20765 Provisioning SQL Databases
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COURSE COST: $2495.00

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

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This course is designed to teach students how to provision SQL Server databases both on premise and in SQL Azure.


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.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design.


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or exam. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led (VILT) class if the minimum enrollment is not met. If the course is under the minimum enrollment the course may run as 4 day class (Bootcamp Style). For more information, please contact learn@vtec.org or call 207-775-0244.


Module 1: SQL Server 2016 Components
Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Overview of SQL Server Architecture
SQL Server Services and Configuration Options
Lab : Discussion: SQL Server versions

Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2016
Considerations for installing SQL Server
TempDB Files
Installing SQL Server 2016
Automating Installation
Lab : Installing SQL Server

Module 3: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016
Upgrade Requirements
Upgrade SQL Server Services
Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications
Lab : Upgrading SQL Server

Module 4: Working with Databases
Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
Managing Storage for System Databases
Managing Storage for User Databases
Moving and Copying Database Files
Side-by-Side Upgrade: Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications
Buffer Pool Extension
Lab : Managing Database Storage

Module 5: Performing Database Maintenance
Ensuring Database Integrity
Maintaining Indexes
Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Lab : Performing Database Maintenance

Module 6: Database Storage Options
SQL Server storage Performance
SMB Fileshare
SQL Server Storage in Azure
Stretch Databases
Lab : Implementing Stretch Database

Module 7: Planning to Deploy SQL Server on Microsoft Azure
SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure
Azure Storage
Azure SQL Authentication
Deploying an Azure SQL Database
Lab : Plan and Deploy an Azure SQL Database

Module 8: Migrating Databases to Azure SQL Database
Database Migration Testing Tools
Database Migration Compatibility Issues
Migrating a SQL Server Database to Azure SQL Database
Lab : Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

Module 9: Deploying SQL Server on a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine
Deploying SQL Server on an Azure VM
The Deploy Database to a Microsoft Azure VM Wizard
Lab : Deploying SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine

Module 10: Managing databases in the Cloud
Managing Azure SQL Database Security
Configure Azure storage
Azure Automation
Lab : Managing Databases in the Cloud