70-462 : Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
ISBN : 978-1-61691-226-0
Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-462 exam with Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases course and live-lab. The live-lab is a real computer equipment, networked together and conveniently accessible over the Internet using virtualization. The course and live-lab focus on objectives of the 70-462 exam and provide competence across a spectrum of skills including installation, maintenance, and configuration of tasks involved with SQL Server 2012. The Microsoft MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification is an industry-recognized credential.


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Understanding SQL Server's Role

Installing SQL Server 2012

Working with the Administration Tools

SQL Server Command-Line Administration

Creating SQL Server Databases

Indexes and Views

Implementing Advanced Features

Creating Jobs, Operators, and Alerts

Performance Monitoring and Tuning

Policy-Based Management

Backup and Restoration

Security Threats and Principles

Authentication and Encryption

Security Best Practices

AlwaysOn and High Availability

SQL Server Failover Clustering

Database Mirroring and Snapshots

Implementing Replication

SQL Server Integration Services

Appendix A

Exam Information

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases exam is part of Microsoft's MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification. This exam is targeted at database professionals who can set up databases, operate database systems efficiently, store and backup data and secure data from unauthorized access.

Career Prospects

A Microsoft MCSA/MCSE certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database Professionals
  • Database Administrators
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?
There are no technical prerequisites for this certification.
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 165 

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Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft 70-462 exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
How many questions are asked in the exam?
The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
120 minutes
What is the passing score?
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 70-462 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate fails in their first attempt, he/she needs to wait for 24 hours to retake the exam.
  • If a candidate fails in second, third, and subsequent attempts, he/she needs to wait for 14 calander days before rescheduling the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification?
The MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification does not expire. Candidates are certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the 70-462, click here.

Table of Content

Here's What you will Learn

Lesson 1: Understanding SQL Server's Role

  • What Is Information Technology?
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Database Servers and Applications
  • SQL Server's Role
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 2: Installing SQL Server 2012

  • Installation Planning
  • Installing a Default Instance
  • Installing Named Instances
  • Installing to a Cluster
  • Installing Extra Features
  • Upgrading from Previous Versions
  • Validating an Installation
  • Removing an Installation
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 3: Working with the Administration Tools

  • SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • SQL Server Data Tools
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • Books Online
  • Windows Server Administration for the DBA
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 4: SQL Server Command-Line Administration

  • Introducing the Command Prompt
  • General Commands
  • Batch Files
  • Mastering SQLCMD
  • Introducing Windows PowerShell
  • Using SQL Server PowerShell Extensions
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 5: Creating SQL Server Databases

  • SQL Server Databases
  • Database Storage
  • Database Options and Properties
  • Creating Databases in the GUI
  • Creating Databases with T-SQL
  • Creating Databases with PowerShell
  • Attaching and Detaching Databases
  • Database Snapshots
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 6: Indexes and Views

  • Understanding Indexes
  • Creating Basic Indexes
  • Creating Advanced Indexes
  • Managing Indexes
  • Understanding Views
  • Creating Views
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 7: Implementing Advanced Features

  • Understanding and Installing Analysis Services
  • Understanding Integration Services
  • Understanding and Installing Reporting Services
  • Implementing Database Mail
  • Configuring Full-Text Indexing
  • Implementing Transparent Data Encryption
  • Data Compression
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 8: Creating Jobs, Operators, and Alerts

  • Standardize, Automate, and Update
  • Understanding SQL Server Jobs
  • Creating T-SQL Jobs
  • Creating SSIS Jobs
  • Creating Windows Command Jobs
  • Creating and Using Operators
  • Creating and Using Alerts
  • Using WSUS for SQL Server 2012
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 9: Performance Monitoring and Tuning

  • Performance Tuning Principles
  • Performance and Troubleshooting Tools
  • Audit SQL Server instances
  • Blocks, Locks, and Deadlocks
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Performance Monitoring with System Monitor
  • Using the Resource Governor
  • Performance Studio
  • Advanced Monitoring Tools
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 10: Policy-Based Management

  • Policy-Based Management
  • Centralized Server Management
  • Standardizing with PBM and CMS
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 11: Backup and Restoration

  • Backing Up a Database
  • Backing Up System Databases
  • Restoring a Database
  • Backing Up the Environment
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 12: Security Threats and Principles

  • Security Defined
  • Security Threats
  • Security Principles
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 13: Authentication and Encryption

  • Understanding Authentication
  • SQL Server Authentication Methods
  • Logins, Users, and Roles
  • Understanding Encryption
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 14: Security Best Practices

  • Establishing Baselines
  • Implementing Least Privilege
  • Auditing SQL Server Activity
  • Configuring the Surface Area
  • Understanding Common Criteria and C2
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 15: AlwaysOn and High Availability

  • Introducing AlwaysOn Technology
  • Mirroring and AlwaysOn
  • Failover Solutions
  • Selecting Hardware for AlwaysOn
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 16: SQL Server Failover Clustering

  • Understanding Windows Failover Clustering Service
  • Implementing a Windows Cluster
  • Installing SQL Server 2012 to a Cluster
  • Monitoring and Managing a SQL Server Cluster
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 17: Database Mirroring and Snapshots

  • RAID-based Data Redundancy
  • Using Database Mirroring
  • Understanding Log Shipping
  • Implementing Database Snapshots
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 18: Implementing Replication

  • SQL Server Replication
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 19: SQL Server Integration Services

  • Integration Issues
  • Installing SSIS
  • Configuring SSIS Security Settings
  • Deploying Packages
  • SSIS Auditing and Event Handling
  • Extracting, Transforming, and Loading Data
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 20: Appendix A

  • Certification Objectives Map

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