Presents lessons covering exam objectives, practice exercises, real-world scenarios, and practice exams on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Presents lessons covering exam objectives, practice exercises, real-world scenarios, and practice exams on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.
Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-463 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with online practice tests—featuring multiple, customizable testing options.
MCSA GUIDE TO MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2012 (Exam #70-462) provides a thorough introduction to essential database administration principles and practices to prepare readers for certification and career success. Ideal for formal courses, self-study, or professional reference, this detailed text employs a lab-based approach to help users develop the core knowledge and practical skills they need to master Microsoft SQL Server administration in an enterprise environment and pass Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Exam 70-462. The text opens with information on the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, offering step-by-step guidance on selecting an edition and completing initial installation and configuration. Several chapters then explore key topics such as database programming, security, performance tuning, backup and recovery, data integration, and system monitoring. Within each chapter, numerous resources and features reinforce teaching and learning, including learning objectives, summaries of key ideas, hands-on activities, discusssion questions, definitions of important terms, and case studies to provide real-world context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Learn the basics of Microsoft Azure and see how SQL Server on Azure VMs (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) and Azure SQL Databases (Platform-as-a-Service) work. This concise book shows you how to deploy, operate, and maintain your data using any one or a combination of these offerings along with your on-premise environment. Pro SQL Server on Microsoft Azure is a quintessential book for any IT professional who is planning to host their data on Microsoft Azure. This book will not only equip you with the tips, tricks, and tools to manage SQL Server offerings on Azure, but will also help you in deciding between PaaS, IaaS, or hybrid. In the ever-changing world of operations, IT administrators and SQL Server DBAs often find that the biggest challenges occur once they’ve deployed to the cloud. This is precisely why Pro SQL Server on Microsoft Azure was written; it will help you master today’s cloud world. What You'll Learn Understand the Microsoft Azure IaaS architecture Work with Azure Storage and Networking Deploy SQL Server on Azure VMs using best practices Apply effective security principles to SQL Azure Databases Measure and optimize the performance of SQL Server offerings on Azure Implement Business continuity and disaster recovery options with Azure SQL Databases Who This Book Is For This book is for IT admins and SQL Server DBAs who are managing or would be managing SQL Server deployments on Microsoft Azure. v>
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-762, Developing SQL Databases —and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills for building and implementing databases across organizations. Designed for database professionals who build and implement databases across organizations and who ensure high levels of data availability, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Design and implement database objects • Implement programmability objects • Manage database concurrency • Optimize database objects and SQL infrastructure This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Transact-SQL, and relational databases About the Exam Exam 70-762 focuses on skills and knowledge for building and implementing databases across organizations and ensuring high levels of data availability. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of modern database development. Exam 70-761 (Querying Data with Transact-SQL) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning
Direct from Microsoft, this Exam Ref is the official study guide for the new Microsoft 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure certification exam, the first of two exams required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification. Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure offers professional-level preparation that helps candidates maximize their exam performance and sharpen their skills on the job. It focuses on the specific areas of expertise modern database professionals need to succeed with SQL database administration. Coverage includes: Configuring data access and auditing, including encryption, data access, permissions, and more Managing database backup/restore: developing backup strategies, performing backups/restores, and managing database integrity Managing and monitoring SQL Server instances: monitoring database activity and queries; managing indexes and statistics, and monitoring instances Managing high availability and disaster recovery: implementing log shipping, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and failover cluster instances Microsoft Exam Ref publications stand apart from third-party study guides because they: Provide guidance from Microsoft, the creator of Microsoft certification exams Target IT professional-level exam candidates with content focused on their needs, not "one-size-fits-all" content Streamline study by organizing material according to the exam's objective domain (OD), covering one functional group and its objectives in each chapter Feature Thought Experiments to guide candidates through a set of "what if?" scenarios, and prepare them more effectively for Pro-level style exam questions Explore big picture thinking around the planning and design aspects of the IT pro's job role For more information on Exam 70-764 and the MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Administration certification, visit microsoft.com/learning
An essential how-to guide for experienced DBAs on the most significant product release since 2005! Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will have major changes throughout the SQL Server and will impact how DBAs administer the database. With this book, a team of well-known SQL Server experts introduces the many new features of the most recent version of SQL Server and deciphers how these changes will affect the methods that administrators have been using for years. Loaded with unique tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, this how-to guide deciphers topics such as performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security. Serves as a must-have how-to guide on the new features of the 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server Walks you through ways to manage and monitor SQL Server and automate administration Guides you through SQL Azure for cloud computing, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements Addresses client-connectivity enhancements, new features that ensure high availability of mission-critical applications, and tighter integration with Excel and SharePoint for data analysis and reporting Highlights major changes to the suite of SQL Server BI tools, including integration, reporting, and analysis services Includes real-world case examples and best practices from Microsoft insiders If you're a database administrator eager to get started with the newest version of SQL Server, then this book is essential reading.
Learn to take advantage of the opportunities offered by SQL Server 2014 Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 update means big changes for database administrators, and you need to get up to speed quickly because your methods, workflow, and favorite techniques will be different from here on out. The update's enhanced support of large-scale enterprise databases and significant price advantage mean that SQL Server 2014 will become even more widely adopted across the industry. The update includes new backup and recovery tools, new AlwaysOn features, and enhanced cloud capabilities. In-memory OLTP, Buffer Pool Extensions for SSDs, and a new Cardinality Estimator can improve functionality and smooth out the workflow, but only if you understand their full capabilities. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your comprehensive guide to working with the new environment. Authors Adam Jorgensen, Bradley Ball, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, and Brian Knight are the dream team of the SQL Server community, and they put their expertise to work guiding you through the changes. Improve oversight with better management and monitoring Protect your work with enhanced security features Upgrade performance tuning, scaling, replication, and clustering Learn new options for backup and recovery Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 includes a companion website with sample code and efficient automation utilities, plus a host of tips, tricks, and workarounds that will make your job as a DBA or database architect much easier. Stop getting frustrated with administrative issues and start taking control. Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 is your roadmap to mastering the update and creating solutions that work.
Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on core infrastructure administration for Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure administration tasks Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411 Topics include: Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2 Managing account policies and service accounts Configuring name resolution Administering Active Directory Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure Configuring Group Policy settings and preferences Administering network policies Administering remote access Managing file services Monitoring and auditing Windows Server 2012 R2
Business intelligence projects do not need to cost multi-millions of dollars or take months or even years to complete! Using rapid application development (RAD) techniques along with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, this book guides database administrators, SQL programmers, and report specialists in creating practical, cost-effective business intelligence solutions for their companies and departments. Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions provides practical examples of cost-effective business intelligence projects. Readers will be guided through several complete projects that build a foundation for real-world solutions. Even with limited experience using Microsoft's SQL Server, Integration Server, Analysis Server, and Reporting Server, you can leverage your existing knowledge of SQL programming and database design to provide users with the business intelligence reports they need. Provides recipes for multiple business intelligence scenarios Progresses from simple to advanced projects using several examples Shows Microsoft SQL Server technology used to complete real-world business intelligence projects What you’ll learn How to plan and implement cost-effective business intelligence projects How to create practical data warehouse databases How to extract, transform, and load data with Integration Services How to develop OLAP cubes and dimensions on Analysis Server How to create Reporting Server reports using both SQL and MDX How to apply performance-tuning techniques to get the most from your solutions Who this book is for Pro SQL Server 2012 BI Solutions is aimed at database administrators, SQL programmers, and report developers who create business intelligence solutions for midsized businesses and departments. Table of Contents BI Solutions A Big Picture Overview Planning Solutions Designing Data Warehouses Implementing Data Warehouses with SQL ETL Processing with SQL Beginning an SSIS Project Additional SSIS Configurations Beginning an SSAS Project Configuring Dimensions with SSAS Creating and Configuring SSAS Cubes Additional Cube and Dimension Configurations Reporting with SQL Queries Reporting with MDX Queries Reporting with Microsoft Excel Beginning an SSRS Project Configuring Reports with SSRS Testing and Tuning BI Solutions Approve, Release, and Prepare
Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL—and write better queries Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL—and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you’ll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you’ll quickly learn how to write effective code—whether you’re a programmer or database administrator. Discover how to: Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL Create database tables and define data integrity Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions Implement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping sets Control data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Hone your advanced Excel 2016 skills. And earn the credential that proves it! Demonstrate your expertise with Microsoft Excel! Designed to help you practice and prepare for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS): Excel Expert 2016 certification, this official Study Guide delivers: In-depth preparation for each MOS objective Detailed procedures to help build the skills measured by the exam Hands-on tasks to practice what you’ve learned Ready-made practice files Sharpen the skills measured by these objectives: Create and Manage Workbooks Apply Custom Formatting and Layouts Create Advanced Formulas Perform Data Analysis Create Advanced Charts and PivotTables
ORACLE 11G: SQL is an introduction to the fundamental SQL language used in all relational databases today. This textbook is not simply a study guide; it is written for those who have just a basic knowledge of databases and can be used in a course on this latest implementation of SQL from Oracle. Learning these concepts and techniques prepares students for the first exam in both the Oracle Database Administrator and Oracle Developer Certification Exam paths and offers a solid understanding of using Oracle 11g SQL effectively. The first part of ORACLE 11G: SQL focuses on creating database objects, including tables, constraints, indexes, sequences, synonyms, and users, and manipulating data. The second part explores data query techniques, such as row filtering, joins, single-row functions, aggregate functions, subqueries, and views. Several advanced query topics, such as ROLLUP, CUBE, and TOP-N analysis, are also introduced. To help students bridge these SQL topics to further studies, appendixes introduce SQL tuning, compare Oracle’s SQL syntax with other databases (MS SQL Server and MySQL), and explain how to embed SQL in applications (ASP.NET). An overview of the two Oracle connection interface tools, SQL Developer and SQL Plus, is also provided. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-487—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of developing Windows Azure and web services. Designed for experienced developers ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Specialist level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Accessing data Querying and manipulating data by using the Entity Framework Designing and implementing WCF Services Creating and consuming Web API-based services Deploying web applications and services This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives. Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you.