IL - MOC 10986: Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016

Course Overview
Update your SQL Server skills with this introduction to the new features of SQL Server 2016. You’ll learn the new features for performance, security, availability and scalability, reporting and Power BI, data access, and SQL Server OLAP, and you’ll learn about new SQL Server cloud functionality.
Course Details
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Level: 300
Who this course is designed for
  • Database professionals with experience in SQL Server 2014 who want to update their skills to SQL Server 2016.
  • Those holding MCSA: SQL Server certification who want to prepare for the upcoming upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 certification.

Course Objectives

What You Will Learn
  • Key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016.
  • New and enhanced features of SQL Server performance.
  • New and enhanced features of SQL Server security.
  • New features in SQL Server availability and scalability.
  • New and enhanced features in reporting and Power BI in SQL Server 2016.
  • New and enhanced features of data access.
  • New and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP.
  • New SQL Server cloud functionality.

Course Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites:
  • Experience building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2014.
  • Familiarity with the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and networking.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Course Modules

Learning Format

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2016Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016

Lessons

  • Overview of SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2016 Editions and Components
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server Management Studio Enhancements

Lab : Exploring SQL Server 2016

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of SQL Server 2016

  • Describe the components and editions of SQL Server 2016

  • Install SQL Server 2016

  • Describe the enhancement to SQL Server Management Studio
Module 2: What’s New in SQL Server PerformanceThis module describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server performance.

Lessons

  • Operational Analytics
  • In-memory OLTP Enhancements
  • Query Store
  • Live Query Statistics
  • Native JSON
  • Temporal Tables

Lab : Implementing SQL Server 2016 Performance Improvements

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the use of Columnstore indexes for operational analytics

  • Describe the enhancements to in-memory OLTP

  • Use the query data store

  • Use Native JSON

  • Describe and use temporal tables

Module 3: What’s New in SQL Server Security?This module describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server security.

Lessons

  • Using Always Encrypted
  • Row-level Security
  • Dynamic Data Masking

Lab : Implementing SQL Server 2016 Security Improvements

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement a logical design for a data warehouse

  • Implement a physical design for a data warehouse
Module 4: What’s New in SQL Server Availability and Scalability?This module introduces what’s new in SQL Server Availability and Scalability.

Lessons

  • Enhanced AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • What’s New with tempdb?
  • Use Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016
  • PowerShell 5.0

Lab : Monitoring tempdb

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the enhancements to AlwaysOn availability groups

  • Describe what’s new in database caching

  • Use Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016

Module 5: What’s New in SQL Server Reporting and BIThis module introduces reporting and BI enhancements and new features in SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Reporting Services Enhancements
  • PowerBI Enhancements
  • Mobile Report Publisher

Lab : Implementing PowerBI

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the enhancements to reporting services

  • Describe the enhancements to PowerBI
Module 6: What’s New in SQL Server Data Access?At the end of this module you will be able to describe data access enhancements in SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • PolyBase
  • What’s new in Integration Services
  • Working with SSIS and Azure

Lab : Exploring the new features of SQL Server Integrated services (SSIS)

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe and install PolyBase

  • Describe enhancements to SSIS

Module 7: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAPThis module describes enhancements in SQL Server OLAP.

Lessons

  • New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP
  • What’s New in SQL Server Analysis Services

Lab : OLAP with SQL Server

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP

  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server analysis services
Module 8: What’s New for SQL Server in the Cloud?This module describes new SQL Server cloud functionality.

Lessons

Stretch Database

  • Enhanced Backups to Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud
  • What’s New in SQL Server Azure Database

Lab : Using Stretch Database

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe stretch databases and why you would use them

  • Understand the enhanced backup options

  • Be aware of SQL Server hybrid cloud

  • Describe what’s new in SQL Server Azure database

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