MOD 10998: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2017


Duration: 2 days

During this two-day training course, Database professionals will update their skills to SQL Server 2017

This course is intended for database professionals with experience in SQL Server 2016 who are looking to update their skills to SQL Server 2017. This course is also for SQL Server 2016 MCSA professionals who are looking to become certified in SQL Server 2017

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2017
Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server Performance, Availability, and Scalability
Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server data access
Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server Reporting and BI
Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP
Describe new and enhanced data analytics features
Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server Cloud deployments
Describe SQL Server on Linux functionality


It is recommended that in addition to their professional experience, students have the following technical knowledge:

Experience in building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2016.
Familiarity with the Windows Server 2016 operating system and networking
Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2016

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2017

Overview of SQL Server 2017
Functionality across versions

Module 2: What’s new in SQL Server Performance, Scalability, and Availability.

Adaptive query processing
Automatic tuning
Availability Scalability
Lab: Performance and availability – adaptive query processing

Interleaved execution
Batch mode memory grant feedback
Batch mode adaptive joins

Module 3: What’s New in SQL Server Data Access

SQL Graph
Lab: SQL Graph

Create a Graph database
Query a Graph database

Module 4: What’s new in SQL Server Reporting and BI

Power BI Report Server
Reporting Services update
Lab: Reporting and BI

Deploy Power BI report server
Add commenting to a report

Module 5: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Analysis Services

Tabular model updates
Lab: Ragged hierarchies

View existing reports
Hide blank members

Module 6: New and Enhanced data Analytics Features

New and enhanced data analytics features
Lab: Data analytics with Python

Enable external script execution
Run Python scripts

Module 7: What’s new in SQL Server in the Cloud

Azure SQL database features
Managed Instances
Lab: Managed Instances

Module 8: SQL Server on Linux

SQL Server on Linux
Deploying SQL Server on Linux
Lab: SQL Server in Docker containers

Deploy a SQL Server Docker image
Run a SQL Server instance inside a Docker container
Connect to a SQL Server Instance running in a Docker container