Provisioning SQL Databases (20765)


Duration : 3 days

This three-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to provision a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. The course covers SQL Server 2016 provision both on-premise and in Azure, and covers installing from new and migrating from an existing install.


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
  • These prerequisites can be achieved by attending course 20761A – Querying Data with Transact-SQL.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

With several convenient training delivery methods offered, The Academy makes getting the training you need easy. Whether you prefer to learn in a classroom or an online live learning virtual environment, training videos hosted online, and private group classes hosted at your site. We offer expert instruction to individuals, government agencies, non-profits, and corporations. Our live classes, on-sites, and online training videos all feature certified instructors who teach a detailed curriculum and share their expertise and insights with trainees. No matter how you prefer to receive the training, you can count on The Academy for an engaging and effective learning experience.


  • Instructor Led (the best training format we offer)
  • Live Online Classroom – Online Instructor Led
  • Self-Paced Video

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Module 1: SQL Server 2016 Components
Describe the SQL Server platform, SQL Server services, and SQL Server configuration options.

Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Overview of SQL Server Architecture
SQL Server Services and Configuration Options
Lab: SQL Server Versions ( Discussion session)

Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2016
This module describes the process to install SQL Server 2016.

Considerations for installing SQL Server
TempDB Files
Installing SQL Server 2016
Automating Installation
Lab: Installing SQL Server

Module 3: Upgrading SQL Server to SQL Server 2016
This module describes how you go about upgrading your current SQL Server installation to SQL Server 2016.

Upgrade Requirements
Upgrade SQL Server Services
Migrating SQL Server Data and Applications
Lab: Upgrading SQL Server

Module 4: Deploying SQL Server on Microsoft Azure
This module describes the options available to run SQL Server on Azure.

SQL Server Virtual Machines in Azure
Deploying an Azure SQL Database
Migrating an On-Premise Database to an Azure SQL Database
Lab: Migrating SQL Server with Azure

Module 5: Working with Databases
This module describes the preinstalled system databases, the physical structure of databases, and the most common configuration options related to them.

Overview of SQL Server Databases
Creating Databases
Database Files and Filegroups
Moving Database Files
Buffer Pool Extension
Lab: Managing Database Storage

Module 6: Database Storage Options
At the end of this module, you will be able to describe the database storage options.

SQL Server storage Performance
SMB Fileshare
SQL Server Storage in Azure
Stretch Databases
Lab: Implementing Stretch Database

Module 7: Performing Database Maintenance
This module covers database maintenance.

Ensuring Database Integrity
Maintaining Indexes
Automating Routine Database Maintenance
Lab: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

After completing this course, students will be able to:

Provision a Database Server
Upgrade SQL Server
Configure SQL Server
Manage Databases and Files (shared)