20764B: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure




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    This 5-days Microsoft 20764B Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure Certification is a five-day course, part 1 of the series of two courses of MCSA 2016: SQL Database Administration, that equips students and professionals to cater to a dynamic SQL Server database infrastructure.

    The professionals acquire the requisite skills to administer and maintain, protect data with encryption and auditing, and automate database management. Not only this, but this exhaustive training will teach you to configure, manage, and troubleshoot a SQL server infrastructure.  

    This course qualifies you for the exam 70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure Certification.


    Module 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users

    This module introduces SQL Server security models, logins, and users.


    • Authenticating connections to SQL Server
    • Authorization across servers
    • Authorizing logins to access databases
    • Partially contained databases

    Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles

    This module introduces fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles, and user-defined database roles.


    • Working with server roles
    • Creating user-defined database roles
    • Working with Fixed database roles

    Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

    This module describes permissions and the assignment of permissions.


    • Authorizing users to execute code
    • Authorizing user access to objects
    • Configuring permissions at the schema level

    Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing

    This module describes SQL Server Audit.


    • Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
    • Managing SQL Server audit
    • Implementing SQL Server audit
    • Protecting data with encryption

    Module 5: SQL Server Recovery Models

    This module introduces the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It also describes the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.


    • Backup strategies
    • Planning a SQL Server backup strategy
    • Understanding SQL Server transaction login

    Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases

    This module explains SQL Server Backup and the backup types


    • Backing up databases and transaction logs
    • Working with backup options
    • Managing database backups

    Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases

    This module describes the restoration of databases.


    • Understanding the restore process
    • Working with point-in-time recovery
    • Restoring databases
    • Restoring system databases and individual files

    Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management

    This module explains the use of SQL Server Agent for automation. It also describes the benefits of using master and target servers to centralize the administration of automation.


    • Automating SQL Server management
    • Managing SQL Server agent jobs
    • Working with SQL Server agent
    • Multi-server management

    Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

    This module explains the considerations for SQL Server Agent security, including proxy accounts and credentials.


    • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
    • Configuring proxy accounts
    • Configuring credentials

    Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

    This module explains the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.


    • Configuration of database mail
    • Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications
    • Monitoring SQL Server errors
    • Alerts in Azure SQL database

    Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell

    This module describes PowerShell for SQL Server.


    • Configuring SQL Server using PowerShell
    • Maintaining the SQL Server environment using PowerShell
    • Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell
    • Administering SQL Server using PowerShell

    Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server

    This module explains how to use SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server. The module also describes how to use Distributed Replay to capture trace information from multiple servers, and how to monitor locking.


    • Monitoring locks
    • Distributed replay
    • Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler
    • Working with tracing options
    • Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor

    Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server

    This module explains the use of Distributed Management Views to monitor SQL Server. It also describes configuration of data collection and the SQL Server Utility.


    • Monitoring activity
    • SQL Server utility
    • Capturing and managing performance data
    • Analyzing collected performance data

    Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server

    This module introduces the SQL Server troubleshooting methodology and discusses the common issues arises when working with SQL Server systems.


    • SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
    • Troubleshooting common issues
    • Resolving service related issues
    • Resolving login and connectivity issues

    Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data

    This module explains the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS.


    • Transferring data to/from SQL Server
    • Importing and exporting table data
    • Using BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
    • Deploying and upgrading data-tier applications


    The primary audience for administering a SQL database infrastructure training course is professionals who cater to SQL Server databases.

    The secondary audiences for this course are professionals who build applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


    Participants who attend this training should have the following technical knowledge:

    • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
    • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL & relational databases.
    • Elementary experience with database design.


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    Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure 70-764 USD 108



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