Microsoft Upgrading to MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Administration - Only 2 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your SQL Server 2016 Database Administration course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be SQL Server 2016 Database Administration certified in just 2 days. With us, you’ll be SQL Server 2016 Database Administration trained in record time
  2. Our SQL Server 2016 Database Administration course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass SQL Server 2016 Database Administration first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more SQL Server 2016 Database Administration. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn SQL Server 2016 Database Administration faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying SQL Server 2016 Database Administration with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 62,839 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study SQL Server 2016 Database Administration courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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In just 2 days, upgrade your skills to MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Administration. This course is aimed at MCSA: SQL Server 2012/14 certified professionals.

You'll develop the knowledge and skills to provision a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. You’ll focus on SQL Server 2016 provision on premise, as well as in Azure. This includes installing from new and migrating from an existing install.

Your Microsoft Certified Trainer will immerse you in Microsoft Official Curriculum and practical lab exercises. This, in combination with Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review approach, will help you retain knowledge and prepare you to apply your new found skills in the real world, including:

  • The efficient provision of an SQL Server 2016 database server
  • Upgrading, configuring and managing an SQL Server database
  • Performing advanced database maintenance

You'll also be prepared to sit exam 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases. You'll sit this as part of the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

This course is aimed at those who administer and maintain SQL Server databases or work in an environment that requires a well-developed understanding of databases.

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Use your free Microsoft training vouchers

You may be entitled to heavily-discounted training via Microsoft's Software Assurance Training Voucher (SATV) scheme. If your business has bought Microsoft software, check to see if it came bundled with free training vouchers! Vouchers can be exchanged against training for all Microsoft technologies. If you’re unsure, get in touch with us

Firebrand is a Microsoft Gold Learning partner meaning you will benefit from:

  • Microsoft Certified Trainers - learn from expert instructors certified by Microsoft to deliver your course. With years of in-industry experience, you will benefit from their real world knowledge.
  • Microsoft Official Curriculum - access the latest and most relevant content to SQL Server 2016.
  • Microsoft Official Practice Tests - reinforce your knowledge and simulate a Microsoft exam situation with official practice tests aligned to the MOC content you are learning.
  • This course emphasises practical tasks with labs integrated throughout the content to build upon the theoretical knowledge developed. This will help you develop knowledge applicable to real-world scenarios.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Course 20765A: Provisioning SQL Databases

Module 1: SQL Server 2016 Components

Describe the SQL Server platform, SQL Server services, and SQL Server configuration options.

Lessons

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • SQL Server Services and Configuration Options

Lab : SQL Server Versions ( Discussion session)

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the SQL Server platform and architecture
  • Describe the SQL Server services and configuration.

Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2016

This modules describes the process to install SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Considerations for installing SQL Server
  • TempDB Files
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • Automating Installation

Lab : Installing SQL Server

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the considerations when installing SQL Server 2016
  • Be able to install SQL Server
  • Be able to automate the installation

Module 3: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016

This module describes how you go about upgrading your current SQL Server installation to SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Upgrade Requirements
  • Upgrade SQL Server Services
  • Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications

Lab : Upgrading SQL Server

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the requirements for upgrading to SQL Server 2016
  • Describe how to upgrade SQL Server services
  • Be able to migrate SQL Server Data and Applications

Module 4: Deploying SQL Server on Microsoft Azure

This module describes the options available to run SQL Server on Azure.

Lessons

  • SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure
  • Deploying an Azure SQL Database
  • Migrating an On-Premise Database to an Azure SQL Database

Lab : Migrating SQL Server with Azure

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how SQL Server Virtual Machines work in Azure
  • Describe how to deploy and Azure SQL database
  • Describe how to migrate and on-premise database to Azure

Module 5: Working with Databases

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

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Creating Databases
  • Database Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
  • Buffer Pool Extension

Lab : Managing Database Storage

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Be able to create SQL Server databases
  • Describe database files and filegroups
  • Be able to move database files
  • Describe the buffer pool extension

Module 6: Database Storage Options

At the end of this module you will be able to describe the database storage options.

Lessons

  • SQL Server storage Performance
  • SMB Fileshare
  • SQL Server Storage in Azure
  • Stretch Databases

Lab : Implementing Stretch Database

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the elements impacting storage performance
  • Describe SMB fileshare
  • Describe SQL Server storage in Azure
  • Describe Stretch Databases

Module 7: Performing Database Maintenance

This module covers database maintenance.

Lessons

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

Lab : Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to ensure database integrity
  • Be able to maintain indexes
  • Be able to automate routine database maintenance

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You'll sit the following exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam 70-765: Provisioning SQL Databases

The exam will measure the following skills:

  • Implement SQL in Azure (30-35%)
  • Manage Databases and instances (35-40%)
  • Deploy and migrate applications (30-35%)

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Microsoft Official Curriculum

  • MOC 20765A - Provisioning SQL Databases

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included in our PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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In addition to professional experience, you must have the following technical knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Experience with database design

These prerequisites can be achieved by attending the first three days of the SQL Server MCSA Database Administration course

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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