Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases Training Program

OVERVIEW:

This instructor-led course provides participants with the knowledge and skills required to maintain Microsoft SQL Server databases in Production Environment. This Microsoft course focuses on teaching participants how to use SQL Server product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462..

Please select modules required of your choice

Course will be STEP-BY-STEP HANDS-ON INTERACTIVE with GUI and SQL Scripts. At the end of the module there will be exercises, assignments and quiz on the related topics

Course is applicable to SQL Server 2016 / 2014 / 2012 / 2008 R2 / 2008

TARGET AUDIENCE:

The primary audience for this Microsoft course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These participants 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 participants who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

 PRE-REQUISITES:

Participants who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

Requirements at Client Set up

 For Cluster or Always ON:

Hardware

  • 3  Nodes or VM ; Quad Core 2.0 GHz or more , 8 GB/16 GB RAM , 100 GB free Disk Space for each node or VM
  • 3 Systems ( 1 – Domain Controller, 2 Member servers ( SQL Server ) ) Physical /Virtual
  • 4 IP address ( Domain, 2 SQL Servers , Listener – Always-n )

Software

  • 3 Systems O/S – Windows 2012 /Windows 2012 /Windows 2008 R2, — Enterprise
  • SQL Servers (2 numbers) should be on members to the Domain Controller
  • SQL Server 2012/2014/2016 Enterprise/ Edition – Media or Installed product on SQL Server
  • Domain Controller Account, One Domain Account (Local Administrator also) for SQL Server Services on both SQL Servers. For some of the features, domain account is required for sql server service.

For Normal Course (Without Cluster or Always ON TOPIC)

Hardware

  • 1 System Physical /Virtual
  • Quad Core 2.0GHz or More , 8 GB/16 GB RAM , 100 GB free Disk Space

Software

  • Windows Client Windows 7 with SP1, Windows 8 , 8.1,10

OR

  • Server :  Windows 2012 /Windows 2012 /Windows 2008 R2,  Windows 2008  Enterprise / Standard

SQL Server Enterprise / Developer Edition – Media or Installed product on SQL Server – 2 Instances

Other

  • Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010 – PowerPoint, Word, Excel on one of the SQL Servers
  • SMTP Server for Database Mail
  • Projector with clicker , compatible ports to Laptop
  • White Board
  • Marker
  • Duster

AT COURSE COMPLETION:

After completing this course, participants 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.

OUTLINE:

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO SQL SERVER AND ITS TOOLSET (3:00 HRS)

This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

Lessons

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
Ensuring SQL Browser is disabled and configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the SQL Server Platform.
Work with SQL Server Tools.
Configure SQL Server Services.

MODULE 2: PREPARING SYSTEMS FOR SQL SERVER (1:00 HR)

This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the SQL Server architecture.
Plan for server resource requirements.
Conduct pre-installation stress testing for SQL Server.

MODULE 3: INSTALLING AND CONFIGURING SQL SERVER (3:00 HRS)

This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.

Lessons

Preparing to Install 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Prepare to install SQL Server.
Install SQL Server.
Upgrade and automate the installation of SQL Server.

 MODULE 4:   WORKING WITH DATABASES (3:00 HRS)

This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.

Lessons

Overview of SQL Server Databases
Working with Files and File groups
Moving Database Files

Lab:

Working with Databases
Adjust tempdb configuration
Create the Sample database
Attach the Sample database
Add multiple files to tempdb

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the role and structure of SQL Server databases.
Work with files and file groups.
Move database files within servers and between servers.

MODULE 5: UNDERSTANDING SQL SERVER RECOVERY MODELS (2:00 HRS)

This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the critical concepts surrounding backup strategies.
Explain the transaction logging capabilities within the SQL Server database engine.
Plan a SQL Server backup strategy.

MODULE 6: BACKUP OF SQL SERVER DATABASES (3:00 HRS)

This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Back up databases and transaction logs
Manage database backups
Work with more advanced backup options

MODULE 7: RESTORING SQL SERVER DATABASES (2:00 HRS)

This module describes the restoration of databases.

Lessons

Understanding the Restore Process
Restoring Databases
Working with Point-in-time recovery
Restoring System Databases and Individual Files

Lab:

Restoring SQL Server Databases
Determine a restore strategy
Restore the database
Using STANDBY mode

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Understand the restore process.
Restore databases.
Work with Point-in-time Recovery.
Restore system databases and individual files.

MODULE 8: IMPORTING AND EXPORTING DATA (2:00 HRS)

This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Transfer data to and from SQL Server.
Import and export table data.
Insert data in bulk and optimize the bulk insert process.

MODULE 9: AUTHENTICATING AND AUTHORISING USERS (2:00 HRS)

This module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe how SQL Server authenticates connections.
Describe how logins are authorized to access databases.
Explain the requirements for Authorization across servers.

MODULE 10: ASSIGNING SERVER AND DATABASE ROLES (2:00 HRS)

This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

Lessons

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

 After completing this module, students will be able to:

Work with server roles.
Work with fixed database roles.
Create user-defined database roles.

MODULE 11: AUTHORISING USERS TO ACCESS RESOURCES (2:00 HRS)

This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

Lessons

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

 After completing this module, students will be able to:

Authorize user access to objects.
Authorize users to execute code.
Configure permissions at the schema level.

MODULE 12: AUDITING SQL SERVER ENVIRONMENTS (2:00 HRS)

This module covers SQL Server Audit.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Describe the options for auditing data access in SQL Server.
Implement SQL Server Audit.
Manage SQL Server Audit.

MODULE 13: AUTOMATING SQL SERVER MANAGEMENT (2:00 HRS)

This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Automate SQL Server Management.
Work with SQL Server Agent.
Manage SQL Server Agent jobs.

MODULE 14: CONFIGURING SECURITY FOR SQL SERVER AGENT (2:00 HRS)

This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain SQL Server Agent security.
Configure credentials.
Configure Proxy accounts.

MODULE 15: MONITORING SQL SERVER WITH ALERTS AND NOTIFICATIONS (2:00 HRS)

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

Lessons 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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Configure database mail.
Monitor SQL Server errors.
Configure operators, alerts and notifications.

MODULE 16: PERFORMING ONGOING DATABASE MAINTENANCE (2:30 HRS)

This module covers database maintenance plans.

Lessons

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

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Ensure database integrity.
Maintain indexes.
Automate routine database maintenance.

MODULE 17: TRACING ACCESS TO SQL SERVER (2:00 HRS)

This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

Lessons

Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
Working with Tracing Options

 Lab:

Tracing Access to SQL Server

Capture a trace using SQL Server Profiler
Analyse a trace using Database Engine Tuning Advisor
Configure SQL Trace

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Capture activity using SQL Server Profiler and Extended Events Profiler.
Improve performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
Work with tracing options.

MODULE 18: MONITORING SQL SERVER (3:00 HRS)

This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

Lessons

Monitoring Activity
Capturing and Managing Performance Data
Analyzing Collected Performance Data

Lab:

Monitoring SQL Server
Investigating DMVs
Configure Management Data Warehouse
Configure Instances for Data Collection
Work with Data Collector Reports

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Monitor current activity.
Capture and manage performance data.
Analyze collected performance data.

MODULE 19: MANAGING MULTIPLE SERVERS (1:00 HR)

This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries,

Lessons
Working with Multiple Servers – CMS
Registered Servers

 Lab:

Managing Multiple Servers
Configure CMS and execute multi-server queries

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Work with multiple servers through CMS and Registered Servers

MODULE 20 : PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION WITH DMVS, WAITS, (3:00 HRS)

This module covers Administration related DMVs to capture server activity.

Lessons

Performance Related DMVs Server Configuration DMVs How to Audit existing Server and Analyze for configuration issues

Different Trace Flags

Lab:

Capture Server Waits
CPU bottlenecks
Memory bottlenecks
I/O bottlenecks
TempDB bottleneck
Concurrency bottlenecks

Query Execution & Query Plan Analysis, Query Processing and Execution, Reading & Analyzing Query Plans

Identifying issues in Query Plan, Plan Caching and Recompilation, The Plan Cache, Caching Mechanisms, Plan Cache Internals, Troubleshooting Plan cache Issues

Run Different DMVs related to admin and evaluate server response

After completing this module, students will be able to:

Locate Performance issues with waits
Resolve CPU, Memory, IO, Network issues

Analyze execution plans and locate high blocking and resource consumption operators

 MODULE 21: TROUBLESHOOTING COMMON SQL SERVER ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUE (3:00 HRS)

This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.
Lessons

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 issues

 After completing this module, students will be able to:

Explain SQL Server troubleshooting methodology.
Resolve service-related issues.
Resolve concurrency issues.
Resolve login and connectivity issues.

MODULE 22: POLICY MANAGEMENT: (2:00 HRS)

This module covers Policy Management.

Lessons

Facets Conditions
Boolean Operators
Policy Evaluation
Default Policies
Policies Import and Export

Lab:

Policy Management Facets
How to create a Condition
How to evaluate condition

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

Apply Enterprise Policy on all SQL Server Configurations

Create New Policies and Evaluate

MODULE 23: RESOURCE GOVERNOR: (2:00 HRS)

This module covers How to use Resource Governor to optimally allocate resources.

Lessons

Resource Governor
Resource Pools
Workload Groups
Classifier Functions

Lab:

Developing Classifier Functions
Resource Pools and Workload Groups
Assigning CPU and Memory Resources

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

How to assign proper CPU, Memory to batch jobs. How to configure Resource Pools.

MODULE 24: EXTENDED EVENTS: (3.00 HRS)

This module covers Extended Events Architecture.

Lessons

Sessions (Event)
Events
Event Category
Channel
Event Fields and Description
Data Storage
Event Retention Mode
Maximum Dispatch Latency
Maximum Event Size, Memory Size

Lab:

Creating Extend Events
Find out high resource consumption queries
Find out Log in and Log out Events
How to convert SQL server trace to Extended Events

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

Capture various SQL Server events in light weight model.
Trouble Shoot Different Scenarios like Blocking, Deadlock

MODULE 25: DATABASE SNAPSHOTS: (1.00 HR)

This module covers how to create database snapshot .and recover lost data

Lessons

Database Snapshot Overview
Creation of Database Snapshot
Disaster Recovery Scenario

Lab:

How database snapshots work
Reading Data from Snapshot
Using Database Snapshot in case of data loss
Snapshot creation at multiple periods

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

Creation of Database Snapshot
Reading the Snapshot
Recovery of Data

MODULE 26: DATABASE MIRRORING: (3.00 HRS)

This module covers how to create mirror database

Lessons

Database Mirror Creation
Synchronous and Asynchronous
Different Safety Modes

Lab:

Mirroring configuration
Failure types and speed
Witness
Failure scenarios
Client redirection
Monitoring
Troubleshooting
Other use cases for mirroring

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

Creation of Mirror Database
Manual and Automatic Failover

MODULE 27: FAILOVER CLUSTERING: (8.00 HRS)

This module covers how to create failover clustering nodes, quorums

Lessons

Clustering concepts
Planning for failover clustering
How failover works

Lab:

windows Clustering  ( VM s are used )
Public and Private Networks
Installation and patching SQL Server Clustering on two nodes
MSDTC Configuration
Quorum Settings
Manual and Automatic Failover
Cluster log
Troubleshooting cluster Issues

After completing this module, participants will be able to:

Prerequisite for windows clustering
Windows Cluster Installation
SQL Server Cluster Installation
Cluster Failover
Troubleshoot Cluster Issues

MODULE 28 : ALWAYS_ON AVAILABLITY GROUPS : (6.00 HRS)

This module covers how to create ALWAYS-ON GROUPS for multiple databases failover

Lessons
Availability group overview
Readable secondaries
Application connection support
Partial database containment

Lab:
windows Clustering ( VM s are used )
Selecting Always -ON Databases
Configuring Secondaries
Synchronous and Asynchronous
Secondary Databases used for Reporting and Backup
Listener
Quorum Settings
Automatic and Manual Failover
After completing this module, participants will be able to:

Prerequisite for windows clustering
Windows Cluster Installation
SQL Server Always-ON Installation
Secondary Configuration
Quorum Settings
Automatic and Manual Failover
Troubleshooting Always-ON  

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