Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server



In this course, you will learn to plan and implement enterprise database infrastructure solutions using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and 2014. You will be introduced to Enterprise Data Architecture along with multi-server configuration management. You'll then delve into database solutions including: consolidating database workloads, cloud data, Microsoft Azure services, high availability, clustering, AlwaysOn Availability, disaster recovery, and data replication.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20465 and covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-465: Designing Database Solutions for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and, in conjunction with on-the-job experience, can help you prepare for the exam.


  • IT professionals who design database solutions and have experience with database development and administration of SQL Server databases
  • IT professionals who need to learn database infrastructure, consolidation strategies, IT scenarios for on-premise, cloud and hybrid, high availability and disaster recovery solutions


  • You should have technical knowledge of relational databases, including
  • Database planning, implementation, and management
  • Querying with Transact-SQL
  • Basic knowledge of high availability, disaster recovery, and Microsoft Azure technologies around cloud computing

Knowledge and skills from the following courses:

Learning Objectives

  • Access an Existing Enterprise Environment
  • Plan and Implement Policy-Based Management
  • Consolidation Workloads
  • Private Cloud Considerations
  • Microsoft Azure Storage
  • Implement and Configure Databases in Microsoft Azure Database and in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  • Windows Server Failover Clustering and AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance
  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups Implementation
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions
  • Plan and Implement Database Replication

1. Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture

  • Enterprise Data Considerations
  • Access an Existing Infrastructure

2. Multi-Server Configuration Management

  • Policy-based Management
  • Microsoft System Center

3. Consolidate Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014

  • Database Server Consolidation Considerations
  • Resource Management in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure

4. Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions

  • Cloud Computing
  • SQL Server in a Private Cloud

5. Introduction to Microsoft Azure

  • Microsoft Azure Overview and Microsoft Storage

6. Microsoft Azure SQL Database

  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database Security
  • Implement and Manage Databases

7. SQL Server in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
  • Create Databases in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

8. Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014

  • High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
  • Log Shipping

9. Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014

  • Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
  • SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances

10. Automating Multi-Server Maintenance AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • AlwaysOn Availability Groups Introduction and Considerations

11. Plan High Availability and Disaster Recover

  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Databases in Microsoft Azure

12. Replicating Data

  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication