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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

Course Price
SQL Server Performance Settings $74.95
Migrating Client Applications $74.95
SQL Server Virtual Machines on Azure $74.95
SQL Server Instances and Storage Considerations $74.95
Components of a SQL Server 2016 Installation $74.95
Installing and Upgrading SQL Server 2016 $74.95
Azure Virtual Machines $74.95
Microsoft Azure SQL Database Security $74.95
Azure SQL Database Encryption $74.95
Deploying Applications to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases $74.95

Bundle Price: $349.00
Total Savings: $400.50


SQL Server Performance Settings

SQL Server 2016 offers various tools to tune a SQL Server environment for peak performance. This course covers how to maximize database performance as well as the maximum amount of server memory. In addition, this course covers how to configure operators and alerts in SQL Server 2016. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Describe how to evaluate and tune database performance
  • Demonstrate how to improve performance by changing service tiers
  • Configure elastic database pools to scale resources automatically
  • Configure the database scope in SQL Server 2016
  • Demonstrate how to configure memory options including min server memory and max server memory
  • Demonstrate how to configure and view memory options using T-SQL
  • Describe the three approaches you can use to manage memory when running multiple instances of the database engine
  • Describe the role of operators in SQL Server 2016
  • Demonstrate how to create an operator in SQL Server 2016
  • Perform the necessary steps to delete an operator in SQL Server 2016
  • Demonstrate how to configure operator availability in SQL Server 2016
  • Edit an existing operator in SQL Server 2016
  • Access and view operator information in SQL Server 2016
  • Demonstrate how to designate a fail-safe operator in SQL Server 2016
  • Configure alerts based on monitoring metrics in SQL Server 2016
  • Create an alert rule on a metric within the Azure portal
  • Assign alerts to an operator in SQL Server 2016
  • Manage alerts in SQL Server 2016
  • Optimize SQL Server 2016 database performance

Migrating Client Applications

Connection strings are used to allow client applications to interact with Azure SQL databases. This course covers the application connections strings, as well as the Azure Traffic Manager, which is used to control the distribution of incoming user traffic. In addition, this course covers the various types of application patterns available for SQL Server-based applications in an Azure environment. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Explain the role of connection strings
  • Describe the use of connection strings in Azure
  • Discuss how to create connection strings for Azure storage accounts
  • Create a connection string using a shared access signature
  • Create a connection string to an explicit storage endpoint
  • Parse a connection string from a configuration file
  • Develop application retry connection logic
  • Describe the different options for distributing network traffic using Azure
  • Describe the traffic manager feature found in Azure
  • Explain the priority traffic routing method
  • Explain the weighted traffic routing method
  • Explain the performance traffic routing method
  • Describe the 1-tier application pattern
  • Explain the 3-tier application pattern
  • Explain the presentation tier scale out application pattern
  • Describe the business tier scale out application pattern
  • Describe the 2-tier and 3-tier presentation and business tiers scale out and HADR application pattern
  • Describe the 2-tier and 3-tier using the Azure VMs and Cloud services application pattern
  • Explain the N-Tier hybrid application pattern
  • Demonstrate how to create a traffic manager profile

SQL Server Virtual Machines on Azure

Azure virtual machines provide a way to move on-premise SQL Server workloads and applications to the cloud. This course will cover the recommended usage scenarios for Azure VMs, as well as how to provision, create, and connect to Azure SQL Databases. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Explain SQL Server on Azure virtual machines
  • Recognize SQL Server Azure VM usage scenarios
  • Explain per-minute licensing
  • Recognize the differences between IaaS and on-premises deployments
  • Demonstrate how to connect to a SQL Server Azure VM
  • Demonstrate how to migrate a database to a SQL Server Azure VM
  • Perform a backup of a database to an Azure storage account
  • Perform a restore from an Azure storage account to an Azure VM
  • Configure automatic patching and updating of an Azure VM running SQL Server
  • Describe the customer experience improvement program (CEIP)
  • Explain service tiers in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe common service tier use cases
  • Demonstrate how to create a sysadmin account
  • Explain elastic database pools
  • Describe when to use the appropriate service tier
  • Explain SQL Server 2016 database transaction units
  • Describe how to provision an Azure SQL Server 2016 database
  • Demonstrate how to create an Azure SQL Server 2016 database
  • Demonstrate how to connect to an Azure SQL Server 2016 database
  • Determine when to deploy SQL to Azure VMs and databases

SQL Server Instances and Storage Considerations

SQL Server uses instances to allow more than one copy of a SQL Server component to be installed on a single server. This course covers deploying SQL Server instances in IaaS and on-premise, as well as how to provision and install SQL Server on Azure virtual machines. Also covered in this course are the various storage solutions available in SQL Server 2016 and the considerations associated with each. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Describe SQL Server instances
  • Explain how to host a SQL Server instance using Azure VMs
  • Recognize the benefits of using Azure automation
  • Explain how and when to use Azure Resource Manager
  • Demonstrate how to deploy SQL Server using templates
  • Provide an introduction to data storage with SQL Server
  • Discuss considerations when planning disk storage devices
  • Explain the different types of RAID configurations
  • Differentiate between the five SQL Server system databases
  • Demonstrate how to create user databases in SQL Server 2016
  • Explain the use of filegroups in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe how SQL Server uses the buffer pool extension
  • Demonstrate how to configure the storage buffer pool extension
  • Explain how storage spaces can be used in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe storage layout considerations when using virtual machines
  • Describe other possible storage solutions, including NAS, DAS, and SAN
  • Determine effective disk or storage configuration for a given scenario

Components of a SQL Server 2016 Installation

It is important to understand the various components, editions, and versions that exist when discussing SQL Server 2016. This course provides and introduction for both the SQL Server platform and SQL Server architecture, while also providing an overview of best practices and guidelines to follow when preparing for an installation of SQL Server 2016. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Recognize the SQL Server 2016 components
  • Describe SQL Server 2016 instances
  • Describe SQL Server 2016 editions
  • Describe SQL Server versions
  • Explain SQL Server 2016 32-bit systems
  • Explain SQL Server 2016 64-bit systems
  • Recognize the different SQL Server 2016 architecture layers
  • Explain SQL Server 2016 CPU usage
  • Explain SQL Server 2016 Server memory management
  • Describe parallelism in SQL Server 2016
  • Explain I/O operations in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the various services used by SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the various account types available in SQL Server 2016
  • Explain the different network protocols supported by SQL Server 2016
  • Understand the various hardware requirements for SQL Server 2016
  • Understand the various software requirements for SQL Server 2016
  • Describe considerations when implementing I/O subsystems for SQL Server 2016
  • Demonstrate how to use the SQLIOSim tool in SQL Server 2016
  • Demonstrate how to use the Diskspd tool in SQL Server 2016
  • Determine the requirements for a successful SQL Server deployment

Installing and Upgrading SQL Server 2016

Whether performing a SQL Server 2016 installation or an upgrade, it's important to understand the numerous recommended pre- and post-installation best practices set forth by Microsoft to ensure a successful deployment. This course covers deployment options such as unattended installations and upgrades, as well as the various tools available in SQL Server 2016 to migrate data and ensure compatibility. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Explain SQL Server 2016 tempdb files
  • Describe tempdb attributes
  • Understand tempdb sizing
  • Describe SQL installation options
  • Demonstrate how to install SQL Server 2016
  • Recognize post-installation best practices
  • Demonstrate SQL Server servicing installation
  • Recognize unattended installation options
  • Perform an unattended SQL Server 2016 installation
  • Create an upgrade strategy for SQL Server 2016
  • Recognize the supported upgrade paths for SQL Server 2016
  • Use the data migration assistance in SQL Server 2016
  • Explain how to upgrade from SQL Server 2005
  • Explain how and when to use the in-place upgrade option
  • Explain how and when to use the side-by-side upgrade option
  • Describe hybrid and rolling upgrade options in SQL Server 2016
  • Demonstrate how to use the upgrade advisor in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the SQL Server distributed replay feature
  • Determine the appropriate installation options and features for a given scenario

Azure Virtual Machines

Microsoft SQL Server applications can be moved to Azure virtual machines to help reduce costs and to optimize overall performance. This course covers the various methods used to migrate applications from an on-premise environment to Azure virtual machines. In addition, topics such as gathering benchmark data, performance tuning, and configuring availability sets for redundancy are covered. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Describe the primary migration methods available when migrating to Azure VMs
  • Describe how to use the Azure VM deployment wizard
  • Describe alternative deployment options such as backing up to a file and URL
  • Demonstrate how to detach and copy to URL and attach from URL using the AzCopy command line utility
  • Explain the Microsoft Azure import/export service
  • Describe the benefits of generating benchmark data
  • Explain why it is important to perform cache warming prior to gathering benchmark data
  • Describe the Iometer tool and how it can be used to gather benchmark data
  • Demonstrate how to use the IOMeter tool to gather benchmark data
  • Explain how the FIO tool can be used to gather benchmark data on Azure VMs
  • Explain how to effectively tune data disks in Azure
  • Describe how VM disk caching works
  • Explain how using data compression reduces overall I/O
  • Describe the different types of platform events that can affect the availability of VMs
  • Demonstrate how to configure multiple VMs in an availability set for redundancy
  • Configure each application tier into separate availability sets for redundancy
  • Describe the benefits of combining Azure load balancer with availability sets
  • Configure multiple storage accounts for each availability set
  • Migrate data using the Microsoft Azure VM wizard

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Security

Determining how to secure databases in SQL Server 2016 is one of the most important parts of a deployment strategy. This course covers how to implement firewalls, authentication, and auditing to ensure Microsoft Azure SQL database security. In addition, this course covers dynamic data masking, a feature in SQL Server 2016 that can be used to limit exposure to sensitive data. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 20765A: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Describe the benefits of enabling a SQL Server firewall
  • Demonstrate how to configure SQL Server 2016 firewall rules
  • Demonstrate how to manage existing firewall rules in the Azure portal
  • Explain how to restrict and secure a connection to a SQL Server database
  • Explain how the connection process redirects machines to a different IP address and port
  • Describe how to implement authentication in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe considerations involving the implementation of contained database users
  • Explain the restrictions involving managing logins and users
  • Describe how to implement SQL database auditing
  • Explain how authorization can be used when securing SQL Server databases
  • Describe dynamic data masking
  • Describe the four types of dynamic data masks
  • Explain how to implement dynamic data masking policies and permissions
  • Demonstrate how to query masked columns in SQL Server 2016
  • Explain the limitations and restrictions of dynamic data masking
  • Demonstrate how to create a dynamic data mask
  • Demonstrate how to configure dynamic data masking using the Azure portal
  • Demonstrate how to configure dynamic data masking using PowerShell
  • Configure firewall rules in Azure SQL Database

Azure SQL Database Encryption

Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) performs real-time I/O encryption of data and can be used to secure SQL servers and Azure SQL databases. This course covers how to implement TDE, as well as other encryption solutions such as Always Encrypted and Cell-level encryption. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Provide a general overview of transparent data encryption
  • Demonstrate how to use transparent data encryption
  • Demonstrate how to use transparent data encryption commands and functions
  • Describe the TDE catalog views in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the TDE dynamic management views in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe considerations when implementing TDE
  • Demonstrate how to enable TDE using the Azure portal
  • Demonstrate how to enable and disable TDE using PowerShell
  • Demonstrate how to disable TDE using the Azure portal
  • Describe how to move a TDE protected database
  • Describe the Always Encrypted database engine feature
  • Recognize when to use the Always Encrypted feature in SQL Server 2016
  • Configure Always Encrypted in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the available database permissions in SQL Server 2016
  • Understand the encryption key hierarchy in SQL Server 2016
  • Recognize when to use cell-level encryption
  • Describe the security permissions required for cell-level encryption
  • Demonstrate how to encrypt data using simple symmetric encryption
  • Configure encryption for Azure SQL Databases

Deploying Applications to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases

There are many variables to consider when deciding on a single-tenant or multi-tenant design for Windows Azure. This course covers the considerations for each, as well as the requirements and processes involved in migrating data to Azure SQL Databases. This course is one of a series of courses that cover the objectives for the 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases exam.

Learning Objectives
  • Start the course
  • Explain the difference between single-tenant and multi-tenant data architectures
  • Recognize the architectural considerations that influence choosing between a single vs multi tenant
  • Explain considerations, such as economic, security, tenant, relating to multiple tenants
  • Describe how to manage multi-tenant data in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the benefits of partitioning and isolating tenant data
  • Demonstrate how to manage deployments that support multiple tenants
  • Recognize the various steps and considerations involved with migrating on-premise SQL Server databases to Azure
  • Recognize the tools available to test for SQL Database compatibility
  • Describe how to migrate a non-SQL Server database
  • Demonstrate how to migrate a SQL Server database using the Microsoft Azure database wizard
  • Compare the bacpac export and transactional replication migration methods
  • Demonstrate how to create a BACPAC file to use in a database migration
  • Explain the Azure data factory
  • Describe the data transformation activities supported by Azure data factory
  • Discuss how to install the data management gateway
  • Create linked services that connect to data sources in Azure data factory
  • Define and create tables to specify how to access datasets
  • Demonstrate how to define, create, and start the pipeline
  • Manage data using the Azure Data Factory
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Provisioning e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    271438
  • Duration:
    n/a
  • Price:
    $349