SQL 2016 Always On High Availability Training Course: Exam - 55246-A

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Course 55246-A: SQL 2016 AlwaysOn High Availability Course Overview

Enroll for the 3-days Course 55246-A: SQL 2016 AlwaysOn High Availability training and certification course from Koenig solutions accredited by Microsoft.

This Microsoft course is designed for database administrators and Windows engineers to familiarize them with the concepts in SQL AlwaysOn and High Availability. The course utilizes SQL 2016, but explains the differences from SQL 2012- SQL 2014.

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Your will learn:

Module 1: Introduction
  • Course introduction
  • Concepts and Terminology
  • Table of Availability
  • High Availability
  • Causes of Downtime
  • Planned downtime
  • Unplanned downtime
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Recovery Time Objective (RTO)
  • Recovery Point Objective (RPO)
  • Recovery Level Objective (RLO)
  • Storage Area Networks (SAN)
  • Edition Changes from SQL 2012
  • SQL Server 2014 Changes
  • SQL Server 2016 Changes
  • Legacy Solutions prior to Always On
  • Failover Cluster Instances
  • Log Shipping
  • A Typical Log Shipping Configuration
  • Monitor Server
  • Replication
  • Database Mirroring
  • Database Mirroring Terminology
  • Principle
  • Mirror
  • Witness (red box in image above)
  • Database Snapshots
  • Limitations of legacy solutions:
  • What do we mean by Always On?
  • Table of Always On Comparison
  • Understanding Failover Clustering in Server 2016
  • Statefull High Availability Solution
  • Supported in both Standard and Datacenter
  • Servers should run similar hardware
  • Should run same edition
  • Hyper-V best with datacenter
  • Certified for Windows server logo
  • Shared Storage
  • Quorums
  • Node Majority
  • Node and Disk Majority configuration:
  • Node and File Share Majority
  • No Majority
  • Configuration
  • Cluster Networks Best Practices
  • Connection to nodes to shared storage
  • Private network for internal cluster
  • Public network for client connections
  • Cluster Aware Updating
  • Virtual Machine Failover Clustering
  • Preferred Owners
  • Failover Failback
  • Resources
  • Dependences
  • Heartbeat
  • Set up iSCSI Server
  • Install the iSCSI VMS
  • Add Servers to Server Manager for Ease of Management
  • Add the Windows Cluster Feature to SQL1, SQL2 And SQL3
  • Create the iSCSI Initators to add the shared storage
  • Create the Windows Cluster
  • Add a Clustered Service
  • Test The Failover Of The Windows Service
  • Delete Role
  • Examine the Quorum Settings
  • Failover Cluster Instance
  • As A FCI Appears to A Client
  • Create A Configuration File By Running The Advanced Cluster Preparation Wizard
  • Complete The SQL Cluster Installation On SQL1
  • Install The Cluster On SQL2 And SQL3
  • Test the SQL Cluster
  • Availability Groups and Replicas
  • Primary Replica
  • Secondary Replicas
  • Availability Group Listener
  • Availability Mode
  • Synchronous Commit Mode
  • Asynchronous Commit Mode
  • Failover Modes
  • Automatic Failover Without Data Loss
  • Automatic Failover Requirements:
  • Manual
  • Manual Failover Requirements
  • Common Topologies
  • Create a SQL Instance For The Availability Group
  • Enable the SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group Feature
  • Set Up For Availability Groups
  • The Availability Group Wizard
  • SSMS and Availability Groups
  • The Dashboard
  • How to view logs
  • Using replication with Logins
  • Using partially contained databases
  • The Dashboard
  • Replicating Logins and Jobs
  • Contained or Partially Contained Databases
  • Reporting with Secondary Replicas
  • Configuring a Readable secondary
  • Read-Only Routing
  • Load Balancing
  • Lab: Configure a Read-Only Secondary
  • Database Backups with Secondary
  • Steps of Backup Using secondary
  • Backup Preference Options
  • Database Backup Using Secondary Replica
  • Configure a Read-Only secondary
  • DBCC Checks
  • Database Adding and Removing
  • Add a Database
  • Remove a Database
  • Add a Replica
  • Remove a Replica
  • The Dashboard in Depth
  • Events
  • Policy Based Managemnt for Availability Groups
  • Dashboard Wizards
  • Create an Extended Event Session
  • Using T-SQL
  • Policy based management for Availability Groups
  • Observe a Policy In Action
  • Create Three Conditions To Be Used In The RTO And RPO Policies
  • Create Two Policies RTO and RPO
  • Test The Policies
  • Change Endpoint Owner
Live Online Training (Duration : 24 Hours)
Group Training 1400 Per Participant Incl. Official Courseware
30 May - 01 Jun 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
(8 Hours/Day)
06 - 08 Jun 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM CST
(8 Hours/Day)
25 - 27 Jul GTR Co-Students 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM CST
(8 Hours/Day)
1-on-1 Training 2800 1800 + If you accept merging of other students. Incl. Official Courseware
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Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Experience as SQL DBA
  • Experience as Windows IT PRO

Target Audience

This course is intended for Experienced DBAs, Windows Server pros, team leads.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand AlwasyOn High Availability
  • Employ Server 2016 Failover Clustering
  • Deploy SQL Failover Clusters
  • Work with Availability Groups
  • Perform maintenance
  • Monitor and Troubleshoot Availability Groups

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  • Testing Via Qubits
  • Remote Labs
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