Training & Certifications

The focus of this three-day instructor-led course is on planning and implementing enterprise database infrastructure solutions by using SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft technologies. It describes how to consolidate SQL Server workloads and how to plan and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

Note: This course is designed for customers 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. Assess an existing enterprise environment
  2. Plan and implement Policy-Based Management
  3. Describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014
  4. Describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud

This course is intended for database professionals who need who plan, implement, and manage database solutions. Primary responsibilities include:

  1. Planning and implementing database infrastructure
  2. Planning and implementing consolidation strategies
  3. Planning and implementing high availability solutions
  4. Planning and implementing disaster recovery solutions

This program is 3 days of intensive training class.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  1. At least 2 years experience of working with relational databases, including:
    • Planning and implementing databases
    • Managing databases
    • Querying with Transact-SQL
    • Some basic knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery

At the end of the program, the participants will be assessed with 2 hours of Designing Solutions for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014Exam.


  1. Considerations for Enterprise Data
  2. Assessing an Existing Infrastructure

Lab : Assessing an Existing Enterprise Data Infrastructure

  1. Policy-Based Management
  2. Microsoft System Center

Lab : Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management

  1. Introduction to Health Monitoring
  2. Data Collector
  3. SQL Server Utility

Lab : Monitoring SQL Server Health

  1. Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  2. Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure

Lab : SQL Server Consolidation

  1. Overview of Cloud Computing
  2. SQL Server in a Private Cloud

Lab : Preparing a SQL Server Installation in a Virtual Machine Template

  1. High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
  2. Log Shipping

Lab : Using Log Shipping

  1. Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
  2. SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances

Lab : Implementing an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance

  1. Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  2. Working with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  3. Considerations for Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Lab : Implementing and Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group

  1. High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
  2. SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Lab : Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  1. SQL Server Replication
  2. Planning Replication

Lab : Planning and Implementing Replication

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