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MS-20764 - Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

This five-day instructor-led course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

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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.

Detailed Class Syllabus


Module 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users


Authenticating connections to SQL Server
Authorizing logins to access databases
Authorization across servers
Partially contained databases

Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles


Working with server roles
Working with Fixed database roles
Creating user-defined database roles

Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources


Authorizing user access to objects
Authorizing users to execute code
Configuring permissions at the schema level

Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing


Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server audit
Managing SQL Server audit
Protecting data with encryption

Module 5: SQL Server Recovery Models


Backup strategies
Understanding SQL Server transaction login
Planning a SQL Server backup strategy

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases


Backing up databases and transaction logs
Managing database backups
Working with backup options

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases


Understanding the restore process
Restoring databases
Working with point-in-time recovery
Restoring system databases and individual files

Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management


Automating SQL Server management
Working with SQL Server agent
Managing SQL Server agent jobs
Multi-server management

Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent


Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
Configuring credentials
Configuring proxy accounts

Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications


Configuration of database mail
Monitoring SQL Server errors
Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications
Alerts in Azure SQL database

Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell


Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
Administer SQL Server using PowerShell
Maintain the SQL Server environment using PowerShell
Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server


Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler
Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor
Working with tracing options
Distributed replay
Monitoring locks

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server


Monitoring activity
Capturing and managing performance data
Analyzing collected performance data
SQL Server utility

Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server


SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
Resolving service related issues
Resolving login and connectivity issues
Troubleshooting common issues

Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data


Transferring data to/from SQL Server
Importing and exporting table data
Using BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
Deploying and upgrading data-tier applications