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Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server (20465)

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Module 1: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure
This module explains how to design an appropriate database server infrastructure for a given business application scenario - including how to decide between on-premise, cloud-based, and hybrid database servers, hardware capacity planning, considerations for storage hardware, and strategies for consolidating database server hardware. Lessons

  • Planning a Database Server Infrastructure
  • Planning Server Hardware
  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Managing Server Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure

Lab : Planning Database Server Consolidation

  • Planning for Consolidation
  • Managing Resources for an Instance of SQL Server
  • Managing Resources for Multiple SQL Server Instances on a Single Windows Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the options and considerations for creating a database server infrastructure.
  • Describe how to plan hardware requirements for SQL Server 2012.
  • Describe the benefits of database and server consolidation and the different options for consolidating.
  • Describe the methods of managing server resources in a range of database infrastructure consolidation scenarios.

Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Schema
This module explains how to design a logical schema for a database based on application requirements. This includes planning the level of normalization, and schema and table design, and the use of views. Lessons

  • Relational Database Design Techniques
  • Planning Schemas and Tables

Lab : Designing a Logical Database Schema

  • Plan a Database Schema
  • Create a View to Display Employee Payment Information

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key techniques for designing a logical database schema.
  • Describe the considerations for table and schema design in a relational database.
  • Describe how to use views to provide a denormalized view of database tables to enable users to work with data more easily.

Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Implementation
This module explains how to design the physical implementation of a database for a given set of requirements. The design will include data files, log files, filegroups, and data partitioning, as well as whether or not to use data compression. Lessons

  • Planning Files and Filegroups
  • Planning a Partitioning Data
  • Planning Compression

Lab : Designing a Physical Database Implementation

  • Planning Files and Filegroups
  • Implement the Timesheet Archive Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for creating and placing SQL Server data and log files.
  • Describe how to use partitioning to improve manageability.
  • Describe the benefits of using compression to improve performance and storage efficiently.

Module 4: Incorporating Data Files into Databases
This modules discusses how to consider options for including data files in a database design. Lessons

  • Considerations for Working with Data Files in SQL Server 2012
  • Implementing FileStream and FileTables
  • Searching Data Files

Lab : Implementing a Solution for Storing Data Files

  • Exercise 1: Creating a FileTable
  • Exercise 2: Creating and using a Full-Text Index

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for designing databases that incorporate data files.
  • Describe the benefits and design considerations for using FileStream and FileTables to store data files.
  • Describe the benefits of full text indexing and semantic search, and explain how to use these features to search data files in SQL Server.

Module 5: Tuning Database Performance
This module explains how to plan and manage indexes and how to use query plans to optimize database performance. Lessons

  • Optimizing Query Performance by Using Indexes
  • Working with Query Plans
  • Performance Monitoring

Lab : Using Indexes and Plan Guides

  • Planning Indexes
  • Testing Indexing Strategies
  • Working with Execution Plans

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to plan indexes to optimize query performance.
  • Describe how to use query plans to improve performance.
  • Describe how to monitor performance.

Module 6: Designing Database Security
This module explains the key considerations for designing security for SQL Server instances and databases. Lessons

  • Introduction to Security Planning
  • Planning Security
  • Contained Databases
  • Protecting Data with Encryption

Lab : Planning and Implementing Security

  • Planning Server and Database Security
  • Implementing a Data Access Strategy
  • Implementing Transparent Data Encryption

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of security planning.
  • Describe the design considerations for planning security.
  • Describe how to use contained databases.
  • Describe the options for encrypting data.

Module 7: Policy Based Management
This module explains how to plan policy-based management to manage server instances, databases, and other SQL Server 2012 objects more efficiently. Lessons

  • Introduction to Policy-Based Management
  • Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management

Lab : Planning Policy-Based Management

  • Planning a Policy-Based Management Strategy
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Testing Policy Compliance

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of policy-based management.
  • Plan and implement policy-based management.

Module 8: Monitoring Server Health
This module explains how to plan SQL Server health monitoring and to implement health monitoring by using SQL Server Utility. Lessons

  • Introduction to Server Health Monitoring
  • SQL Server Utility

Lab : Monitoring Server Health

  • Create a Utility Control Point
  • Configure Health Policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of health monitoring and considerations for planning health monitoring.
  • Use SQL Server Utility to monitor server health.

Module 9: Designing a Database Backup Solution
This module explains how to identify and implement the appropriate backup strategy for a given scenario. Lessons

  • SQL Server Backup and Restore
  • Planning a Recovery Strategy

Lab : Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy

  • Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy
  • Implementing a Backup Strategy
  • Performing a Piecemeal Restore

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Plan a Backup and Restore Strategy.
  • Describe the key features of a disaster recovery plan.

Module 10: Automating Multi-Server Maintenance
This module explains how to better plan and manage multi-server maintenance and automation. Lessons

  • Overview of Maintenance Automation
  • Managing Multiple Servers

Lab : Automating Multi-Server Maintenance

  • Planning and Implementing a Multi-Server Environment
  • Planning and Implementing Multi-Server Jobs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits and components of multi-server maintenance.
  • Manage multiple servers by using master and target servers.

Module 11: Managing SQL Server with PowerShell
This module provides an overview of PowerShell and describes the benefits of using PowerShell to manage SQL Server 2012. Lessons

  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell

Lab : Managing SQL Server with Windows PowerShell

  • Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
  • Creating PowerShell Scripts

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of using PowerShell to maintain SQL Server and explain the fundamental concepts that underlie PowerShell.
  • Explain how to create PowerShell scripts.

Module 12: Replicating Data
This module explains how to design an optimal replication strategy from a given set of business and technical requirements.Lessons

  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication

Lab : Planning and Implementing SQL Server Replication

  • Planning Replication
  • Implementing Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of replication and the options for planning replication in SQL Server 2012.
  • Identify the appropriate replication solution for a given scenario.

Module 13: Planning High Availability
This module explains how to plan and implement a high availability solution. Lessons

  • High Availability in SQL Server 2012
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Lab : Implementing High Availability

  • Creating an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Using an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Testing Failover for an AlwaysOn Availability Group

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Choose a high availability strategy for a given scenario.
  • Describe how to implement and test AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
 

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