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Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (M20764)

Learn to administer and maintain Microsoft SQL Server 2016 databases.

GK# 4396 Vendor# M20764

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. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

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. 


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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
  • Describe recovery models and backup strategies
  • Backup SQL Server databases
  • Restore SQL Server databases
  • Automate database management
  • Configure security for the SQL Server agent
  • Manage alerts and notifications
  • Managing 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 connect to databases
  • Authorization across servers
  • Partially contained databases


2. Assigning Server and Database Roles

  • Working with server roles
  • Working with fixed database roles
  • Assigning 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 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

  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring databases
  • Point-in-time recovery
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios
  • Performing a Piecemeal Restore


8. Automating SQL Server Management

  • Automating SQL Server management
  • Working with SQL Server agent
  • Managing SQL Server agent jobs
  • Multiserver management


9. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring credentials
  • Configuring proxy accounts


10. Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

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


11. Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell

  • Getting Started with Windows 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

  • A Trouble Shooting Methodology for SQL Server
  • 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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Classroom Live Labs

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 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


The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

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