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SQL Server DBA Course Overview

MindMajix SQL Server DBA Training helps to gain you the knowledge on SQL DBA, SQL Server instances, SAN storage, and security. Our professional training also covers disaster recovery, replication, using jobs and database maintenance tasks, etc. You will also get an exposure to industry based Real-time projects in various verticals. Enroll & Become Certified.
30 hours of Instructor Led SQL Server DBA Training
Lifetime Access to Recorded Sessions
Real World use cases and Scenarios
Practical Approach
24/7 Support
Expert & Certified Trainers

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30 Hrs


Instructor-Guided Lessons and Activities

Learn key objectives through expert-led lectures, discussions, and exercises.

20 Sessions

Labs & Exercises

Hands-on practice on Tools

Practice new skills and dive deeper into the day’s key topics

15 Mins After Each Session

Doubts Clarifications

Q & A Session.

Wrap up the session with clarification on concepts and labs, if needed.

2 Sessions

Projects/Use-Cases Explanation

End to End Sample Project/Use-Case Explanation

SQL Server DBA Course Objectives

Mindmajix’s SQL Server DBA Training will help you develop skills required to be a Database professional. The following are some of the major concepts that users can learn after completion of this course:

  • SQL Server tools 
  • Query Design and Query Performance Tuning
  • Security authentication measures 
  • Creation, modification and file addition
  • Disaster Recovery
  • SQL Server Agent Clustering
  • High-availability solutions
  • MySQL is the world's most popular open source database.
  • World's largest and fastest-growing companies such as Google, Facebook, Adobe have adopted SQL server as their database.
  • The average pay of an SQL server DBA is about $73,973 USD per annum.

This course is ideal for the following professions:

  • Software engineers
  • IT professionals
  • SQL developers 
  • SQL administrators
  • Database Server professionals
  • Those aspiring to start their career as SQL Server DBAs.

There are no must have prerequisites required for learning this course. But, basic and working knowledge of:

  • command-line program,
  • relational database systems will be an added advantage

Upon completion of SQL Server DBA training, the candidate will be able to:

  • Learn about Database architecture, and perform DBA duties.
  • Install all the necessary Oracle Softwares to run the database
  • Administer user accounts in the database
  • Manage Tablespaces to provide the space needed for the data.
  • Perform backup and recovery when required.
  • Diagnose the problems and  work as Oracle Support
  • Configure the Listeners for communication.

SQL Server DBA Course Curriculum

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Responsibilities of Database Administrator
Types of DBA’s
History of SQL Server – Versions
What’s new in SQL Server 2012 & 2014 for Administrators?
SQL Server 2008 & 2012 Service Packs
Editions of SQL Server
Differences between Enterprise and Standard Editions
Hardware and software Requirements

Installing SQL Server 2016 

  • Pre –Installation Steps
  • Installations
  • Viewing Installation process with Log files
  • Common issues
  • Adding or removing components
  • Installing Service Packs 


  • Configuration of Various Services
  • Startup Parameters
  • Configuring data files and log file paths
  • Memory Configuration
  • Remote Connections
  • Configuring network protocols, Ports
  • Configuring Services
  • Configuring default backup folder.

Working with Databases 

  • System Defined databases
  • Moving System Databases
  • Handling TempDB database 

Database Architecture 

  • Data Files
  • Log Files
  • Filegroups
  • Extents
  • Pages –Types
  • Page Architecture
  • Tracking Free Space
  • Log file full – How to troubleshoot. 

Creating Databases
Adding files, Filegroups

Security in SQL Server 2016
Security Enhancements
Types of Authentications. 

  • Windows Authentication 
  1. Creating logins from windows users and groups
  2. Orphan logins

SQL Server Authentication 

  • Creating SQL logins and testing logins
  • Setting Authentication Mode
  • Security Auditing
  • Understanding Server roles
  • Working with users
  • Resolving Orphan users
  • Understanding database roles
  • Understanding permissions
  • Working with certificates and schemas
  • Security catalogue views and stored procedures
  • Major Issues

Understanding Transaction Log Files
Understanding Checkpoints and Lazy writer
Truncation log file
Recovery ModelsSetting Recovery Model

  1. Full
  2. Bulk Logged
  3. Simple

Database Backups

  • Why we need backups

Backup TypesCopy-Only, Mirrored and Tail log backups

  1. Full
  2. Differential
  3. Transaction Log
  4. File or Filegroup

Backup Devices
Performing Restoration
Backup System Databases
CompressionsUsing LiteSpeed for Backups

  1. Row Compression
  2. Page Compression
  3. Compressing Backups

Point-in-time Recovery
Viewing complete details of backup process
Issues related to backups

  • Introduction to High Availability

Working with Log Shipping

  • Features
  • Jobs
  • Requirements to implement Log Shipping
  • Configuring Log Shipping
  • Monitoring Log Shipping
  • Manually performing Fail Over
  • Transferring Logins
  • Log Shipping tables and stored procedures
  • Handling Issues

Working with Database Mirroring

  • Advantages
  • Architecture
  • Operating Modes
  • Server involved in Mirroring
  • Requirements for Mirroring
  • Configuring
  • MonitoringMirroring Fail Over 
  1. Using Mirroring Monitor
  2. Using System Monitor
  3. Using Profiler
  4. Using System views and SPs
  • Mirroring System Tables and Stored Procedures
  • Major issues with Mirroring 


  • Replication and Advantages
  • New Features
  • Replication Entities
  • Replication Architecture
  • Replication Agents
  • Types of Replications
  • Configuring Replication 
  1. Snapshot Replication
  2. Transactional Replication
  3. Merge Replication
  4. Peer to Peer replication
  5. Managing Replication
  6. Monitoring and Tuning Replication
  • Working with Database MailConfiguring Linked Servers
  1. Mail Architecture
  2. Configuring Profiles and Accounts
  3. Sending Mails
  • Implementing Automation
  1. Configuring SQL Server Agent
  2. Creating Operators, Alerts, Jobs
  3. Managing jobs and resolving errors
  4. Monitoring Jobs
  5. Auto alert when jobs are enabled, disabled or failed
  • Maintenance Plans
  • Monitoring and Tuning SQL Server 
  1. Performance counters Setup
  2. Measuring performance of server
  3. Tuning queries
  4. Tuning Databases
  5. Tuning physical architecture of databases
  6. Using DTA
  • Monitoring Tools 
  1. System Monitor
  2. SQL Server Profiler
  3. Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  4. Dynamic Management Views
  5. SQL Server and Windows Error Logs 
  • TroubleshootingLocks 
  1. Physical Server Performance
  2. Connectivity to SQL Server
  3. Database Performance
  • Managing ConcurrencyLocks
    • SQL Server Architecture 
      1. Relational Engine
      2. Storage Engine
      3. Buffer Pool
      4. Managing Execution Plans
  • Dead Locks
  • Transaction Isolation Levels
  • Understanding Blocking
  • Terminating Processes
  • Using the DAC
  • Managing Databases 
  1. Manage Index Fragmentation
  2. Manage Statistics
  3. Shrink Files
  4. Performing database integrity checks (DBCC CheckDB)
  5. Index Rebuilding and Reorganising
  6. Migrations
  7. Using DBCC Commands
  8. Resource Governor

Clustering SQL Server
Overview of windows Clustering
Installation and configuration of SQL Server Clustering
Applying Service packs and fixes
Moving groups
Adding node on a SQL Server Failover Cluster
Troubleshooting Cluster issues.

HADR Internals & advantages
Setting up HADR
Adding a DB to the AG
Patching in Always on
Adding Replica in AG
Setting up Listener & read-only Replicas in AG
Troubleshooting & maintenance

Dead Locking
Index’s Rebuild & Reorganise
Locks Types
Trace Flags

Mindmajix offers advanced SQL Server DBA interview questions and answers along with SQL Server DBA resume samples. Take a free sample practice test before appearing in the certification to improve your chances of scoring high.

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  • LifeLong Access to LMS
  • 24*7 Support
  • EMI Option
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SQL Server DBA Certification !

Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a Certificate from Mindmajix for SQL Server DBA Training.

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Successfully complete your course and let the community know about your achievement.

Become Certified

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Don’t just show off your achievement to the community, use it to advance in your career.

The following is the certification that you can take up to enhance your credibility.

This certification exam is conducted by Oracle.

  • Certified SQL DBA 

The Cost for the above certification exam is around $245 USD per attempt.

  • According to several surveys, 48% of the administrators believe that Microsoft certifications are helpful in increasing Job opportunities. 
  • SQL Server certifications are valuable and are useful for companies, aspirants and upcoming graduates.
Our SQL Server DBA course covers all the topics that are required to clear SQL Server DBA certification. Trainer will share SQL Server DBA certification guide, SQL Server DBA certification sample questions, SQL Server DBA certification practice questions, SQL Server DBA certification dumps.

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Work on real time SQL Server DBA projects - The primary goal of this project work is to to gear up the skill set required and amplify individual competencies, experience, exposure which align with the current job market to addresses real world business challenges.

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Helps you to learn all critical skills required
Opportunity to work on live projects with real life scenarios
Extensive hands-on practice


Have questions? We’ve got the answers. Get the details on how you can grow in this course.

We offer two kinds of discounts. They are group discount and referral discount. Group discount is offered when you join as a group, and referral discount is offered when you are referred from someone who has already enrolled in our training.

Yes, we will discuss with our instructor and will schedule according to the time convenient to you.

The trainer will give Server Access to the course seekers, and we make sure you acquire practical hands-on training by providing you with every utility that is needed for your understanding of the course.

The trainer is a certified consultant and has significant amount of experience in working with the technology.

We will take care of providing you with all that is required to get placed in a reputed MNC and also forward your resume to the companies we tie-up with. Starting from providing the in-depth course material to explanation of the real-time scenarios and preparing your resumes, we will make you gain expertise so that you can get a job.

We assist you completely in acquiring certification. We ensure you will get certified easily after our training.

Yes, we accept payments in two installments.

If you are enrolled in classes and/or have paid fees, but want to cancel the registration for certain reason, it can be attained within first 2 sessions of the training. Please make a note that refunds will be processed within 30 days of prior request.

Our trainer explains every topic along with real-time scenarios. In the last one or two sessions, the trainer will explain one end-to-end project to showcase the real time working environment.

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More About SQL Server DBA Online Training

The following are some of the skills that every SQL DBA must possess to excel in their career.

  • Understand the benefits of an open source database and create an effective SQL database and objects.
  • Must be familiar in using SQL command-line interface to manipulate and populate data.
  • Should have the ability to access a database from SQL client tools or applications.
  • Gain skills to use SQL to modify the structure of databases and create indexes and keys.
  • Should be able to perform join operation to query data from multiple tables
  • Yes, learning SQL server DBA will surely help you. The SQL server certification is an asset for boosting your career and will also help you earn more pay compared to your non-certified counterparts.
  • The SQL server is used so widely, so there are plenty of job opportunities available for SQL professionals worldwide.

The list of professions available for SQL professionals are as follows:

  • SQL Server DBA
  • SQL developer

The following companies listed below are recruiting SQL Server DBAs around the globe:

  • TransUnion
  • NTT DATA, Inc.
  • PMCS Services Inc
  • Remote DBA Experts
  • Cypress Group
  • Modis
  • Corptax
  • Cleverspeck
  • Primesoft Consulting
  • The future of SQL Server depends based on the future use of SQL as a query language.
  • Career opportunities and growth standards for SQL DBA are totally diversified. Moreover, Job choices of SQL professionals may vary based on the level of expertise.
  • On average, an SQL Database Administrator in the United States can earn $91,000 per annum.

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