Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is considered the biggest leap in the data platform history of the Microsoft, in the ongoing era of Big Data and data science. Compared to its predecessors, SQL Server 2016 offers developers a unique opportunity to leverage the advanced features and build applications that are robust, scalable, and easy to administer. If you’re an administrator, developer or a DBA and want to learn SOL along with maintaining and automating your DBMS, then go for this Learning Path.
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The highlights of this Learning Path are:
Let’s take a quick look at your learning journey. This Learning Path will teach you basic as well as advanced administration tasks for handling, managing, and monitoring your SQL Server 2016 efficiently. After setting up and configuring your virtual machine for SQL Server 2016, you will implement various techniques to improve query performance, create indexes, and perform activity monitoring. Learn how to secure your SQL Server solution by implementing various authentication techniques.
Develop a backup strategy and carry out full database backups as well as differential database backups. Next, you will explore the different options for restoring your system logs, and how to restore your database’s state to a specified point in time. From there, you will move on to automating your server. You will learn to create tasks and jobs for your system, and also set up operations and notifications. You will also learn to configure alerts and database emails for sending messages to users. After that, you will dive right into high availability and disaster recovery, where you will database mirroring, log shipping, and availability groups. Finally, you will explore the different types of server and data replication and how they are used.
By the end of this Learning Path, you will become an expert in SQL Server 2016.
Meet Your Expert:
We have combined the best works of the following esteemed author to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:
Steve Jones has been working with SQL Server since 1991. He has worked with all versions of SQL Server as a developer and DBA, in a variety of industries and companies. Over the last 25 years, he been very pleased with the enhancements and growth of the platform. He feels that SQL Server is an outstanding database platform well-suited to a wide variety of needs and situations.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He has been awarded the title of Microsoft Data Platform MVP from 2008 - 2017 for his many contributions to the SQL Server community. Steve holds an MCSE from NT 4.0, an MSITPro in SQL Server, and numerous other MCP certifications in SQL Server.
Steve regularly presents at SQL Saturday conferences and other technical events on career and technical topics, and enjoys meeting and interacting with the SQL Server community. He has been a presenter at //build/, the PASS Summit, Dev/IT Connections, VSLive, SQL Bits, SQL Intersection, and many user groups in the U.S.
This video will show how the viewer can install SQL Server using the GUI-based setup program.
This video will show how you can upgrade SQL Server.
This video will describe the security model for SQL Server and how this protects the databases on the instance.
Learn what a server login is and how to create one along with the options available.
You will learn the types of database roles, what privileges each has, and how to add users.
You will look at how to manage object level permissions and assign them to a user or role.
You will learn how to create a user database and set options.
You will learn how to alter options for user databases.
You will learn how to manage the size of files for user databases.
You will learn how to create a view.
You will learn how to create, alter, and execute stored procedures.
You will create non-durable memory-optimized tables and stored procedures.
This video will explain what a row store index is and how this helps performance and data integrity and how it relates to Primary Keys and Foreign Keys.
You will learn how to create a clustered index.
You will learn how to create a clustered columnstore index.
In this video, we will learn to build a backup strategy for your databases based on the needs of your organization.
In this video, we will perform a differential database backup.
In this video, we will perform a transaction log backup of your database.
In this video, we will restore a log backup to meet a more detailed RPO.
In this video, we will configure SQL Server Agent to run on your instance.
In this video, we will add a job to your SQL Server Agent subsystem.
In this video, we will learn to set schedules for SQL Server Agent jobs.
In this video, we will set operators in your SQL Server instance.
In this video, we will administer an availability group.
In this video, we will setup database mirroring.
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