MCSE: Data Platform Solutions Expert


Course Name Exam Hours
Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases 70-464 40
Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 70-465 40
Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

About this Course

This 5-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as indexes, concurrency, error handling, and triggers are also covered in this course. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464.

Note: This course is designed for customers 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.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database.

At Course Completion

  • Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
  • Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types.
  • Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).
  • Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints.
  • Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies.
  • Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes. Also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure.
  • Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans.
  • Design effective non-clustered indexes.
  • Design and implement views
  • Design and implement stored procedures.
  • Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses.
  • Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also describe where they can lead to performance issues).
  • Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency.
  • Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling.
  • Design and implement DML triggers
  • Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server.
  • Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server.
  • Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server.
  • Work with the GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
  • Implement and query a full-text index.

Prerequisites

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
  • Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to Database Development
  • Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables
  • Module 3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
  • Module 4: Introduction to Indexing
  • Module 5: Advanced Indexing
  • Module 6: Columnstore Indexes
  • Module 7: Designing and Implementing Views
  • Module 8: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
  • Module 9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
  • Module 10: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
  • Module 11: Using In-Memory Tables
  • Module 12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
  • Module 13: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
  • Module 14: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server

About this Course

The focus of this five-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, work with both on-premises and Microsoft Azure cloud-based solutions, and how to plan and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

Note: This course is designed for customers 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.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for database professionals who need who plan, implement, and manage database solutions. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Planning and implementing database infrastructure.
  • Planning and implementing consolidation strategies.
  • Implementing SQL Server in on-premises, cloud, and hybrid IT scenarios.
  • Planning and implementing high availability solutions.
  • Planning and implementing disaster recovery solutions.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess an existing enterprise environment.
  • Plan and implement Policy-Based Management.
  • Describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014.
  • Describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud.
  • Use Microsoft Azure storage with SQL Server 2014.
  • Implement and configure databases in Microsoft Azure SQL Database.
  • Implement and configure databases in Microsoft Azure virtual machines.
  • Describe high availability technologies in SQL Server 2014 and implement log shipping.
  • Describe Windows Server Failover Clustering and Implement an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance.
  • Implement an Always On Availability Group.
  • Plan high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
  • Plan and implement database replication.

Prerequisites

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • At 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

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture
  • Module 2: Multi-Server Configuration Management
  • Module 3: Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014
  • Module 4: Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions
  • Module 5: Introduction to Microsoft Azure
  • Module 6: Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Module 7: SQL Server in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  • Module 8: Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014
  • Module 9: Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014
  • Module 10: AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Module 11: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Module 12: Replicating Data