Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462)

Managing SQL Server Databases


The Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Database course is designed to provide essential skills and knowledge to maintain a SQL server 2014 database. The five-day training program introduces the delegates with the knowledge of its sophisticated tools and product features to handle a database. During the SQL training, the delegates will learn how to import and export data, use data storage techniques, carry out ongoing database maintenance and storage, database administration tasks, data backup, and restoration and configure SQL Server Agent.

The SQL administration course introduces the latest components, tasks, and versions of SQL Server 2014, develop the skills to assess the resource requirements and extend the SQL Server buffer pool cache by using fast storage devices. The SQL Certification imparts the knowledge to the delegates to perform backup operations, implement point in time recovery strategies and use dynamic management views and functions to monitor performance. The course also provides knowledge about the core concepts on which the security architecture is based and managing security at the database and server levels efficiently.

  • Recognize core administration tasks of SQL Server 2014

  • Courses delivered by highly certified and well-experienced tutors

  • Become an expert in database administration and manage database effectively

  • Enhance capabilities across the SQL Server data platform

  • Fast track your career opportunities


Find out what's included in the training programme.


Key Learning Points

Clear and concise objectives to guide delegates through the course.


Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.



Delegates will get certification of completion at the end of the course.


Delegates must have completed Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 course before attending SQL administration course. However, basic knowledge of Windows operating system and its core functions, working knowledge of relational database and T-SQL and experience with database design is also beneficial.


The SQL training is intended for database professionals responsible for planning and managing SQL Server databases. These include:

  • Database Administrators
  • Database Developers
  • Report Writers
  • Software application Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Intelligence Professionals


  • Understand system databases, most common configuration and physical structure of databases
  • Recognize the concepts of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models
  • Able to execute different backup strategies available with SQL Server
  • Explore techniques to backup and restore SQL Server databases
  • Apply SQL Server agent to configure and perform jobs
  • Classify security models, logins, users and contained databases
  • Implement proxy accounts, security, and credentials
  • Learn how to configure database mails, alerts, and notifications
  • Use wizards and data tier applications for importing and exporting data
  • Employing SQL Trace, profiler, and distributed relay
  • Regulate permissions to secure resources
  • Understand Transparent Data Encryption and Server audit

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Every organization whether large or small uses database to manage their data and use database management systems like Oracle and SQL Server. These applications are extensively used by the companies to handle gigantic and large piles of data. In the current scenario, SQL Server is most widely used by the database administrators for the efficient management of data due to its superlative and advanced features. It comprises all the components required for managing relational database management system.

SQL Server is easy to deploy but becomes hard to administer and maintain the database. It is mostly used for its enhanced security attributes, outstanding performance, data restoration and recovery features. Nowadays, the need for DBA’s in any organization is in high demand to regulate the huge amount of data as they play a crucial role in the designing, administering and maintaining the database.

The SQL server administration training provides the essential tools and techniques to the delegates to configure and maintain database management system in an organization. After the completion of the course, the delegates will be able to install and configure SQL Server, perform restoration activities, automation and troubleshooting and implement security models effectively. The training program will also help the delegates in preparing SQL exam and getting certifications.  

Key Exam information of Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462)

This exam is conducted in order to check your capability to perform technical tasks in the following aspects:

  • Installing and configuring
  • Optimising and troubleshoot
  • Handling databases
  • Controlling instances
  • Executing high availability
  • Implementing security


An Introduction to SQL Server 2014 database administration

Overview of Database Administration

Common database administration tasks

Introduction to SQL Server Platform

Understand Database Management Tools

Identify Database Management Techniques

Install and configure SQL Server 2014

SQL Server installation planning

Install SQL Server 2014

Perform Post installation configuration tasks

Working with Database and Storage

Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server

Manage storage for system databases

Manage storage for user databases

Move databases files

Configure the buffer pool extension

Plan and Implement a Backup Strategy

Understand SQL Server Recovery Models

Describe functionality of database transaction logs

Plan Backup strategy for SQL Server database

Backup Databases and Transaction Logs

Use Backup options

Perform compressed, copy only and encrypted backups

Ensure maximisation of Backup Reliability

Restore SQL Server 2014 Databases

Describe the restore process

Techniques for restoring databases

Perform advanced restore operations

Work with point in time recovery

Import and Export data

Introduction to Transferring Data

Explore tools and techniques for transferring data

Import and Export Table Data

Copy or Move a Database

Monitor SQL Server 2014

Introduction to Monitoring SQL Server

Use Activity Monitor

Diagnose considerations for monitoring SQL Server

Employ Dynamic management functions and views

Use Performance monitor

Tracing SQL Server Activity

Tracing SQL Server Security

Use troubleshoot and captured traces to test

Optimize database performance

Manage SQL Server Security

Introduction to SQL Server Security

Classify core security concepts

Manage Server level security

Manage Database Level Principle

Manage Database Permissions

Auditing Data Access and Encrypting Data

Understand Audit Data Access in SQL Server

Identify options for auditing data access

Perform SQL Server Audit

Execute Transparent Data Encryption

Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

Overview of Database Integrity

Ensure integrity by using DBCC CHECKDB

Maintain database indexes

Database Maintenance Routine Automation

Configure database maintenance plans

Automate SQL Server 2014 Management

Describe SQL Server Management Automation

Perform and manage SQL Server Agent jobs

Create jobs, job step types, and schedules

Manage Job Step Security contexts

Manage Jobs on Multiple Servers

Configure master and target servers

Monitor SQL Server 2014 by using Alerts and Notifications

Monitor SQL Server Errors

Configure Database Mail

Setting up operators, Alerts, and Notifications


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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 01/07/2019 Birmingham
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 01/07/2019 Newcastle
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 01/07/2019 Sheffield
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 08/07/2019 Cardiff
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 08/07/2019 Edinburgh
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 15/07/2019 Reading
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 15/07/2019 Aberdeen
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 15/07/2019 Nottingham
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 22/07/2019 Dublin
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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (M20462) 22/07/2019 Leeds
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