M10977 Updating Your SQL Server Skills from Microsoft SQL Server 2008 to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 — A 5 day course

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This five-day instructor-led course teaches delegates how to use the enhancements and new features that have been added to SQL Server and the Microsoft data platform since the release of SQL Server 2008. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2014 product features and other Microsoft data platform components.


Delegates will learn how to


Introduction to SQL Server 2014

This module introduces key features of SQL Server 2014.

Lab : Exploring SQL Server 2014

What's New in SQL Server Database Development

This module describes enhancements to Transact-SQL and other database development features since SQL Server 2008.

Lab : Developing SQL Server 2014 Databases

In-Memory Database Capabilities

This module describes how SQL server 2014 enables you to leverage in-memory technologies to enhance database performance.

Lab : Using In-Memory Database Capabilities

Scripting SQL Server 2014

This lesson describes how you can use dynamic management views and PowerShell to script administrative tasks in SQL server 2014.

Lab : Managing SQL Server with Scripts

Implementing Security in Microsoft SQL Server 2014

This module describes the enhancements to security features since SQL Server 2008.

Lab : Implementing Security

High Availability and Data Recovery Enhancements

This module describes enhancements to SQL Server availability and data recovery features since SQL Server 2008.

Lab : Using AlwaysOn Availability Groups

New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server Integration Services

This module describes enhancements to SQL Server Integration Services since SQL Server 2008.

Lab : Using SQL Server Integration Services

Data Quality Services

This module explains how to use the SQL Server 2014 Data Quality Services (DQS) to provide a computer assisted process for cleansing data values and identifying and removing duplicate data entities.

Lab : Cleansing Data

Lab : Deduplicating Data

Master Data Services

This module introduces Master Data Services and describes its key configuration options and how to import and export data.

Lab : Implementing Master Data Services

SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services

This module describes new and enhanced features in SQL Server Reporting Services.

Lab : Using SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services

Implementing an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

This module describes Analysis Services tabular data models and explains how to develop a tabular data model by using the SQL Server Data Tools for BI add-in for Visual Studio.

Lab : Working with an Analysis Services Tabular Data Model

Self-Service BI with Microsoft Excel

This module introduces the self-service BI capabilities that can be delivered through Microsoft Excel 2013 and related technologies.

Lab : Self-Service BI with Excel

Introduction to Cloud Data Solutions

This module introduces some of the key Microsoft technologies that you can use to implement a cloud solution for data.

Lab : Using Windows Azure

Windows Azure SQL Database

This module introduces Windows Azure SQL Database, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) solution for cloud-based relational database storage.

Lab : Using Windows Azure SQL Database

SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machines

This module explores how you can use Windows Azure virtual machines in which SQL Server is installed to create a cloud-based solution for data.

Lab : Using Windows Azure Virtual Machines

Implementing Big Data Solutions

This module describes the main features of big data, and the Microsoft technologies that you can use to build big data analytical solutions. In particular, the module focuses on Windows Azure HDInsight and the Windows Azure Marketplace as core elements of the Microsoft solution for big data.

Lab : Creating a Big Data Solution

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Suitable For

The primary audience for this course is database and business intelligence (BI) professionals who are familiar with SQL Server 2008 and want to update their skills to SQL Server 2014, and become familiar with related Microsoft data technologies.

Note: This course is specifically designed for delegates who are upgrading from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2014. Delegates who are looking to upgrade from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 should attend the two day Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Update course.


Before attending this course, students must have: