Provisioning SQL Databases


Course 20765B: 5 Day; Instructor-led


About this Course
This course is designed to teach students how to provision SQL Server databases both on premise and in SQL Azure.

Audience Profile
The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

         Provision a Database Server


         Upgrade SQL Server


         Configure SQL Server


         Manage Databases and Files (shared)


         Provision, migrate and manage databases in the cloud




This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

         Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

         Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.

         Working knowledge of relational databases.

         Some experience with database design


Course Outline


Module 1: SQL Server 2016 Components

This module describes the various SQL Server 2016 components and versions.


         Introduction to the SQL Server Platform

         Overview of SQL Server Architecture

         SQL Server Services and Configuration Options

Lab : Discussion: SQL Server versions

         When we do use a separate installation of SQL Server and when would use a separate instance?

         Which version of SQL Server is most suitable in your organization?

Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2016

This module describes the process to install SQL Server 2016.


         Considerations for SQL Installing Server

         TempDB Files

         Installing SQL Server 2016

         Automating Installation

Lab : Installing SQL Server

         Assess the available resources

         Install an instance of SQL Server

         Perform post installation checks

         Automating Installation

Module 3: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016

This module describes the process for upgrading to SQL Server 2016.


         Upgrade Requirements

         Upgrade SQL Server Services

         Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications

Lab : Upgrading SQL Server

         Create the Application Logins

         Restore Database Backups

         Orphaned Users and Database Compatibility Level

Module 4: Working with Databases

This module describes the preinstalled system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.


         Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server

         Managing Storage for System Databases

         Managing Storage for User Databases

         Moving and Copying Database Files

         Side-by-Side Upgrade: Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications

         Buffer Pool Extension

Lab : Managing Database Storage

         Configuring tempdb Storage

         Creating Databases

         Attaching a Database

         Enable Buffer Pool Extension

Module 5: Performing Database Maintenance

This module covers database maintenance plans.


         Ensuring Database Integrity

         Maintaining Indexes

         Automating Routine Database Maintenance

Lab : Performing Database Maintenance

         Use DBCC CHECKDB to Verify Database Integrity

         Rebuild Indexes

         Create a Database Maintenance Plan

Module 6: Database Storage Options

Describe SQL Server storage options.


         SQL Server storage Performance

         SMB Fileshare

         SQL Server Storage in Microsoft Azure

         Stretch Databases

Lab : Implementing Stretch Database

         Run Stretch Database Advisor

         Implement Stretch Database

Module 7: Planning to Deploy SQL Server on Microsoft Azure

This module describes how to plan to deploy SQL Server on Azure.


         SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure

         Azure Storage

         Azure SQL Authentication

         Deploying an Azure SQL Database

Lab : Plan and Deploy an Azure SQL Database

         Plan an Azure SQL Database, Networking, performance tiers, security

         Provision an Azure SQL Database

         Connect to an Azure SQL Database

Module 8: Migrating Databases to Azure SQL Database

This module describes how to migrate databases to Azure SQL Database.


         Database Migration Testing Tools

         Database Migration Compatibility Issues

         Migrating a SQL Server Database to Azure SQL Database

Lab : Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

         Perform Migration Testing

         Migrate a SQL Server Database to Azure SQL Database

         Test a Migrated Database

Module 9: Deploying SQL Server on a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

This module describes how to deploy SQL Server on Microsoft Azure VMs.


         Deploying SQL Server on an Azure VM

         The Deploy Database to a Microsoft Azure VM Wizard

Lab : Deploying SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine

         Provision an Azure VM

         Use the Deploy Database to Azure VM Wizard

Module 10: Managing databases in the Cloud

This module describes how to manage SQL Server on Azure.


         Managing Azure SQL Database Security

         Configure Azure storage

         Azure Automation

Lab : Managing Databases in the Cloud

         Configure Azure Security

         Automate Azure Deployment