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Microsoft SQL Server DBA Certification and Training

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Intellipaat’s MS SQL Server DBA training and certification course is curated in sync with Microsoft 70-462 exam (Administering Microsoft SQL Server 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 SQL Server DBA online training program. As part of this training, you will also receive the official course material issued by Microsoft for Querying Data with Transact-SQL and Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases.

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16 Hrs Instructor-led Training
16 Hrs Self-paced Videos
32 Hrs Project Work & Exercises
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MS SQL Server DBA Training and Certification Overview

As you complete this Microsoft SQL Server DBA certification course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the functions that can be performed by a Database Administrator using Microsoft SQL Server. 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 in this SQL Server DBA online training. 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 storage for new databases and their database architecture
  3. Configuring a 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 a SQL Server clustered instance
  12. Optimizing, troubleshooting, and auditing SQL Server instances
  13. Configuring and maintaining backup strategies
  14. Restoring, implementing, and maintaining databases
  15. Implementing Always-On and replication
  • Database Administrators and Developers
  • Project Managers, Analysts, and Testers
  • Big Data and Hadoop Professionals

A basic understanding of computer programming is enough to take up this 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 US$22.8 billion in 2 years – Gartner
  • SQL Database Administrators in the United States can earn US$91,000/year – Indeed

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

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Self Paced Training

  • 16 Hrs e-learning videos
  • Lifetime Free Upgrade
  • 24 x 7 Lifetime Support & Access

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  • Everything in self-paced, plus
  • 16 Hrs of Instructor-led Training
  • 1:1 Doubt Resolution Sessions
  • Attend as many batches for Lifetime
  • Flexible Schedule
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MS SQL Server DBA Course Content

Installation and Configuration Preview

  • 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, auto grow, 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 file table

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 backup 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

  • 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 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

SQL Server Audit

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Managing SQL Server for a High-tech Company

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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 SQL Server DBA online training includes real-world projects and highly valuable case studies. You will also receive a course completion certificate by Microsoft for Administering Microsoft® SQL Server® Database.

Upon the completion of the SQL Server DBA certification training, you will have quizzes that will help you prepare for the Microsoft certification exam and score top marks.

Intellipaat’s certification is awarded upon completing the project work after it is reviewed by experts. This certification is recognized by some of the biggest companies, including Cisco, Cognizant, Mu Sigma, TCS, Genpact, Hexaware, Sony, Ericsson, and others.

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Matt Peter

Hadoop Developer at Tata Consultancy Services

Dear all, Intellipaat’s MS SQL DBA certification is nicely split into small parts well suitable for beginners to learn even in the short time-slot available. I appreciate the availability of videos and transcripts provided in each training session.


Saurabh Saxena

Senior Database Developer at Bosch

The way they conducted the SQL training course was really useful. The examples given were real-time examples). Moreover, the step-by-step explanations were the best part of this Microsoft SQL Server DBA training. Thanks for giving such a course and materials. Thanks a lot.

Sarala K.

Senior Database Administrator

I am extremely happy with the quality of the course material and videos. The MS SQL Server DBA certification course is designed by industry experts. The trainers were very knowledgeable. I shall definitely recommend this training platform to my friends.

Gabriel Frank

Junior Software Tester

I was able to grasp all the concepts with full attention. The trainers were very good at explaining things. The SQL Database Administrator training was very informative, and my trainers made sure that all my doubts were cleared on time. Thank you!

Janaki Ram vudutha

Junior Executive - IT

Apart from being an expert in the subject, the trainer was approachable during these SQL Server DBA online classes. He cleared my doubts whenever I approached him. I am extremely happy!

Quentin Jones

IT Specialist at WSSC

The course is worth the money. The training resources provided in this course were well-prepared. Overall, I got benefited from taking up the course as I got a job through placement assistance provided by Intellipaat. Thanks, Intellipaat. I'm so grateful to you.

Rakhi Narang

IT Analyst at TCS

This Microsoft SQL Server DBA course had great course material. The entire course was conducted in a systematic way, which made it a lot easier for me to learn SQL. I am extremely happy with the course instructor as well as the course. Moreover, the support team was always available for help.

Cesar Federico Tan

Data Analyst at AFL

I am really satisfied with the courses that are available with Intellipaat. I have enrolled in more than 10 courses and completed about 6 of them. You get options to take self-paced or live-classes. Live classes are one of the best, in my opinion. The instructors are very knowledgeable and will guide you through the lessons to make sure you learn. They will even extendRead More..

Laxman KC

It's a great platform to help you with your IT journey. The teachers and support team are great and they help you 24/7.

Anju Panikar

This course exceeded my expectations! It is extremely well-planned with engaging materials. I'm glad I enrolled in this course. It was a wonderful experience. This course provided me with a glimpse into the world of online teaching, the resources involved in its teaching, the institutional and open-access technology that is required for it, and the learning curve that is required by both trainer and learnerRead More..

Smenaka Gandhi

I was enrolled in the SQL Developer course and the Intellipaat team was with me till I was able to successfully enrolled in the session. The trainer seems to be well-experienced and had completed the sessions as planned. He explained each section with sufficient examples. Overall, from enrollment till project completion, the Intellipaat team was very good and helpful :). I recommend this courseRead More..

Vasavi Hegde

Service Delivery Consultant at HP

It's a great learning experience with Intellipaat. I have opted for the BI Master course and the service and support from the team is great! I have finished MSSQL so far and the assignments and projects were really good and challenging. This super team helps with all the queries. The only thing left to do from our end is to learn and practice the materialsRead More..

Microsoft SQL Server DBA Certification FAQs

Why should I learn SQL Server DBA from Intellipaat?

Intellipaat’s SQL Server DBA training will give you hands-on experience in working with 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 an enterprise setup during this SQL DBA certification. The course content is in line with the requirements for clearing the Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA) exam.

You will be working on real-time SQL Server DBA projects and assignments that have high relevance in the corporate world, and the course curriculum is designed by industry experts. Upon the completion of the Microsoft DBA certification course, you can apply for some of the best jobs in top MNCs. 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 to join this SQL DBA course

Intellipaat offers training on SQL Certification Course, PL SQL, Oracle DBA, Oracle RAC, and SQL Developer DBA Masters Program in the Database domain.

Intellipaat has plenty of free learning materials to help you understand the basics of SQL Server DBA such as: What is SQL Server DBA, SQL Server DBA Tutorial, and SQL Server DBA Interview Questions.

At Intellipaat, you can enroll in either 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, which has made them subject matter experts. Go through the sample videos to check the quality of our trainers.

Intellipaat is offering the 24/7 query resolution, and you can raise a ticket with the dedicated support team at anytime. You can avail of the email support for all your queries. If your query does not get resolved through email, we can also arrange one-on-one sessions with our trainers.

You would be glad to know that you can contact Intellipaat support even after the completion of the training. We also do not put a limit on the number of tickets you can raise for query resolution and doubt clearance.

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 real-world industry setup. All training comes with multiple projects that thoroughly test your skills, learning, and practical knowledge, 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. After completing the projects successfully, your skills will be equal to 6 months of rigorous industry experience.

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 such as Sony, Ericsson, TCS, Mu Sigma, Standard Chartered, Cognizant, and Cisco, among other equally great enterprises. We also help you with the job interview and résumé preparation as well.

You can definitely make the switch from self-paced training to online instructor-led training by simply paying the extra amount. You can join the very next batch, which will be duly notified to you.

Once you complete Intellipaat’s training program, working on real-world projects, quizzes, and assignments and scoring at least 60 percent marks in the qualifying exam, you will be awarded Intellipaat’s course completion certificate. This certificate is very well recognized in Intellipaat-affiliated organizations, including over 80 top MNCs from around the world and some of the Fortune 500companies.

Apparently, no. Our job assistance program is aimed at helping you land in your dream job. It offers a potential opportunity for you to explore various competitive openings in the corporate world and find a well-paid job, matching your profile. The final decision on hiring will always be based on your performance in the interview and the requirements of the recruiter.

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