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40008A: Updating your Database Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Length: 3 days    Cost: $1,945 + GST    Version: 2012

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About this Course

This three-day instructor-led course provides existing SQL Server database professionals with the knowledge and skills to use new and enhanced capabilities in SQL Server 2012.



Audience Profile

This course is intended for database professionals with experience of using SQL Server 2008 R2.



Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Experience of creating and managing database solutions in SQL Server, including basic Transact-SQL programming.



At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe key new and enhanced features in SQL Server 2012.
  • Install SQL Server 2012.
  • Use enhanced tools and PowerShell support to manage SQL Server 2012.
  • Use enhanced Transact-SQL and storage capabilities to develop SQL Server 2012 databases.
  • Use new and enhanced performance capabilities to optimize a SQL Server 2012 database.
  • Use new availability and data recovery technologies to provide high availability.
  • Use new and enhanced security capabilities in SQL Server 2012.
  • Use SQL Azure.
  • Describe new Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities in SQL Server 2012.



Course Outline


Module 1: Introducing SQL Server 2012
This module provides an overview of SQL Server 2012.
  • Overview of SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 Editions and Components
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe SQL Server 2012.
  • List SQL Server 2012 Editions and Components.
Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2012
This module describes how to install SQL Server 2012.
  • Installation Options and Requirements
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Deploying SQL Server in a Private Cloud
Lab : Installing SQL Server
  • Installing a SQL Server 2012 Named Instance
  • Performing Post-Installation Setup and Checks
Lab : Using a Data-Tier Application in a Private Cloud Scenario
  • Creating a Data-Tier Application
  • Deploying a Data-Tier Application
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • List the installation options and requirements for SQL Server 2012.
  • Install SQL Server 2012.
  • Describe considerations for provisioning database servers in a private cloud.
Module 3: Managing SQL Server 2012
This module describes new and enhanced features that make it easier to manage SQL Server databases.
  • Enhancements to SQL Server Management Studio
  • New and Enhanced Dynamic Management Views
  • Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
Lab : Managing SQL Server
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use enhancements to SQL Server Management Studio
  • Use new and enhanced Dynamic Management Views
  • Use PowerShell to Manage SQL Server.
Module 4: Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases
This module describes new Transact-SQL and data storage capabilities that you can use to develop databases.
  • Transact-SQL Enhancements
  • New and Enhanced Transact-SQL Functions
  • Enhancements to Spatial Data Support
  • Storing and Querying Documents
Lab : Developing SQL Server Databases
  • Using Sequence Objects
  • Using the THROW Statement
  • Implementing Paging
  • Querying Documents
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe enhancements to Transact-SQL.
  • Describe new and enhanced Transact-SQL functions.
  • Describe Enhancements to Spatial Data Support.
  • Explain how to store and query documents with SQL Server 2012.
Module 5: Performance and Tuning Enhancements
This module provides an introduction to new and enhanced performance tuning features in SQL Server 2012.
  • Performance Optimization Tools
  • Enhancements to Indexing
Lab : Optimizing SQL Server Performance
  • Creating a Columnstore Index
  • Using a Columnstore Index
  • Updating a Table with a Columnstore Index
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe enhancements to performance optimization tools.
  • Use indexing enhancements to increase query performance.
Module 6: High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements
This module provides an introduction to new and enhanced features for data recovery and availability.
  • AlwaysOn High Availability
  • Enhancemenst to Data Recovery
Lab : Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Creating an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Using an AlwaysOn Availability Group
  • Observing Availability Group Failover Behavior
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Use AlwaysOn technologies to support high availability.
  • Use enhancements to database restore capabilities.
Module 7: Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2012
This module describes how to use security enhancements in SQL Server 2012.
  • Security Management Enhancements
  • Contained Databases
Lab : Implementing Security
  • Implementing user-Defined Server Roles
  • Implementing Contained Databases
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe security management enhancements.
  • Implement contained databases.
Module 8: Extending Data Solutions to the Cloud
This module provides an introduction to SQL Azure.
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • Working with SQL Azure
Lab : Using SQL Azure
  • Creating a Database in SQL Azure
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio with SQL Azure
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe key features and benefits of SQL Azure.
  • Create and manage SQL Azure databases.
Module 9: Overview of BI Enhancements in SQL Server 2012
This module introduces enhancements to BI support in SQL Server 2012.
  • SQL Server 2012 for Data Warehousing
  • SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
Lab : Exploring BI Features
  • Using PowerPivot
  • Using Power View
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe enhancements in SQL Server 2012 for data warehousing.
  • Describe enhancements in SQL Server 2012 for BI.


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