Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012: Database Administration (Exam 70-462)

Course Specifications

Course Number:


Course Length:

5 days

Course Description


Course Description

You have created databases and executed queries on them. You are now ready to perform database administration tasks such as installation of SQL Server instances, configuration of SQL Server databases and settings, monitoring database performance, controlling user access to databases, and database maintenance. In addition to these tasks, SQL Server 2012 provides many advanced features that enable you to manage databases efficiently. By familiarizing yourself with these tasks and features, you can plan, deploy, administer, and maintain SQL Server databases efficiently. In this course, you will perform database administration tasks.

Course Objectives:

Target Student:

This course is designed for Database Administrators who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. This course will be attended by database professionals who are familiar with SQL Server databases and who are responsible for administering and maintaining SQL Server databases as their primary job responsibility. In addition, this course can be attended by individuals who develop applications that access SQL Server database.


To ensure your success in this course you should have some working knowledge of relational databases. You should also be comfortable working with the Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Operating System, and be able to use the core functionalities of Windows Server 2012. Also, working knowledge of Transact SQL queries is essential.

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

Course-specific Technical Requirements


For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:


As the Standard Edition of Windows Server 2012 contains only two VM licenses, you need to procure one more VM license to run the three VMs on the physical system.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Identifying the SQL Server Platform and Tools

Topic A: Overview of SQL Server Features

Topic B: Create Filegroups and Partitions

Lesson 2: Deploying SQL Server

Topic A: Install SQL Server

Topic B: Migrate SQL Server From a Previous Version

Lesson 3: Configuring SQL Server

Topic A: Configure Server Properties

Topic B: Configure Memory and CPU

Topic C: Configure Database Mail

Lesson 4: Managing Databases in SQL Server 2012

Topic A: Create a Contained Database

Topic B: Configure Database Options

Lesson 5: Managing SQL Server Security

Topic A: Configure Server Security

Topic B: Create Server Roles

Topic C: Configure Database Security

Lesson 6: Implementing Advanced Security Settings

Topic A: Create Certificate-Based Logins

Topic B: Apply Auditing and Policy-Based Management Strategies

Lesson 7: Applying Encryption and Compression

Topic A: Apply Encryption on Databases

Topic B: Compress a Database Table

Lesson 8: Working with Indexes and Log Files

Topic A: Work with Full Text Indexes

Topic B: Configure Advanced Storage and Indexing Settings

Topic C: Configure Log Files

Lesson 9: Working with Backup and Restore

Topic A: Perform a Backup

Topic B: Restore a Database

Topic C: Import and Export Data

Topic D: Configure the SQL Server Agent

Lesson 10: Implementing High Availability

Topic A: Work with Clustering

Topic B: Work with Replication

Topic C: Work with Mirroring and AlwaysOn

Topic D: Work with Central Management Servers

Lesson 11: Optimizing Server Performance

Topic A: Manage Server Performance

Topic B: Optimize Indexes

Lesson 12: Troubleshooting Issues and Recovering Databases

Topic A: Troubleshoot Database Issues

Topic B: Perform a Database Recovery

Lesson 13: Performing Advanced Database Management Tasks

Topic A: Manage Database Infrastructure

Topic B: Configure SSIS

Appendix A: Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases