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Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration

By Robert Walters , Grant Fritchey

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Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator.

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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3981-9
  • 440 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publication Date: May 29, 2012
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration provides the essential skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career as an SQL Server database administrator. It’s an ideal book for those new to database administration, as well for those moving to SQL Server from other database brands such as Oracle and IBM DB2.



SQL Server is more than just a database. It's situated within a larger context that includes solutions for reporting, for integrating data from other systems, for business intelligence and analysis, and more. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration paints the big picture to help you understand SQL Server’s place in the grand scheme. Then you’ll move into the nuts and bolts of installing the product, learning the management tools at your disposal, creating your first database, and maintaining that database in an ongoing state of readiness.



Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration goes beyond teaching just the core competencies of effective database administration. You will also learn the latest trends in SQL Server such as virtualizing and consolidating of servers, and using SQL Server in the cloud as a service. Administrators experienced on other platforms will find insight from comparisons of key features between SQL Server and other platforms. Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration lays an excellent foundation for success as an SQL Server database administrator.

  • Provides the essentials of successful SQL Server administration
  • Covers the latest trends such as virtualization and cloud computing
  • Paints the big picture of Microsoft’s data platform

What you’ll learn

  • Master basic database administration skills
  • Plan and install new database environments
  • Ensure the ability to recover from disaster and data loss
  • Manage security and regulatory compliance
  • Take advantage of new features in SQL Server 2012
  • Create private-cloud databases for your organization

Who this book is for

Beginning SQL Server 2012 Administration is aimed at aspiring database administrators, as well as at experienced administrators from competing platforms such as Oracle. The book quickly provides the essentials of SQL Server administration, laying a foundation for success in a career as an SQL Server database administrator.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. The Database Administration Profession
  2. Planning and Installing SQL Server 2012
  3. What's in the Toolbox?
  4. Supporting the Developer
  5. Creating Tables and Other Objects
  6. Transact-SQL
  7. SQL Server Internals
  8. Database Backup Strategies
  9. Database Restore Strategies
  10. Common Database Maintenance Tasks
  11. SQL Server Security
  12. Auditing, Encryption, Compliance
  13. Performance Tuning & Optimization
  14. Fault Tolerance
  15. Cloud Computing for the DBA
  16. Database as a Service
  17. Where to Go Next?
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