This Professional Azure SQL Database Administration is a three-day training course which balances theory and hand-on applications that are focused on practical takeaways. Built with a narrative of a DBA, who is migrating from a traditional on-premises system to Azure SQL Database, this course emulates the different scenarios you might come across while working with Azure SQL Database.
Azure SQL Database is the cloud version of SQL Server. It differs in terms of management, maintenance and administration. It’s important to know how to administer SQL Database so that you can get the most out of the features that it provides. This course addresses different management aspects of an Azure SQL Database such as migration, backup and restores, pricing, security, scalability, monitoring and performance optimization, high availability and disaster recovery.
This course complies with instructional designing principles for all the 9 lessons. This will ensure that you repeat and reinforce your gained knowledge at every step. Each and every minute spent during this 3-day course will incrementally take you to the next level.
Microsoft Azure SQL Database Primer
- Azure SQL Database Architecture
Migrating an SQL Server Database to an Azure SQL Database
- Azure SQL Database Service Tiers
- Determining an Appropriate Service Tier
- Determining Compatibility Issues
- Determining the Migration Method
Backing up the SQL Database
- Automatic Backups
- Manual Backups
Restoring an Azure SQL Database
- Restore Types
Securing an Azure SQL Database
- Access Control
- Proactive Security
- Scaling Out Azure SQL Database
- Vertical Scaling
- Horizontal Scaling
- Introducing Elastic Pools
- Elastic Jobs
High Availability and Disaster Recovery
- High Availability
- Disaster Recovery
Monitoring and Tuning Azure SQL Database
- Monitoring an Azure SQL Database Using the Azure Portal
- Tuning an Azure SQL Database
This course is for database administrators, database developers, or application developers interested in developing new or migrating existing applications with Azure SQL Database.
Prior experience of working on an on-premises SQL Server, and should have knowledge of PowerShell and C# are the prerequisites for this course.
For successful completion of this course, students will require computer systems with the following:
- Intel Core i5 or equivalent Processor: i3
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Hard disk: 20 GB
- Internet connection
- OS: Windows 8 or above
- Browser: Latest version of Google Chrome
- SQL Server Management Studio 17.2 or above
- Microsoft Azure PowerShell
- Microsoft RML Utilities
- Microsoft® Data Migration Assistant v3.4
- SQL Server 2016 Feature pack
Installation and Setup
Before you start with this course, we’ll install Azure. Here, you will find the steps to install these.
Sign up for a Free Azure Account
- Open the following link in a browser: https://azure.microsoft.com/enus/free/
- Select Start Free. In the sign-up page, log in using your Microsoft account and follow the steps to create a free Azure account.
- If you don’t have a Microsoft account, you can create a new one by selecting: Create one!
- An Azure account requires you to provide credit card details. However, no money is charged even if you have exhausted your free credit or free month. The resources you created will be stopped and can only be started once you sign-up for a paid account.
Installing SQL Server Management Studio
Follow the instructions to download the latest version of SQL Server Management studio provided here: https://docs.microsoft.com/enus/sql/ssms/download-sql-server-management-studio-ssms
Installing Microsoft PowerShell 5.1
- Open the following URL in the browser to get to open the download page – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54616
- Click on the download button and select Win8.1AndW2K12R2-KB3191564-x64.msu. Click on next to download and install the Windows Management Framework 5.1 to upgrade to PowerShell 5.1
Installing Microsoft Azure PowerShell
- Install the Web Platform installer
- Open the following link in a browser https://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx
- Scroll to the end and select x64 under Download WebPI 5.0 to download the web platform installer.
- Double click on the downloaded .exe file and follow the steps to install Web PI 5.0.
- Open Web PI and type Microsoft Azure PowerShell in the search box.
- Follow the steps to download the latest version.
Microsoft RML Utilities
- Open the following link in a browser – https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=4511
- Click on download to download the installer. Click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions to install RML Utilities.
Installing Visual Studio Community Edition
- The Visual Studio command prompt is required to generate self-signed certificates. As there’s no easy way to install only the Visual Studio command prompt it’s advised to install the Visual Studio 2013 or above community edition.
- Open the following link in a browser – https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/
- Download and install the Visual Studio 2017 community edition and follow the instructions to install it.
- You may get a different version to download. The latest Visual Studio version available at the time of the course is 2017.