MOD 20462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server Databases


Duration: 5 days

During this five-day course, students are provided 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.

Those that may be interested in this course are: IT professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases, 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. Professionals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases

Upon completion of his 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


It is recommended that the student have the following:

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

****Students interested in this course can meet the prerequisites for this course by gaining the knowledge in 20461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server ****

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

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  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration

Database Administration Overview
Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Database Management Tools and Techniques
Lab: Using SQL Server Administrative Tools

Using SQL Server Management Studio
Using the sqlcmd Utility
Using Windows PowerShell with SQL Server

Module 2: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014

Planning SQL Server Installation
Installing SQL Server 2014
Post-Installation Configuration
Lab: Installing SQL Server 2014

Preparing to Install SQL Server
Installing SQL Server
Performing Post-Installation Configuration

Module 3: Working with Databases and Storage

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

Configuring tempdb Storage
Creating Databases
Attaching a Database

Module 4: Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy

Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
Planning a Backup Strategy
Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
Using Backup Options
Ensuring Backup Reliability
Lab: Backing Up SQL Server Databases

Backing Up Database
Performing Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
Performing a Partial Backup

Module 5: Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases

Understanding the Restore Process
Restoring Databases
Advanced Restore Scenarios
Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
Lab: Restoring SQL Server Databases

Restoring a Database Backup
Restoring Database, Differential, and Transaction Log Backups
Performing a Piecemeal Restore

Module 6: Importing and Exporting Data

Introduction to Transferring Data
Importing and Exporting Table Data
Copying or Moving a Database
Lab: Importing and Exporting Data

Using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
Using the bcp Utility
Using the BULK INSERT Statement
Using the OPENROWSET Function

Module 7: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server
Dynamic Management Views and Functions
Performance Monitor
Lab: Monitoring SQL Server 2014

Collecting Baseline Metrics
Monitoring a Workload

Module 8: Tracing SQL Server Activity

Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity
Using Traces
Lab: Tracing SQL Server Workload Activity

Capturing a Trace in SQL Server Profiler
Generating Database Tuning Recommendations
Using SQL Trace

Module 9: Managing SQL Server Security

Introduction to SQL Server Security
Managing Server-Level Security
Managing Database-Level Principals
Managing Database Permissions
Lab: Managing SQL Server Security

Managing Server-Level Security
Managing Database-Level Security
Testing Database Access

Module 10: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server Audit
Encrypting Databases
Lab: Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

Implementing Auditing
Implementing Transparent Database Encryption

Module 11: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

Ensuring Database Integrity
Maintaining Indexes
Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Lab: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

Managing Database Integrity
Managing Index Fragmentation
Implementing a Maintenance Plan

Module 12: Automating SQL Server 2014 Management

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

Creating a Job
Scheduling a Job
Configuring Job Step Security Contexts

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 by Using Alerts and Notifications

Monitoring SQL Server Errors
Configuring Database Mail
Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
Lab: Monitoring SQL Server by Using Alerts and Notifications

Configuring Database Mail
Implementing Operators and Notifications
Implementing Alerts