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In this accelerated learning environment, you will build your skills & prepare for the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification exams. This extended-hours Boot Camp led by senior Global Knowledge instructors includes targeted lectures using MS Learning recomm

  • Course Start Date: Nov. 27
  • Location: Virtual (Map)
  • Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm (Note on end times)
  • Please Note: End Times are approximate and depend
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    It is important to allow for the class to run a little bit longer,
    or finish a little sooner, than expected.
  • Duration: 9 days
    08:00 AM - 08:00 PM
  • Delivery Method(s):Virtual Instructor Led
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  • Category:Microsoft SQL Training

 
Course Outline
Validate that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to administer Microsoft SQL Server 2012 in an enterprise environment.

Gain the cloud-related skills required for the latest Microsoft certifications through this broad and extensive hands-on training experience. This Boot Camp features an online study program and a choice of delivery methods to suit your learning style preference.

In this accelerated learning environment, you will build your skills and prepare for the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification exams. This extended-hours Boot Camp led by senior Global Knowledge instructors includes targeted lectures using Microsoft Learning recommended content as well as six months of access to more than 50 hands-on remote labs.

This Boot Camp includes all the exam vouchers required for certification, along with one free retake voucher if needed. It also includes access to our online study program for 30 days, providing indispensable certification exam prep.

Our exclusive online study program includes:

  • 24x7 chat support by certified mentors: Direct, on-demand access to live certified experts for customized training support
  • Access to the online Microsoft Press E-Reference Library, including all Training Kits, Exam References, and Rapid Review books
  • Recommended Microsoft Reading List designed by our instructors, including topics and chapters within the Microsoft Press E-Reference Library
  • Recorded "Power Hours" for each exam: Online review session covering key exam objectives conducted by our expert instructors
  • On-demand live remote labs: 24x7 on-demand access for six months so there's no scheduling required

This course incorporates content from Microsoft Official Courses (MOC):

  • Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (M10774)
  • Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (M10775)
  • Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (M10777)

You Will Prepare for These Exams:

  • 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Free Retake Exam Voucher

Students who complete the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 Boot Camp and online study program from Global Knowledge will be issued a free retake exam voucher, if needed. Should any student fail the initial exam, he or she will be eligible to receive a second exam voucher.*

To receive your second exam voucher, send us a copy of the results of your first test, and we'll e-mail you a new exam voucher.

*Note: The second exam voucher will only be issued within one year of the first exam voucher issue date. Send Score Report to: Fax: 919-468-4801 E-mail: mailto:GKVoucherRequests.NAM@globalknowledge.com

What You'll Learn
  • The technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • The knowledge and skills to maintain Microsoft SQL Server 2012 databases
  • Create a data warehouse with SQL Server 2012
  • Implement ETL with SQL Server Integration Services
  • Validate and cleanse data with SQL Server Data Quality Services and SQL Server Master Data Services
  • Key topics and concepts addressed on the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 exams
Who Needs to Attend
  • IT professionals with at least two years of hands-on experience implementing and administering database systems
  • Database administrators, systems engineers, systems analysts, and technical consultants who want to prepare for their MCSA: SQL Server 2012 credential in an accelerated format
Follow-On Courses
  • Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (M10776)
  • Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (M20465)
  • Implementing Data Models and Reports with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (M10778)
  • Designing Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (M20467)
Certification Programs and Certificate Tracks

This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

  • MCSA: SQL Server 2012
Course Outline
Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012
1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Basics
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
2. Getting Started with SQL Azure
  • Overview
  • Working with SQL Azure
3. Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • T-SQL
  • Sets
  • Predicate Logic
  • Logical Order of Operations in SELECT Statements
4. Writing SELECT Queries
  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
5. Querying Multiple Tables
  • Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
6. Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown and Missing Values
7. Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
8.Using Built-In Functions
  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL
9. Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
10. Using Subqueries
  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
11. Using Table Expressions
  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
  • Using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
12. Using Set Operators
  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY
13. Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions
14.Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets
15. Querying SQL Server Metadata
  • Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
  • Executing System Stored Procedures
  • Querying Dynamic Management Objects
16. Executing Stored Procedures
  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL
17. Programming with T-SQL
  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow
18. Implementing Error Handling
  • Using TRY/CATCH Blocks
  • Working with Error Information
19. Implementing Transactions
  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
20. Improving Query Performance
  • Factors in Query Performance
  • Displaying Query Performance Data
Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases
1. Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset
  • SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
2. Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-Installation Testing for SQL Server
3.Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012
  • Preparing to Install SQL Server
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation
4. Working with Databases
  • SQL Server Databases
  • Working with Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
5. SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models
  • Backup Strategies
  • SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
6.Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Backing Up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options
7. Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • The Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
8. Importing and Exporting Data
  • Transferring Data to/from SQL Server
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk
9. Authenticating and Authorizing Users
  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorizing Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorization Across Servers
10.Assigning Server and Database Roles
  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-Defined Database Roles
11. Authorizing Users to Access Resources
  • Authorizing User Access to Objects
  • Authorizing Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
12. Auditing SQL Server Environments
  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit
13. Automating SQL Server 2012 Management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
14. Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent
  • SQL Server Agent Security Basics
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts
15.Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications
  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts, and Notifications
16. Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance
  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
17. Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012
  • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options
18. Monitoring SQL Server 2012
  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analyzing Collected Performance Data
19. Managing Multiple Servers
  • Working with Multiple Servers
  • Virtualizing SQL Server
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications
20. Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues
  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-Related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012
1.Data Warehousing
  • Overview of Data Warehousing
  • Considerations for a Data Warehouse Solution
2. Data Warehouse Hardware
  • Considerations for Building a Data Warehouse
  • Data Warehouse Reference Architectures and Appliances
3.Designing and Implementing a Data Warehouse
  • Logical Design for a Data Warehouse
  • Physical Design for a Data Warehouse
4. Creating an ETL Solution with SSIS
  • ETL with SSIS
  • Exploring Source Data
  • Implementing Data Flow
5.Implementing Control Flow in an SSIS Package
  • Control Flow
  • Creating Dynamic Packages
  • Using Containers
  • Managing Consistency
6. Debugging and Troubleshooting SSIS Packages
  • Debugging an SSIS Package
  • Logging SSIS Package Events
  • Handling Errors in an SSIS Package
7. Implementing an Incremental ETL Process
  • Incremental ETL
  • Extracting Modified Data
  • Loading Modified Data
8. Incorporating Data from the Cloud into a Data Warehouse
  • Overview of Cloud Data Sources
  • SQL Server Database
  • The Windows Azure Marketplace
9. Enforcing Data Quality
  • Data Quality
  • Using Data Quality Services to Cleanse Data
  • Using Data Quality Services to Match Data
10. Using Master Data Services
  • Master Data Services
  • Implementing a Master Data Services Model
  • Using the Master Data Services Add-in for Excel
11. Extending SQL Server Integration Services
  • Using Custom Components in SSIS
  • Using Scripts in SSIS
12. Deploying and Configuring SSIS Packages
  • SSIS Deployment
  • Deploying SSIS Projects
  • Planning SSIS Package Execution
13. Consuming Data in a Data Warehouse
  • Business Intelligence
  • Reporting
  • Data Analysis
Labs
Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Lab 1: SQL Server 2012 Tools

Lab 2: Transact-SQL Querying

Lab 3: Write Basic SELECT statements

Lab 4: Query Multiple Tables

Lab 5: Filter and Sort Data

Lab 6: Work with SQL Server 2012 Data Types

Lab 7: Use Built-In Functions

Lab 8: Group and Aggregate Data

Lab 9: Use Subqueries

Lab 10: Use Table Expressions

Lab 11: Use Set Operators

Lab 12: Use Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

Lab 13: Pivot and Group Sets

Lab 14: Query SQL Server Metadata

Lab 15: Execute Stored Procedures

Lab 16: Program with T-SQL

Lab 17: Implement Error Handling

Lab 18: Implement Transactions

Lab 19: Improve Query Performance

Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

Lab 1: SQL Server and Toolset

Lab 2: Prepare Systems for SQL Server

Lab 3: Install and Configure SQL Server

Lab 4: Work with Databases

Lab 5: SQL Server Recovery Models

Lab 6: Back Up SQL Server Databases

Lab 7: Restore SQL Server 2012 Databases

Lab 8: Import and Exporting Data

Lab 9: Authenticate and Authorizing Users

Lab 10: Assign Server and Database Roles

Lab 11: Authorize Users to Access Resources

Lab 12: Audit SQL Server Environments

Lab 13: Automate SQL Server Management

Lab 14: Configure Security for SQL Server Agent

Lab 15: Monitor SQL Agent Jobs with Alerts and Notifications

Lab 16: Perform Ongoing Database Maintenance

Lab 17: Trace Access to SQL Server 2012

Lab 18: Monitor SQL Server 2012

Lab 19: Manage Multiple Servers

Lab 20: Troubleshoot Common Issues

Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Lab 1: Explore a Data Warehouse Solution

Lab 2: Implement a Data Warehouse Schema

Lab 3: Implement Data Flow in an SSIS Package

Lab 4A: Implement Control Flow in an SSIS Package

Lab 4B: Use Transactions and Checkpoints

Lab 5: Debug and Troubleshoot an SSIS Package

Lab 6A: Extract Modified Data

Lab 6B: Load Incremental Changes

Lab 7: Use Cloud Data in a Data Warehouse Solution

Lab 8A: Cleanse Data

Lab 8B: De-Duplication Data

Lab 9: Implement Master Data Services

Lab 10: Use Scripts and Custom Components

Lab 11: Deploy and Configure SSIS Packages

Lab 12: Business Intelligence Tools


Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Working knowledge of relational databases Two years of hands-on experience working in a SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2012 environment Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

Certificates offered

Certificate of completion


Cancellation Policy
We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted.

Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.
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The course started at 8am ET, but I live in Calgary (Mountain Time), so it's 6am. I have to get up at 5:30am every day for 9 consecutive days. That's a bit hard for me. If it could be even half hour later (best for me is 1hr later), it would be much better.
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