Database Administrators (DBAs) are responsible for the design, implementation, support and maintenance of computerized databases in today’s organizations. The role also includes architecting, building and scaling databases for future data growth and capacity. They are also responsible for security, performance and availability of data to users and customers. .
All the above tasks are performed with the help of a Database Management System (DBMS) and among the most widely used DBMS across the world today is the Microsoft SQL Server Data Platform.
Salaries and Job Growth
DBAs play an important and responsible role in every company’s Information Technology (IT) department. DBAs are also very well paid and the average annual salary is more than $100,000 in the USA.
Among all the IT/computer best jobs in a recent CNN.com Best Jobs in America report, Database Administrator job has the highest job growth forecast (30% increase) for the next 10 years until 2023.. www.cnn.com also published an article recently that Database Administrators stand # 14 out of 100 BEST AMERICA JOBS
MS SQL Server DBA Training
We are currently offering a world class Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database administration training programme for interested students and professionals. Registration for our SQL Server classes is open for anyone in the world because it is an online course.
1. This course is taught by Srini Ramineni (Founder, DBA University).
2. Live online training and Recorded training (on demand training) options.
3. Live online training is for 7 weeks and each session runs for 2 hours on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm Central Time to 9:30 pm Central Time.
4. Recorded Training option contains 20 videos of previous live online training available for on demand access for 6 months on a 24*7 basis. Each video is about 1 hour to 1.5 hours in duration and accessible via a web browser. Students also get 3 months of dedicated remote lab server access.
5. Remote Desktop Connection for lab exercises provided to students for both options.
6. Click HERE to download the training brochure (course topics and more details).
7. Home work assignments to the students to challenge on course topics.
8. This training is very interactive and has lots of lab practice with it in the latest SQL Server 2016 version. Lab work also includes the SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2016 upgrade exercise.
9. The live online training tuition fee is $599 and the recorded training (on demand) tuition fee is $499.
10. Every student in the training gets access to our 450 page training material using Dropbox email download.
SQL Server DBA MCSA Certification
Students can use this training to prepare for some of the topics required to pass the Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases Exam 70-462.
Introduction to database management systems and databases
What is a database and a database management system (DBMS).
Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server and its overall SQL Server Data Platform.
History and Current trends of DBMS and Database Administration.
Tasks of a Database Administrator.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Installation
What are the editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Data Platform ?.
Learn the hardware and software pre-requisities for a successful SQL Server 2016 installation.
Understanding SQL Server 2016 components.
Perform an successful initial installation of Microsoft SQL Server 2016.
Understanding SQL Server version identifiers, installed directories and conventions.
Add features to an existing SQL Server 2016 installation including Analysis Services and Reporting Services.
Install Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Management Studio.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Architecture
Understanding SQL Server system databases and business (non-system) databases.
Understanding the SQL Server database structure.
What are SQL Server filegroups and datafiles.
What are SQL Server Transactional logs and database recovery models.
What is the difference between a SQL Server instance and database.
Client-Server Communication in SQL Server 2016.
How to create database objects using SQL Server 2016 Management Studio
Create two sample databases (“AdventureWorks” databases) for practice in the training.
How to create tables and indexes using the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).
How to manage indexes using SSMS including rebuilding indexes to reduce fragmentation.
How to create primary key foreign key relationships between tables using SSMS.
How to add new file groups in SQL Server using SSMS.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Security
What are instance-level principals and database-level principals ?.
Understand SQL Server fixed server roles.
How to create a new database user and map it with an instance login.
What are SQL Server database schemas and learn about their association with database users.
Under database role memberships and how to grant permissions to database users.
What is SQL Server Configuration Manager and how to change the ownership of a SQL Server database instance.
How to enable login auditing in SQL Server 2016.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database session administration
Understand the differences between database connections and sessions.
Learn about the details of various dynamic management views (DMVs) for monitoring database activity.
How to kill (terminate) an SQL Server session id using SSMS.
How to identify and run built-in reports in SSMS.
Learn about the auto-commit, implicit and explicit transactions in SQL Server.
SQL Server 2016 Backup and Recovery Part 1
Introduction to Backup and Recovery strategy for databases.
How to detach and attach databases in offline mode.
How to copy databases using the Copy Database Wizard (CDW).
Full Database backups using the SIMPLE Recovery Model.
Full Database and Transactional log backups with FULL Recovery Model.
Differential database backups with FULL Recovery Model.
How to view and maintain database backup history information.
How to create maintenance plans for automating backups in SQL Server.
How to create maintenance plans for purging old backups.
Learn about the SQL Server Agent for scheduling backups.
SQL Server 2016 Backup and Recovery Part 2
Introduction to SQL Server Database Restore and Recovery.
How to perform a full database restore and recovery.
How to recover from SQL Server transactional logs.
How to recover a database using time based recovery option (STOPAT).
How to use the checksum and compression options in backup operations.
Applying service packs and performing database upgrades
How to apply SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3) to SQL Server 2012 RTM version.
How to upgrade databases from SQL Server 2012 SP3 to SQL Server 2016 RTM.
SQL Server 2016 Data Export and Import (Data Movement)
Partial Data export and import using the command line tools – BCP command.
Partial Data export and import using GUI tools – Export and Import Wizard.
SQL Server 2016 Performance Tuning
Understanding database indexes.
Checking index fragmentation and maintaining them.
Understanding and maintaining SQL Server Database statistics.
Understanding SQL Server Profiler.
How to create SQL Server traces.
How to run server-side traces.
SQL Server 2016 Backup to URL (Microsoft Cloud)
Create an account in Windows Azure.
Create a storage account and containers within the Windows Azure account.
Create SQL Server credentials for authenticating to the Windows Azure URL.
Perform a full database backup to URL.
Delete the database and restore it from the URL.