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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills to administer and maintain database applications using the SQL Server 2012 product features and tools.

Continue developing your skills after class with 24/7 access to our live remote labs for six months, providing you with valuable extra time for hands-on practice. You will learn how to:

Plan and install SQL Server
Physical structure and configuration options for databases
Create and implement different backup strategies with transaction log, SQL Server recovery models, and restoration of SQL Server databases
Import/Export wizards and how they relate to SSIS
Partial database containment option provided by SQL Server 2012
SQL Server security models, logins, users, and database containment with users authenticated at the database level
Fixed server roles, fixed database roles, user-defined server roles, and user-defined database roles
Assigning and using permissions
SQL Server Audit
SQL Server Agent, jobs, and job history
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Course Outline

1. SQL Server 2012 and Toolset

  • SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services

2. Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012

  • SQL Server Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-Installation Testing for SQL Server

3. Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

  • Preparing to Install SQL Server
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation

4. Working with Databases

  • SQL Server Databases
  • Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files

5. SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models

  • Backup Strategies
  • SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy

6. Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options

7. Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files

8. Importing and Exporting Data

  • Transferring Data to/from SQL Server
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk

9. Authenticating and Authorizing Users

  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorizing Across Servers

10. Assigning Server and Database Roles

  • Server Roles
  • Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-Defined Database Roles

11. Authorizing Users to Access Resources

  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level

12. Auditing SQL Server Environments

  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit

13. Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs

14. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts

15. Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications

16. Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance

17. Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

  • Capturing Activity Using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options

18. Monitoring SQL Server 2012

  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data

19. Managing Multiple Servers

  • Working with Multiple Servers
  • Virtualizing SQL Server
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tiered Applications

20. Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues

  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service Related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues


  • Lab 1: SQL Server and Toolset
  • Lab 2: Prepare Systems for SQL Server
  • Lab 3: Install and Configure SQL Server
  • Lab 4: Work with Databases
  • Lab 5: SQL Server Recovery Models
  • Lab 6: Back up SQL Server Databases
  • Lab 7: Restore SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Lab 8: Import and Exporting Data
  • Lab 9: Authenticate and Authorizing Users
  • Lab 10: Assign Server and Database Roles
  • Lab 11: Authorize Users to Access Resources
  • Lab 12: Audit SQL Server Environments
  • Lab 13: Automate SQL Server Management
  • Lab 14: Configure Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Lab 15: Monitor SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications
  • Lab 16: Perform Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Lab 17: Trace Access to SQL Server 2012
  • Lab 18: Monitor SQL Server 2012
  • Lab 19: Manage Multiple Servers
  • Lab 20: Troubleshoot Common Issues
Who should attend
  • Database professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases including database maintenance
  • Database professionals who work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job responsibilities or develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and its core functionality
  • Experience with database design

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