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ICT 681 Microsoft SQL Server Administration Level 2

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Course Description

This course builds upon the concepts learned in the SQL Server Administration Level 1 course and explores the more advanced topics involved in SQL Server administration and management. Topics include server high availability, auditing, performance monitoring and indexing.


Course Details

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.

This course is designed for those who want to further develop intermediate and advanced 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.


Prerequisites

Delivery

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.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988)

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Importing and exporting data
  • Monitoring SQL Server
  • Auditing SQL Server
  • Indexing SQL Server
  • Using PowerShell with SQL Server

Topics of Instruction

  • Import and Export of Data
    • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
    • Importing and Exporting Table Data
    • Inserting Data in Bulk
  • Monitoring SQL Server
    • Dynamic Management Views
    • Using System Monitor
    • Data Collector
  • SQL Server Tracing
    • Capturing Activity Using SQL Server Profiler and Extended Events Profiler
    • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
    • Working with Tracing Options
  • Auditing
    • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL Server
    • Implementing SQL Server Audit
    • Managing SQL Server Audit
  • Indexing
    • The Need for Indexes
    • Index Structures
    • Clustered Index
    • Non-clustered Indexes
    • Heaps
    • Obtaining Index Information
    • Creating Indexes
  • Powershell
    • Provides a command-line shell
    • Enables automation of server adminstration
    • Uses .NET framework
    • Supports SQL Server

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

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.

Delivery Formats

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.

Required Tools

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.

Required Software

Textbooks

Attendance

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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Prerequisites

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Proficiencies

  • 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.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 681 - 009 Microsoft SQL Server Administration Level 2  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
13 Apr 2017 to 15 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $975.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Bryce Liesemer
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an in class format. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

ICT 128 Relational Databases Fundamentals, ICT 678 Microsoft SQL Server Development Level 1 and ICT 680 Microsoft SQL Server Administration Level 1

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

  
 
  ICT 681 - 010 Microsoft SQL Server Administration Level 2  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
13 Apr 2017 to 15 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $975.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Bryce Liesemer
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

ICT 128 Relational Databases Fundamentals, ICT 678 Microsoft SQL Server Development Level 1 and ICT 680 Microsoft SQL Server Administration Level 1

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

  
 


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