Learn and implement advanced skills to be a SQL Server professional
SQL Server is a complex and feature rich platform that can requires knowledge and practice to extract optimum performance from an instance. This course will assist a database administrator in understanding the advanced security features that protect data within databases. You will also gain an advanced understanding in how to examine the activity on your system and better tune the database code to run efficiently.
In SQL Server 2016 Advanced Security and Administration, we go beyond the basics of managing and securing a SQL Server instance. This course will look at the complex world of encryption and how you can enable this to protect data at rest as well as inside the database. Learn about Always Encrypted, where the data is always protected outside of the client system. The course will show how Dynamic Data Masking and Row-Level Security can be used to ensure that your clients only view the data they should be allowed to view. Since performance is important to all clients, the course covers the ways in which an administrator can determine what activity is taking place on a database through Extended Events and how to analyse and improve performance of queries using execution plans and the Query Store.
In the end you will learn how to ensure predictable performance by analysing activity to find any performance problem, use detailed execution plans to tune query code, and use Query Store to prevent plan regressions.
About the Author
Steve Jones has been working with SQL Server since 1991. He has worked with all versions of SQL Server as a developer and DBA, in a variety of industries and companies. Over the last 25 years, he been greatly pleased with the enhancements and growth of the platform; he feels SQL Server is an outstanding database platform that is suited to a wide variety of needs and situations.
In 2001, Steve founded SQLServerCentral with Brian Knight, Andy Warren, and three other partners. In 2002, Steve left his job with PeopleSoft to manage SQLServerCentral as a full-time editor, publisher, and writer. Andy, Brian, and Steve continued to manage and grow SQLServerCentral until 2007 when it was sold to Redgate Software along with Database Weekly (then Database Daily). At that time Steve went on to work for Redgate and has continued his work with SQLServerCentral and Red Gate as a writer and speaker.
Steve regularly presents at SQL Saturday conferences and other technical events on career and technical topics, and enjoys meeting and interacting with the SQL Server community. He has been a presenter at //build/, the PASS Summit, Dev/IT Connections, VSLive, SQL Bits, SQL Intersection, and many user groups in the US.
Steve is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He has been awarded the title of Microsoft Data Platform MVP from 2008–2017 for his many contributions to the SQL Server community. Steve holds an MCSE from NT 4.0, an MSITPro in SQL Server, and numerous other MCP certifications in SQL Server.