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20465 - Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server

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Course Overview

This course describes how to design and monitor high performance, highly available enterprise data solutions with SQL Server 2014. This course focuses on database server infrastructure scenarios, including private, public, and hybrid cloud solutions and high availability techniques. Microsoft Azure is required or used as part of the lab for this course.

The focus of this three-day instructor-led course is on planning and implementing enterprise database infrastructure solutions by using SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft technologies. It describes how to consolidate SQL Server workloads and how to plan and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

Course Length: 3 days

AudienceCustomers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform. This course is intended for database professionals who plan, implement, and manage database solutions. Primary responsibilities include: Planning and implementing database infrastructure. Planning and implementing consolidation strategies. Planning and implementing high availability solutions. Planning and implementing disaster recovery solutions.

PrerequisitesAt least 2 years’ experience of working with relational databases, including: Planning and implementing databases. Managing databases. Querying with Transact-SQL. Some basic knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery. Some basic knowledge of Microsoft Azure technologies and concepts around cloud computing. MOC 10774, MOC 10775 and MOC 10776.

What You're Going To Learn

  • Learn to assess an existing enterprise environment.
  • Learn to plan and implement Policy-Based Management.
  • Learn to describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014.
  • Learn to describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud. 

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Course Outline

Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture

  • Considerations for Enterprise Data
  • Assessing an Existing Infrastructure
  • Lab: Assessing an Existing Enterprise Data Infrastructure

Multi-Server Configuration Management

  • Policy-Based Management
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Lab: Planning and Implementing Policy-Based Management

Monitoring SQL Server 2014 Health

  • Introduction to Health Monitoring
  • Data Collector
  • SQL Server Utility
  • Lab: Monitoring SQL Server Health

Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014

  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure
  • Lab: SQL Server Consolidation

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