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Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 (M10986)

New – Learn the features and capabilities of SQL Server 2016.

GK# 4394 Vendor# M10986

$895 - $2295 USD

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Course Overview


Update your SQL Server skills with this introduction to the new features of SQL Server 2016. You’ll learn the new features for performance, security, availability and scalability, reporting and Power BI, data access, and SQL Server OLAP, and you’ll learn about new SQL Server cloud functionality.

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

  • Key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016.
  • New and enhanced features of SQL Server performance.
  • New and enhanced features of SQL Server security.
  • New features in SQL Server availability and scalability.
  • New and enhanced features in reporting and Power BI in SQL Server 2016.
  • New and enhanced features of data access.
  • New and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP.
  • New SQL Server cloud functionality.


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Introduction to SQL Server 2016

  • Overview of SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2016 Editions and Components
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server Management Studio Enhancements

2. What’s New in SQL Server Performance

  • Operational Analytics
  • In-memory OLTP Enhancements
  • The Query Data Store
  • Native JSON
  • Temporal Tables

3. What’s New in SQL Server Security?

  • Using Always Encrypted
  • Row-level Security
  • Dynamic Data Masking

4. What’s New in SQL Server Availability and Scalability?

  • Enhanced AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • What’s New with tempdb?Using Windows Server 2016
  • PowerShell 5.0

5. What’s New in SQL Server Reporting and BI?

  • Reporting Services Enhancements
  • PowerBI Enhancements
  • Mobile Report Publisher

6. What’s New in SQL Server Data Access?

  • PolyBase
  • Enhancements to Integration Services
  • Working with SSIS and Azure

7. New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP

  • New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP
  • What’s New in SQL Server Analysis Services

8. What’s New for SQL Server in the Cloud?

  • Stretch Database
  • Enhanced Backups to Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud
  • What’s New in SQL Server Azure Database


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Exploring  SQL Server 2016

  • Key elements of SQL Server 2016
  • Components and editions of SQL Server 2016
  • Install SQL Server 2016
  • Enhancement to SQL Server Management Studio

Lab 2:  Implementing SQL Server 2016 Performance Improvements

  • Use of Columnstore indexes for operational analytics
  • Enhancements to in-memory OLTP
  • Use the query data store
  • Use Native JSON
  • Use temporal tables

Lab 3:  Implementing SQL Server 2016 Security Improvements

  • Implement a logical design for a data warehouse
  • Implement a physical design for a data warehouse

Lab 4:  Monitoring tempdb

  • Enhancements to AlwaysOn availability groups
  • What’s new in database caching
  • Use Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016

Lab 5:  Implementing PowerBI

  • Enhancements to reporting services
  • Enhancements to PowerBI

Lab 6:  Exploring the new features of SQL Server Integrated services (SSIS)

  • Install PolyBase
  • Enhancements to SSIS

Lab 7:  OLAP with SQL Server

  • New and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP
  • New and enhanced features in SQL Server analysis services

Lab 8:  Using Stretch Database

  • Stretch databases and why you would use them
  • Enhanced backup options
  • SQL Server hybrid cloud
  • What’s new in SQL Server Azure database



In addition to your professional experience, you should have the following technical knowledge:

  • Experience building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2014.
  • Familiarity with the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and networking.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Who Should Attend

  • Database professionals with experience in SQL Server 2014 who want to update their skills to SQL Server 2016.
  • Those holding MCSA: SQL Server certification who want to prepare for the upcoming upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 certification.

Follow-On Courses

Training Exclusives

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

  • Practice Labs
  • 24x7 Mentoring
  • Indexed Class Recordings
  • Unlimited Course Retakes
  • Digital courseware
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  • 3 SATVs for a Classroom Live or Virtual Classroom Live session
  • 2 SATVs for an individual On-Demand course
  • 3 SATVs for an individual On-Demand course plus digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)

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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: 3 day

Classroom Live

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

Duration: 3 day


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Duration: 23 hours

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