reporting Services

  • Web Portal
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Mobile Reports

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