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SQL Server 2014 and 2012

Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server
(Microsoft Training Course: 20465) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
The focus of this course is on planning and implementing enterprise database infrastructure solutions by using SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft technologies. It is intended for database professionals who need who plan, implement, and manage database solutions.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
  2. Multi-Server Configuration Management
  3. Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014
  4. Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
  5. Introduction to Windows Azure
  6. Windows Azure SQL Database
  7. SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  8. Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014
  9. Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
  10. AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  11. Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  12. Replicating Data

Supplementary InformationThis course may include additional content from the SQL Server 2012 course.
Module 1: Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
  • Considerations for Enterprise Data
  • Assessing an Existing Infrastructure
  • Lab: Assessing an Existing Enterprise Data Infrastructure
  • Using the MAP Toolkit
  • Reviewing MAP Toolkit Reports
Skills
  • Describe the considerations for enterprise data infrastructure.
  • Use the MAP Toolkit to assess an existing enterprise data environment.
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Module 2: Multi-Server Configuration Management
  • Policy-Based Management
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Planning a Policy-Based Management Strategy
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Testing Policy Compliance
Skills
  • Implement Policy-Based Management
  • Describe how System Center can be used to manage database infrastructure
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Module 3: Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014
  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure
  • Lab: SQL Server Consolidation
  • Preparing for Database Consolidation
  • Managing Resources for an Instance of SQL Server
  • Managing Resources for Multiple Instances on a Windows Server
Skills
  • Describe the considerations for consolidating databases and database servers.
  • Explain the options for managing resources in various consolidation scenarios.
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Module 4: Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • SQL Server in a Private Cloud
  • Lab: Preparing a SQL Server Installation in a Virtual Machine Template
  • Creating a prepared Instance
  • Completing a prepared Instance
Skills
  • Explain the fundamental concepts behind cloud computing, and describe the technologies that underpin Microsoft cloud solutions.
  • Describe how to provide SQL Server based data services in a private cloud infrastructure.
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Module 5: Introduction to Windows Azure
  • Windows Azure Overview
  • Windows Azure Storage
  • Lab: Using Windows Azure
  • Creating a Windows Azure Storage Account
  • Backing Up a Database to Windows Azure
Skills
  • Describe Windows Azure and the services it provides.
  • Use Windows Azure storage for SQL Server database files and backups.
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Module 6: Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Introduction to Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Windows Azure SQL Database Security
  • Implementing and Managing Databases
  • Lab: Using Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Provisioning Windows Azure SQL Database
  • Configuring Windows Azure SQL Database Security
  • Migrating a Database to Windows Azure SQL Database
Skills
  • Describe the key features of Windows Azure SQL Database.
  • Explain how to implement security for Windows Azure SQL Database.
  • Implement and manage a database in Windows Azure SQL Database.
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Module 7: SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Introduction to Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
  • Creating Databases in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
  • Lab: Using Windows Azure Virtual Machines
  • Creating a Windows Azure Virtual Machine
  • Configuring Windows Azure Virtual Machines Security and Connectivity
  • Creating Databases on a Virtual Machine
Skills
  • Describe the benefits of Windows Azure virtual machines and create a Windows Azure virtual machine.
  • Describe and configure Windows Azure virtual machine security and connectivity.
  • Create a SQL Server database in a Windows Azure virtual machine.
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Module 8: Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014
  • High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
  • Log Shipping
  • Lab: Using Log Shipping
  • Configure Log Shipping
  • Test the Log Shipping Configuration
  • Test Failover
Skills
  • Describe the core concepts and options for implementing high availability in SQL Server 2014.
  • Describe how to implement high availability for individual databases by using log shipping.
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Module 9: Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
  • Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
  • SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances
  • Lab: Implementing an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
  • Inspect the Windows Server Failover Cluster Configuration
  • Install an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
  • Configure tempdb to Use Local Storage
  • Test Automatic Failover and Failback
Skills
  • Describe the key benefits and features of Windows Server Failover Clustering.
  • Describe how to use SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances to maintain high availability for SQL Server instances.
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Module 10: AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Working with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Considerations for Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Lab: Implementing and Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Implementing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Connecting to an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Testing Failover
  • Configure Quorum Voting
Skills
  • Describe the fundamental concepts and terminology for AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
  • Explain how work with AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
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Module 11: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Databases in Windows Azure
  • Lab: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions with SQL Server 2014
  • Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions by Using Windows Azure
Skills
  • Explain the considerations for implementing high availability and disaster recovery by using SQL Server 2014, and describe some common scenarios.
  • Explain the considerations for implementing high availability and disaster recovery by using SQL Server 2014 and
  • Windows Azure services, and describe some common scenarios.
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Module 12: Replicating Data
  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Replication
  • Planning Replication
  • Implementing Replication
Skills
  • Describe SQL Server replication.
  • Identify an appropriate replication solution for a particular scenario.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • 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
  • Some basic knowledge of Windows Azure technologies and concepts around cloud computing
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to assess an existing enterprise environment; plan and implement Policy-Based Management; describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014; describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud; use Windows Azure storage with SQL Server 2014; implement and configure databases in Windows Azure SQL Database; implement and configure databases in Windows Azure virtual machines; describe high availability technologies in SQL Server 2014 and implement log shipping; describe Windows Server Failover Clustering and Implement an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance; implement an Always On Availability Group; plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions; plan and implement database replication.
> Supplementary Information
This course may include additional content from the SQL Server 2012 course.