SQL Server 2012 / 2008 // 10775

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Get the knowledge and skills that are essential for a DBA to install, create and maintain Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database and discover the new benefits of SQL Server 2012. This course is available in Arizona and online with Remote Live

Course Description

Get started on the road to becoming a SQL Server 2012 guru this is the class to take. You'll learn the unique combination of skills that defines a DBA, including SQL Server administration, system and query tuning, and you'll cement new knowledge and skills with ample hands-on experience (more than 50% of the class, in fact, is lab-based). The instructor highlights new functionality in SQL Server 2012, helping experienced DBAs take advantage of new features and plan for their implementation. Exclusive hands-on classroom experience with SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn helps round out this course, allowing you to focus on the latest technologies and techniques for your organization. Even if you're been using SQL Server for years, you'll leave class with new information and ideas… and if you're a newcomer to SQL Server (or even a "reluctant DBA"), there's no better place to start your SQL Server education.

AUDIENCE

This course is designed for students need to perform the activities of a database administrator.  This course is valuable for those whose work involves, or will involve, the administration of a SQL Server 2012 databases. Typical participants include database administrators, and system administrators that need to take care of a SQL Server database system.

For students using SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2, this course is an appropriate choice.  Most of the functionality taught is the same between the releases.  The instructor will highlight those features that are new to SQL Server 2012.

PREREQUISITES

Before attending this course, students should have basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality, working knowledge of Transact-SQL, knowledge of relational databases and some experience with database design.

  • SQL100 or equivalent knowledge required

Or

  • SQL250 or equivalent knowledge required

Or

  • 10774 or equivalent knowledge required

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

After attending 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.
  • Configure and test an Always-On High Availability Configuration
  • Troubleshoot SQL Server databases.

COURSE OUTLINE

1. Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

  • 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


2. Preparing Systems for SQL Server

  • 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


3. Installing and Configuring 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


4. Working with 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


5. Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models

  • 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


6. Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • 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


7. Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • 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


8. Importing and Exporting Data

  • 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


9: Authenticating and Authorizing Users

  • 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


10. Assigning Server and Database Roles

  • 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


11. Authorizing Users to Access Resources

  • 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
  • Configure permissions at the schema level.


12: Auditing SQL Server Environments

  • 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


13. Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

  • 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


14. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • 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


15. Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

  • 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


16. Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • 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


17. Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

  • 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


18. Monitoring SQL Server 2012

  • 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


19: Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • AlwaysOn Technology
  • AlwaysOn Failover Clustering
  • Defining Availability Groups
  • Creating Active Secondary Replicas
  • Managing Availability Groups


Lab : Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • Creating an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Using AlwaysOn High Availability
  • Performing an AlwaysOn Failover


20. Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues

  • 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 issue