20465 Designing Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2014
12/13/2021 - 12/17/2021



COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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The focus of this three-day instructor-led course is on planning and implementing enterprise database infrastructure solutions by using SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft technologies. It describes how to consolidate SQL Server workloads and how to plan and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

At course completion:

  • Assess an existing enterprise environment.
  • Plan and implement Policy-Based Management.
  • Describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014.
  • Describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud.


This course is intended for database professionals who need who plan, implement, and manage database solutions. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing database infrastructure.
  • Planning and implementing consolidation strategies.
  • Planning and implementing high availability solutions.
  • Planning and implementing disaster recovery solutions.
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
  • At least 2 years experience of working with relational databases, including:
  • Planning and implementing databases
  • Managing databases
  • Querying with Transact-SQL
  • Some basic knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a Live Distance Learning class if minimum enrollment is not met.
Note: This course is eligibile for Microsoft SATVs.


Module 1: Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
Considerations for Enterprise Data
Assessing an Existing Infrastructure
Lab : Assessing an Existing Enterprise Data Infrastructure

Module 2: Multi-Server Configuration Management
Policy-Based Management
Microsoft System Center
Lab : Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management

Module 3: Monitoring SQL Server 2014 Health
Introduction to Health Monitoring
Data Collector
SQL Server Utility
Lab : Monitoring SQL Server Health

Module 4: Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014
Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure
Lab : SQL Server Consolidation

Module 5: Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
Overview of Cloud Computing
SQL Server in a Private Cloud
Lab : Preparing a SQL Server Installation in a Virtual Machine Template

Module 6: Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014
High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
Log Shipping
Lab : Using Log Shipping

Module 7: Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances
Lab : Implementing an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance

Module 8: AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Working with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Considerations for Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Lab : Implementing and Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group

Module 9: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
SQL Server High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions
Lab : Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery

Module 10: Replicating Data
SQL Server Replication
Planning Replication
Lab : Planning and Implementing Replication