Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (NE-20465)

This three-day instructor-led course is focused on planning and implementing enterprise database infrastructure solutions by using SQL Server 2014 and other Microsoft technologies. It describes how to consolidate SQL Server workloads and how to plan and implement high availability and disaster recovery solutions.

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.


Certified Training Course




R 5 800 p.p. (Excl. VAT)

SATV Redeemable 


Delivery Method

Classroom-based, Instructor-led with emphasis on hands-on exercises.


3 days

Start time: 09:00 (Registration will commence at 08:30 on the first day)


Before attending this course, students must have at least 2 years’ experience of working with relational databases, including:

  • Planning and implementing databases
  • Managing databases
  • Querying with Transact-SQL
  • Some basic knowledge of high availability and disaster recovery

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Assess an existing enterprise environment
  • Plan and implement Policy-Based Management
  • Describe the considerations for consolidating workloads with SQL Server 2014
  • Describe considerations for including SQL Server 2014 in a private cloud

Exam & Certifications

This course prepares students to write the Designing a Data Solution with Microsoft SQL Server Exam (Exam Code 70-465) and counts as credit towards the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSE): Data Platform

Course Topics

1. Introduction to Enterprise Data Architecture


  • Considerations for Enterprise Data
  • Assessing an Existing Infrastructure

Lab: Assessing an Existing Enterprise Data Infrastructure

2. Multi-Server Configuration Management


  • Policy-Based Management
  • Microsoft System Center

Lab: Planning and Implementing Policy- Based Management

3. Monitoring SQL Server 2014 Health


  • Introduction to Health Monitoring
  • Data Collector
  • SQL Server Utility

Lab: Monitoring SQL Server Health

4. Consolidating Database Workloads with SQL Server 2014


  • Considerations for Database Server Consolidation
  • Managing Resources in a Consolidated Database Infrastructure

Lab: SQL Server Consolidation

5. Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions


  • Overview of Cloud Computing
  • SQL Server in a Private Cloud

Lab: Preparing a SQL Server Installation in a Virtual Machine Template

6. Introduction to Microsoft Azure


  • Microsoft Azure Overview
  • Microsoft Azure Storage

Lab: Using Microsoft Azure

7. Microsoft Azure SQL Database


  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Database Security
  • Implementing and Managing Databases

Lab: Using Microsoft Azure SQL Database

8. SQL Server in Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines


  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine Connectivity and Security
  • Creating Databases in a Microsoft Azure Virtual Machine

Lab: Using Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines

9. Introduction to High Availability in SQL Server 2014


  • High Availability Concepts and Options in SQL Server 2014
  • Log Shipping

Lab: Using Log Shipping

10. Clustering with Windows Server and SQL Server 2014


  • Introduction to Windows Server Failover Clustering
  • SQL Server AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances

Lab: Implementing an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance

11. AlwaysOn Availability Groups


  • Introduction to AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Working with AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Considerations for Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups

Lab: Implementing and Testing an AlwaysOn Availability Group

12. Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery


  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery with SQL Server 2014
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery for Databases in Microsoft Azure

Lab: Planning High Availability and Disaster Recovery

13. Replicating Data


  • SQL Server Replication
  • Planning Replication

Lab: Planning and Implementing Replication