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20765 MOD: Provisioning SQL Databases (On Demand)


About this On Demand Course

The Microsoft on-demand product is an integrated on-line training experience that includes video, labs, exercises, text and knowledge checks. Attendees experience all of this through an on-demand course player.

What’s included?

  • Access to the official Microsoft Video on Demand Course for 90 days from the point of first access, allowing you to start and stop when you need to.
  • Lab access for 3 months from start of access.
  • Mentoring Support (24/7 by chat, email or phone) for the duration of your subscription
  • The content is based on the same official courseware we use in our instructor-led training, and videos feature engaging experts hand-selected by Microsoft. Unlike other on-demand offerings that offer simulated labs, MOC On-Demand gives you a live, real-time environment for hands-on training.


About this course

This course is designed to teach students how to provision SQL Server databases both on premise and in SQL Azure.


Audience profile

The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.



This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.

  • Working knowledge of relational databases.

  • Some experience with database design


At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Provision a Database Server

  • Upgrade SQL Server

  • Configure SQL Server

  • Manage Databases and Files (shared)

  • Provision, migrate and manage databases in the cloud


Course Outline


Module 1: SQL Server 2016 Components

This module describes the various SQL Server 2016 components and versions.



Introduction to the SQL Server Platform

Overview of SQL Server Architecture

SQL Server Services and Configuration Options


Lab: Discussion: SQL Server versions

When we do use a separate installation of SQL Server and when would use a separate instance?

Which version of SQL Server is most suitable in your organization?


Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2016

This modules describes the process to install SQL Server 2016.



Considerations for SQL Installing Server

TempDB Files

Installing SQL Server 2016

Automating Installation


Lab: Installing SQL Server

Assess the available resources

Install an instance of SQL Server

Perform post installation checks

Automating Installation


Module 3: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016

This module describes the process for upgrading to SQL Server 2016. Lessons

Upgrade Requirements

Upgrade SQL Server Services

Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications


Lab: Upgrading SQL Server

Create the Application Logins

Restore Database Backups

Orphaned Users and Database Compatibility Level


Module 4: Working with Databases

This module describes the preinstalled system databases, the physical structure of databases and the most common configuration options related to them.



Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server

Managing Storage for System Databases

Managing Storage for User Databases

Moving and Copying Database Files

Side-by-Side Upgrade: Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications

Buffer Pool Extension


Lab: Managing Database Storage

Configuring tempdb Storage

Creating Databases

Attaching a Database

Enable Buffer Pool Extension


Module 5: Performing Database Maintenance

This module covers database maintenance plans.



Ensuring Database Integrity

Maintaining Indexes

Automating Routine Database Maintenance


Lab: Performing Database Maintenance

Use DBCC CHECKDB to Verify Database Integrity

Rebuild Indexes

Create a Database Maintenance Plan


Module 6: Database Storage Options

Describe SQL Server storage options.



SQL Server storage Performance

SMB Fileshare

SQL Server Storage in Microsoft Azure

Stretch Databases


Lab: Implementing Stretch Database

Run Stretch Database Advisor

Implement Stretch Database


Module 7: Planning to Deploy SQL Server on Microsoft Azure

This module describes how to plan to deploy SQL Server on Azure.



SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure

Azure Storage

Azure SQL Authentication

Deploying an Azure SQL Database


Lab: Plan and Deploy an Azure SQL Database

Plan an Azure SQL Database, Networking, performance tiers, security

Provision an Azure SQL Database

Connect to an Azure SQL Database


Module 8: Migrating Databases to Azure SQL Database

This module describes how to migrate databases to Azure SQL Database.



Database Migration Testing Tools

Database Migration Compatibility Issues

Migrating a SQL Server Database to Azure SQL Database


Lab: Migrating SQL Server Databases to Azure

Perform Migration Testing

Migrate a SQL Server Database to Azure SQL Database

Test a Migrated Database


Module 9: Deploying SQL Server on a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

This module describes how to deploy SQL Server on Microsoft Azure VMs.



Deploying SQL Server on an Azure VM

The Deploy Database to a Microsoft Azure VM Wizard


Lab: Deploying SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine

Provision an Azure VM

Use the Deploy Database to Azure VM Wizard


Module 10: Managing databases in the Cloud

This module describes how to manage SQL Server on Azure.



Managing Azure SQL Database Security

Configure Azure storage

Azure Automation


Lab: Managing Databases in the Cloud

Configure Azure Security

Automate Azure Deployment


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