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.

Course Level Learning Outcomes

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

  • Design, build and test SQL Server index management procedures
  • Design, build and test database performance monitoring and troubleshooting procedures
  • Design, develop and test database auditing procedures

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 administration
    • Uses .NET framework
    • Supports SQL Server


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  • A minimum of 1 year experience working with T-SQL to design, build and maintain SQL server database solutions.

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
M, W
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Oct 28, 2024 to Dec 02, 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.

No class on Nov 11. 

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