Training & Certifications

This five-day instructor-led 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.

Note: This course is designed for those who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to :

  1. Describe core database administration tasks and tools
  2. Install and configure SQL Server 2014
  3. Configure SQL Server databases and storage
  4. Plan and implement a backup strategy
  5. Restore databases from backups
  6. Import and export data. Monitor SQL Server
  7. Trace SQL Server activity
  8. Manage SQL Server security
  9. Audit data access and encrypt data
  10. Perform ongoing database maintenance
  11. Automate SQL Server maintenance with SQL Server Agent Jobs
  12. Configure Database Mail, alerts and notifications

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.

This program is 5 days of intensive training class.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  2. Working knowledge of Transact-SQL
  3. Working knowledge of relational databases
  4. Some experience with database design

At the end of the program, the participants will be assessed with 2 hours of Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 DatabasesExam.


  1. Database Administration Overview
  2. Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  3. Database Management Tools and Techniques

Lab : Using SQL Server Administrative Tools

  1. Planning SQL Server Installation
  2. Installing SQL Server 2014
  3. Post-Installation Configuration

Lab : Installing SQL Server 2014

  1. Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
  2. Managing Storage for System Databases
  3. Managing Storage for User Databases
  4. Moving Database Files
  5. Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension

Lab : Managing Database Storage

  1. Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
  2. Planning a Backup Strategy
  3. Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  4. Using Backup Options
  5. Ensuring Backup Reliability

Lab : Backing Up SQL Server Databases

  1. Understanding the Restore Process
  2. Restoring Databases
  3. Advanced Restore Scenarios
  4. Working with Point-in-Time Recovery

Lab : Restoring SQL Server Databases

  1. Introduction to Transferring Data
  2. Importing and Exporting Table Data
  3. Copying or Moving a Database

Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

  1. Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
  2. Dynamic Management Views and Functions
  3. Performance Monitor

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server 2014

  1. Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
  2. Using Traces

Lab : Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity

  1. Introduction to SQL Server Security
  2. Managing Server-Level Security
  3. Managing Database-Level Principals
  4. Managing Database Permissions

Lab : Managing SQL Server Security

  1. Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
  2. Implementing SQL Server Audit
  3. Implementing SQL Server Audit

Lab : Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

  1. Ensuring Database Integrity
  2. Maintaining Indexes
  3. Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

  1. Automating SQL Server Management
  2. Implementing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  3. Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
  4. Managing Job Step Security Contexts
  5. Managing Jobs on Multiple Servers

Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

  1. Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  2. Configuring Database Mail
  3. Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications

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