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DP-300T00: Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL Server database infrastructure for cloud, on-premises and hybrid relational databases and who work with the Microsoft PaaS relational database offerings. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL-based relational databases.

The DP-300T00 Microsoft Official Course is the required syllabus for thge Microsoft Certified: Azure Database Administrator Associate certification. The Azure Database Administrator implements and manages the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built on Microsoft Azure data services and Microsoft SQL Server. The Azure Database Administrator uses a variety of methods and tools to perform day-to-day operations, including applying knowledge of using T-SQL for administrative management purposes.

Candidates for this exam are database administrators and data management specialists that manage on-premises and cloud relational databases built on top of Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure data services.

AUDIENCE

The audience for this course is data professionals managing data and databases who want to learn about administering the data platform technologies that are available on Microsoft Azure. This course is also valuable for data architects and application developers who need to understand what technologies are available for the data platform with Azure and how to work with those technologies through applications.

PREREQUISITES

In addition to their professional experience, students who take this training should have technical knowledge equivalent to the following courses:

• Azure Fundamentals

• Azure Data Fundamentals


METHODOLOGY

This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussions, and practical exercise.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, students will be able to:

• Plan, deploy and configure Azure SQL offerings

• Monitor database performance and tune a database and queries for optimum performance

• Plan and configure a High Availability Solution


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Modules

Module 1: The Role of the Azure Database Administrator

This module explores the role of a database administrator in the world of Azure. It also provides some foundational information relevant to the overall content. This includes a review of the various SQL Server-based options (SQL Server in a VM, Managed Instances, and Azure SQL Database.) Students will learn why compatibility level is a crucial concept when working with SQL databases in Azure. Students are also introduced to other database platforms available on Azure in addition to those based on SQL Server, in particular PostgreSQL and MySQL


Lessons

• Azure Data Platform Roles

• Azure Database Platforms and Options

• SQL Server Compatibility Levels

• Azure Preview Features


Lab: Using the Azure Portal and SQL Server Management Studio

• Provision a SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine

• Connect to SQL Server and Restore a Backup


After completing this module, students will:

• Understand the role of Azure Database Administrator as it fits in with other data platform roles

• Be able to describe the key differences between the SQL Server-based database op

• Be able to describe the difference between versions and compatibility levels

• Know how to enable and disable preview features


Module 2: Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources

This module introduces methods for deploying data platform resources in Azure. You will learn about options for both upgrading and migrating existing SQL databases to Azure. You will learn how to set up Azure resources to host SQL Server on a Virtual Machine, a Managed Instance, Azure SQL Database and either PostgreSQL or MySQL. You will learn how to determine which options are best based on specific requirements including the High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) needs. They will learn to calculate resource requirements and create templates for their deployments.


Lessons

• Deploying SQL Server using IaaS

• Deploying SQL Server using PaaS

• Deploying Open Source Database Solutions on Azure


Lab: Deploying Azure SQL Database

• Deploy a VM using an ARM template

• Configure resources needed prior to creating a database

• Deploy an Azure SQL Database

• Register the Azure SQL Database instance in Azure Data Studio and validate connectivity

• Deploy PostgreSQL or MySQL using a client tool to validate connectivity


After completing this module, students will:

• Deploy resoureces using manual methods

• Reconmmend an appropriate databvase offering based on requirements

• Configure database resources

• Evaluate and implement a strategy for moving a database to Azure


Module 3: Implement a Secure Environment

This module explores the practices of securing your SQL Server Database as well as an Azure SQL database. This includes a review of the various SQL Server-based options as well as the various Azure options for securing Azure SQL Database as well as the databases with reside within Azure SQL Database. Students will lean why security is crucial when working with databases. Students are also introduced to other database platforms available on Azure in addition to those based on SQL Server, in particular, Azure Database for MariaDB/MySQL/PostgreSQL


Lessons

• Configure Database Authentication

• Configure Database Authorization

• Implement Security for Data at Rest

• Implement Security for Data in Transit

• Implement Compliance Controls for Sensitive Data


Lab: Implement a Secure Environment

• Configure a server-based firewall rule using the Azure Portal

• Authorize Access to Azure SQL Database with Azure Active Directory

• Enable Advanced Data Security and Data Classification

• Manage access to database objects


After completing this module, students will:

• Understand the differences between Windows, SQL Server and Azure Active Directory Authentication

• Describe and configure both data-at-rest encryption solutions as well as data-in-transit encryption

• Implement a data sensitivity solution


Module 4: Monitor and Optimize Operational Resources

This module will teach you about resource optimization for your databases created using either IaaS or PaaS services. The module also covers monitoring server and hardware resources. It will familiarize you with the various tools available for monitoring performance and establishing a baseline. You will learn how to interpret performance metrics for the most critical resources. You will also learn how to troubleshoot database performance using Azure SQL Database Intelligent Insights.


Lessons

• Baselines and Performance Monitoring

• Major Causes of Performance Issues

• Configuring Resources for Optimal Performance

• User Database Configuration

• Performance-related Maintenance Tasks


Lab: Monitor and Optimize Resources

• Isolate CPU Problems

• Use Query Store observe blocking problems

• Detect and correct fragmentation issues

After completing this module, students will:

• Monitor activity and compare to a baseline

• Define maintenance tasks related to performance

• Identify major causes of performance problems

• Configure resources for optimal performance

• Configure a user database for optimal performance


Module 5: Optimize Query Performance

Query execution plans are potentially the most important aspect of database performance. Improving bad plans is certainly an area where a small amount of effort can bring huge improvements. While hardware issues can limit query performance, improving hardware usually yields performance improvements in the 10-20% range, at most. More commonly database administrators encounter queries that are not optimized, have stale or missing statistics, have missing indexes, or poor database design choices that lead to the database engine doing more work than is necessary to return results for a given query. Improving the plans can sometimes yield performance improvements in the 100-200% range or even more, meaning that after improving a plan with better indexes or statistics, a query could run twice or three times as fast! This module provides details on how to analyze individual query performance and determine where improvements can be made.


Lessons

• Understanding SQL Server Query Plans

• Explore Performance-based Database Design

• Evaluate Performance Improvements


Lab: Query Performance Troubleshooting

• Identify issues with database design AdventureWorks2017

• Isolate problem areas in poorly performing queries in AdventureWorks2017

• Use Query Store to detect and handle regression in AdventureWorks2017

• Use query hints to impact performance in AdventureWorks2017


After completing this module, students will:

• Analyze query plans and identify problem areas

• Evaluate potential query improvements

• Review table and index design

• Determine whether query or design changes have had a positive effect


Module 6: Automation of Tasks

Query execution plans are potentially the most important aspect of database performance. Improving bad plans is certainly an area where a small amount of effort can bring huge improvements. While hardware issues can limit query performance, improving hardware usually yields performance improvements in the 10-20% range, at most. More commonly database administrators encounter queries that are not optimized, have stale or missing statistics, have missing indexes, or poor database design choices that lead to the database engine doing more work than is necessary to return results for a given query. Improving the plans can sometimes yield performance improvements in the 100-200% range or even more, meaning that after improving a plan with better indexes or statistics, a query could run twice or three times as fast! This module provides details on how to analyze individual query performance and determine where improvements can be made.


Lessons

• Understanding SQL Server Query Plans

• Explore Performance-based Database Design

• Evaluate Performance Improvements


Lab: Query Performance Troubleshooting

• Identify issues with database design AdventureWorks2017

• Isolate problem areas in poorly performing queries in AdventureWorks2017

• Use Query Store to detect and handle regression in AdventureWorks2017

• Use query hints to impact performance in AdventureWorks2017


After completing this module, students will:

• Analyze query plans and identify problem areas

• Evaluate potential query improvements

• Review table and index design

• Determine whether query or design changes have had a positive effect


Module 7: Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Environment

Data must be available when the business needs it. That means the solutions hosting the data must be designed with availability and recoverability in mind. Suppose you work for a company that sells widgets both in stores and online. Your main application uses a highly transactional database for orders. What would happen if the server or platform hosting the transactional database had a problem that made it unavailable or inaccessible for some reason? What impact would it have on the business? If the right solution is put in place, the database would come online in a reasonable timeframe with minimal effort, thus allowing business to continue with little-to-no impact. This module and its associated lab cover configuring, testing, and managing a solution for high availability and disaster recovery (HADR) in Azure, for both Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) deployments. This module will not only cover basic requirements, but also the various options available to achieve HADR.


Lessons

• High Availability and Disaster Recovery Strategies

• IaaS Platform and Database Tools for HADR

• PaaS Platform and Database Tools for HADR

• Database Backup and Recovery


Lab: Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Environment

• Create an Always On Availability Group

• Enable Geo-Replication for Azure SQL Database

• Backup to URL and Restore from URL


After completing this module, students will understand:

• The difference between recovery time and recovery point objectives

• The available HADR options for both IaaS and PaaS

• The considerations for planning and configuring HADR solutions including how backup and restore fi

• The factors that comprise a HADR strategy

• How to configure a high availability solution via a hands-on lab


Gerald Hoong Seng Kah

Gerald Hoong Seng Kah

Gerald has 19 years of information technology experience and on community service and event experiences, he excels impressively. He was invited as a speaker for 3 break-out sessions for Microsoft TechED SEA 2008 on SQL Server 2008 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

He even participated at the “Ask-The-Expert" booth for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 at the Heroes Launch 2008 and conducted a Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008, formerly code-named “Orcas" Metro workshop for Microsoft Certified Partners and independent software vendors (ISVs).

He was invited as a speaker on various occasions such as during the 2 break-out sessions and 3 instructor-led sessions at Microsoft TechED SEA 2007 on SQL Server 2008 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 respectively at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. He was also a speaker for an instructor-led session at Microsoft TechEd SEA 2006 on development of web parts using Windows SharePoint Services Version 3.0 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

He conducted a few Microsoft Office 2007 Touchdown workshops for Microsoft Certified Partners and independent software vendors and Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1 Touchdown workshop and Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1 Touchdown workshop for Microsoft Certified Partners and ISVs. He also conducted a Microsoft Windows Server code-named “Longhorn" Touchdown workshop and Microsoft Visual Studio Team System workshop for Microsoft Certfied Partners and ISVs.

He was invited as a guest speaker on Microsoft Office 2007 development for the MIND community, which is an active IT community under the helm of Microsoft. He is a committee member of SQL Practitioners Alliance Network (SPAN).

He was the co- speaker and tag team presenter at the recently concluded World SharePoint Conference 2014 at Las Vegas, USA. He was the only Malaysian presenter among the other presenters from Asia.

In March 2014, he participated as co-speaker and tag team presenter at the World SharePoint Conference 2014 at Venetian Hotel and Resorts, Las Vegas, USA.

Recently, he conducted a specialized Microsoft SharePoint training and consultancy for a team of 17 people from Carlsberg Group at Carlsberg & Jacobsen Brewhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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James Hong Chii Guan

James Hong Chii Guan

James has trained more than thousands of people in conducting in-house / public training and private tutoring. With his previous vast experiences, he is allowed to provide training for Microsoft Office 2002, 2003, and Microsoft Office 2007, Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic.net, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQL, Developing Microsoft .Net Applications for Windows (VB.Net), Developing Microsoft ASP. Net Web Applications Using Visual Studio.Net.


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