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Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (M20764)

Learn to administer and maintain Microsoft SQL Server 2016 databases.

GK# 4396 Vendor# M20764

$1245 - $3095 CAD

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Course Overview


In this course, professionals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases and who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases will gain the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. 

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure and can assist you in preparing for the 70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure exam. 

This course is also available in the On-Demand delivery format with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC). Click here to purchase.


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What You'll Learn

  • Authenticate and authorize users.
  • Assign server and database roles.
  • Authorize users to access resources.
  • Protect data with encryption and auditing.
  • Recovery models and backup strategies.
  • Back up SQL Server databases.
  • Restore SQL Server databases.
  • Automate database management.
  • Configure security for the SQL Server agent.
  • Manage alerts and notifications.
  • Manage SQL Server using PowerShell.
  • Trace access to SQL Server.
  • Monitor a SQL Server infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot a SQL Server infrastructure.
  • Import and export data.


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1. SQL Server Security

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

2. Assigning Server and Database Roles

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

3. Authorizing Users to Access Resources

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

4. 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

5. Recovery Models and Backup Strategies

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

6. Backup of SQL Server Databases

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

7. Restoring SQL Server 2016 Databases

  • The restore process
  • Restoring databases
  • Working with point-in-time recovery
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios

8. Automating SQL Server Management

  • Working with SQL Server agent
  • Managing SQL Server agent jobs
  • Multiserver management
  • 9. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring credentials
  • Configuring proxy accounts

10. Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

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

11. Introduction to Managing SQL Server by Using PowerShell

  • Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Administer  and Maintain SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell

12. Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended Events

  • Extended Events Core Concepts
  • Working with Extended Events

13. Monitoring SQL Server

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

14. Troubleshooting SQL Server

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

15. Importing and Exporting Data

  • 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



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Lab 1: Authenticating Users
Lab 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles
Lab 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Lab 4: Using Auditing and Encryption
Lab 5: Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
Lab 6: Backing Up SQL Server Databases
Lab 7: Restoring SQL Server User Databases
Lab 8: Automating SQL Server Management
Lab 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Lab 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
Lab 11:  Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
Lab 12: Extended Events
Lab 13: Monitoring SQL Server
Lab 14: Troubleshooting Common Issues
Lab 15: Importing and Exporting Data


  • 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.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases, performing database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or who work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.
  • Individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

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This course comes with 12 months access to the following benefits:

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  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Retakes
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

GK Digital Learning

Experience high-quality online learning combined with reliable expert guidance and skills development activities.

Duration: 31 hours

Virtual Classroom Fit

Attend live, online training sessions for a total of 24 hours spread over four weeks.

Duration: 5 day

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