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SQL Server 2014: Installation and Administration

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Get up to speed on installing and administering the world's most popular database, Microsoft SQL Server 2014.

Get up to speed on installing and administering the world's most popular database, Microsoft SQL Server 2014. First, find out how to plan your installation of SQL Server, and get introduced to the various tools you'll use for administration, such as SQL Server Management Studio. Then follow along with guide Ron Davis as he shows how to automate and set up maintenance plans, import and export data, and index databases. Finally, learn about monitoring SQL Server 2014 and keeping your databases—and users—secure.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before watching this course
  • Using the exercise files
1. Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Planning your installation: Part 1
  • Planning your installation: Part 2
  • Planning your installation: Part 3
  • Installing SQL Server 2014: Part 1
  • Installing SQL Server 2014: Part 2
2. Learning the SQL Server Tools
  • Using SQL Server Management Studio
  • Downloading, installing, and using SQL Server Data Tools
  • Exploring PowerShell for SQL Server
  • Using the sqlcmd utility
3. Understanding Data Storage
  • Introducing data storage
  • Managing the system databases
  • Managing the user databases
4. Automating Maintenance of SQL Server
  • Introducing maintenance plans
  • Automating with SQL Server Agent
5. Implementing a Backup Plan
  • Developing a backup plan
  • Understanding recovery models
  • Performing and managing backups
  • Performing and managing recovery
6. Importing and Exporting Data
  • Using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard
  • Working with the bcp utility
7. Indexing the Databases
  • Using indexes to improve query performance
  • Creating indexes
  • Understanding execution plans
  • Viewing execution plans
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
8. Monitoring SQL Server
  • Examining the Actvity Monitor
  • Data collection and management data warehouse
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Examining Extended Events
  • View the Extended Events Wizard
9. Understanding SQL Server Security
  • Exploring SQL Server security and roles
  • Viewing server and database-level security
  • Using database permissions
  • Auditing data access
  • Next steps

Taught by

Ron Davis

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