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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 course will teach you how to create database objects, like tables and design views. It will also teach you how to create and modify constraints, and create and alter DML triggers. You will learn to query data using select statements, implement sub-queries and data types, aggregate queries, and manage XML data. Modify data by creating and altering stored procedures, using statements like insert, update, and delete, combining datasets, and working with functions. Finally, troubleshoot and optimize SQL Server 2012 by optimizing queries, managing transactions, evaluating row-based operations, and implementing error handling.

Learn the steps involved in installing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining SQL Servers. You will also explore maintenance and management of the SQL server network and application. Learn how to design and implement a data warehouse, extract and transform data, load data, configure and deploy SSIS solutions, and build data-quality solutions. This course offers enrollment with or without a voucher. The voucher is pre paid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

12 Months / 360 Course Hrs
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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES854

What You Will Learn
  • Learn to query data using select statements, implement sub-queries and data types, aggregate queries, and manage XML data
  • Modify data by creating and altering stored procedures, using statements like insert, update, and delete, combining datasets, and working with functions
  • Troubleshoot and optimize SQL Server 2012 by optimizing queries, managing transactions, evaluating row-based operations, and implementing error handling
  • Learn the steps involved in installing, managing, monitoring, and maintaining SQL Servers
  • Explore maintenance and management of the SQL server network and application
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 360 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Become an expert in database administration and development, learning the standards set forth to manage SQL Server 2012
  • Prepare yourself to take Microsoft certifying exams
  • Jump-start your career as a database administrator, business intelligence analyst, computer systems analyst, or database architect
  • Gain experience you can discuss with potential employers with virtual, hands-on labs that give step-by-step instructions

Outline

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MS-026 Querying SQL Server
I. Unit 1        
    A.   Handout 
    B.   Lecture: Intro to Databases
    C.   Lecture: Tables and
    D.   Lab: Installing SQL, SQL Management Studio, and Databases
    E.   Quiz: Database Basics
    F.   Lecture: T-SQL 
    G.   Lecture: More T- Lab: T-SQL Queries 
    H.   Quiz: T-SQL
    I.   Lecture: Stored Procedures
    J.   Lab: Create Stored Procedures 
    K.   Quiz: Stored Procedures (00:45:00)
    L.   Handout: Obtaining the 70-461 Text and Sample Files
    M.   Lecture: Introduction to 70-4Querying SQL Server
    N.   Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 1 (
    O   Lab: Query Processing 
    P.   Quiz: Query Processing
    Q   Unit 1 Exam 
         
II. Unit 2        
    A.   Lecture: Querying Data Using SELECT 
    B.   Lecture: Implementing Data Types 
    C.   Handout: Data Types and Functions
    D.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 2 
    E.   Lab: The Select Clause 
    F.   Handout: Filtering and Sorting Data
    G.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 3
    H.   Lab: Filtering and Sorting Data 
    I.   Quiz: Selection, Filtering, and Sorting
    J.   Lecture: CBT Nuggets: Implementing Subqueries 
    K.   Lecture: Combining Datasets 
    L.   Handout: Joins, Subqueries, and Set Operators 
    M.   Lab: Joins, Subqueries, and Set Operators 
    N.   Lecture: Implementing Aggregates 
    O   Handout: Grouping and Windowing 
    P.   Lab: Grouping and Windowing 
    Q   Quiz: Joins, Grouping, and Windowing
    R   Unit 2 Exam 
         
III. Unit 3        
    A.   Lecture: Querying and Managing XML Data
    B.   Handout: XML 
    C.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 7 
    D.   Lab: Using XML with T-SQL 
    E.   Lecture: Creating and Altering Tables with T-SQL 
    F.   Lecture: Creating and Modifying Constraints 
    G.   Handout: Table Creation, Alteration, and Constraints 
    H.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 8 
    I.   Lab: Working with Tables and Enforcing Data Integrity
    J.   Quiz: XML and Data Integrity 
    K.   Lecture: Creating and Altering Views with T-SQL 
    L.   Lecture: Designing Views 
    M.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 9 
    N.   Lab: Views
    O   Quiz: Views
    P.   Unit 3 Exam
         
IV. Unit 4        
    A.   Lecture: Modifying Data with T-SQL 
    B.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 10 
    C.   Lab: Creating, Modifying, and Altering Data 
    D.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 11 
    E.   Lab: IDENTITY, OUTPUT, and Merging 
    F.   Quiz: Modifying Data and Merging 
    G.   Lecture: Managing Transactions 
    H.   Lecture: Implementing Error Handling 
    I.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 12 
    J.   Lab: Transactions
    K.   Lecture: Creating and Altering Stored Procedures 
    L.   Lecture: Creating and Modifying DML Triggers 
    M.   Lecture: Working With Functions 
    N.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 13 
    O   Lab: Triggers, Stored Procedures, and Functions 
    P.   Quiz: Transactions, Stored Procedures, and Functions 
    Q.   Unit 4 Exam
         
V. Unit 5        
    A.   Lecture: Optimizing Queries 
    B.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 14
    C.   Lab: Optimization 
    D.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 15 
    E.   Lab: Indexes and Statistics 
    F.   Quiz: Optimization, Indexes, and Statistics 
    G.   Lecture: Row-Based vs. Set-Based Operations 
    H.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 16 
    I.   Lab: Cursors, Sets, and Temporary Tables 
    J.   Quiz: Cursors, Sets, and Temporary Tables
    K.   MS-026 Unit 5 Exam 
         
VI. Unit 6        
    A.   Lab: Installing VMWare 
    B.   Lab: Setting Up the Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment Using VMWare
    C.   Lab: Installing SQL Server Enterprise and Databases on the Virtual Machine
    D.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 17 
    E.   Lab: More Optimization 
    F.   Text Reading: 70-461 Training Kit: Chapter 6 
    G.   Lab: Downloading, Installing, and Attaching the Semantics Statistics Database
    H.   Lab: Full-Text 
    I.   Quiz: Advanced Optimization and Full-Text
    J.   Final Practice Exam A 
    K.   Final Practice Exam B 
    L.   Final Practice Exam C 
    M.   Final Exam A 
    N.   Final Exam B
    O   Final Exam C
MS-027 Admin SQL Server
I. Unit 1        
    A.   Handout
    B.   Lab: Downloading Server 2008 and Creating Non-Server Core Machines  
    C.   Lab: Creating Server Core Machine  
    D.   Lab: Setting Up Virtual Machines to Enable Networking  
    E.   Lab: Setting Up Domain Controller and Building the Networked Domain  
    F.   Lecture: Introduction to 70-462  
    G.   Lecture: Planning a SQL Server 2012 Installation  
    H.   Lecture: Installing SQL Server 2012  
    I.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 1 
    J.   Handout: Planning to Install SQL Server 2012  
    K.   Handout: Installing SQL Server 2012  
    L.   Lab: Initial Install of SQL Server  
    M. Lab: Server Core, Features, and Connectivity  
    N. Lecture: Configuring and Managing Instances  
    O   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 2 
    P.   Handout: Configuring and Managing SQL Server Instances  
    Q   Lab: Configuring and Managing SQL Server Instances  
    R.   Quiz: Installing, Configuring, and Managing 
    S.   Lecture: Configuring SQL Server Components  
    T.   Lecture: Configuring and Managing Databases  
    U.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 3 
    V.   Handout: Configuring Additional Components  
    W. Handout: Managing and Configuring Databases  
    X.   Lab: Configuring SQL Server 2012 Components  
    Y.   Quiz: Configuring Components 
    Z.   Unit 1 Exam
         
         
II. Unit 2   A.   Lecture: Implementing a Migration Strategy  
    B.   Lecture: Importing and Exporting Data  
    C.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 4 
    D.   Handout: Migrating, Importing, and Exporting  
    E.   Lab: Migrating, Importing, and Exporting  
    F.   Lecture: Managing Logins and Server Roles  
    G.   Lecture: Managing Users and Database Roles  
    H.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 5 
    I.   Handout: Logins, Roles, and Users  
    J.   Lab: Logins, Roles, and Users  
    K.   Quiz: Migration, Logins, Roles, and Users 
    L.   Lecture: Managing and Troubleshooting Security  
    M. Lecture: Auditing SQL Server  
    N. Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 6 
    O   Handout: Securables  
    P.   Handout: Troubleshooting and Auditing  
    Q   Lab: Security  
    R.   Quiz: Security 
    S.   Unit 2 Exam  
         
         
III. Unit 3   A.   Lecture: Implementing Database Mirroring  
    B.   Lecture: Implementing Replication  
    C.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 7 
    D.   Handout: Mirroring  
    E.   Handout: Replication  
    F.   Lab: Mirroring and Replication  
    G.   Lecture: Implementing a Clustered Instance  
    H.   Lecture: Implementing Always On  
    I.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 8 
    J.   Handout: Clustering  
    K.   Handout: AlwaysOn  
    L.   Lab: Clustering and AlwaysOn  
    M. Quiz: Mirroring, Clustering, and Replication 
    N. Lecture: Troubleshooting SQL Server  
    O   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 9 
    P.   Handout: Performance Monitor, Pror, and Activity Monitor  
    Q   Handout: Performance Monitoring in SQL Server  
    R.   Lab: Troubleshooting  
    S.   Quiz: Troubleshooting 
    T.  Unit 3 Exam
         
         
IV. Unit 4   A.   Lecture: Implementing and Maintaining Indexes  
    B.   Lecture: Identifying/Resolving Concurrency Issues  
    C.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 10 
    D.   Handout: Indexes  
    E.   Handout: Transactions  
    F.   Lab: Indexes and Concurrency  
    G.   Quiz: Indexes and Concurrency 
    H.   Lecture: Managing SQL Server Agent  
    I.   Lecture: Implementing a Backup Strategy  
    J.   Lecture: Restoring Databases  
    K.   Text Reading: 70-462 Training Kit Chapter 11 
    L.   Handout: Agent  
    M. Handout: Backup  
    N. Handout: Restore  
    O   Lab: Agent, Backup, and Restore  
    P.   Quiz: Agent, Backup, and Restore 
    Q   Lab: Code Case Studies  
    R.   Final Practice Exam A  
    S.   Final Practice Exam B  
    T.  Final Practice Exam C  
    U.    Final Exam A  
    V.    Final Exam B  
    W.  Final Exam C  
MS-028 Implement Data Warehouse
I. Unit 1        
    A.   Handout
    B.   Lab: Installing VMWare  
    C.   Lab: Setting Up the Windows Server 2008 R2 Environment Using VMWare (if needed)  
    D.   Lab: Installing SQL Server Enterprise and Databases on the Virtual Machine (if needed)  
    E.   Lecture: Introduction to 70-463  
    F.   Lecture: Designing and Implementing Dimensions  
    G.   Lecture: Designing and Implementing Fact Tables  
    H.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 1 
    I.   Handout: Data Warehouse Logical Design Supplementary Videos  
    J.   Handout: Research Data Warehouse Logical Design  
    K.   Lab: Data Warehouse Logical Design  
    L.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 2 
    M.   Handout: Research Data Warehouse Implementation  
    N.   Lab: Implementing a Data Warehouse  
    O   Quiz: Data Warehouse Design and Implementation 
    P.   Lecture: Introduction to SSIS/Connection Managers  
    Q   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 3 
    R.   Handout: Research SSIS Package Creation  
    S.   Lab: Introduction to SSIS  
    T.   Lecture: Designing Control Flow  
    U.   Lecture: Implementing Control Flow  
    V.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 4 
    W.   Handout: Basic Control Flow Supplementary Videos  
    X.   Handout: Introducing Control Flow  
    Y.   Lab: Control Flow  
    Z.   Quiz: SSIS Introduction and Control Flow 
    AA. Unit 1 Exam
         
II. Unit 2        
    A.   Lecture: Designing Data Flow  
    B.   Lecture: Implementing Data Flow  
    C.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 5 
    D.   Handout: Basic Data Flow Supplementary Videos  
    E.   Lab: Data Flow  
    F.   Handout: Enhancing Control Flow Supplementary Videos  
    G.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 6 
    H.   Handout: Researching Control Flow Enhancement  
    I.   Lab: Enhancing Control Flow  
    J.   Quiz: Data Flow and Enhanced Control Flow 
    K.   Lecture: Implementing Package Logic  
    L.   Lecture: Data Loading Options  
    M.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 7 
    N.   Handout: Enhancing Data Flow Supplementary Videos  
    O   Handout: Researching Data Flow Enhancement  
    P.   Lab: Enhancing Data Flow  
    Q   Lecture: Implementing Auditing, Logging, and Event Handlers  
    R.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 8 
    S.   Handout: Restartable Package Supplementary Videos  
    T.    Lab: Transactions, Checkpoints, and Event Handlers  
    U.   Quiz: Enhancing Data Flow and Transactions 
    V.   Unit 2 Exam 
         
III. Unit 3        
    A.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 9
    B.   Handout: Researching Dynamic Packages  
    C.   Lab: Dynamic Packages  
    D.   Handout: Auditing and Logging Supplementary Videos  
    E.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 10
    F.   Handout: Researching Auditing and Logging  
    G.   Lab: Auditing and Logging  
    H.   Quiz: Dynamic Packages, Auditing, and Logging
    I.   Lecture: Installing and Maintaining SSIS Components  
    J.   Lecture: Deploying SSIS Solutions  
    K.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 11
    L.   Handout: Researching SSIS Packages  
    M.   Handout: Installing and Deploying Supplementary Videos
    N.   Lab: Installing SSIS and Deploying Packages  
    O   Lecture: Managing SSIS Package Execution  
    P.   Lecture: Configuring SSIS Security  
    Q   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 12
    R.   Lab: Executing and Securing Packages  
    S.   Quiz: Installing, Deploying, Executing, and Securing SSIS Packages
    T.    Unit 3 Exam
         
IV. Unit 4        
    A.   Lecture: Troubleshooting Data Integration Issues  
    B.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 13
    C.   Handout: Troubleshooting Supplementary Videos  
    D.   Handout: Researching Troubleshooting and Debugging  
    E.   Lab: Troubleshooting Data Integration Issues  
    F.   Lecture: Installing and Maintaining Data Quality Services  
    G.   Lecture: Implementing Data Quality Services  
    H.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 14
    I.   Handout: Data Quality Services Supplementary Videos (24:40)
    J.   Handout: Researching Data Quality Services  
    K.   Lab: Data Quality Services  
    L.   Quiz: Troubleshooting and Data Quality Services
    M.   Lecture: How To Use the Data Profiling Task (10:24)
    N.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 17
    O   Handout: Researching DQS Data Cleansing Projects  
    P.   Lab: Cleaning Data Using Data Quality Projects  
    Q   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 18
    R.   Handout: Researching Data Mining  
    S.   Lab: SSIS and Data Mining  
    T.    Quiz: Cleaning Data and SSIS Data Mining
    U.   Unit 4 Exam
         
V. Unit 5        
    A.   Lab: Installing the Windows SDK  
    B.   Lecture: Implementing Script Tasks  
    C.   Lecture: Implementing Script Components  
    D.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 19
    E.   Handout: Script Task Supplementary Videos  
    F.   Handout: Researching Scripts in SSIS  
    G.   Lab: Installing Visual Studio 2013 Community and VSTA 2012  
    H.   Lab: Script Tasks  
    I.   Lecture: Implementing Master Data Services  
    J.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 15
    K.   Handout: Master Data Services Supplementary Videos
    L.   Handout: Researching Master Data Services  
    M.   Lab: Unpacking and Installing Office 2013 Trial and Tools for Office Runtime  
    N.   Lab: Master Data Services  
    O   Quiz: Script Tasks and Master Data Services
    P.   Lecture: Master Data Security (15:39)
    Q   Lecture: MDS Add-In for Excel (13:29)
    R.   Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 16
    S.   Handout: Researching Master Data Management  
    T.    Lab: Managing Master Data  
    U.   Quiz: Managing Master Data
    V.   Unit 5 Exam
         
VI. Unit         
    A.   Handout: Fuzzy Transform Supplementary Videos  
    B.   Lecture: Fuzzy Transforms  
    C.   Book Text Reading: 70-463 Training Kit: Chapter 20
    D.   Handout: Researching Fuzzy Transformations  
    E.   Lab: Identity Mapping and De-Duplicating  
    F.   Quiz: Identity Mapping and De-Duplicating
    G.   Final Practice Exam A  
    H.   Final Practice Exam B  
    I.   Final Practice Exam C  
    J.   Final Exam A  
    K.   Final Exam B  
    L.   Final Exam C

Instructors & Support

Laurel Eismann

Laurel has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, curriculum development and teaching. In addition to her extensive teaching background, Laurel's experience includes instructional design, programming, business requirements analysis, and quality assurance. She couples this experience with a strong and diverse technical background. Laurel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

David Grimes

David Grimes has more than 10 years of management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. Grimes is passionate about technology and education, having worked as academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist. He holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, both in Technology Education.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Students should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer, in addition to basic networking skills. These skills can be learned in programs such as CompTIA A+ and Network+.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
  • Mac users must have BootCamp working with a compatible Windows OS, or another method to simulate a Windows OS for the duration of their enrollment.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • To complete the labs, you must install and configure VirtualBox (instructions provided in course):

    • VirtualBox runs on most 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems
    • 6 GB of RAM is recommended, 4 is the minimum
    • 10 GB of Hard Drive space is recommended
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment.

Upon registering, you will receive the following materials:

  • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (70-461 Training Kit)
  • Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (70-462 Training Kit)
  • Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (70-463 Training Kit)

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Does this course lead to a certification?

Yes, this course prepares you to take the MCSA certification exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463, which qualify you for the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 Certification.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a certificate of completion and receive vouchers for the Microsoft exams.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

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