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MS20765 - Provisioning SQL Databases (MS20765)

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  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration : 3 Days

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provision a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. The course covers SQL Server 2016 provision both on-premise and in Azure, and covers installing from new and migrating from an existing install.

Who Should Attend

  • 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.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


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

These prerequisites can be achieved by attending course 20761A – Querying Data with Transact-SQL.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Provision a Database Server

  • Upgrade SQL Server

  • Configure SQL Server

  • Manage Databases and Files (shared)

Course Content

Course Outline 

Module 1 : SQL Server 2016 Components 

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


  • 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 


  • 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 modules describes how you go about upgrading your current SQL Server installation to SQL Server 2016


  • 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 modules describes the options available to run SQL Server on Azure


  • SQL Server 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
  • Describes how to deploy and Azure SQL database
  • Describe how to migrate and on-premise databases 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.


  • 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 to :

  • Be able to create SQL Server databases
  • Describe databases files and filegroups
  • Be able to move database files
  • Describes 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


  • 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 files share
  • Describe SQL Server storage in Azure
  • Describe Stretch Databases


Module 7 : Performing Database Maintenance

This module covers database maintenance


  • 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


Additional Reading 

After completing this course , students will be able to :

  • Provision a Database Server
  • Upgrade SQL Server 
  • Configure SQL Server 
  • Manage Databases and Files ( shared )




Course ID: MS20765

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