Course Description

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.

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. 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.

Course Level Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Design, build and test best practices procedures for server installation and configuration
  • Design, build and test best practices procedures for database backup and recovery
  • Design, develop and test best practices procedures for database maintenance and automation

Topics of Instruction

  • Installing Microsoft SQL Server 
    • 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
    • Roles
    • 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 
    • Configuring SQL Server Agent
    • Creating Jobs and Operators
    • Troubleshooting
    • Ensuring Database Integrity
    • Maintaining Indexes
    • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
  • Final Project


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  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with T-SQL to design and build SQL server database solutions.

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Online Synchronous
M, W
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Sep 09, 2024 to Oct 16, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $979.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Required Textbook
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.
  • A virtual lab with VMware Horizon, a platform that provides access to virtual applications including the latest software for the course. You will be provided with a VMware account and login information once the course starts.

For the best experience, your computer and internet connection should meet certain requirements. See the recommended requirements...

For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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