20465A: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012

 

$1200

About this Course

This course describes how to design and monitor high performance,highly available data solutions with SQL Server 2012. This course focuses oncreating plans and designs for database structure, storage, objects, andservers. Students will have the opportunity to practices hands-on skills anddesign tasks in a virtual lab environment and will learn about topics such asdata compression, high availability, data migration, security, and scalability.

This course maps to skills and knowledge measured by Microsoft Exam70-465, and in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help prepare yourfor the exam.

Note:

The Beta version of this course utilizes pre-release software inthe virtual machines for the labs. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1 CTP4,Microsoft Office 2013 Preview, and Microsoft Visio 2013 Preview are used inthis course.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for individuals who design database solutionsfor organizations and have experience with database development andadministering SQL Server databases. These individuals design databases as theirprimary area of responsibility. They are responsible to plan and designdatabase structure, storage, objects, and servers. They also create the planfor the environment in which the database solution runs.

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

  • 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

Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites byattending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:

  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012 Or attend
  • Course 10774: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Course 10775: Administering a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Database
  • Course 10776: Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases withMicrosoft SQL Server 2012

Course Outline

Module 1: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure

This module explains how to design an appropriate database serverinfrastructure for a given business application scenario - including how todecide between on-premise, cloud-based, and hybrid database servers, hardwarecapacity planning, considerations for storage hardware, and strategies forconsolidating database server hardware.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Database Server Infrastructure
  • Planning a Database Server Infrastructure
  • Analyzing Capacity Requirements
  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Migrating Resources in a Database Infrastructure

Lab: Designing a Database Server Infrastructure

  • Exercise 1: Planning for Consolidation
  • Exercise 2: Managing Resources on a Single Instance
  • Exercise 3: Managing Resources for Multiple SQL Server Instances on aSingle Windows Server
  • Exercise 4: Managing Resources on Virtual Servers

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the options for creating a database server infrastructure
  • Describe the considerations for creating a database infrastructure
  • Describe how to plan hardware requirements for SQL Server 2012
  • Describe the benefits of database and server consolidation and thedifferent options for consolidating
  • Describe the methods of managing server resources in a range ofdatabase infrastructure consolidation scenarios

Module 2: Designing a Logical Database Schema

This module explains how to design a logical schema for a databasebased on application requirements. This includes planning the level ofnormalization, and schema and table design, and the use of views.

Lessons

  • Relational Database Design Techniques
  • Using Schemas
  • Designing Tables
  • Providing Users with a Denormalized View of a Database

Lab: Designing a Logical Database Schema

  • Exercise 1: Designing a Database Schema
  • Exercise 2: Providing Denormalized Views of Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key techniques for designing a logical database schema
  • Describe the use of schemas in database design
  • Describe the considerations for table design in a relational database
  • Describe how to use views to provide a denormalized view of databasetables to enable users to work with data more easily
  • Describe the use of indexed views to improve performance

Module 3: Designing a Physical Database Implementation

This modules explains how to design the physical implementation of adatabase for a given set of requirements. The design will include data files,log files, filegroups, and data partitioning, as well as whether or not to usedata compression.

Lessons

  • Files and Filegroups
  • Partitioning Data
  • Compressing Data

Lab: Designing a Physical Database Implementation

  • Exercise 1: Designing Files and Filegroups
  • Exercise 2: Partitioning Data
  • Exercise 3: Compressing Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for creating and placing SQL Server dataand log files
  • Describe the use of partitioning to improve manageability
  • Describe the benefits of using compression to improve performance andstorage efficiently

Module 4: Designing a Database Solution for BLOB Data

This modules discusseshow to consider options for including binary large object (BLOB) data in adatabase design.Lessons

  • Considerations for BLOB Data
  • Working with FileStream
  • Using Full-text Search

Lab: Creating a Database Solution for BLOB Data

  • Exercise 1: Planning for BLOB Data
  • Exercise 2: Creating a FileTable
  • Exercise 3: Using Full-text Search
  • Exercise 4: Using Statistical Semantic Search

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations for designing databases that incorporate BLOBdata
  • Describe the benefits and design considerations for using FileStream tostore BLOB data on a Windows file system
  • Describe the benefits of full text indexing and semantic search andexplain how to use these features to search SQL Server data, includingunstructured data

Module 5: Tuning Database Performance

This module explains how to plan and manage indexes to optimizedatabase performance.

Lessons

  • Optimizing Query Performance with Indexes
  • Managing Query Plans
  • Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Lab: Planning for Database Performance

  • Exercise 1: Planning a Strategy for Improving Query Performance
  • Exercise 2: Assessing an Execution Plan
  • Exercise 3: Working with an Execution Plan

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe how to use indexes to optimize query performance
  • Describe the importance of query plans in index planning andmaintenance
  • Describe how to develop a strategy for performance tuning andmonitoring

Module 6: Designing Database Security

This module explains the key considerations for designing security forSQL Server instances and databases.

Lessons

  • Designing Server-Level Security
  • Designing Database-Level Security
  • Transparent Database Encryption
  • Auditing Database Activity

Lab: Planning Database Security

  • Exercise 1: Planning Security for MIA-SQL Instance and the HumanResources Database
  • Exercise 2: Implementing Security for Data Access
  • Exercise 3: Implementing Security for SQL Server Agent
  • Exercise 4: Implementing Transparent Data Encryption

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the design considerations for implementing server-levelsecurity
  • Describe the design considerations for implementing database security
  • Describe how to use transparent database encryption to improve databasesecurity
  • Describe the design considerations for auditing database activity

Module 7: Using Policy-Based Management

This module explains how to plan policy-based management to manageserver instances, databases, and other SQL Server 2012 objects moreefficiently.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Policy-Based Management
  • Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Planning For Policy-Based Management

Lab: Using Policy-Based Management

  • Exercise 1: Planning Policy-Based Management
  • Exercise 2: Implementing Policy-Based Management
  • Exercise 3: Applying a Policy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand policy-based management and describe its benefits
  • Implement policy-based management
  • Describe the considerations for planning policy-based management

Module 8: Monitoring Server Health

This module explains how to plan SQL Server health monitoring and toimplement health monitoring by using SQL Server Utility.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Health Monitoring
  • Options for Monitoring Health
  • Using the SQL Server Utility

Lab: Monitoring Server Health

  • Exercise 1: Creating a Utility Control Point
  • Exercise 2: Configuring Health Policies
  • Exercise 3: Analyzing Server Health Issues

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of health monitoring and considerations forplanning health monitoring
  • Identify SQL Server health monitoring options and considerations forplanning health monitoring
  • Describe how to use SQL Server Utility to monitor server health

Module 9: Designing a Database Backup Solution

This module explains how to identify and implement the appropriatebackup strategy for a given scenario.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Backup and Restore
  • Planning a Recovery Strategy

Lab: Designing a Database Backup Solution

  • Exercise 1: Planning a Backup and Restore Strategy
  • Exercise 2: Testing a DR Strategy

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • List the backup and restore options in SQL Server 2012
  • Create the optimal backup strategy for a given scenario

Module 10: Automating Multi-Server Maintenance

This module explains how to better plan and manage multi-servermaintenance and automation.

Lessons

  • Overview of Maintenance Automation
  • Managing Multiple Servers

Lab: Automating Multi-Server Maintenance

  • Exercise 1: Planning and Implementing a Multi-Server Environment
  • Exercise 2: Planning Multi-Server Jobs

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the core concepts involved in SQL Server automation
  • List the key considerations for automating administrative processes
  • Describe multi-server management for SQL Server 2012

Module 11: Managing SQL Server with PowerShell

This module provides an overview of PowerShell and describes thebenefits of using PowerShell to manage SQL Server 2012.Lessons

Introduction to PowerShell

Lab: Managing SQL Server with PowerShell

  • Exercise 1: Using PowerShell interactively
  • Exercise 2: Backing up a Database by Using PowerShell
  • Exercise 3: Creating a PowerShell Script to Standardize DatabaseCreation

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of PowerShell
  • Explain the fundamental concepts that underlie PowerShell
  • Explain how PowerShell can be used to improve the efficiency ofmanaging SQL Server instances

Module 12: Replicating Data

This module explains how to design an optimal replication strategy froma given set of business and technical requirements.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication

Lab: Planning and Implementing SQL Server Replication

  • Exercise 1: Planning a Replication Strategy
  • Exercise 2: Implementing Replication

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • List the replication options in SQL Server 2012
  • Identify the appropriate replication solution for a given scenario

Module 13: Designing for High Availability

This module explains how to plan and implement a high availabilitysolution.

Lessons

  • High Availability in SQL Server 2012
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Lab: Implementing High Availability

  • Exercise 1: Planning a High Availability Strategy
  • Exercise 2: Implementing an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Exercise 3: Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Choose a high availability strategy for a given scenario
  • Describe how to implement and test AlwaysOn Availability Groups