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(4394) Updating Your Skills to SQL Server 2016 (M10986)

Code: 4394 v0821
Tuition (USD): $2295
Length: 3Days

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Live Virtual, US 01/24/2022

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Skills Gained:
Key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016. New and enhanced features of SQL Server performance. New and enhanced features of SQL Server security. New features in SQL Server availability and scalability. New and enhanced features in reporting and Power BI in SQL Server 2016. New and enhanced features of data access. New and enhanced features in SQL Server OLAP. New SQL Server cloud functionality.
Who Should Attend?
Database professionals with experience in SQL Server 2014 who want to update their skills to SQL Server 2016. Those holding MCSA: SQL Server certification who want to prepare for the upcoming upgrade exam for SQL Server 2016 certification.
  • In addition to your professional experience, you should have the following technical knowledge:
  • Experience building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2014.
  • Familiarity with the Windows Server
What You Will Learn:
  • 1. Introduction to SQL Server 2016
  • Overview of SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2016 Editions and Components
  • Installing SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server Management Studio Enhancements
  • 2. What’s New in SQL Server Performance
  • Operational Analytics
  • In-memory OLTP Enhancements
  • The Query Data Store
  • Native JSON
  • Temporal Tables
  • 3. What’s New in SQL Server Security?
  • Using Always Encrypted
  • Row-level Security
  • Dynamic Data Masking
  • 4. What’s New in SQL Server Availability and Scalability?
  • Enhanced AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • What’s New with tempdb?Using Windows Server 2016
  • PowerShell 5.0
  • 5. What’s New in SQL Server Reporting and BI?
  • Reporting Services Enhancements
  • PowerBI Enhancements
  • Mobile Report Publisher
  • 6. What’s New in SQL Server Data Access?
  • PolyBase
  • Enhancements to Integration Services
  • Working with SSIS and Azure
  • 7. New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP
  • New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP
  • What’s New in SQL Server Analysis Services
  • 8. What’s New for SQL Server in the Cloud?
  • Stretch Database
  • Enhanced Backups to Azure
  • Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud
  • What’s New in SQL Server Azure Database
Course Info:
Course notes and announcements:

Update your SQL Server skills with this introduction to the new features of SQL Server 2016. You’ll learn the new features for performance, security, availability and scalability, reporting and Power BI, data access, and SQL Server OLAP, and you’ll learn about new SQL Server cloud functionality.

Provisioning SQL Databases (M20765)
Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (M20764)
Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse (M20767)
Querying Data with Transact-SQL (20761)

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Learn the features and capabilities of SQL Server 2016.