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PowerShell for SQL Administration

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595 USD
1 Day
Classroom Training, Online Training
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This one day lab-intensive course is targeted to Database Professionals who want to explore using PowerShell to administrate SQL Server. Here you will learn the power of PowerShell for writing reusable code, database tasks, customizing the environment, database development, monitoring and automation and much more.



This course is intended for SQL administrators with little or basic knowledge of PowerShell. The course centers on SQL administrative tasks that are commonly used, and provides the basic understanding needed for administrators to utilize the expanding PowerShell SQL interoperations. The course concludes with a copy of course 752552 PowerShell 5.0 Basics.



This course is intended for SQL Administrators and SQL Developers.





Course OutlineModule 1: Course OverviewThis module explains how the class will be structured and introduces course materials and additional administrative information.Lessons
  • Introduction
  • Course Materials
  • Facilities
  • Prerequisites
  • What We'll Be Discussing
Lab : Course Overview
  • Successfully log into their virtual machine.
  • Have a full understanding of what the course intends to cover.
Module 2: PowerShell and SQLIn this module, we will be discussing SQL Server Cmdlets and SQL Server Management Objects. In addition, we will look at modules and the process to install the SQLPS Module.Lessons
  • Examining Modules and Installing the SQLPS Module
  • Examining SQL Server Cmdlets
  • Discussing SQL Server Management Objects (SMO)
  • Recent Updates - July 2016
Lab : PowerShell and SQL
  • Installing the PowerShell SQL Module
  • Examine and install modules.
  • Examine and understand SQL Server Cmdlets.
  • Understand SQL Server Management Objects (SMO).
  • Understand recent updates.
Module 3: SQL Administration with PowerShell In this module, we will examine ways of retrieving information pertaining to the SQL Server instance installed, and look at ways of accomplishing many other management and administrative tasks that can be quickly and efficiently tackled with PowerShell.Lessons
  • Examining SQL Information Retrieval
  • Exploring Logins
  • Adding Files and Filegroups
  • Detach and Attach Databases
  • Understanding Backup and Restore
  • Examining Indexes
Lab : SQL Administration with PowerShell
  • SQL Server Instances
  • Databases
  • Tables
  • Processes
  • Features
  • Jobs
  • Logins
  • Files and FileGroups
  • Detach and Attach Databases
  • Backup and Restore
  • Indexes
  • Retrieve SQL Server instance information.
  • Understand and create logins.
  • Understand how to add files and filegroups.
  • Understand how to detach and attach databases.
  • Understand how to backup and restore databases.
  • Understand how to reorganize/rebuild indexes.
Module 4: Monitoring and AutomationIn this module, we will examine a handful of helpful cmdlets, discuss options for scheduling, and explore ways to track performance metrics.Lessons
  • Exploring Cmdlets
  • Discussing Scheduling
  • Understanding Performance Metrics
Lab : Monitoring and Automation
  • Explore available cmdlets.
  • Understand scheduling options.
  • Understand options for tracking performance metrics.
Module 5: SSAS, SSIS, AND SSRSIn this module, we will examine ways of working with SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). This module is not meant to be an exhaustive reference but instead is intended to give you a brief look at the capabilities built into the system and encourage you to further explore ways of managing your SQL Server environment using PowerShell.Lessons
  • Examining SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)
  • Exploring SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Utilizing SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • SSAS
  • SSIS
  • SSRS
  • Understand and utilize SSAS.
  • Understand and utilize SSIS.
  • Understand and utilize SSRS.
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