20764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
8/2/2021 - 8/6/2021
9/13/2021 - 9/17/2021
10/25/2021 - 10/29/2021



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

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This five-day instructor-led course provides students who administer and maintain SQL Server databases with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL server database infrastructure. Additional it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


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.

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • 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. Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run the class. If the minimum enrollment is not met, this course may run as a virtual instructor led - live on line learning session. If you have any questions, please contact us learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244.


Module 1: SQL Server Security
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
Assigning 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
Options for auditing data access in SQL Server
Implementing SQL Server audit
Managing SQL Server audit
Protecting data with encryption
Lab : Using Auditing and Encryption

Module 5: Recovery Models and Backup Strategies
Understanding Backup Strategies
SQL Server Transaction Logs
Planning Backup Strategies
Lab : Understanding SQL Server recovery models

Module 6: Backup of SQL Server Databases
Backing up databases and transaction logs
Managing database backups
Advanced Database Options
Lab : Backing up SQL Server databases

Module 7: Restoring SQL Server Databases
Understanding the restore process
Restoring databases
Advanced Restore Scenarios
Point-in-Time Recovery
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
Monitoring SQL Server errors
Configuration of database mail
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
Getting Started with Windows PowerShell
Configure SQL Server using PowerShell
Administer and Maintain SQL Server with PowerShell
Managing Azure SQL Databases using PowerShell
Lab : Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server

Module 12: Tracing Access to SQL Server with Extended events
Extended Events Core Concepts
Working with Extended Events
Lab : Extended Events

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
A Trouble Shooting Methodology for SQL Server
Resolving service related issues
Resolving Connectivity and Log-in 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