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This eight week course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server 2014 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and tools related to maintaining a database.

Who Should Attend?:

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


  • Classroom Learning – 8 Weeks
  • Online LIVE – 8 Weeks
  • Mentored Learning – Flexible
  • Course Duration : 145 hrs.

At Course Completion:

After completing this course, students will be able to: Describe core database administration tasks and tools. Install and configure SQL Server 2014. Configure SQL Server databases and storage. Plan and implement a backup strategy. Restore databases from backups, Import and export data. Monitor SQL Server. Trace SQL Server activity. Manage SQL Server security. Audit data access and encrypt data. Perform ongoing database maintenance. Automate SQL Server maintenance with SQL Server Agent Jobs. Configure Database Mail, alerts and notifications.

Textbook: Training Kit (Exam 70-462) Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (MCSA) (Microsoft Press Training Kit) http://www.amazon.com/Training-70-462-Administering-Microsoft-Databases/dp/0735666075

Lesson 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration (10 Hours)

  • Database Administration Overview -2 hours
  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform-2 hours
  • Database Management Tools and Techniques-2 hours
  • Lab: Using SQL Server Administrative Tools-4 hours

Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014 (12Hours)

  • Planning SQL Server Installation-3 hours
  • Installing SQL Server 2014-3 hours
  • Post-Installation Configuration-2 hours
  • Lab: Installing SQL Server 2014-4 hours

Lesson 3: Working with Databases and Storage (12 Hours)

  • Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server-2 hours
  • Managing Storage for System Databases-2 hours
  • Managing Storage for User Databases-2 hours
  • Moving Database Files-2 hours
  • Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension-2 hours
  • Lab: Managing Database Storage-2 hours

Lesson 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy (12 Hours)

  • Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models-2 hours
  • Planning a Backup Strategy-2 hours
  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs-2 hours
  • Using Backup Options-1 hours
  • Ensuring Backup Reliability-2 hours
  • Lab: Backing Up SQL Server Databases-3 hours

Lesson 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases (9 Hours)

  • Understanding the Restore Process-2 hours
  • Restoring Databases-2 hours
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios-2 hours
  • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery-1 hour
  • Lab: Restoring SQL Server Databases-2 hours

Lesson 6: Importing and Exporting Data (8 Hours)

  • Introduction to Transferring Data-2 hours
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data-2 hours
  • Copying or Moving a Database-2 hours
  • Lab: Importing and Exporting Data-2 hours

Lesson 7: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 (8 Hours)

  • Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server -2 hours
  • Dynamic Management Views and Functions-2 hours
  • Performance Monitor-2 hours
  • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2014-2 hours

Lesson 8: Tracing SQL Server Activity (9 Hours)

  • Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity-2 hours
  • Using Traces-3 hours
  • Lab: Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity-4 hours

Lesson 9: Managing SQL Server Security (11 Hours)

  • Introduction to SQL Server Security-2 hours
  • Managing Server-Level Security-2 hours
  • Managing Database-Level Principals-2 hours
  • Managing Database Permissions-2 hours
  • Lab: Managing SQL Server Security-3 hours

Lesson 10: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data (12 Hours)

  • Auditing Data Access in SQL Server-3 hours
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit-3 hours
  • Encrypting Databases-2 hours
  • Lab: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data-4 hours

Lesson 11: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance (9 Hours)

  • Ensuring Database Integrity-3 hours
  • Maintaining Indexes-2 hours
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance-2 hours
  • Lab: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance-2 hours

Lesson 12: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management (12 Hours)

  • Automating SQL Server Management-2 hours
  • Implementing SQL Server Agent Jobs-2 hours
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs-2 hours
  • Managing Job Step Security Contexts-2 hours
  • Managing Jobs on Multiple Servers-2 hours
  • Lab: Automating SQL Server Management-2 hours

Lesson 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications (10 Hours)

  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors-2 hours
  • Configuring Database Mail-2 hours
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications-2 hours
  • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications-4 hours