How To Take This Class

Course Overview

This Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure Training 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.

Course 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.

Course Audience

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain 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. This course is also useful for individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Authenticate and authorize users
  • Assign server and database roles
  • Authorize users to access resources
  • Protect data with encryption and auditing
  • Describe recovery models and backup strategies
  • Backup SQL Server databases
  • Restore SQL Server databases
  • Automate database management
  • Configure security for the SQL Server agent
  • Manage alerts and notifications
  • Managing SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Trace access to SQL Server
  • Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure
  • Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure
  • Import and export data

Course Duration

5 Days

Course Outline

  1. SQL Server Security
    • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
    • Authorizing Logins to Connect to databases
    • Authorization Across Servers
    • Partially Contained Databases
    • Lab: Authenticating Users
      • Create Logins
      • Create Database Users
      • Correct Application Login Issues
      • Configure Security for Restored Databases
  2. Assigning Server and Database Roles
    • Working with server roles
    • Working with Fixed Database Roles
    • Assigning User-Defined Database Roles
    • Lab: Assigning server and database roles
      • Assigning Server Roles
      • Assigning Fixed Database Roles
      • Assigning User-Defined Database Roles
      • Verifying Security
  3. 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
      • Granting, Denying, and Revoking Permissions on Objects
      • Granting EXECUTE Permissions on Code
      • Granting Permissions at the Schema Level
  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
    • Lab: Using Auditing and Encryption
      • Working with SQL Server Audit
      • Encrypt a Column as Always Encrypted
      • Encrypt a Database using TDE
  5. Recovery Models and Backup Strategies
    • Understanding Backup Strategies
    • SQL Server Transaction Logs
    • Planning Backup Strategies
    • Lab: Understanding SQL Server recovery models
      • Plan a Backup Strategy
      • Configure Database Recovery Models
  6. Backing Up SQL Server Databases
    • Backing Up Databases and Transaction Logs
    • Managing Database Backups
    • Advanced Database Options
    • Lab: Backing Up Databases
      • Backing Up Databases
      • Performing Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
      • Performing a Partial Backup
  7. Restoring SQL Server 2016 Databases
    • Understanding the Restore Process
    • Restoring Databases
    • Advanced Restore Scenarios
    • Point-in-Time Recovery
    • Lab: Restoring SQL Server Databases
      • Restoring a Database Backup
      • Restring Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
      • Performing a Piecemeal Restore
  8. Automating SQL Server Management
    • Automating SQL Server management
    • Working with SQL Server Agent
    • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
    • Multi-server Management
    • Lab: Automating SQL Server Management
      • Create a SQL Server Agent Job
      • Test a Job
      • Schedule a Job
      • Configure Master and Target Servers
  9. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
    • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
    • Configuring Credentials
    • Configuring Proxy Accounts
    • Lab: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
    • Analyzing Problems in SQL Server Agent
    • Configuring a Credential
    • Configuring a Proxy Account
    • Configuring and testing the Security Context of a Job
  10. Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
    • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
    • Configuring Database Mail
    • Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
    • Alerts in Azure SQL Database
    • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
      • Configuring Database Mail
      • Configuring Operators
      • Configuring Alerts and Notifications
      • Testing Alerts and Notifications
  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
    • Lab: Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
      • Getting Started with PowerShell
      • Using PowerShell to Change SQL Server settings
  12. Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended Events
    • Extended Events Core Concepts
    • Working with Extended Events
    • Lab: Extended Events
      • Using the System_Health Extended Events Session
      • Tracking Page Splits Using Extended Events
  13. Monitoring SQL Server
    • Monitoring activity
    • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
    • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
    • SQL Server Utility
    • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server
      • Monitor current activity
      • Capture and manage performance data
      • Analyze collected performance data
      • Configure SQL Server Utility
  14. Troubleshooting SQL Server
    • A Trouble Shooting Methodology for SQL Server
    • Resolving Service Related Issues
    • Resolving Connectivity and Log-in issues
    • Lab: Troubleshooting Common Issues
      • Troubleshoot and Resolve a SQL Login Issue
      • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Service Issue
      • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Windows Login Issue
      • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Job Execution Issue
      • Troubleshoot and Resolve a Performance Issue
  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
    • Lab : Importing and Exporting Data
      • Import and Excel Data Using the Import Wizard
      • Import a Delimited Text File Using bcp
      • Import a Delimited Text File using BULK INSERT
      • Create and Test an SSIS Package to Extract Data
      • Deploy a Data-Tier Application

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • Expert instruction from a SQL Server Trainer
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class.
  • Sample course files and solutions
  • Access to a complete, online SQL Server lab environment both during and after class to practice your new skills.
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of the course