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Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure - 20764




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This five-day instructor-led course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additional it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

Prerequisites & Audience

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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Course Topics

Course 20764A:

MCSA: 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

Module 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users

This module covers SQL Server security models, logins, and users.


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

    Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles

    This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles, and userdefined database roles.


  • Working with server roles
  • Working with Fixed database roles
  • Creating user-defined database roles
  • Lab : Assigning server and database roles

    Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources

    This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.


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

    Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing

    This module covers SQL Server Audit.


  • Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
  • Implementing SQL Server audit
  • Managing SQL Server audit
  • Protecting data with encryption
  • Lab : Using Auditing and Encryption After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe options for auditing data access.
  • Implement SQL Server Audit.
  • Manage SQL Server Audit.
  • Describe how to use custom audit events.
  • Implement encryption

    Module 5: SQL Server Recovery Models
    This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It also introduces the dierent backup strategies available with SQL Server.
    • Understanding SQL Server transaction login
    • Planning a SQL Server backup strategy
    Lab : Understanding SQL Server recovery models
    After completing this module, you will be able to:
    • Describe the various backup strategies.
    • Describe how database transaction logs function.
    • Plan a SQL Server backup strategy.
    Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases
    This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types Lessons
    • Backing up databases and transaction logs
    • Managing database backups
    • Working with backup options
    Lab : Backing up SQL Server databases
    Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases
    This module describes the restoration of databases.
    • Understanding the restore process
    • Restoring databases
    • Working with point-in-time recovery
    • Restoring system databases and individual filesLab : Restoring SQL Server User Databases

    Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management
  • This module describes how to use SQL Server Agent for automation. It also explains the benefits of using master and target servers to centralize the administration of automation.


  • Automating SQL Server management
  • Working with SQL Server agent
  • Managing SQL Server agent jobs
  • Multi-server management
  • Lab : Automating SQL Server Management

    Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

    This module describes the considerations for SQL Server Agent security, including proxy accounts and credentials.


  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring credentials
  • Configuring proxy accounts
  • Lab : Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

    Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

    This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.


  • Configuration of database mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server errors
  • Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications
  • Alerts in Azure SQL database
  • Lab : Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

    Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell

    This module introduces PowerShell for SQL Server.


  • Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Administer SQL Server using PowerShell
  • Maintain the SQL Server environment using PowerShell
  • Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell
  • Lab : Administering SQL Server using PowerShell

    Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server

    This module describes how to use SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures to capture information about SQL Server. The module also describes how to use Distributed Replay to capture trace information from multiple servers, and how to monitor locking.


  • Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler
  • Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor
  • Working with tracing options
  • Distributed replay
  • Monitoring locks
  • Lab : Tracing Access to SQL Server

    Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server

    This module explains how to use Distributed Management Views to monitor SQL Server. It also describes configuration of data collection and the SQL Server Utility


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

    Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server

    This module explains the SQL Server troubleshooting methodology and discusses the most common issues that can arise when working with SQL Server systems.


  • SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
  • Resolving service related issues
  • Resolving login and connectivity issues
  • Troubleshooting common issues
  • Lab : Troubleshooting Common Issues

    Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data

    This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. The module also introduces BCP and BULK INSERT.


  • 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
  • Lab : Importing and Exporting Data

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