MICROSOFT ON-DEMAND - SQL Server

Microsoft Course 10986

This course provides students moving from earlier releases of SQL Server with an introduction to the new features in SQL Server 2016.

Audience profile

The primary audience for this course are existing database professionals with experience of SQL Server 2014 who want to update their skills to SQL Server 2016. Additional this course is for existing SQL Server 2014 MCSAs who want to prepare for the Upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 certification.

At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016
  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server performance
  • Describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server security
  • Describe what’s new in SQL Server Availability and Scalability
  • Describe new and enhanced features in reporting and PowerBI in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe new and enhanced data access features
  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP
  • Describe new SQL Server cloud functionality

Prerequisites

In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Experience of building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2014.
  • Familiarity with the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and networking.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2016

Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016

  • Overview of SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2016 Editions and Components
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server Management Studio Enhancements

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the key elements of SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the components and editions of SQL Server 2016
  • Install SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the enhancement to SQL Server Management Studio
Module 2: What’s New in SQL Server Performance

This module describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server performance.

  • Columnstore Indexes for Operational Analytics
  • In-memory OLTP Enhancements
  • The Query Data Store
  • Native JSON
  • Temporal Tables

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the use of Columnstore indexes for operational analytics
  • Describe the enhancements to in-memory OLTP
  • Use the query data store
  • Use Native JSON
  • Describe and use temporal tables
Module 3: What’s New in SQL Server Security?

This module describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server security.

  • Using Always Encrypted
  • Row-level Security
  • Dynamic Data Masking

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Implement a logical design for a data warehouse
  • Implement a physical design for a data warehouse
Module 4: What’s New in SQL Server Availability and Scalability?

This module introduces what’s new in SQL Server Availability and Scalability.

  • Enhanced AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • What’s New in Database Caching?
  • Using Windows Server 2016

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the enhancements to AlwaysOn availability groups
  • Describe what’s new in database caching
  • Use Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016
Module 5: What’s New in SQL Server Reporting and BI

This module introduces reporting and BI enhancements and new features in SQL Server 2016.

  • Reporting Services Enhancements
  • PowerBI Enhancements

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the enhancements to reporting services
  • Describe the enhancements to PowerBI
Module 6: What’s New in SQL Server Data Access?

At the end of this module you will be able to describe data access enhancements in SQL Server 2016.

  • PolyBase
  • Enhancements to Integration Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe and install PolyBase
  • Describe enhancements to SSIS
Module 7: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP

This module describes enhancements in SQL Server OLAP.

  • New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP
  • What’s New in SQL Server Analysis Services

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP
  • Describe new and enhanced features in SQL Server analysis services
Module 8: What’s New for SQL Server in the Cloud?

This module describes new SQL Server cloud functionality.

  • Stretch Database
  • Enhanced Backups to Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud
  • What’s New in SQL Server Azure Database

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe stretch databases and why you would use them
  • Understand the enhanced backup options
  • Be aware of SQL Server hybrid cloud
  • Describe what’s new in SQL Server Azure database
  • 90 days to complete your course
  • Official Microsoft Course Materials
  • Official Microsoft High-quality Video
  • Official Microsoft Authorized Courseware
  • Official Microsoft Live hands-on labs
  • Knowledge Checks in a self-paced format