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Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

ISBN : 9781616912260

Gain hands-on expertise in Microsoft 70-462 exam with Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases course. The cert guide focuses on objectives of the 70-462 exam and provides competence across a spectrum of skills including installation, maintenance, and configuration of tasks involved with SQL Server 2012. The study guide provides knowledge and skills on the exam topics such as policy based managements, performance monitoring and tuning, SQL server failover clustering, backup, restoration, SQL server command-line interfaces, and a lot more.

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases exam is part of Microsoft's MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification. The Microsoft MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification is an industry-recognized credential. This exam is targeted at database professionals who can set up databases, operate database systems efficiently, store and backup data and secure data from unauthorized access.

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What are the prerequisites for this exam? There are no technical prerequisites for this certification.
What is the exam registration fee? USD 165
Where do I take the exam?

The Microsoft 70-462 exam is administered by Prometric and Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide.

  • For Pearson VUE: Click here to find a testing center near you.
  • For Prometric: Click here to find a testing center near you.
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 40-60 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 120 minutes
What is the passing score? 700
What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the 70-462 examination, Microsoft's retake policy is:

  • If a candidate fails in their first attempt, he/she needs to wait for 24 hours to retake the exam.
  • If a candidate fails in second, third, and subsequent attempts, he/she needs to wait for 14 calander days before rescheduling the exam.
  • If a candidate has passed an exam, he/she cannot take it again.
What is the validity of the certification? The MCSA/MCSE SQL Server 2012 certification does not expire. Candidates are certified for life unless the vendor changes their policy. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the 70-462, click here.
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What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?

A Microsoft MCSA/MCSE certified professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Database Professionals
  • Database Administrators
  • What Is Information Technology?
  • Introduction to Databases
  • Database Servers and Applications
  • SQL Server's Role
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Installation Planning
  • Installing a Default Instance
  • Installing Named Instances
  • Installing to a Cluster
  • Installing Extra Features
  • Upgrading from Previous Versions
  • Validating an Installation
  • Removing an Installation
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • SQL Server Data Tools
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • Books Online
  • Windows Server Administration for the DBA
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Introducing the Command Prompt
  • General Commands
  • Batch Files
  • Mastering SQLCMD
  • Introducing Windows PowerShell
  • Using SQL Server PowerShell Extensions
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • SQL Server Databases
  • Database Storage
  • Database Options and Properties
  • Creating Databases in the GUI
  • Creating Databases with T-SQL
  • Creating Databases with PowerShell
  • Attaching and Detaching Databases
  • Database Snapshots
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Understanding Indexes
  • Creating Basic Indexes
  • Creating Advanced Indexes
  • Managing Indexes
  • Understanding Views
  • Creating Views
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Understanding and Installing Analysis Services
  • Understanding Integration Services
  • Understanding and Installing Reporting Services
  • Implementing Database Mail
  • Configuring Full-Text Indexing
  • Implementing Transparent Data Encryption
  • Data Compression
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Standardize, Automate, and Update
  • Understanding SQL Server Jobs
  • Creating T-SQL Jobs
  • Creating SSIS Jobs
  • Creating Windows Command Jobs
  • Creating and Using Operators
  • Creating and Using Alerts
  • Using WSUS for SQL Server 2012
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Performance Tuning Principles
  • Performance and Troubleshooting Tools
  • Audit SQL Server instances
  • Blocks, Locks, and Deadlocks
  • SQL Server Profiler
  • Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Performance Monitoring with System Monitor
  • Using the Resource Governor
  • Performance Studio
  • Advanced Monitoring Tools
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Policy-Based Management
  • Centralized Server Management
  • Standardizing with PBM and CMS
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Backing Up a Database
  • Backing Up System Databases
  • Restoring a Database
  • Backing Up the Environment
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Security Defined
  • Security Threats
  • Security Principles
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Understanding Authentication
  • SQL Server Authentication Methods
  • Logins, Users, and Roles
  • Understanding Encryption
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Establishing Baselines
  • Implementing Least Privilege
  • Auditing SQL Server Activity
  • Configuring the Surface Area
  • Understanding Common Criteria and C2
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Introducing AlwaysOn Technology
  • Mirroring and AlwaysOn
  • Failover Solutions
  • Selecting Hardware for AlwaysOn
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Understanding Windows Failover Clustering Service
  • Implementing a Windows Cluster
  • Installing SQL Server 2012 to a Cluster
  • Monitoring and Managing a SQL Server Cluster
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • RAID-based Data Redundancy
  • Using Database Mirroring
  • Understanding Log Shipping
  • Implementing Database Snapshots
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • SQL Server Replication
  • Importing and Exporting Data
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Integration Issues
  • Installing SSIS
  • Configuring SSIS Security Settings
  • Deploying Packages
  • SSIS Auditing and Event Handling
  • Extracting, Transforming, and Loading Data
  • Summary
  • Lesson Essentials
  • Certification Objectives Map