SQL Server 2012 : Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration (70-461,70-462, & 70-463)

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration (70-461,70-462, &...
ISBN : 978-1-61691-212-3
The Microsoft's MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification is an industry recognized credential. This certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including Installing Windows XP, Implementing and Conducting Administration of Resources, Implementing,Managing, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting Hardware Devices and Drivers,Monitoring and Optimizing System Performance and Reliability, Configuring and Troubleshooting the Desktop Environment, Implementing,Managing, and Troubleshooting Network Protocols and Services, and Configuring, Managing, and Troubleshooting Security.


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Understanding SQL Server's Role

Installing SQL Server 2012

Working with the Administration Tools

SQL Server Command-Line Administration

Querying SQL Server

Database Concepts and Terminology

ERD and Capacity Planning

Normalization and Other Design Issues

Creating SQL Server Databases

Creating Tables

Indexes and Views

Triggers and Stored Procedures

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

Data Warehousing

SQL Server Integration Services

Data Quality Solutions

Appendix A

Appendix B

Appendix C

Exam Information

The sql-2012-sy is based on the combined objectives of 70-461, 70-462 and 70-463 exams. The 70-461, 70-462, 70-463 exams credit towards MCSA and MCSE certifications.

Career Prospects

The Microsoft's MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Systems Administrators
  • Desktop Technicians
  • Helpdesk Technicians
  • Systems engineers
  • Technical support engineers
  • Systems analysts
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What is the exam registration fee?
USD 150

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Where do I take the exam?
The sql-2012-sy is administered by Prometric at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What are the pre-requisites of the exam?
All MCSA certifications are a prerequisite to the MCSE certifications.
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 exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the sql-2012-sy examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate fails in first attempt, he need to wait for 24 hours to retake the exam.
  • If he fails in second, third, and subsequent attempts, he need to wait for 14 days before re-scheduling the exam.
  • If you have already passed the exam, it cannot be taken again.
What is the validity of the certification?
The Microsoft's MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 has no expiration. The certification holder is certified for life unless the vendor changes its policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
To know more about the SQL-Server-2012, 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: Querying SQL Server

  • Understanding the SQL Language
  • SQL Statement Types
  • SQL Syntactical Elements
  • Coding Recommendations
  • Using SELECT Statements
  • Advanced Query Techniques
  • Using DDL Statements
  • Using DCL Statements
  • Modifying Data
  • Tuning and Optimizing Queries
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 6: Database Concepts and Terminology

  • Relational Database Theory
  • Database Design Processes
  • Project Management for the DBA
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 7: ERD and Capacity Planning

  • Planning a Database
  • Understanding Entity Relationship Diagramming
  • Building an ERD
  • Capacity Planning
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 8: Normalization and Other Design Issues

  • Designing for Normalization
  • Designing for Performance
  • Designing for Availability
  • Designing for Security
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 9: 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 10: Creating Tables

  • Data Types
  • Collations
  • Table Creation Process
  • Data Partitioning
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 11: Indexes and Views

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

Lesson 12: Triggers and Stored Procedures

  • Triggers Defined
  • Using Triggers
  • Creating Triggers
  • Understanding Stored Procedures
  • Creating Stored Procedures
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 13: 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 14: 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 15: Performance Monitoring and Tuning

  • Performance Tuning Principles
  • Performance and Troubleshooting Tools
  • 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 16: Policy-Based Management

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

Lesson 17: Backup and Restoration

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

Lesson 18: Security Threats and Principles

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

Lesson 19: Authentication and Encryption

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

Lesson 20: 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 21: AlwaysOn and High Availability

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

Lesson 22: 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 23: Database Mirroring and Snapshots

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

Lesson 24: Implementing Replication

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

Lesson 25: Data Warehousing

  • Understanding Data Warehouses
  • Implementing Fact Tables
  • Implementing Dimensions
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 26: 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 27: Data Quality Solutions

  • Understanding Data Quality Concerns
  • Installing Data Quality Services
  • Using Master Data Services
  • Cleaning Data
  • Summary
  • Chapter Essentials

Lesson 28: Appendix A

  • Certification Objectives Map

Lesson 29: Appendix B

  • Certification Objectives Map

Lesson 30: Appendix C

  • Certification Objectives Map

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