Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases Training (20462)

Level: Intermediate
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This official Microsoft five-day instructor-led Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (20462) course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database. While the course focuses on teaching individuals how to use the new SQL Server 2014 product features and tools related to maintaining a database, it also covers the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

Plus, get prepped for Microsoft exam 70-462, a requirement for MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014.

Key Features of this Administering SQL Server 2014 Databases Training:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Describe core database administration tasks and tools.
  • Install and configure SQL Server 2014.
  • Configure SQL Server databases and storage.
  • Plan and implement a backup strategy.
  • Restore databases from backups.
  • Import and export data. Monitor SQL Server.
  • Trace SQL Server activity.
  • Manage SQL Server security.
  • Audit data access and encrypt data.
  • Perform ongoing database maintenance.
  • Automate SQL Server maintenance with SQL Server Agent Jobs.
  • Configure Database Mail, alerts and notifications.

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Administering SQL Server 2014 Databases Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
  • Requirements

    • Before attending this course, students must have:
      • Knowledge and experience working with Windows PowerShell or knowledge equivalent to the content covered in course 8459: Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell Training (10961)
      • Experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already have experience in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV):

Administering SQL Server 2014 Databases Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration

    This module introduces the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 platform. It describes the components, editions, and versions of SQL Server 2014, and the tasks that a database administrator commonly performs for a SQL Server instance.

    Lessons

    • Database Administration Overview
    • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
    • Database Management Tools and Techniques

    Lab: Using SQL Server Administrative Tools

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the SQL Server platform.
    • Describe common database administration tasks.
    • Use SQL Server administration tools.
  • Module 2: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014

    This module explains how to assess resource requirements for SQL Server 2014 and how to install it.

    Lessons

    • Planning SQL Server Installation
    • Installing SQL Server 2014
    • Post-Installation Configuration

    Lab: Installing SQL Server 2014

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan a SQL Server 2014 installation.
    • Install SQL Server 2014.
    • Perform post-installation configuration tasks.
  • Module 3: Working with Databases and Storage

    This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, how to manage database files, and how to move them. Other tasks related to storage, include managing the tempdb database and using fast storage devices to extend the SQL Server buffer pool cache, are also discussed.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
    • Managing Storage for System Databases
    • Managing Storage for User Databases
    • Moving Database Files
    • Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension

    Lab: Managing Database Storage

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe how SQL Server stores data.
    • Manage storage for system databases.
    • Manage storage for user databases.
    • Move database files.
    • Configure the buffer pool extension.
  • Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy

    In this module, you will consider how to create a backup strategy that is aligned with organisational needs, and learn how to perform the backup operations required by that strategy.

    Lessons

    • Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
    • Planning a Backup Strategy
    • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
    • Using Backup Options
    • Ensuring Backup Reliability

    Lab: Backing Up SQL Server Databases

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe how database transaction logs function, and how they affect database recovery.
    • Plan a backup strategy for a SQL Server database.
    • Back up databases and transactions logs.
    • Perform copy-only, compressed, and encrypted backups.
    • Maximise backup reliability.
  • Module 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases

    In this module, you will see how to restore user and system databases and how to implement point-in-time recovery.

    Lessons

    • Understanding the Restore Process
    • Restoring Databases
    • Advanced Restore Scenarios
    • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery

    Lab: Restoring SQL Server Databases

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the restore process.
    • Restore databases.
    • Perform advanced restore operations.
    • Perform a point-in-time recovery.
  • Module 6: Importing and Exporting Data

    In this module, you will briefly explore tools and techniques so that you can import and export data to and from SQL Server.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to Transferring Data
    • Importing and Exporting Table Data
    • Copying or Moving a Database

    Lab: Importing and Exporting Data

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe tools and techniques for transferring data.
    • Import and export data.
    • Copy or move a database.
  • Module 7: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

    This module explains how to use three of the most commonly used tools: Activity Monitor, dynamic management views and functions (DMVs and DMFs), and Performance Monitor.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
    • Dynamic Management Views and Functions
    • Performance Monitor

    Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe considerations for monitoring SQL Server and use Activity Monitor.
    • Use dynamic management views and functions to monitor SQL Server.
    • Use Performance Monitor to monitor SQL Server.
  • Module 8: Tracing SQL Server Activity

    This module describes how to use SQL Server Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server, and how to use that information to troubleshoot and optimise SQL Server workloads.

    Lessons

    • Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
    • Using Traces

    Lab: Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Trace activity in SQL Server
    • Use captured traces to test, troubleshoot, and optimise database performance.
  • Module 9: Managing SQL Server Security

    In this module, you will be learn about the core concepts on which the SQL Server security architecture is based, and how to manage security at the server and database levels.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to SQL Server Security
    • Managing Server-Level Security
    • Managing Database-Level Principals
    • Managing Database Permissions

    Lab: Managing SQL Server Security

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe core security concepts in the SQL Server security architecture.
    • Manage server-level security.
    • Manage database-level security principals.
    • Manage database permissions.
  • Module 10: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

    This module describes the available options for auditing in SQL Server, how to use and manage the SQL Server audit feature, and how to implement encryption.

    Lessons

    • Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
    • Implementing SQL Server Audit
    • Implementing SQL Server Audit

    Lab: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe options for auditing data access.
    • Implement SQL Server audit.
    • Manage SQL Server audit.
    • Implement Transparent Data Encryption.
  • Module 11: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

    This module describes common database maintenance tasks that a DBA must perform, and demonstrates how to automate these tasks using maintenance plans.

    Lessons

    • Ensuring Database Integrity
    • Maintaining Indexes
    • Automating Routine Database Maintenance

    Lab: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Ensure database integrity by using DBCC CHECKDB.
    • Maintain indexes.
    • Configure Database Maintenance Plans.
  • Module 12: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management

    This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent to automate jobs, how to configure security contexts for jobs, and how to implement multi-server jobs.

    Lessons

    • Automating SQL Server Management
    • Implementing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    • Managing Job Step Security Contexts
    • Managing Jobs on Multiple Servers

    Lab: Automating SQL Server Management

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe methods for automating SQL Server management.
    • Create jobs, job step types, and schedules.
    • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.
    • Configure job security contexts.
    • Configure master and target servers.
  • Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications

    This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts, and notifications.

    Lessons

    • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
    • Configuring Database Mail
    • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications

    Lab: Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure Database Mail.
    • Monitor SQL Server errors.
    • Configure operators, alerts, and notifications

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Administering SQL Server 2014 Databases Course Information

  • On-Demand Training Description

    With a blend of video, text, hands-on labs, and knowledge checks, you will receive the same high quality content as the live event, but you can attend on your own time, at your own pace.

    PLUS, we include access to a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) to help you prepare for your certification exam and help you apply your new skills immediately… Learning Tree knows how to bring learning to life!

    • Flexibility to take the course on your own time, at your own pace
    • Forever access to the digital course materials – for any refreshers
    • You will receive a code with your purchase.The code may be redeemed for online access to this On Demand course for up to six months
    • Upon course activation, the MOC On Demand videos and labs are available for three months
    • 2 FREE hours of individual coaching from an MCT Learning Tree Instructor
    • This delivery is also eligible for Microsoft Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs)
  • Requirements

    • Before attending this course, students must have:
      • Knowledge and experience working with Windows PowerShell or knowledge equivalent to the content covered in course 8459: Automating Administration With Windows PowerShell Training (10961)
      • Experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration or already have experience in administering and supporting Application servers and services including applications like Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL.
  • Redeem Your Microsoft Training Vouchers (SATV):

Administering SQL Server 2014 Databases Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration

    This module introduces the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 platform. It describes the components, editions, and versions of SQL Server 2014, and the tasks that a database administrator commonly performs for a SQL Server instance.

    Lessons

    • Database Administration Overview
    • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
    • Database Management Tools and Techniques

    Lab: Using SQL Server Administrative Tools

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe the SQL Server platform.
    • Describe common database administration tasks.
    • Use SQL Server administration tools.
  • Module 2: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014

    This module explains how to assess resource requirements for SQL Server 2014 and how to install it.

    Lessons

    • Planning SQL Server Installation
    • Installing SQL Server 2014
    • Post-Installation Configuration

    Lab: Installing SQL Server 2014

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Plan a SQL Server 2014 installation.
    • Install SQL Server 2014.
    • Perform post-installation configuration tasks.
  • Module 3: Working with Databases and Storage

    This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, how to manage database files, and how to move them. Other tasks related to storage, include managing the tempdb database and using fast storage devices to extend the SQL Server buffer pool cache, are also discussed.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
    • Managing Storage for System Databases
    • Managing Storage for User Databases
    • Moving Database Files
    • Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension

    Lab: Managing Database Storage

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe how SQL Server stores data.
    • Manage storage for system databases.
    • Manage storage for user databases.
    • Move database files.
    • Configure the buffer pool extension.
  • Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy

    In this module, you will consider how to create a backup strategy that is aligned with organisational needs, and learn how to perform the backup operations required by that strategy.

    Lessons

    • Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
    • Planning a Backup Strategy
    • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
    • Using Backup Options
    • Ensuring Backup Reliability

    Lab: Backing Up SQL Server Databases

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe how database transaction logs function, and how they affect database recovery.
    • Plan a backup strategy for a SQL Server database.
    • Back up databases and transactions logs.
    • Perform copy-only, compressed, and encrypted backups.
    • Maximise backup reliability.
  • Module 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases

    In this module, you will see how to restore user and system databases and how to implement point-in-time recovery.

    Lessons

    • Understanding the Restore Process
    • Restoring Databases
    • Advanced Restore Scenarios
    • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery

    Lab: Restoring SQL Server Databases

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Explain the restore process.
    • Restore databases.
    • Perform advanced restore operations.
    • Perform a point-in-time recovery.
  • Module 6: Importing and Exporting Data

    In this module, you will briefly explore tools and techniques so that you can import and export data to and from SQL Server.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to Transferring Data
    • Importing and Exporting Table Data
    • Copying or Moving a Database

    Lab: Importing and Exporting Data

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe tools and techniques for transferring data.
    • Import and export data.
    • Copy or move a database.
  • Module 7: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

    This module explains how to use three of the most commonly used tools: Activity Monitor, dynamic management views and functions (DMVs and DMFs), and Performance Monitor.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
    • Dynamic Management Views and Functions
    • Performance Monitor

    Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe considerations for monitoring SQL Server and use Activity Monitor.
    • Use dynamic management views and functions to monitor SQL Server.
    • Use Performance Monitor to monitor SQL Server.
  • Module 8: Tracing SQL Server Activity

    This module describes how to use SQL Server Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server, and how to use that information to troubleshoot and optimise SQL Server workloads.

    Lessons

    • Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
    • Using Traces

    Lab: Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Trace activity in SQL Server
    • Use captured traces to test, troubleshoot, and optimise database performance.
  • Module 9: Managing SQL Server Security

    In this module, you will be learn about the core concepts on which the SQL Server security architecture is based, and how to manage security at the server and database levels.

    Lessons

    • Introduction to SQL Server Security
    • Managing Server-Level Security
    • Managing Database-Level Principals
    • Managing Database Permissions

    Lab: Managing SQL Server Security

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe core security concepts in the SQL Server security architecture.
    • Manage server-level security.
    • Manage database-level security principals.
    • Manage database permissions.
  • Module 10: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

    This module describes the available options for auditing in SQL Server, how to use and manage the SQL Server audit feature, and how to implement encryption.

    Lessons

    • Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
    • Implementing SQL Server Audit
    • Implementing SQL Server Audit

    Lab: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe options for auditing data access.
    • Implement SQL Server audit.
    • Manage SQL Server audit.
    • Implement Transparent Data Encryption.
  • Module 11: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

    This module describes common database maintenance tasks that a DBA must perform, and demonstrates how to automate these tasks using maintenance plans.

    Lessons

    • Ensuring Database Integrity
    • Maintaining Indexes
    • Automating Routine Database Maintenance

    Lab: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Ensure database integrity by using DBCC CHECKDB.
    • Maintain indexes.
    • Configure Database Maintenance Plans.
  • Module 12: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management

    This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent to automate jobs, how to configure security contexts for jobs, and how to implement multi-server jobs.

    Lessons

    • Automating SQL Server Management
    • Implementing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    • Managing Job Step Security Contexts
    • Managing Jobs on Multiple Servers

    Lab: Automating SQL Server Management

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Describe methods for automating SQL Server management.
    • Create jobs, job step types, and schedules.
    • Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.
    • Configure job security contexts.
    • Configure master and target servers.
  • Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications

    This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts, and notifications.

    Lessons

    • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
    • Configuring Database Mail
    • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications

    Lab: Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications

    After completing this module, students will be able to:

    • Configure Database Mail.
    • Monitor SQL Server errors.
    • Configure operators, alerts, and notifications

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Administering SQL Server 2014 Databases Training FAQs

  • What version of SQL Server is this database administration course applicable to?

    The applicable version used for this course is SQL Server 2014.

  • Can I learn to administer SQL Server 2014 databases online?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

  • Can I use SATVs to take this SQL Server 2014 database administration course?

    Yes! This course is eligible for Microsoft Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) redemption.

  • Which Microsoft exam does this Administering SQL Server 2014 Databases course prepare me for?

    This course helps prepare you for the Microsoft 70-462 certification exam, Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases.

  • Is this database administration course of a Microsoft SQL Server certification path?

    Yes! It fulfills a requirement for MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 certification.

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