40074 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 for Oracle DBAs


This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to capitalize on their skills and experience as an Oracle DBA to manage a Microsoft SQL Server system. Students will be training for Oracle DBA to compare and contrast Oracle database management.


After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Extend their existing competencies as Oracle DBAs to SQL Server.
  • Manage SQL Server using the same perspective of an Oracle DBA.
  • Understand the underlying architecture of SQL Server.
  • Manage the SQL Server system, databases, and users.
  • Manage database files by backing up or migrating to other systems.
  • Define and implement monitoring and tuning solutions to the SQL Server system.
  • Express High Availability options to SQL Server.
  • Explain the process and tool to migrate Oracle schemas to SQL Server databases.


This course is intended for experienced Oracle database administrators (DBAs) who work in an enterprise-level environment and require the skills to begin supporting and maintaining a SQL Server database.


Database and instances

  • Terminology concepts
  • Client interaction with database and instance
  • Understanding database limits

Instance architecture

  • Configuring a database server
  • Memory architecture overview
  • Understanding processes and threads in the database engine
  • Background processes
  • Lab : Instance architecture

Database architecture

  • Schema and data storage
  • Tablespaces and datafiles
  • Logging and data dictionary
  • Lab : Database architecture

Data objects

  • Database tables
  • Schema objects
  • Data and data types
  • Non-native data types – Beyond relational
  • Lab : Data objects

Data access

  • Comparing structured query language
  • Control and procedural statements
  • Developing robust queries
  • Lab : Data access

Basic administration

  • Installing SQL Server
  • Managing and configuring SQL Server
  • Working with SQL Server databases
  • Lab : Basic administration

Managing schema objects

  • Managing tables, constraints, object identifiers, and naming
  • Managing triggers
  • Managing indexes and views
  • Lab : Managing schema objects

Data protection and security

  • Securing the database
  • Managing users
  • Understanding privileges
  • Managing roles
  • Lab : Data protection and security

Data transport

  • Getting data into and out of SQL Server
  • Understanding SQL Server Integration Services
  • Other transfer methods
  • Lab : Data transport

Backup and recovery

  • Understanding database backups
  • Data recovery
  • Backup and recovery tools and solutions
  • Lab : Backup and recovery

Monitoring and performance tuning

  • SQL Server performance tuning
  • Managing memory and processes for SQL Server
  • Managing database interactions
  • Monitoring availability and errors
  • Monitoring performance
  • Lab : Part 1: Monitoring and performance tuning
  • Lab : Part 2: Monitoring and performance tuning
  • Lab : Part 3: Monitoring and performance tuning

Scalability and high availability

  • Understanding availability
  • Replicating databases
  • Other methods to obtain availability

Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant

  • Install and configure SQL Server Migration Assistant
  • Migration projects
  • Migrating the data

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 4 days
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