Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2012 Training

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Microsoft MCSA SQL Server 2012 Training delivers the technical skills to handle Microsoft database. It covers the installation, administration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the database. The candidates will learn about data warehousing in detail in this training. The comprehensive knowledge and practical exposure of the database concept builds the proficiency of the professionals to serve the organizations of any size.

This training is a complete database solution offering studies on three different courses mentioned as following:

  • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

At the completion of this training the participants will exhibit the following skills:

  • Introduce Microsoft SQL Server platform, architecture and tools.
  • Explore SQL Azure.
  • Execute T-SQL queries - write SELECT queries, query multiple tables, sort and filter data, use built-in functions, group and aggregate data, subqueries, views, derived tables
  • Learn SQL Server 2012 data types
  • Practice indexes, stored procedures, error handling, transactions, query performance
  • Programming with T-SQL
  • Install SQL server and describe physical structure of database
  • Create SQL server backup and restore databases
  • Define permissions and conduct SQL server audit
  • Design and implement data warehouse.
  • Integrate cloud data into data warehouse infrastructure, implement data cleansing, and enforce data integrity.
Target audience
  • Database Administrators
  • Database Developers
  • Client application developers
  • Business analysts

The candidates with the following skillsets are the ideal candidates for this training:

  • Microsoft Windows operating system and its functionality
  • Relational database along normalization
  • T-SQL

After being trained on above skills, you can attempt following exams to get MCSA SQL server 2012 certification from Microsoft:

Course Name Course No. Exam No. Certification Achieved
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 10774A 70-461 MCSA SQL Server 2012
Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases 10775A 70-462
Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 10777A 70-463

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012.
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio.

Getting Started with SQL Azure

  • Overview of SQL Azure.
  • Working with SQL Azure.

Introduction to T-SQL Querying

  • Introducing T-SQL.
  • Understanding Sets.
  • Understanding Predicate Logic.
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements.

Writing SELECT Queries

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements.
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT.
  • Using Column and Table Aliases.
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions.

Querying Multiple Tables

  • Understanding Joins.
  • Querying with Inner Joins.
  • Querying with Outer Joins.
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins.

Sorting and Filtering data

  • Sorting Data.
  • Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause.
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options.
  • Working with Unknown and Missing Values.

Working with SQL Server 2012 Data types

  • Introducing SQL Server 2012 Data Types.
  • Working with Character Data.
  • Working with Date and Time Data.

Using Built-In functions

  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions.
  • Using Conversion Functions.
  • Using Logical Functions.
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL.

Grouping and Aggregating

  • Using Aggregate Functions.
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause.
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING

Using Subqueries

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries.
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries.
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries.

Using Table Expressions

  • Using Derived Tables.
  • Using Common Table Expressions.
  • Using Views.
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions.

Using Set Operators

  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator.
  • Using APPLY.

Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions

  • Creating Windows with OVER.
  • Exploring Window Functions.

Pivoting and Grouping Sets

  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT.
  • Working with Grouping Sets.

Querying SQL Server Metadata

  • Querying System Catalog Views and Functions.
  • Executing System Stored Procedures.
  • Querying Dynamic Management Objects.

Executing Stored Procedures

  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures.
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures.
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures.
  • Working with Dynamic SQL.

Programming with T-SQL

  • T-SQL Programming Elements.
  • Controlling Program Flow.

Implementing Error Handling

  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks.
  • Working with Error Information.

Implementing Transactions

  • Transactions and the Database Engine.
  • Controlling Transactions.

Improving Query Performance

  • Factors in Query Performance.
  • Displaying Query Performance Data.

Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform.
  • Working with SQL Server Tools.
  • Configuring SQL Server Services.

Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012

  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture.
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements.
  • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server.

Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

  • Preparing to Install SQL Server.
  • Installing SQL Server.
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation.

Working with Databases

  • Overview of SQL Server Databases.
  • Working with Files and Filegroups.
  • Moving Database Files.

Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models

  • Backup Strategies.
  • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging.
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy.

Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs.
  • Managing Database Backups.
  • Working with Backup Options.

Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases-

  • Understanding the Restore Process.
  • Restoring Databases.
  • Working with Point-in-time recovery.
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files.

Importing and Exporting Data

  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server.
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data.
  • Inserting Data in Bulk.

Authenticating and Authorizing Users

  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server.
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases.
  • Authorization Across Servers.

Assigning Server and Database Roles

  • Working with Server Roles.
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles.
  • Creating User-defined Database Roles.

Authorizing Users to Access Resources

  • Authorizing User Access to Objects.
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code.
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level.

Auditing SQL Server Environments

  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL.
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit.
  • Managing SQL Server Audit.

Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

  • Automating SQL Server Management.
  • Working with SQL Server Agent.
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs.

Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security.
  • Configuring Credentials.
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts.

Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

  • Configuration of Database Mail.
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors.
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications

Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • Ensuring Database Integrity.
  • Maintaining Indexes.
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance.

Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

  • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler.
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor.
  • Working with Tracing Options.

Monitoring SQL Server 2012

  • Monitoring Activity.
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data.
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data.

Managing Multiple Servers

  • Working with Multiple Servers.
  • Virtualizing SQL Server.
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications.

Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues

  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology.
  • Resolving Service-related Issues.
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues.
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues.

Introduction to Data Warehousing

  • Overview of Data Warehousing.
  • Considerations for a Data Warehouse Solution.

Data Warehouse Hardware

  • Considerations for Building a Data Warehouse.
  • Data Warehouse Reference Architectures and Appliances.

Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse

  • Logical Design for a Data Warehouse.
  • Physical Design for a Data Warehouse.

Creating an ETL Solution with SSIS

  • Introduction to ETL with SSIS.
  • Exploring Source Data.
  • Implementing Data Flow.

Implementing Control Flow in an SSIS Package

  • Introduction to Control Flow.
  • Creating Dynamic Packages.
  • Using Containers.
  • Managing Consistency.

Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages

  • Debugging an SSIS Package.
  • Logging SSIS Package Events .
  • Handling Errors in an SSIS Package.

Implementing an Incremental ETL Process

  • Introduction to Incremental ETL.
  • Extracting Modified Data.
  • Loading Modified Data.

Incorporating Data from the Cloud into a Data Warehouse

  • Overview of Cloud Data Sources.
  • SQL Server Database.
  • The Windows Azure Marketplace.

Enforcing Data Quality

  • Introduction to Data Quality.
  • Using Data Quality Services to Cleanse Data.
  • Using Data Quality Services to Match Data.

Using Master Data Services

  • Introduction to Master Data Services.
  • Implementing a Master Data Services Model.
  • Using the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel.

Extending SQL Server Integration Services

  • Using Custom Components in SSIS.
  • Using Scripts in SSIS.

Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages

  • Overview of SSIS Deployment.
  • Deploying SSIS Projects.
  • Planning SSIS Package Execution.

Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse

  • Introduction to Business Intelligence.
  • Introduction to Reporting.
  • Introduction to Data Analysis.


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