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Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • Course Code M20465
  • Duration 5 days

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This course is available in the following formats:

  • Company Event

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  • Public Classroom

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  • Virtual Learning

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Course Overview


This course describes how to design and monitor high performance, highly available data solutions with SQL Server 2012. This course focuses on creating plans and designs for database structure, storage, objects, and servers. Students will have the opportunity to practices hands-on skills and design tasks in a virtual lab environment and will learn about topics such as data compression, high availability, data migration, security, and scalability. This course maps to skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam 70-465, and in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help prepare your for the exam.

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Target Audience


This course is intended for individuals who design database solutions for organizations and have experience with database development and administering SQL Server databases. These individuals design databases as their primary area of responsibility. They are responsible to plan and design database structure, storage, objects, and servers. They also create the plan for the environment in which the database solution runs.

Course Objectives

  • Design an appropriate database server infrastructure for a given business application scenario
  • Design a logical schema for a database based on application requirements
  • Design the physical implementation of a database for a given set of requirements
  • Evaluate options for including binary large object data in a database design
  • Plan and manage indexes to optimize performance
  • Describe the key considerations for designing security for SQL Server instances and databases
  • Plan policy-based management to manage server instances, databases, and other SQL Server 2012 objects more efficiently
  • Plan SQL Server health monitoring
  • Implement SQL Server health monitoring by using SQL Server Utility
  • Identify and implement the appropriate backup strategy for a given scenario
  • Plan and manage multi-server maintenance and automation
  • Understand the benefits of using PowerShell to manage SQL Server 2012
  • Design an optimal replication strategy from a given set of business and technical requirements
  • Plan and implement a high availability solution

Course Content


Module 1: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure

  • Introduction to Database Server Infrastructure
  • Planning a Database Server Infrastructure
  • Analyzing Capacity Requirements
  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Migrating Resources in a Database Infrastructure

Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Schema

  • Relational Database Design Techniques
  • Using Schemas
  • Designing Tables
  • Providing Users with a Denormalized View of a Database

Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Implementation

  • Files and Filegroups
  • Partitioning Data
  • Compressing Data

Module 4: Designing a Database Solution for BLOB Data

  • Considerations for BLOB Data
  • Working with FileStream
  • Using Full-text Search

Module 5: Tuning Database Performance

  • Optimizing Query Performance with Indexes
  • Managing Query Plans
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Module 6: Designing Database Security

  • Designing Server-Level Security
  • Designing Database-Level Security
  • Transparent Database Encryption
  • Auditing Database Activity

Module 7: Using Policy-Based Management

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

Module 8: Monitoring Server Health

  • Introduction to Health Monitoring
  • Options for Monitoring Health
  • Using the SQL Server Utility

Module 9: Designing a Database Backup Solution

  • SQL Server Backup and Restore
  • Planning a Recovery Strategy

Module 10: Automating Multi-Server Maintenance

  • Overview of Maintenance Automation
  • Managing Multiple Servers

Module 11: Managing SQL Server with PowerShell

  • Introduction to PowerShell

Module 12: Replicating Data

  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication

Module 13: Designing for High Availability

  • High Availability in SQL Server 2012
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Course Prerequisites

  • Experience with Transact-SQL
  • Familiarity with SQL Server 2012 components and tools
  • Familiarity with objects in a SQL Server database
  • Familiarity with enterprise Windows network and security architecture

Test Certification

  • This exam prepares candidates for exam 70-465
    Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012: counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
  • MCSE: Data Platform