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SQL764A: Provisioning and Administering a SQL Server Database On Premise (Combo 20764 & 20765)

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SQL764A: Provisioning and Administering a SQL Server Database On Premise (Combo 20764 & 20765)

Replaces Microsoft Courses:
20764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
20765: Provisioning SQL Database
20462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 & 2014 Databases


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  • 5 Days
  • Combines Microsoft Courses 20764 & 20765
  • Mastery in 1 week instead of 2!
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  • Replay™ Class Recordings Included
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Course Description

This 5-day Interface-exclusive instructor-led course, combines the material from two Microsoft Official courses – 20764 and 20765. Students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases will gain mastery implementing SQL Server in an on-premise configuration.

Students who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases, or are responsible for managing development instances will gain mastery in how to manage a SQL Server instance.

Below is a breakdown of the combined topics:

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Module 1: SQL Server Components

This module introduces the SQL Server 2016 platform.  It describes the components, editions, and versions of SQL Server 2016, and the tasks that a database administration commonly performs to configure and SQL Server instance.


  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • SQL Server Services and Configuration Options


Module 2: Installing SQL Server

One of the key responsibilities of database administrator is to provision databases and server.  This includes planning and performing the installation of SQL Server on a physical servers and virtual machines.  This module explains how to assess resource requirements for SQL Server 2016 and how to install it.


  • Considerations for installing SQL Server
  • TempDB Files
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • Automating Installation


Module 3: Working with Databases

This module describes the preinstalled system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.


  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Creating Databases
  • Database Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
  • Buffer Pool Extension


Module 4: Recovery Models and Backup Strategies

In this module, you will consider how to create a strategy that is aligned with organizational needs, based on the available backup models, and the role of the transaction logs in maintaining database consistency.


  • Understanding Backup Strategies
  • SQL Server Transaction Logs
  • Planning Backup Strategies


Module 5: Backing Up SQL Server Databases

In this module, you will learn how to implement various backup strategies using the SQL Server backup commands.


  • Backing Up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Advanced Database Options


Module 6: Restoring SQL Server Databases

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


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


Module 7: Performing Database Maintenance

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


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


Module 8: Authenticating and Authorizing Users

Protection of data within your SQL Server databases is essential and requires a working knowledge of the issues and SQL Server security features. This module describes SQL Server security models, logins, users, partially contained databases, and cross-server authorization.


  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Connect to databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
  • Partially Contained Databases


Module 9: Assigning Server and Database Roles

Microsoft SQL Server includes support for security roles defined at server level and at database level. This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles, and user-defined roles.


  • Working with server roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Assigning User-Defined Database Roles


Module 10: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

In this module, you will see how these object permissions are managed. In addition to access permissions on database objects, SQL Server provides the ability to determine which users can execute code, such as stored procedures and functions.


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


Module 11: Automating SQL Server 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.


  • Automating SQL Server management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • Multi-server Management


Module 12: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

It is important to understand how to create a minimal privilege security environment for jobs that run inside SQL Server Agent. This module describes the considerations for SQL Server Agent security, including proxy accounts and credentials.


  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts


Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

This module covers the configuration of Database Mail, alerts, and notifications for a SQL Server instance.


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


Module 14: Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended events

SQL Server Extended Events is a flexible, lightweight event-handling system built into the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine. This module focuses on the architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategies and usage scenarios of Extended Events.


  • Extended Events Core Concepts
  • Working with Extended Events


Module 15: Monitoring SQL Server 

This module explains how to use Distributed Management Views to monitor SQL Server. It also describes configuration of data collection and the SQL Server Utility.


  • Monitoring activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
  • SQL Server Utility


The primary audience for this course are individuals who administer and maintain on premise 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.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


  • 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

What You Will Learn

  • Provision a Database Server
  • Configure SQL Server
  • Create and Manage Databases and Files
  • Perform Ongoing Database Maintenance Activities
  • Describe recovery models and backup strategies
  • Backup SQL Server databases
  • Restore SQL Server databases
  • Authenticate and authorize users
  • Assign server and database roles
  • Authorize users to access resources
  • Automate database management
  • Configure security for the SQL Server agent
  • Manage alerts and notifications
  • Trace access to SQL Server with Extended Event
  • Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure

Student Comments (21)

May 18, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Peter very good job, thanks you!"
May 18, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Courseware
"I appreciated going through examples of backup and restore and seeing states of the database in different scenarios. I feel better about troubleshooting in real life after this training instead of Googling my way through an emergency situation to get started."
May 18, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Peter did an amazing job! He's a great teacher and I have learned an extraordinary amount from this class! Thank you Peter!"
May 18, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"This is the second class I have taken with Peter and was very happy he was teaching this class! He keeps class engaged."
January 26, 2018 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Peter is great. I have taken 2 of his classes and both were excellent."