MS-SQL Server Administration Certification Table of Contents

Table of Content


Database Fundamentals

  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Understanding SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Database Objects (Tables, Views, Indexes, etc.)

SQL Server Installation and Configuration

  • System Requirements
  • Installation Options (Standalone, Clustered, etc.)
  • Post-installation Configuration

Database Creation and Design

  • Creating Databases
  • Schema Design
  • Data Types and Constraints

Data Modification and Querying

  • Data Manipulation Language (DML)
  • Query Optimization and Performance Tuning

Security and Authorization

  • Authentication Modes (Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication)
  • User and Role Management
  • Permissions and Access Control

Backup and Restore

  • Database Backup Strategies
  • Database Restore Processes
  • Backup and Restore Options

High Availability and Disaster Recovery

  • SQL Server Always On Availability Groups
  • Database Mirroring
  • Log Shipping
  • Failover Clustering

Performance Optimization

  • Query Execution Plans
  • Indexing Strategies
  • Monitoring and Tuning
  • Performance Counters and DMVs

Automation and Scripting

  • SQL Server Agent Jobs
  • T-SQL Scripting
  • PowerShell for SQL Server Administration

Maintenance and Monitoring

  • Database Maintenance Plans
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
  • SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

Replication and Data Distribution

  • Transactional Replication
  • Snapshot Replication
  • Peer-to-Peer Replication
  • Data Distribution

SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

  • ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) Processes
  • Package Creation and Deployment
  • SSIS Catalogs

SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

  • Report Design and Development
  • Report Deployment and Configuration
  • Report Subscription and Security

SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

  • Multidimensional and Tabular Models
  • Cube Design and Processing
  • MDX and DAX Queries

SQL Server Maintenance and Troubleshooting

  • Database Corruption and Recovery
  • Error Handling and Event Logs
  • Troubleshooting Common Issues

SQL Server Upgrades and Patching

  • Planning and Performing Upgrades
  • Applying Service Packs and Cumulative Updates

SQL Server Security Best Practices

  • Security Auditing
  • Encryption and Data Masking
  • Compliance and Regulatory Requirements

SQL Server Cloud Offerings (e.g., Azure SQL Database)

  • Azure SQL Deployment Options
  • Management and Monitoring in the Cloud

Disaster Recovery Planning

  • Backup and Restore Strategies
  • Business Continuity and High Availability Planning

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