Administering a SQL Database

Course Description

The 55316A five-day instructor-led course will provide training in how to administer and maintain SQL Server and Azure SQL databases. IT professionals who work in environments where databases play a key role in their job will find this material useful. By using demonstrations and hands-on lab exercises, students will learn to carry out these important tasks. The material updates and replaces course 20764AC previously published under the same title.

Duration: 5 days

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals 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. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


Experience using applications on Windows Servers Experience working with SQL Server or another RDMS

At Course Completion, participants will have seen how to

Authenticate and authorize users Assign server and database roles Authorize users to access resources Use encryption and auditing features to protect data Describe recovery models and backup strategies Backup and Restore SQL Server databases Automate database management Configure security for the SQL Server agent Manage alerts and notifications Managing SQL Server using PowerShell Trace access to SQL Server Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure Import and export data

SQL Server Security

Authenticating Connections to SQL Server Authorizing Logins to Connect to databases Authorization Across Servers Partially Contained Databases

Assigning Server and Database Roles

Working with Server Roles Working with Fixed Database Roles User-Defined Database Roles

Recovery Models and Backup Strategies

Understanding Backup Strategies SQL Server Transaction Logs Planning Backup Strategies

Authorizing Users to Access Resources

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

Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing

Options for auditing data access in SQL Server Implementing SQL Server Audit Managing SQL Server Audit Protecting Data with Encryption

Backing Up SQL Server Databases

Backing Up Databases and Transaction Logs Managing Database Backups Advanced Database Options

Restoring SQL Server Databases

Understanding the Restore Process Restoring Databases Advanced Restore Scenarios Point-in-Time Recovery

Automating SQL Server Management

Automating SQL Server management Working with SQL Server Agent Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs Multi-server Management

Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

Understanding SQL Server Agent Security Configuring Credentials Configuring Proxy Accounts

Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

Monitoring SQL Server Errors Configuring Database Mail Operators, Alerts, and Notifications Alerts in Azure SQL Database

Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell

Getting Started with Windows PowerShell Configure SQL Server using PowerShell Administer and Maintain SQL Server with PowerShell Managing Azure SQL Databases using PowerShell

Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended Events

Extended Events Core Concepts Working with Extended Events

Monitoring SQL Server

Monitoring activity Capturing and Managing Performance Data Analyzing Collected Performance Data Configure SQL Server Utility

Troubleshooting SQL Server

Applying a Troubleshooting Methodology Resolving Service-Related Issues Resolving Connectivity and Login issues

Importing and Exporting Data

Transferring Data to and from SQL Server Importing and Exporting Table Data Using bcp and BULK INSERT to Import Data Deploying Data-Tier Applications


Administering a SQL Database 2024-04-15 Online

Microsoft SQL Microsoft SQL Server SQL Server for Developers SQL for Developers SQL Server