This course introduces students to the fundamentals of managing and administering SQL servers and databases. Topics include SQL Server installation and configuration, server and data security, backup/restore and server automation.
Microsoft's SQL Server is an enterprise-class Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) being used by organizations worldwide and is the information backbone for thousands of enterprise class software applications. Mastering the SQL Server platform involves the understanding of both database programming and administration.
This course is designed for those who want to develop fundamental and intermediate skills in administering an SQL Server system and its Business Intelligence features. The instructor will assume you know the basics on how to query an SQL Server and have some fundamental concepts of an SQL Server.
Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:
- In Class - all classes are taught in a computer lab.
- Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
- Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.
It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.
- Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).
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Course Level Learning Outcomes
- Preparing, Installing and managing SQL Server
- Planning, creating and managing databases and files
- Managing SQL Server Security
- Planning, Backing up, and restoring databases
- Managing and monitoring the automation of SQL Server
Topics of Instruction
- Installing Microsoft SQL Server 2016
- Preparing to install SQL Server
- Installing SQL Server
- Managing an SQL Server Installation
- Managing Databases and Files
- Planning Databases
- Creating Databases
- Managing Databases
- SQL Server Security
- Overview of SQL Server Security
- Login Management
- User Management
- Permissions Overview
- Table Security
- Procedure Security
- Schema Security
- Backup and Restore Database
- Planning a Backup Strategy
- Backing Up User Databases
- Restoring User Databases
- System Databases and Disaster Recovery
- Overview of Restoration
- How to Restore Data Backups
- How to Restore Log Backups
- Point-in-Time Restorations
- Automation and Maintenance
- Configuring Databases Mail
- Monitoring SQL Server Errors
- Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
- Automating Administrative Tasks in SQL Server 2016
- Configuring SQL Server Agent
- Creating Jobs and Operators
- Ensuring Database Integrity
- Maintaining Indexes
- Automating Routine Database Maintenance
- Final Project
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Recommendations and Requirements
Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.
Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.
Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.
- Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
- Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
- Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.
It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.
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