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M55153 Microsoft SQL AlwaysOn and High Availability

This two-day instructor-led course is designed for database administrators to familiarize them with the concepts in SQL AlwaysOn and High Availability. The course utilizes SQL 2014, but explains the differences from SQL 2012.

Target Audience

This course is intended for SQL DBAs and IT Professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand and utilize AlwaysOn and high availability concepts and terminology.
  • Understand edition changes from SQL 2012.
  • Understand failover clusters.
  • Understand log shipping.
  • Understand replication.
  • Understand database mirroring.
  • Understand database snapshots.
  • Understand SQL failover cluster implementation.
  • Understand multi-site clustering.
  • Understand flexible failover policy.
  • Understand and utilize AlwaysOn.
  • Understand node majority.
  • Understand node and disk majority.
  • Understand node and file share majority.
  • Understand no majority.
  • Understand configuration options.
  • Understand and utilize quorums.
  • Understand application failover.

Pre-Requisites

None.

Course Content

Module 1: Course Overview

  • Introduction
  • Course Materials
  • Facilities
  • Prerequisites
  • Course Overview
  • Lab : Course Overview

Module 2: AlwaysOn and High Availability Concepts and Terminology

  • Concepts and Terminology
  • Edition Changes from SQL 2012
  • Failover Clusters
  • Log Shipping
  • Replication
  • Database Mirroring
  • Database Snapshots
  • Lab : AlwaysOn and High Availability Concepts and Terminolo

Module 3: AlwaysOn

  • SQL Failover Cluster Implementation
  • Multi-Site Clustering
  • Flexible Failover PolicyLab : AlwaysOn

Module 4: Understanding Quorums

  • Node Majority
  • Node and Disk Majority
  • Node and File Share Majority
  • No Majority
  • Configuration
  • Lab : Understanding Quorums

Module 5: AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • Application Failover
  • Availability Group (AG)
  • Availability Replica
  • Lab : AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Module 6: Secondary Availability Group Actions

  • Active Secondary Replicas
  • Readable Secondary Replicas
  • Backups on Secondary Replicas
  • Lab : Secondary Availability Group Actions

Module 7: Monitoring

  • Monitoring AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Dashboard
  • Troubleshooting Tools
  • Lab : Monitoring

Exams & Certification

To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the specified training resources. These training resources do not necessarily cover all topics listed in the "Skills measured" section.

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