This 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 All the labs for this course can be performed using the provided virtual machines. However, if you have a Microsoft Windows Azure account and the classroom virtual machines connect to the internet you may be able to connect to your Azure server and database from the classroom. Many of the labs in this course are enabled for you to perform the lab while connected to your own Azure database in the cloud. Your instructor should be able to provide a current list of Azure enabled labs. To acquire a trial Windows Azure account click here.

Objectives

  • 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.

Prerequisites

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

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
  • 10774A: Writing T-SQL Queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Module

  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its ToolsetThis 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.
  • Module 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012This 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.
  • Module 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.
  • Module 4: Working with DatabasesThis module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.
  • Module 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery ModelsThis module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.
  • Module 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 DatabasesThis module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.
  • Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 DatabasesThis module describes the restoration of databases.
  • Module 8: Importing and Exporting DataThis module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.
  • Module 9: Authenticating and Authorizing UsersThis module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.
  • Module 10: Assigning Server and Database RolesThis module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.
  • Module 11: Authorizing Users to Access ResourcesThis module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.
  • Module 12: Auditing SQL Server EnvironmentsThis module covers SQL Server Audit.
  • Module 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 ManagementThis module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.
  • Module 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server AgentThis module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.
  • Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and NotificationsThis module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

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