Administering Relational Databases on Microsoft Azure [DP-300]


Duration: 4 Days


This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to administer a SQL Server database infrastructure for Cloud, on-premises and hybrid relational databases and who work with the Microsoft PaaS relational database offerings. Additionally, it will be of use to individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL-based relational databases. The Azure Database Administrator implements and manages the operational aspects of cloud-native and hybrid data platform solutions built on Microsoft Azure data services and Microsoft SQL Server. The Azure Database Administrator uses a variety of methods and tools to perform day-to-day operations, including applying knowledge of using T-SQL for administrative management purposes. This role is responsible for the management, availability, security and performance monitoring and optimization of modern relational database solutions. This role works with the Azure Data Engineer role to manage operational aspects of data...Read more


After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Plan, deploy and configure Azure SQL offerings
  • Monitor database performance and tune a database and queries for optimum performance
  • Plan and configure a High Availability Solution

Who Should Attend

  • Data professionals managing data and databases who want to learn about administering the data platform technologies that are available on Microsoft Azure
  • Data Architects
  • Application Developers


Should have basic knowledge of:

  • Azure Fundamentals
  • Azure Data Fundamentals

Course Outline

Module 1: The Role of the Azure Database Administrator


  • Azure Data Platform Roles
  • Azure Database Platforms and Options
  • SQL Server Compatibility Levels
  • Azure Preview Features

Hands-On: Using the Azure Portal and SQL Server Management Studio
Hands-On: Provision a SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine
Hands-On: Connect to SQL Server and Restore a Backup

Module 2: Plan and Implement Data Platform Resources


  • Deploying SQL Server using IaaS
  • Deploying SQL Server using PaaS
  • Deploying Open Source Database Solutions on Azure

Hands-On: Deploying Azure SQL Database
Hands-On: Deploy a VM using an ARM template
Hands-On: Configure resources needed prior to creating a database
Hands-On: Deploy an Azure SQL Database
Hands-On: Register the Azure SQL Database instance in Azure Data Studio and validate connectivity
Hands-On: Deploy PostgreSQL or MySQL using a client tool to validate connectivity

Module 3: Implement a Secure Environment


  • Configure Database Authentication
  • Configure Database Authorization
  • Implement Security for Data at Rest
  • Implement Security for Data in Transit
  • Implement Compliance Controls for Sensitive Data

Hands-On: Implement a Secure Environment
Hands-On: Configure a server-based firewall rule using the Azure Portal
Hands-On: Authorize Access to Azure SQL Database with Azure Active Directory
Hands-On: Enable Advanced Data Security and Data Classification
Hands-On: Manage access to database objects

Module 4: Monitor and Optimize Operational Resources


  • Baselines and Performance Monitoring
  • Major Causes of Performance Issues
  • Configuring Resources for Optimal Performance
  • User Database Configuration
  • Performance-related Maintenance Tasks

Hands-On: Monitor and Optimize Resources
Hands-On: Isolate CPU Problems
Hands-On: Use Query Store observe blocking problems
Hands-On: Detect and correct fragmentation issues

Module 5: Optimize Query Performance


  • Understanding SQL Server Query Plans
  • Explore Performance-based Database Design
  • Evaluate Performance Improvements

Hands-On: Query Performance Troubleshooting
Hands-On: Identify issues with database design AdventureWorks2017
Hands-On: Isolate problem areas in poorly performing queries in AdventureWorks2017
Hands-On: Use Query Store to detect and handle regression in AdventureWorks2017
Hands-On: Use query hints to impact performance in AdventureWorks2017

Module 6: Automation of Tasks


  • Setting up Automatic Deployment
  • Defining Scheduled Tasks
  • Configuring Extended Events
  • Managing Azure PaaS resources Using Automated Methods

Hands-On: Automating Tasks
Hands-On: Deploy an Azure template from a Quickstart template on GitHub
Hands-On: Configure notifications based on performance metrics
Hands-On: Deploy an Azure Automation Runbook (or elastic job) to rebuild indexes on an Azure SQL Database

Module 7: Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Environment


  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery Strategies
  • IaaS Platform and Database Tools for HADR
  • PaaS Platform and Database Tools for HADR
  • Database Backup and Recovery

Hands-On: Plan and Implement a High Availability and Disaster Recovery Environment
Hands-On: Create an Always On Availability Group
Hands-On: Enable Geo-Replication for Azure SQL Database
Hands-On: Backup to URL and Restore from URL

About the Trainer

A Certified Microsoft Azure Trainer

Course Fee


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