20765: Provisioning SQL Databases

Provisioning SQL Databases



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    About this course

    This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills toprovision a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. The course covers SQL Server 2016 provision both on-premise and in Azure, and covers installing from new and migrating from an existing install.


    This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

    • 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

    These prerequisites can be achieved by attending course 20761A – Querying Data with Transact-SQL.

    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.

    At course completion

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Provision a Database Server
    • Upgrade SQL Server
    • Configure SQL Server
    • Manage Databases and Files (shared)

    Course Outline

    Module 1: SQL Server 2016 Components

    Describe the SQL Server platform, SQL Server services, and SQL Server configuration options.


    • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
    • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
    • SQL Server Services and Configuration Options

    Lab : SQL Server Versions ( Discussion session)

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the SQL Server platform and architecture
    • Describe the SQL Server services and configuration..

    Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2016

    This modules describes the process to install SQL Server 2016.


    • Considerations for installing SQL Server
    • TempDB Files
    • Installing SQL Server 2016
    • Automating Installation

    Lab : Installing SQL Server

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the considerations when installing SQL Server 2016
    • Be able to install SQL Server
    • Be able to automate the installation

    Module 3: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016

    This module describes how you go about upgrading your current SQL Server installation to SQL Server 2016.


    • Upgrade Requirements
    • Upgrade SQL Server Services
    • Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications

    Lab : Upgrading SQL Server

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe the requirements for upgrading to SQL Server 2016
    • Describe how to upgrade SQL Server services
    • Be able to migrate SQL Server Data and Applications

    Module 4: Deploying SQL Server on Microsoft Azure

    This module describes the options available to run SQL Server on Azure.


    • SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure
    • Deploying an Azure SQL Database
    • Migrating an On-Premise Database to an Azure SQL Database

    Lab : Migrating SQL Server with Azure

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe how SQL Server Virtual Machines work in Azure
    • Describe how to deploy and Azure SQL database
    • Describe how to migrate and on-premise database to Azure

    Module 5: Working with Databases

    This module describes the preinstalled system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.


    • Overview of SQL Server Databases
    • Creating Databases
    • Database Files and Filegroups
    • Moving Database Files
    • Buffer Pool Extension

    Lab : Managing Database Storage

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Be able to create SQL Server databases
    • Describe database files and filegroups
    • Be able to move database files
    • Describe the buffer pool extension

    Module 6: Database Storage Options

    At the end of this module you will be able to describe the database storage options.


    • SQL Server storage Performance
    • SMB Fileshare
    • SQL Server Storage in Azure
    • Stretch Databases

    Lab : Implementing Stretch Database

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Explain the elements impacting storage performance
    • Describe SMB fileshare
    • Describe SQL Server storage in Azure
    • Describe Stretch Databases

    Module 7: Performing Database Maintenance

    This module covers database maintenance.


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

    Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

    • Describe how to ensure database integrity
    • Be able to maintain indexes
    • Be able to automate routine database maintenance

    Additional Reading

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Provision a Database Server
    • Upgrade SQL Server
    • Configure SQL Server
    • Manage Databases and Files (shared)

    Audience Profile

    At Course Completion




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    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

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