Designing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database Training

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Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training

This course describes how to design and monitor high performance, highly available data solutions with SQL Server 2012. This course focuses on creating plans and designs for database structure, storage, objects, and servers. Students will have the opportunity to practices hands-on skills and design tasks in a virtual lab environment and will learn about topics such as data compression, high availability, data migration, security, and scalability.


This course maps to skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-465, and in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help prepare your for the exam. 

Course Number

MSL-20465

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:


Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:


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Duration

5 Days

Price

$2,875.00

Elite Rewards Credits

29

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Course Outline

Module 1: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure

This module explains how to design an appropriate database server infrastructure for a given business application scenario - including how to decide between on-premise, cloud-based, and hybrid database servers, hardware capacity planning, considerations for storage hardware, and strategies for consolidating database server hardware.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Database Server Infrastructure
  • Planning a Database Server Infrastructure
  • Analyzing Capacity Requirements
  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Migrating Resources in a Database Infrastructure

Lab : Designing a Database Server Infrastructure

  • Exercise 1: Planning for Consolidation
  • Exercise 2: Managing Resources on a Single Instance
  • Exercise 3: Managing Resources for Multiple SQL Server Instances on a Single Windows Server
  • Exercise 4: Managing Resources on Virtual Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the options for creating a database server infrastructure
  • Describe the considerations for creating a database infrastructure
  • Describe how to plan hardware requirements for SQL Server 2012
  • Describe the benefits of database and server consolidation and the different options for consolidating
  • Describe the methods of managing server resources in a range of database infrastructure consolidation scenarios
     

Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Schema

This module explains how to design a logical schema for a database based on application requirements. This includes planning the level of normalization, and schema and table design, and the use of views.

Lessons

  • Relational Database Design Techniques
  • Using Schemas
  • Designing Tables
  • Providing Users with a Denormalized View of a Database

Lab : Designing a Logical Database Schema

  • Exercise 1: Designing a Database Schema
  • Exercise 2: Providing Denormalized Views of Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key techniques for designing a logical database schema
  • Describe the use of schemas in database design
  • Describe the considerations for table design in a relational database
  • Describe how to use views to provide a denormalized view of database tables to enable users to work with data more easily
  • Describe the use of indexed views to improve performance

 

Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Implementation

This modules explains how to design the physical implementation of a database for a given set of requirements. The design will include data files, log files, filegroups, and data partitioning, as well as whether or not to use data compression.

Lessons

  • Files and Filegroups
  • Partitioning Data
  • Compressing Data

Lab : Designing a Physical Database Implementation

  • Exercise 1: Designing Files and Filegroups
  • Exercise 2: Partitioning Data
  • Exercise 3: Compressing Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for creating and placing SQL Server data and log files
  • Describe the use of partitioning to improve manageability
  • Describe the benefits of using compression to improve performance and storage efficiently

 

Module 4: Designing a Database Solution for BLOB Data

This modules discusses how to consider options for including binary large object (BLOB) data in a database design.

Lessons

  • Considerations for BLOB Data
  • Working with FileStream
  • Using Full-text Search

Lab : Creating a Database Solution for BLOB Data

  • Exercise 1: Planning for BLOB Data
  • Exercise 2: Creating a FileTable
  • Exercise 3: Using Full-text Search
  • Exercise 4: Using Statistical Semantic Search

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for designing databases that incorporate BLOB data
  • Describe the benefits and design considerations for using FileStream to store BLOB data on a Windows file system
  • Describe the benefits of full text indexing and semantic search and explain how to use these features to search SQL Server data, including unstructured data

 

Module 5: Tuning Database Performance

This module explains how to plan and manage indexes to optimize database performance.

Lessons

  • Optimizing Query Performance with Indexes
  • Managing Query Plans
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Lab : Planning for Database Performance

  • Exercise 1: Planning a Strategy for Improving Query Performance
  • Exercise 2: Assessing an Execution Plan
  • Exercise 3: Working with an Execution Plan

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to use indexes to optimize query performance
  • Describe the importance of query plans in index planning and maintenance
  • Describe how to develop a strategy for performance tuning and monitoring

 

Module 6: Designing Database Security

This module explains the key considerations for designing security for SQL Server instances and databases.

Lessons

  • Designing Server-Level Security
  • Designing Database-Level Security
  • Transparent Database Encryption
  • Auditing Database Activity

Lab : Planning Database Security

  • Exercise 1: Planning Security for MIA-SQL Instance and the Human Resources Database
  • Exercise 2: Implementing Security for Data Access
  • Exercise 3: Implementing Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Exercise 4: Implementing Transparent Data Encryption

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the design considerations for implementing server-level security
  • Describe the design considerations for implementing database security
  • Describe how to use transparent database encryption to improve database security
  • Describe the design considerations for auditing database activity

 

Module 7: Using Policy-Based Management

This module explains how to plan policy-based management to manage server instances, databases, and other SQL Server 2012 objects more efficiently.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Policy-Based Management
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Planning For Policy-Based Management

Lab : Using Policy-Based Management

  • Exercise 1: Planning Policy-Based Management
  • Exercise 2: Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Exercise 3: Applying a Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand policy-based management and describe its benefits
  • Implement policy-based management
  • Describe the considerations for planning policy-based management

 

Module 8: Monitoring Server Health

This module explains how to plan SQL Server health monitoring and to implement health monitoring by using SQL Server Utility.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Health Monitoring
  • Options for Monitoring Health
  • Using the SQL Server Utility

Lab : Monitoring Server Health

  • Exercise 1: Creating a Utility Control Point
  • Exercise 2: Configuring Health Policies
  • Exercise 3: Analyzing Server Health Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of health monitoring and considerations for planning health monitoring
  • Identify SQL Server health monitoring options and considerations for planning health monitoring
  • Describe how to use SQL Server Utility to monitor server health

 

Module 9: Designing a Database Backup Solution

This module explains how to identify and implement the appropriate backup strategy for a given scenario.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Backup and Restore
  • Planning a Recovery Strategy

Lab : Designing a Database Backup Solution

  • Exercise 1: Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy
  • Exercise 2: Testing a DR Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • List the backup and restore options in SQL Server 2012
  • Create the optimal backup strategy for a given scenario

 

Module 10: Automating Multi-Server Maintenance

This module explains how to better plan and manage multi-server maintenance and automation.

Lessons

  • Overview of Maintenance Automation
  • Managing Multiple Servers

Lab : Automating Multi-Server Maintenance

  • Exercise 1: Planning and Implementing a Multi-Server Environment
  • Exercise 2: Planning Multi-Server Jobs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core concepts involved in SQL Server automation
  • List the key considerations for automating administrative processes
  • Describe multi-server management for SQL Server 2012

 

Module 11: Managing SQL Server with PowerShell

This module provides an overview of PowerShell and describes the benefits of using PowerShell to manage SQL Server 2012.

Lessons

  • Introduction to PowerShell

Lab : Managing SQL Server with PowerShell

  • Exercise 1: Using PowerShell interactively
  • Exercise 2: Backing up a Database by Using PowerShell
  • Exercise 3: Creating a PowerShell Script to Standardize Database Creation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of PowerShell
  • Explain the fundamental concepts that underlie PowerShell
  • Explain how PowerShell can be used to improve the efficiency of managing SQL Server instances

 

Module 12: Replicating Data

This module explains how to design an optimal replication strategy from a given set of business and technical requirements.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication

Lab : Planning and Implementing SQL Server Replication

  • Exercise 1: Planning a Replication Strategy
  • Exercise 2: Implementing Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • List the replication options in SQL Server 2012
  • Identify the appropriate replication solution for a given scenario

 

Module 13: Designing for High Availability

This module explains how to plan and implement a high availability solution.

Lessons

  • High Availability in SQL Server 2012
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Lab : Implementing High Availability

  • Exercise 1: Planning a High Availability Strategy
  • Exercise 2: Implementing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Exercise 3: Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Choose a high availability strategy for a given scenario
  • Describe how to implement and test AlwaysOn Availability Groups