SQL Server Administration

Enabling you to administer, configure and support major aspects of Microsoft SQL Server databases.

Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful data platform that will help you quickly build solutions and insights across the organisation.  With the further development of SQL Server Always On technologies, it provides near zero downtime. To benefit from such a powerful product, you will need to be able to identify, configure, and support all major aspects of Microsoft SQL Server. This course is designed for the Microsoft Windows Server environments using any version of SQL Server.

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Purpose of this course

The course covers essential topics in SQL Server Administration including installation, using policies, security, backup, recovery, availability management and monitoring. The course will include lectures, demonstrations and exercises to consolidate the topics covered.

Who is this course for

Database administrators and support technicians who need to be able to implement and manage Microsoft SQL Server databases.

You will learn how to
  • Install an instance of SQL Server
  • Create and Configure databases
  • Backup and restore databases
  • Maximise the availability of SQL Server
  • Create logins
  • Manage user and role permissions
  • Prevent transaction logs from using unlimited disk space
  • Monitor SQL Server databases
Benefits for your organisation

SQL Server has become a popular choice for enterprise wide applications. This course will give your organisation the confidence to exploit, manage and support this product both safely and securely. It will help ensure best practices are being followed with SQL Server.

Benefits for you as an individual

Many roles now require knowledge of SQL Server. This course will equip you with the skills to manage and support Microsoft SQL Server. You will have confidence in the major topics for SQL Server administration.

Overview of SQL Server Concepts and Features
  • SQL Server Features
  • Server Components
  • Architecture
  • Administering SQL Server
Installing SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions
  • Installing Microsoft SQL Server
  • System Requirements
  • Performing SQL Server Setup
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Exercise Installing a SQL Server Instance
  • Upgrading from Previous Versions of SQL Server
  • Exercise Using the SQL Server Data Migration Assistant
  • Post-Installation Configuration
  • Dedicated Administrator Connection
  • Exercise Post-Installation Configuration
Designing and Implementing Databases
  • Organising Data
  • Buffer Pool Extension
  • Post-Installation Databases
  • Database Files
  • Planning a Database
  • Creating Databases
  • Working with Filegroups
  • Unstructured Data – FILESTREAM and FileTables
  • Database Options
  • Managing Databases
Securing SQL Server
  • SQL Server Security
  • SQL Server Security Terminology
  • Authentication Modes
  • Database Access Security
  • Permissions and Securables
  • Managing Schemas
  • Contained Databases
  • Policy-Based Management
  • Transparent Data Encryption
  • Simple Auditing
  • Further Information
Importing, Exporting and Linking Databases
  • Overview of Data Transfer
  • Microsoft Data Migration Assistant
  • Copy Database Wizard
  • Detach and Attach
  • Import Export Wizard
  • Linked Servers
  • Other Data Transfer Methods
Disaster Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery Fundamentals
  • Basic Backup and Restore Operations
  • Further Backup and Restore Concepts
  • Backup Strategies
  • Crash Recovery
  • Recovering System Databases
  • SQL Server Managed Backup to Windows Azure
Enhancing Database Availability
  • SQL Server Data Availability
  • Clustering SQL Server
  • Database Snapshots
  • Exercise Creating Database Snapshots
  • Database Mirroring
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Exercise AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Replication
  • Configuring Replication
  • Exercise Replication
  • Log Shipping
Monitoring the Database Server
  • Database Mail
  • Using Operators and Alerts
  • Monitoring with Extended Events Sessions
  • Monitoring with SQL Profiler
  • Using Windows Performance Monitor
  • SQL Server Logs
  • Activity Monitor
  • Performance Data Collection
  • SQL Server Utility
  • Using DBCC to Check Integrity
Maintenance and Optimisation
  • Managing Jobs
  • Maintenance Plans
  • Implementing Multiserver Jobs
  • Viewing the Execution Plan
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Index Fragmentation 
  • Resource Governor 
  • SQL Server Configuration 

Delegates must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server. This can be obtained by attending our SQL Server Essentials course. Delegates must also have a basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows.