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MOC20465 - Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012
This course describes how to design and monitor high performance, highly available data solutions with SQL Server 2012. This course focuses on creating plans and designs for database structure, storage, objects, and servers. Students will have the opportunity to practices hands-on skills and design tasks in a virtual lab environment and will learn about topics such as data compression, high availability, data migration, security, and scalability.
- Design an appropriate database server infrastructure for a given business application scenario
- Design a logical schema for a database based on application requirements
- Design the physical implementation of a database for a given set of requirements
- Evaluate options for including binary large object data in a database design
- Plan and manage indexes to optimize performance
- Describe the key considerations for designing security for SQL Server instances and databases
- Plan policy-based management to manage server instances, databases, and other SQL Server 2012 objects more efficiently
- Plan SQL Server health monitoring
- Implement SQL Server health monitoring by using SQL Server Utility
- Identify and implement the appropriate backup strategy for a given scenario
- Plan and manage multi-server maintenance and automation
- Understand the benefits of using PowerShell to manage SQL Server 2012
- Design an optimal replication strategy from a given set of business and technical requirements
- Plan and implement a high availability solution
Module 1: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure
- Planning a Database Server Infrastructure
- Planning Server Hardware
- Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
- Managing Server Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure
Lab : Planning Database Server Consolidation
- Planning for Consolidation
- Managing Resources for an Instance of SQL Server
- Managing Resources for Multiple SQL Server Instances on a Single Windows Server
- Describe the options and considerations for creating a database server infrastructure.
- Describe how to plan hardware requirements for SQL Server 2012.
- Describe the benefits of database and server consolidation and the different options for consolidating.
- Describe the methods of managing server resources in a range of database infrastructure consolidation scenarios.
Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Schema
- Relational Database Design Techniques
- Planning Schemas and Tables
Lab : Designing a Logical Database Schema
- Plan a Database Schema
- Create a View to Display Employee Payment Information
- Describe the key techniques for designing a logical database schema.
- Describe the considerations for table and schema design in a relational database.
- Describe how to use views to provide a denormalized view of database tables to enable users to work with data more easily.
Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Implementation
- Planning Files and Filegroups
- Planning a Partitioning Data
- Planning Compression
Lab : Designing a Physical Database Implementation
- Planning Files and Filegroups
- Implement the Timesheet Archive Strategy
- Describe the considerations for creating and placing SQL Server data and log files.
- Describe how to use partitioning to improve manageability.
- Describe the benefits of using compression to improve performance and storage efficiently.
Module 4: Incorporating Data Files into Databases
- Considerations for Working with Data Files in SQL Server 2012
- Implementing FileStream and FileTables
- Searching Data Files
Lab : Implementing a Solution for Storing Data Files
- Exercise 1: Creating a FileTable
- Exercise 2: Creating and using a Full-Text Index
- Describe the considerations for designing databases that incorporate data files.
- Describe the benefits and design considerations for using FileStream and FileTables to store data files.
- Describe the benefits of full text indexing and semantic search, and explain how to use these features to search data files in SQL Server.
Module 5: Tuning Database Performance
- Optimizing Query Performance by Using Indexes
- Working with Query Plans
- Performance Monitoring
Lab : Using Indexes and Plan Guides
- Planning Indexes
- Testing Indexing Strategies
- Working with Execution Plans
- Describe how to plan indexes to optimize query performance.
- Describe how to use query plans to improve performance.
- Describe how to monitor performance.
Module 6: Designing Database Security
- Introduction to Security Planning
- Planning Security
- Contained Databases
- Protecting Data with Encryption
Lab : Planning and Implementing Security
- Planning Server and Database Security
- Implementing a Data Access Strategy
- Implementing Transparent Data Encryption
- Describe the benefits of security planning.
- Describe the design considerations for planning security.
- Describe how to use contained databases.
- Describe the options for encrypting data.
Module 7: Policy Based Management
- Introduction to Policy-Based Management
- Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management
Lab : Planning Policy-Based Management
- Planning a Policy-Based Management Strategy
- Implementing Policy-Based Management
- Testing Policy Compliance
- Describe the benefits of policy-based management.
- Plan and implement policy-based management.
Module 8: Monitoring Server Health
- Introduction to Server Health Monitoring
- SQL Server Utility
Lab : Monitoring Server Health
- Create a Utility Control Point
- Configure Health Policies
- Describe the benefits of health monitoring and considerations for planning health monitoring.
- Use SQL Server Utility to monitor server health.
Module 9: Designing a Database Backup Solution
- SQL Server Backup and Restore
- Planning a Recovery Strategy
Lab : Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy
- Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy
- Implementing a Backup Strategy
- Performing a Piecemeal Restore
- Plan a Backup and Restore Strategy.
- Describe the key features of a disaster recovery plan.
Module 10: Automating Multi-Server Maintenance
- Overview of Maintenance Automation
- Managing Multiple Servers
Lab : Automating Multi-Server Maintenance
- Planning and Implementing a Multi-Server Environment
- Planning and Implementing Multi-Server Jobs
- Describe the benefits and components of multi-server maintenance.
- Manage multiple servers by using master and target servers.
Module 11: Managing SQL Server with PowerShell
- Introduction to Windows PowerShell
- Scripting with Windows PowerShell
Lab : Managing SQL Server with Windows PowerShell
- Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
- Creating PowerShell Scripts
- Describe the benefits of using PowerShell to maintain SQL Server and explain the fundamental concepts that underlie PowerShell.
- Explain how to create PowerShell scripts.
Module 12: Replicating DataThis module explains how to design an optimal replication strategy from a given set of business and technical requirements.Lessons
- SQL Server Replication
- Planning Replication
Lab : Planning and Implementing SQL Server Replication
- Planning Replication
- Implementing Replication
- Describe the benefits of replication and the options for planning replication in SQL Server 2012.
- Identify the appropriate replication solution for a given scenario.
Module 13: Planning High Availability
- High Availability in SQL Server 2012
- AlwaysOn Availability Groups
Lab : Implementing High Availability
- Creating an AlwaysOn Availability Group
- Using an AlwaysOn Availability Group
- Testing Failover for an AlwaysOn Availability Group
- Choose a high availability strategy for a given scenario.
- Describe how to implement and test AlwaysOn Availability Groups.
- Experience with Transact-SQL
- Familiarity with SQL Server 2012 components and tools
- Familiarity with objects in a SQL Server database
- Familiarity with enterprise Windows network and security architecture
Electronic Microsoft authorized book and labs included.