Updating your Database Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

3 Day Course
Code M40008

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Module 1: Introducing SQL Server 2012 (5 topics)

  • This module provides an overview of SQL Server 2012.
  • Lessons
  • Overview of SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 Editions and Components

Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2012 (14 topics)

  • This module describes how to install SQL Server 2012.
  • Lessons
  • 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

Module 3: Managing SQL Server 2012 (10 topics)

  • This module describes new and enhanced features that make it easier to manage SQL Server databases.
  • Lessons
  • 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

Module 4: Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases (13 topics)

  • This module describes new Transact-SQL and data storage capabilities that you can use to develop databases.
  • Lessons
  • 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

Module 5: Performance and Tuning Enhancements (10 topics)

  • This module provides an introduction to new and enhanced performance tuning features in SQL Server 2012.
  • Lessons
  • 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

Module 6: High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements (10 topics)

  • This module provides an introduction to new and enhanced features for data recovery and availability.
  • Lessons
  • 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

Module 7: Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (9 topics)

  • This module describes how to use security enhancements in SQL Server 2012.
  • Lessons
  • Security Management Enhancements
  • Contained Databases
  • Lab : Implementing Security
  • Implementing user-Defined Server Roles
  • Implementing Contained Databases

Module 8: Extending Data Solutions to the Cloud (9 topics)

  • This module provides an introduction to SQL Azure.
  • Lessons
  • 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

Module 9: Overview of BI Enhancements in SQL Server 2012 (9 topics)

  • This module introduces enhancements to BI support in SQL Server 2012.
  • Lessons
  • SQL Server 2012 for Data Warehousing
  • SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
  • Lab : Exploring BI Features
  • Using PowerPivot
  • Using Power View

Prerequisites

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

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