MCSA SQL Server 2016 Database Administration Boot Camp
8/17/2020 - 8/22/2020
10/19/2020 - 10/24/2020


COURSE COST: $3495.00

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

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About VTEC Boot Camps: Our all-inclusive Boot Camps provide an accelerated, intensive, and immersive hands-on learning environment, that gives students with the necessary skills and knowledge to not only pass the Microsoft Certification exams, but to also excel in their IT career paths.


  • All course materials, practice exams and official certification exams
  • Onsite Pearson VUE Testing Center
  • Hands-on instruction by a certified instructor

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Breakfast Snack and Lunch provided each day


This boot camp is intended for database professionals who perform installation, maintenance, and configuration tasks. Other responsibilities include setting up database systems, making sure those systems operate efficiently, and regularly storing, backing up, and securing data from unauthorized access.

  • IT professionals with at least two years of hands-on experience implementing and administering database systems
  • Database administrators, systems engineers, systems analysts, and technical consultants who want to prepare for their MCSA: SQL Server 2012/2014 credential in an accelerated format


*Course Cost listed does not include the cost of courseware or lunch. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a Virtual Instructor-Led class if minimum enrollment is not met.
Note: This course is eligible for Microsoft SATVs.


Module 1: Authenticating and Authorizing Users
Authenticating connections to SQL Server
Authorizing logins to access databases
Authorization across servers
Partially contained databases
Lab: Authenticating Users

Module 2: Assigning Server and Database Roles
Working with server roles
Working with Fixed database roles
Creating user-defined database roles
Lab: Assigning server and database roles

Module 3: Authorizing Users to Access Resources
Authorizing user access to objects
Authorizing users to execute code
Configuring permissions at the schema level
Lab: Authorizing users to access resources

Module 4: Protecting Data with Encryption and Auditing
Implementing SQL Server audit
Managing SQL Server audit
Protecting data with encryption
Lab: Using Auditing and Encryption

Module 5: SQL Server Recovery Models
Backup strategies
Understanding SQL Server transaction login
Planning a SQL Server backup strategy
Lab: Understanding SQL Server recovery models

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases
Backing up databases and transaction logs
Managing database backups
Working with backup options
Lab: Backing up SQL Server databases

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases
Understanding the restore process
Restoring databases
Working with point-in-time recovery
Restoring system databases and individual files
Lab: Restoring SQL Server User Databases

Module 8: Automating SQL Server Management
Automating SQL Server management
Working with SQL Server agent
Managing SQL Server agent jobs
Multi-server management
Lab: Automating SQL Server Management

Module 9: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
Configuring credentials
Configuring proxy accounts
Lab: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

Module 10: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications
Configuration of database mail
Monitoring SQL Server errors
Configuring operators, alerts, and notifications
Alerts in Azure SQL database
Lab: Monitoring SQL Server with Alerts and Notifications

Module 11: Introduction to Managing SQL Server by using PowerShell
Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
Administer SQL Server using PowerShell
Maintain the SQL Server environment using PowerShell
Managing Azure SQL Server databases using PowerShell
Lab: Administering SQL Server using PowerShell

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server
Capturing activity using SQL Server profiler
Improving performance with the database engine tuning advisor
Working with tracing options
Distributed replay
Monitoring locks
Lab: Tracing Access to SQL Server

Module 13: Monitoring SQL Server
Monitoring activity
Capturing and managing performance data
Analyzing collected performance data
SQL Server utility
Lab: Monitoring SQL Server

Module 14: Troubleshooting SQL Server
SQL Server troubleshooting methodology
Resolving service related issues
Resolving login and connectivity issues
Troubleshooting common issues
Lab: Troubleshooting Common Issues

Module 15: Importing and Exporting Data
Transferring data to/from SQL Server
Importing and exporting table data
Using BCP and BULK INSERT to import data
Deploying and upgrading data-tier applications
Lab: Importing and Exporting Data

Module 16: SQL Server 2016 Components
Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Overview of SQL Server Architecture
SQL Server Services and Configuration Options
Lab: SQL Server Versions (Discussion session)

Module 17: Installing SQL Server 2016
Considerations for installing SQL Server
TempDB Files
Installing SQL Server 2016
Automating Installation
Lab: Installing SQL Server

Module 18: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016
Upgrade Requirements
Upgrade SQL Server Services
Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications
Lab: Upgrading SQL Server

Module 19: Deploying SQL Server on Microsoft Azure
SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure
Deploying an Azure SQL Database
Migrating an On-Premise Database to an Azure SQL Database
Lab: Migrating SQL Server with Azure

Module 20: Working with Databases
Overview of SQL Server Databases
Creating Databases
Database Files and Filegroups
Moving Database Files
Buffer Pool Extension
Lab: Migrating SQL Server with Azure

Module 21: Database Storage Options
SQL Server storage Performance
SMB Fileshare
SQL Server Storage in Azure
Stretch Databases
Lab: Implementing Stretch Database

Module 22: Performing Database Maintenance
Ensuring Database Integrity
Maintaining Indexes
Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Lab: Migrating SQL Server with Azure