M55153: Microsoft SQL AlwaysOn and High Availability

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M55153

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This two-day instructor-led course is designed for database administrators to familiarize them with the concepts in SQL AlwaysOn and High Availability. The course utilizes SQL 2014, but explains the differences from SQL 2012.


  • Understand and utilize AlwaysOn and high availability concepts and terminology.
  • Understand edition changes from SQL 2012.
  • Understand failover clusters.
  • Understand log shipping.
  • Understand replication.
  • Understand database mirroring.
  • Understand database snapshots.
  • Understand SQL failover cluster implementation.
  • Understand multi-site clustering.
  • Understand flexible failover policy.
  • Understand and utilize AlwaysOn.
  • Understand node majority.
  • Understand node and disk majority.
  • Understand node and file share majority.
  • Understand no majority.
  • Understand configuration options.
  • Understand and utilize quorums.
  • Understand application failover.

Target Audience

This course is intended for SQL DBAs and IT Professionals.

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AlwaysOn and High Availability Concepts and Terminology (8 topics)

  • Concepts and Terminology
  • Edition Changes from SQL 2012
  • Failover Clusters
  • Log Shipping
  • Replication
  • Database Mirroring
  • Database Snapshots
  • Lab: AlwaysOn and High Availability Concepts and Terminology

AlwaysOn (3 topics)

  • SQL Failover Cluster Implementation
  • Multi-Site Clustering
  • Flexible Failover PolicyLab : AlwaysOn

Understanding Quorums (6 topics)

  • Node Majority
  • Node and Disk Majority
  • Node and File Share Majority
  • No Majority
  • Configuration
  • Lab: Understanding Quorums

AlwaysOn Availability Groups (4 topics)

  • Application Failover
  • Availability Group (AG)
  • Availability Replica
  • Lab: AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Secondary Availability Group Actions (4 topics)

  • Active Secondary Replicas
  • Readable Secondary Replicas
  • Backups on Secondary Replicas
  • Lab: Secondary Availability Group Actions

Monitoring (4 topics)

  • Monitoring AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Dashboard
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lab: Monitoring

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