Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases



PLEASE NOTE: This course has been replaced with M-20462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases



This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2012 product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462

 

After completing 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.

  • Configure database mail, alerts and notifications.

  • Create database maintenance plans.

  • Work with SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

  • Introduce DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

  • Work with Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.

  • Troubleshoot SQL Server databases.


Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

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

Lab : Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset
Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
Creating an Alias for AdvDev
Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port (Only if time permits

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the SQL Server Platform.
Work with SQL Server Tools.
Configure SQL Server Services.

Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012

This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.

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

Lab : Preparing Systems for SQL Server
Adjust memory configuration
Pre-installation Stress Testing
Check Specific I/O Operations

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the SQL Server architecture.
Plan for server resource requirements.
Conduct pre-installation stress testing for SQL Server.

Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.

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

Lab : Installing and Configuring SQL Server
Review installation requirements
Install the SQL Server instance
Perform Post-installation Setup and Checks
Configure Server Memory

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Prepare to install SQL Server.
Install SQL Server.
Upgrade and automate the installation of SQL Server.

Module 4: Working with Databases

This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.

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

Lab : Working with Databases
Adjust tempdb configuration
Create the RateTracking database
Attach the OldProspects database
Add multiple files to tempdb

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the role and structure of SQL Server databases.
Work with files and filegroups.
Move database files within servers and between servers.

Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models

This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.

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

Lab : Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
Plan a backup strategy
Configure Recovery Models
Review recovery models and strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the critical concepts surrounding backup strategies.
Explain the transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine.
Plan a SQL Server backup strategy.

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.

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

Lab : Backup of SQL Server Databases
Investigate backup compression
Transaction log backup
Differential backup
Copy-only backup
Partial backup

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Back up databases and transaction logs.
Manage database backups.
Work with more advanced backup options.

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

This module describes the restoration of databases.Lessons
Understanding the Restore Process
Restoring Databases
Working with Point-in-time recovery
Restoring System Databases and Individual Files

Lab : Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
Determine a restore strategy
Restore the database
Using STANDBY mode

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Understand the restore process.
Restore databases.
Work with Point-in-time Recovery.
Restore system databases and individual files.

Module 8: Importing and Exporting Data

This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.

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

Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
Import the Excel spreadsheet
Import the CSV file
Create and test an extraction package
Compare loading performance

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Transfer data to and from SQL Server.
Import and export table data.
Insert data in bulk and optimize the bulk insert process.

Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users

This module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.

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

Lab : Authenticating and Authorizing Users
Create Logins
Correct an Application Login Issue
Create Database Users
Correct Access to Restored

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how SQL Server authenticates connections.
Describe how logins are authorized to access databases.
Explain the requirements for authorization across servers.

Module 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles

This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

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

Lab : Assigning Server and Database Roles
Assign Server Roles
Assign Fixed Database Roles
Create and Assign User-defined Database Roles
Check Role Assignments

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Work with server roles.
Work with fixed database roles.
Create user-defined database roles.

Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

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

Lab : Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Assign Schema-level Permissions
Assign Object-level Permissions
Test Permissions

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Authorize user access to objects.
Authorize users to execute code.
Configure permissions at the schema level.

Module 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments

This module covers SQL Server Audit.

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

Lab : Auditing SQL Server Environments
Determine audit configuration and create audit
Create server audit specifications
Create database audit specifications
Test audit functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the options for auditing data access in SQL Server.
Implement SQL Server Audit.
Manage SQL Server Audit.

Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

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

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management
Create a Data Extraction Job
Schedule the Data Extraction Job
Troubleshoot a Failing Job

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Automate SQL Server Management.
Work with SQL Server Agent.
Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.

Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

Lessons
Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
Configuring Credentials
Configuring Proxy Accounts

Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Troubleshoot job execution failure
Resolve the security issue
Perform further troubleshooting

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain SQL Server Agent security.
Configure credentials.
Configure Proxy accounts.

Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.Lessons
Configuration of Database Mail
Monitoring SQL Server Errors
Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications

Lab : Monitoring SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications
Configure Database Mail
Implement Notifications
Implement Alerts

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Configure database mail.
Monitor SQL Server errors.
Configure operators, alerts and notifications.

Module 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

This module covers database maintenance plans.

Lessons
Ensuring Database Integrity
Maintaining Indexes
Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
Check database integrity using DBCC CHECKDB
Correct index fragmentation
Create a database maintenance plan
Investigate table lock performance

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Ensure database integrity.
Maintain indexes.
Automate routine database maintenance.

Module 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

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

Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
Capture a trace using SQL Server Profiler
Analyze a trace using Database Engine Tuning Advisor
Configure SQL Trace

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Capture activity using SQL Server Profiler and Extended Events Profiler.
Improve performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
Work with tracing options.

Module 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012

This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.Lessons
Monitoring Activity
Capturing and Managing Performance Data
Analyzing Collected Performance Data

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2012
Investigating DMVs
Configure Management Data Warehouse
Configure Instances for Data Collection
Work with Data Collector Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Monitor current activity.
Capture and manage performance data.
Analyze collected performance data.

Module 19: Managing Multiple Servers

This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualization of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.Lessons
Working with Multiple Servers
Virtualizing SQL Server
Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications

Lab : Managing Multiple Servers
Configure CMS and execute multi-server queries
Deploy a data-tier application
Register and extract a data-tier application
Upgrade a data-tier application

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Work with multiple servers.
Describe options for virtualizing SQL Server.
Deploy and upgrade Data-Tier Applications.

Module 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues

This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.

Lessons
SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
Resolving Service-related Issues
Resolving Concurrency Issues
Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues

Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues
Troubleshoot and resolve SQL Server administrative issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain SQL Server troubleshooting methodology.
Resolve service-related issues.
Resolve concurrency issues.
Resolve login and connectivity issues.

Audience

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.