3 Day(s)


This three-day instructor-led course provides existing SQL Server database professionals with the knowledge and skills to use new and enhanced capabilities in SQL Server 2012.


  • Experience of creating and managing database solutions in SQL Server, including basic Transact-SQL programming.


This course is intended for database professionals with experience of using SQL Server 2008 R2.

Skills Gained

  • Describe key new and enhanced features in SQL Server 2012.
  • Install SQL Server 2012.
  • Use enhanced tools and PowerShell support to manage SQL Server 2012.
  • Use enhanced Transact-SQL and storage capabilities to develop SQL Server 2012 databases.
  • Use new and enhanced performance capabilities to optimize a SQL Server 2012 database.
  • Use new availability and data recovery technologies to provide high availability.
  • Use new and enhanced security capabilities in SQL Server 2012.
  • Use SQL Azure.
  • Describe new Business Intelligence (BI) capabilities in SQL Server 2012.

Course Specifics

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introducing SQL Server 2012
  • Overview of SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 Editions and Components
  • Module 2: Installing SQL Server 2012
  • Installation Options and Requirements
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Deploying SQL Server in a Private Cloud
  • Lab: Installing SQL Server
  • Lab: Using a Data-Tier Application in a Private Cloud Scenario
  • Module 3: Managing SQL Server 2012
  • Enhancements to SQL Server Management Studio
  • New and Enhanced Dynamic Management Views
  • Using PowerShell to Manage SQL Server
  • Lab: Managing SQL Server
  • Module 4: Developing SQL Server 2012 Databases
  • Transact-SQL Enhancements
  • New and Enhanced Transact-SQL Functions
  • Enhancements to Spatial Data Support
  • Storing and Querying Documents
  • Lab: Developing SQL Server Databases
  • Module 5: Performance and Tuning Enhancements
  • Performance Optimization Tools
  • Enhancements to Indexing
  • Lab: Optimizing SQL Server Performance
  • Module 6: High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements
  • AlwaysOn High Availability
  • Enhancemenst to Data Recovery
  • Lab: Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Module 7: Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Security Management Enhancements
  • Contained Databases
  • Lab: Implementing Security
  • Module 8: Extending Data Solutions to the Cloud
  • Introduction to SQL Azure
  • Working with SQL Azure
  • Lab: Using SQL Azure
  • Module 9: Overview of BI Enhancements in SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2012 for Data Warehousing
  • SQL Server 2012 for Business Intelligence
  • Lab: Exploring BI Features

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
3 1250 £1250 2018-09-17