Essential SQL Server Administration Tips (Course Preview)

SQL Server is one of the world’s leading data platforms. It is a mature platform, full of features that enable you to store, organize, retrieve and transform your data into useful business insights and knowledge. Like in all Database Management Systems, in order for your SQL Server instances to operate to the best possible level in terms of stability, performance and security, you need to properly administer and maintain them.

I have been working with SQL Server for almost 20 years. Along with that, I have been a SQL Server community leader for over 10 years and counting. For 9 years, I have been a Microsoft Data Platform MVP, focusing on SQL Server. Since I really enjoy talking about SQL Server and working with this powerful data platform, I decided to carefully design an online course, in order to help you with your SQL Server journey and via this course, to share my expertise with you, on several SQL Server administration topics.

Now, my online course is live and its title is “Essential SQL Server Administration Tips“,


More Details About the Course

With many live demonstrations and step by step guides, via my course, I will help you learn how to perform many SQL Server administration tasks, as well as, get a deeper understanding about critical SQL Server topics that all modern SQL Server Administrators, Engineers and Architects needs to know.

Among other, we will talk about:

  • SQL Server Maintenance
    • Topic examples:
      • How to patch a standalone SQL Server instance [with demo]
      • How to patch a failover clustered SQL Server instance [with demo]
      • Storage monitoring techniques in SQL Server [with demo]
      • The maximum concurrent connections setting in SQL Server [with demo]
      • The SQL Server Browser service
  • SQL Server Performance 
    • Topic examples:
      • Understanding and Maintaining Database Indexes [with demo]
      • The TempDB system database in SQL Server
      • In-Memory OLTP (In-Memory Optimization) in SQL Server [with demo]
      • RAM and CPU monitoring techniques in SQL Server [with demos]
      • Locking and Blocking in SQL Server
  • SQL Server Security
    • Topic examples:
      • Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) in SQL Server for data at rest [with demo]
      • Encrypting a SQL Server database backup [with demo]
      • SQL Server support for TLS 1.2
      • How to enable SSL certificate-based encryption in SQL Server for data in motion (for both standalone and failover cluster instances) [with demos]
      • Dynamic Data Masking [with demo]
      • Row-Level Security [with demo]
  • SQL Server Integration
    • Topic examples:
      • Using Proxy Accounts in SQL Server Agent jobs [with demo]
      • Using Unicode and UTF-8 in SQL Server [with demos]
      • Creating linked servers [with demo]
  • SQL Server Error Handling
    • Approach:
      • The approach in this section is to cover many common SQL Server error messages, and along with suggesting the steps for resolving these errors, to also help the student understand the methodology of resolving errors in SQL Server.


In addition to all the above, the course has a “Special Topics” section, via which I’m constantly enriching the course with additional lectures that have to do with various SQL Server-related topics, such as: integration with Azure SQL Database, T-SQL for SQL Server DBAs, and much more.

The course has many live demonstrations and many downloadable resources, via which you will acquire hands-on technical knowledge, on how to efficiently perform critical tasks in SQL Server.


Essential SQL Server Administration Tips - Online Course with Live Demonstrations and Hands-on Guides
(Lifetime Access, Q&A, Live Demos, Certificate of Completion)


After the Course:

You will know how to efficiently perform different SQL Server administration tasks on the below SQL Server knowledge areas:

  • Maintenance
  • Performance
  • Security
  • Integration
  • Error Handling
  • You will have a deeper understanding on many SQL Server administration topics that fall under the above knowledge areas
  • You will be able to download a rich set of downloadable resources, mainly T-SQL scripts, that will help you better understand all tips provided via the course.


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Course Prerequisites

  • At least basic knowledge of SQL Server is required.
  • It would be helpful to know some basic database-related concepts (i.e. what is a database, a table, etc.) but is not a prerequisite, since we will talk about it as well.
  • Willingness and excitement to learn!


What Does the Course Offer:

  • 7 hours of high-quality video
  • Live demonstrations and hands-on guides that will help you perform many essential SQL Server administration tasks
  • Useful quizzes for testing your knowledge on each section
  • Many downloadable resources such as T-SQL scripts and section recaps
  • A practice test in the end of the course
  • Ability to ask the instructor questions via the Q&A section
  • Certificate on course completion


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Who this Course is for:

  • SQL Server Administrators (DBAs)
  • SQL Server Engineers
  • SQL Server Architects
  • SQL Server Developers who want to learn more about SQL Server Administration


Essential SQL Server Administration Tips - Online Course with Live Demonstrations and Hands-on Guides
(Lifetime Access, Q&A, Live Demos, Certificate of Completion)


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