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Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014

  • Course Code M20465
  • Duration 3 days
  • Version D

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Course Delivery

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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.

Course Schedule

    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 26-28 March, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 09-11 July, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


    • Delivery Format: Virtual Learning
    • Date: 17-19 September, 2018
    • Location: Virtual


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
  • 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
  • Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Schema
  • Relational Database Design Techniques
  • Planning Schemas and Tables
  • Lab : Designing a Logical Database Schema
  • Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Implementation
  • Planning Files and Filegroups
  • Planning a Partitioning Data
  • Planning Compression
  • Lab : Designing a Physical Database Implementation
  • Module 4: Incorporating Data Files into Databases
  • 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
  • Module 5: Tuning Database Performance
  • Optimizing Query Performance by Using Indexes
  • Working with Query Plans
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Lab : Using Indexes and Plan Guides
  • Module 6: Designing Database Security
  • Introduction to Security Planning
  • Planning Security
  • Contained Databases
  • Protecting Data with Encryption
  • Lab : Planning and Implementing Security
  • Module 7: Policy Based Management
  • Introduction to Policy-Based Management
  • Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Lab : Planning Policy-Based Management
  • Module 8: Monitoring Server Health
  • Introduction to Server Health Monitoring
  • SQL Server Utility
  • Lab : Monitoring Server Health
  • Module 9: Designing a Database Backup Solution
  • SQL Server Backup and Restore
  • Planning a Recovery Strategy
  • Lab : Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy
  • Module 10: Automating Multi-Server Maintenance
  • Overview of Maintenance Automation
  • Managing Multiple Servers
  • Lab : Automating Multi-Server Maintenance
  • Module 11: Managing SQL Server with PowerShell
  • Introduction to Windows PowerShell
  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell
  • Lab : Managing SQL Server with Windows PowerShell
  • Module 12: Replicating Data
  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication
  • Lab : Planning and Implementing SQL Server Replication
  • Module 13: Planning High Availability
  • High Availability in SQL Server 2012
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Lab : Implementing High Availability

Course Prerequisites


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • 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

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012

Or attend:

  • Course 10774: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Course 10775: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Course 10776: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases with Microsoft SQL Server 2012