Learning Path: SQL: Up and Running with SQL Server 2016

Deep dive into administration, maintenance and automation


Microsoft SQL Server 2016 is considered the biggest leap in the data platform history of the Microsoft, in the ongoing era of Big Data and data science. Compared to its predecessors, SQL Server 2016 offers developers a unique opportunity to leverage the advanced features and build applications that are robust, scalable, and easy to administer. If you’re an administrator, developer or a DBA and want to learn SOL along with maintaining and automating your DBMS, then go for this Learning Path.

Packt’s Video Learning Paths are a series of individual video products put together in a logical and stepwise manner such that each video builds on the skills learned in the video before it.

The highlights of this Learning Path are:

  • Work with the latest features of the SQL Server 2016 release
  • A comprehensive, example-filled tutorial that helps you to master in SQL 2016

Let’s take a quick look at your learning journey. This Learning Path will teach you basic as well as advanced administration tasks for handling, managing, and monitoring your SQL Server 2016 efficiently. After setting up and configuring your virtual machine for SQL Server 2016, you will implement various techniques to improve query performance, create indexes, and perform activity monitoring. Learn how to secure your SQL Server solution by implementing various authentication techniques.

Develop a backup strategy and carry out full database backups as well as differential database backups. Next, you will explore the different options for restoring your system logs, and how to restore your database’s state to a specified point in time. From there, you will move on to automating your server. You will learn to create tasks and jobs for your system, and also set up operations and notifications. You will also learn to configure alerts and database emails for sending messages to users. After that, you will dive right into high availability and disaster recovery, where you will database mirroring, log shipping, and availability groups. Finally, you will explore the different types of server and data replication and how they are used.

By the end of this Learning Path, you will become an expert in SQL Server 2016.

Meet Your Expert:

We have combined the best works of the following esteemed author to ensure that your learning journey is smooth:

Steve Jones has been working with SQL Server since 1991. He has worked with all versions of SQL Server as a developer and DBA, in a variety of industries and companies. Over the last 25 years, he been very pleased with the enhancements and growth of the platform. He feels that SQL Server is an outstanding database platform well-suited to a wide variety of needs and situations.

Steve is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He has been awarded the title of Microsoft Data Platform MVP from 2008 – 2017 for his many contributions to the SQL Server community. Steve holds an MCSE from NT 4.0, an MSITPro in SQL Server, and numerous other MCP certifications in SQL Server.

Steve regularly presents at SQL Saturday conferences and other technical events on career and technical topics, and enjoys meeting and interacting with the SQL Server community. He has been a presenter at //build/, the PASS Summit, Dev/IT Connections, VSLive, SQL Bits, SQL Intersection, and many user groups in the U.S.

Who is the target audience?
  • ● This Learning Path is for administrators, developers, or DBAs with some knowledge of SQL Server concepts and who want to administer, maintain, and automate their DBMS.

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