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Updating your Database Skills to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

3days
Training code
ms40008

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Module 1: Introducing SQL Server 2012

Lessons

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lessons

  • 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

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

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

Lessons

  • 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.

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.


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


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