Evaluate installation requirements; design the installation of SQL Server and its components (drives, service accounts, etc.); plan scale-up vs. scale-out basics; plan for capacity, including if/when to shrink, grow, autogrow, and monitor growth; manage the technologies that influence SQL architecture (e.g., service broker, full text, scale out, etc.); design the storage for new databases (drives, filegroups, partitioning, etc.); design the database infrastructure; configure an SQL Server standby database for reporting purposes; Windows-level security and service-level security; core mode installation; benchmark a server before using it in a production environment (SQLIO, Tests on SQL Instance, etc.); and choose the right hardware
Test connectivity; enable and disable features; install SQL Server database engine and SSIS (but not SSRS and SSAS); and configure an OS disk
Restore vs. detach/attach; migrate security; migrate from a previous version; migrate to new hardware; and migrate systems and data from other sources
Set up and configure all SQL Server components (Engine, AS, RS, and SharePoint integration) in a complex and highly secure environment; configure full-text indexing; SSIS security; filestream; and filetable
Create, maintain, and monitor jobs; administer jobs and alerts; automate (setup, maintenance, monitoring) across multiple databases and multiple instances; send to “Manage SQL Server Agent jobs”
Design multiple file groups; database configuration and standardization: autoclose, autoshrink, recovery models; manage file space, including adding new filegroups and moving objects from one filegroup to another; implement and configure contained databases; data compression; configure TDE; partitioning; manage log file growth; DBCC
Configure and standardize a database: autoclose, autoshrink, recovery models; install default and named instances; configure SQL to use only certain CPUs (affinity masks, etc.); configure server level settings; configure many databases/instance, many instances/server, virtualization; configure clustered instances including MSDTC; memory allocation; database mail; configure SQL Server engine: memory, filffactor, sp_configure, default options
Install a cluster; manage multiple instances on a cluster; set up subnet clustering; recover from a failed cluster node
Install an instance; manage interaction of instances; SQL patch management; install additional instances; manage resource utilization by using Resource Governor; cycle error logs
Examine deadlocking issues using the SQL server logs using trace flags; design reporting database infrastructure (replicated databases); monitor via DMV or other MS product; diagnose blocking, live locking and deadlocking; diagnose waits; performance detection with built in DMVs; know what affects performance; and locate and if necessary kill processes that are blocking or claiming all resources
Monitor using Profiler; collect performance data by using System Monitor; collect trace data by using SQL Server Profiler; identify transactional replication problems; identify and troubleshoot data access problems; gather performance metrics; identify potential problems before they cause service interruptions; identify performance problems;, use XEvents and DMVs; create alerts on critical server condition; monitor data and server access by creating audit and other controls; identify IO vs. memory vs. CPU bottlenecks; and use the Data Collector tool
Implement a security strategy for auditing and controlling the instance; configure an audit; configure server audits; track who modified an object; monitor elevated privileges as well as unsolicited attempts to connect; and policy-based management
Manage different backup models, including point-in-time recovery; protect customer data even if backup media is lost; perform backup/restore based on proper strategies including backup redundancy; recover from a corrupted drive; manage a multi-TB database; implement and test a database implementation and a backup strategy (multiple files for user database and tempdb, spreading database files, backup/restore); back up a SQL Server environment; and back up system databases
Restore a database secured with TDE; recover data from a damaged DB (several errors in DBCC checkdb); restore to a point in time; file group restore; and page-level restore
Inspect physical characteristics of indexes and perform index maintenance; identify fragmented indexes; identify unused indexes; implement indexes; defrag/rebuild indexes; set up a maintenance strategy for indexes and statistics; optimize indexes (full, filter index); statistics (full, filter) force or fix queue; when to rebuild vs. reorg and index; full text indexes; and column store indexes
Transfer data; bulk copy; and bulk insert
Configure server security; secure the SQL Server using Windows Account / SQL Server accounts, server roles; create log in accounts; manage access to the server, SQL Server instance, and databases; create and maintain user-defined server roles; and manage certificate logins
Configure database security; database level, permissions; protect objects from being modified; auditing; and encryption
Create access to server / database with least privilege; manage security roles for users and administrators; create database user accounts; and contained login
Manage certificates and keys, and endpoints
Project : SQL Server Audit
Industry : General
Problem Statement : How to track and log events happening on the database engine
Topics : This project is involved with implementing an SQL Server audit that includes creating of the TestDB database, triggering audit events from tables, altering audit, checking, filtering, etc. You will learn to audit an SQL Server instance by tracking and logging the events on the system. You will work with SQL Server Management; learn about database level and Server level auditing.
Project 2 : Managing SQL Server for a high tech company
Industry : Information Technology
Problem Statement : An IT company wants to manage its MS SQL Server database and gain valuable insights from it.
Description : In this project you will be administrating the MS SQL Server database. You will learn about the complete architecture of MS SQL Server. You will be familiarized with the enterprise edition of SQL Server, various tools of SQL Server, creating and modifying databases in real-time.
This Intellipaat SQL Server DBA training will give you hands-on experience in working with the SQL Server Database. You will master the concepts of SQL Server installation, deployment and authentication in various business scenarios. You will also learn to manage, maintain, secure, monitor and automate SQL Server in the enterprise setting. This entire course content is in line with the requirements of clearing the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) Exam.
You will be working on real-time SQL Server DBA projects and step-by-step assignments that have high relevance in the corporate world, and the course curriculum is designed by industry experts. Upon the completion of the training course, you can apply for some of the best jobs in top MNCs around the world at top salaries. Intellipaat offers lifetime access to videos, course materials, 24/7 support and course material upgrading to the latest version at no extra fee. Hence, it is clearly a one-time investment.
This course is designed for clearing the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) Exam. The complete course is created by industry experts for professionals to get top jobs in the best organizations. The entire training includes real-world projects and case studies that are highly valuable. You will also receive course completion certificate by Microsoft for Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Databases.
Upon the completion of the training, you will have quizzes that will help you prepare for the Microsoft certification exam and score top marks.
The Intellipaat Certification is awarded upon successfully completing the project work, after reviewed by experts. The Intellipaat certification is recognized in some of the biggest companies like Cisco, Cognizant, Mu Sigma, TCS, Genpact, Hexaware, Sony, Ericsson and others.