MS SQL Server DBA Training and Certification Course

Intellipaat’s MS SQL Server DBA training and certification course is curated in sync with Microsoft’s 70-462 exam (Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases). This course lets you gain full proficiency in the SQL Database as an administrator. We provide the best online training classes to help you learn database administration (using SQL Server), database design, implementation, support, and maintenance. Moreover, you will work on real-world industry projects in this program. As part of this online classroom training, you will also receive the official course material issued by Microsoft for ‘Querying Data with Transact-SQL’ and ‘Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 Databases’.

This course is delivered in collaboration with Microsoft. Get DWH & Erwin or MsExcel selfpaced course free.

Key Features

  • Instructor Led Training : 16 Hrs
  • Self-paced Videos : 16 Hrs
  • Exercises & Project Work : 32 Hrs
  • Get Certified & Job Assistance
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Lifetime free upgrade
  • 24 x 7 Lifetime Support & Access

About MS SQL Server DBA Training and Certification Course

As you complete this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the functions that can be performed by a Database Administrator using Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014. You will learn relational database functionalities, SQL queries, managing, maintaining, and securing databases, and the automation of SQL Server. Moreover, you will work on case studies and industry-standard projects. These hands-on exercises will prepare you for real-time scenarios that resonate in the professional SQL landscape.

What will you learn in this MS SQL Server DBA training course?

  1. Installation of SQL Server and its components
  2. Designing the storage for new databases and the database architecture
  3. Configuring an SQL Server standby database for reporting purposes
  4. Windows-level and service-level security
  5. Test connectivity and enabling and disabling features
  6. SSIS and configuring OS disks
  7. Implementing the migration strategy
  8. Managing SQL Server Agent
  9. Managing and configuring databases
  10. Configuring SQL Server Instances
  11. Implementing an SQL Server Clustered Instance
  12. Optimizing and troubleshooting, and auditing SQL Server Instances
  13. Configuring and maintaining back-up strategies
  14. Restoring, implementing, and maintaining databases
  15. Implementing AlwaysOn and replication

Who should take up this MS SQL Server DBA training course?

  • Database Administrators and Developers
  • Project Managers, Analysts, and Testers
  • Big Data and Hadoop Professionals

What are the prerequisites for taking up this MS SQL Server DBA training course?

A basic understanding of computer programming is enough to take up this course.

Why should you take up this MS SQL Server DBA training course?

  • Most companies estimate that they’re analyzing a mere 12% of the data they have – Forrester Research
  • Worldwide Business Intelligence and Analytics Market to grow to $22.8 billion in next 2 years – Gartner.
  • An SQL Database Administrator in the United States can earn $91,000 – indeed.com

SQL Developers are in great demand among companies that work on large databases. Along with this, SQL Administrators are also needed in order to manage, monitor, and secure database servers. This training course will provide you the complete set of skills to help you land in high-paying jobs in some of the best companies around the world.

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MS SQL Server DBA Course Content

Installation and Configuration

  • Plan Installation

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

  • Installing SQL Server and Related Services

Test connectivity; enable and disable features; install SQL Server database engine and SSIS (but not SSRS and SSAS); and configure an OS disk

  • Implementing a Migration Strategy

Restore vs. detach/attach; migrate security; migrate from a previous version; migrate to new hardware; and migrate systems and data from other sources

  • Configuring Additional SQL Server Components

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

  • Manage SQL Server Agent

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”

Managing Instances and Databases

  • Managing and Configuring Databases

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

  • Configuring SQL Server Instances

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

  • Implementing an SQL Server Clustered Instance

Install a cluster; manage multiple instances on a cluster; set up subnet clustering; recover from a failed cluster node

  • Managing SQL Server Instances

Install an instance; manage interaction of instances; SQL patch management; install additional instances; manage resource utilization by using Resource Governor; cycle error logs

Optimizing and Troubleshooting

  • Identifying and Resolving Concurrency Problems

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

  • Collecting, Analyzing, and Troubleshooting Data

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

  • Auditing SQL Server Instances

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

Managing Data

  • Configuring and Maintaining a Back-up Strategy

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

  • Restoring 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

  • Implementing and Maintaining Indexes

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

  • Importing and Exporting Data

Transfer data; bulk copy; and bulk insert

Implementing Security

  • Managing Logins and Server Roles

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

  • Managing Database Security

Configure database security; database level, permissions; protect objects from being modified; auditing; and encryption

  • Managing Users and Database Roles

Create access to server / database with least privilege; manage security roles for users and administrators; create database user accounts; and contained login

  • Troubleshooting Security

Manage certificates and keys, and endpoints

Implementing High Availability

  • Implementing AlwaysOn
    • Implement AlwaysOn availability groups and AlwaysOn failover clustering
  • Implementing replication
    • Troubleshoot replication problems and identify appropriate replication strategy
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MS SQL Server DBA Projects

What projects I will be working on this MS SQL Server DBA training?

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.

Highlight :

  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Expanding SQL Server Log Folder
  • Database & Server audit specification.

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.

Highlights :

  • Create database schema in SQL Server
  • Adding, removing, moving database files
  • Database backup and recovery.
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Sample SQL Server DBA Video Tutorials

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SQL Server DBA Certification

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.

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SQL Server DBA Reviews

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  1. Profile photo of Janaki Ram Janaki Ram vudutha 

    Awesome Trainer!

    Apart from being an expert in the fundamentals of the subject, the trainer was approachable. He cleared my doubts without a glee whenever I approached him. I am extremely happy!

  2. Profile photo of gabbeez Gabriel Frank 

    Insightful training course.

    I was able to grasp all the concepts with full attention. The trainers are very good in explaining things. I am glad that I got this opportunity to learn from Intellipaat. Thank you!

  3. Profile photo of skantipudi1 sarala K. 

    High-quality material.

    I am extremely happy with the quality of course material and videos. The course was designed by industry experts. The trainers were very intellectual. I shall definitely recommend this training platform to my friends.

  4. Profile photo of Saurabh Saxena Saurabh Saxena 

    Amazing course!

    The way they have given the SQL training course was really useful (The examples given were real-time examples); step-by-step explanations were the best part of it. Thanks for giving such a course and materials. Thanks a lot.

  5. Profile photo of Matt Peter Matt Peter 

    It is excellent

    Dear all, Intellipaat database online training course is nicely split in small parts well suitable for learning, even in short time-slot available. I appreciate the availability of videos and transcripts for each training session.

Frequently Asked Questions about SQL Server DBA

Why should I learn SQL Server DBA from Intellipaat?

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.

What are the different modes of training that Intellipaat provides?
At Intellipaat you can enroll either for the instructor-led online training or self-paced training. Apart from this Intellipaat also offers corporate training for organizations to upskill their workforce. All trainers at Intellipaat have 12+ years of relevant industry experience and they have been actively working as consultants in the same domain making them subject matter experts. Go through the sample videos to check the quality of the trainers.
Can I request for a support session if I need to better understand the topics?
Intellipaat is offering the 24/7 query resolution and you can raise a ticket with the dedicated support team anytime. You can avail the email support for all your queries. In the event of your query not getting resolved through email we can also arrange one-to-one sessions with the trainers. You would be glad to know that you can contact Intellipaat support even after completion of the training. We also do not put a limit on the number of tickets you can raise when it comes to query resolution and doubt clearance.
Can you explain the benefits of the Intellipaat self-paced training?
Intellipaat offers the self-paced training to those who want to learn at their own pace. This training also affords you the benefit of query resolution through email, one-on-one sessions with trainers, round the clock support and access to the learning modules or LMS for lifetime. Also you get the latest version of the course material at no added cost. The Intellipaat self-paced training is 75% lesser priced compared to the online instructor-led training. If you face any problems while learning we can always arrange a virtual live class with the trainers as well.
What kind of projects are included as part of the training?
Intellipaat is offering you the most updated, relevant and high value real-world projects as part of the training program. This way you can implement the learning that you have acquired in a real-world industry setup. All training comes with multiple projects that thoroughly test your skills, learning and practical knowledge thus making you completely industry-ready. You will work on highly exciting projects in the domains of high technology, ecommerce, marketing, sales, networking, banking, insurance, etc. Upon successful completion of the projects your skills will be considered equal to six months of rigorous industry experience.
Does Intellipaat offer job assistance?
Intellipaat actively provides placement assistance to all learners who have successfully completed the training. For this we are exclusively tied-up with over 80 top MNCs from around the world. This way you can be placed in outstanding organizations like Sony, Ericsson, TCS, Mu Sigma, Standard Chartered, Cognizant, Cisco, among other equally great enterprises. We also help you with the job interview and résumé preparation part as well.
Is it possible to switch from self-paced training to instructor-led training?
You can definitely make the switch from self-paced to online instructor-led training by simply paying the extra amount and joining the next batch of the training which shall be notified to you specifically.
How are Intellipaat verified certificates awarded?
Once you complete the Intellipaat training program along with all the real-world projects, quizzes and assignments and upon scoring at least 60% marks in the qualifying exam; you will be awarded the Intellipaat verified certification. This certificate is very well recognized in Intellipaat affiliate organizations which include over 80 top MNCs from around the world which are also part of the Fortune 500 list of companies.
Will The Job Assistance Program Guarantee Me A Job?
In our Job Assistance program we will be helping you land in your dream job by sharing your resume to potential recruiters and assisting you with resume building, preparing you for interview questions. Intellipaat training should not be regarded either as a job placement service or as a guarantee for employment as the entire employment process will take part between the learner and the recruiter companies directly and the final selection is always dependent on the recruiter.
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