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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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: SQL Server Security

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

Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles

Working with server roles
Working with Fixed Database Roles
Assigning 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: Recovery Models and Backup Strategies

Understanding Backup Strategies
SQL Server Transaction Logs
Planning Backup Strategies

Module 6: Backing Up SQL Server Databases

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

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server 2016 Databases

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

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

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

Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
Administer and Maintain SQL Server with PowerShell
Managing Azure SQL Databases using PowerShell

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended events

Extended Events Core Concepts
Working with Extended Events

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server

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

Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server

A Trouble Shooting Methodology for SQL Server
Resolving Service Related Issues
Resolving Connectivity and Log-in issues

Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data

Transferring Data to and from SQL Server
Importing and Exporting Table Data
Using bcp and BULK INSERT to Import Data
Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Application