Presents lessons covering exam objectives, practice exercises, real-world scenarios, and practice exams on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Presents lessons covering exam objectives, practice exercises, real-world scenarios, and practice exams on the accompanying CD-ROM.
Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.
Implement, maintain, and repair SQL Server 2012 databases As the most significant update since 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 boasts updates and new features that are critical to understand. Whether you manage and administer SQL Server 2012 or are planning to get your MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification, this book is the perfect supplement to your learning and preparation. From understanding SQL Server's roles to implementing business intelligence and reporting, this practical book explores tasks and scenarios that a working SQL Server DBA faces regularly and shows you step by step how to handle them. Includes practice exams and coverage of exam objectives for those seeking MSCA: SQL Server 2012 certification Explores the skills you'll need on the job as a SQL Server 2012 DBA Discusses designing and implementing database solutions Walks you through administrating, maintaining, and securing SQL Server 2012 Addresses implementing high availability and data distribution Includes bonus videos where the author walks you through some of the more difficult tasks expected of a DBA Featuring hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios, this resource guides you through the essentials of implementing, maintaining, and repairing SQL Server 2012 databases.
Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-463 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with online practice tests—featuring multiple, customizable testing options.
MCSA GUIDE TO MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2012 (Exam #70-462) provides a thorough introduction to essential database administration principles and practices to prepare readers for certification and career success. Ideal for formal courses, self-study, or professional reference, this detailed text employs a lab-based approach to help users develop the core knowledge and practical skills they need to master Microsoft SQL Server administration in an enterprise environment and pass Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Exam 70-462. The text opens with information on the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server, offering step-by-step guidance on selecting an edition and completing initial installation and configuration. Several chapters then explore key topics such as database programming, security, performance tuning, backup and recovery, data integration, and system monitoring. Within each chapter, numerous resources and features reinforce teaching and learning, including learning objectives, summaries of key ideas, hands-on activities, discusssion questions, definitions of important terms, and case studies to provide real-world context. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-762, Developing SQL Databases —and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills for building and implementing databases across organizations. Designed for database professionals who build and implement databases across organizations and who ensure high levels of data availability, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Design and implement database objects • Implement programmability objects • Manage database concurrency • Optimize database objects and SQL infrastructure This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Transact-SQL, and relational databases About the Exam Exam 70-762 focuses on skills and knowledge for building and implementing databases across organizations and ensuring high levels of data availability. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of modern database development. Exam 70-761 (Querying Data with Transact-SQL) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning
Direct from Microsoft, this Exam Ref is the official study guide for the new Microsoft 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure certification exam, the first of two exams required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Administration certification. Exam Ref 70-764 Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure offers professional-level preparation that helps candidates maximize their exam performance and sharpen their skills on the job. It focuses on the specific areas of expertise modern database professionals need to succeed with SQL database administration. Coverage includes: Configuring data access and auditing, including encryption, data access, permissions, and more Managing database backup/restore: developing backup strategies, performing backups/restores, and managing database integrity Managing and monitoring SQL Server instances: monitoring database activity and queries; managing indexes and statistics, and monitoring instances Managing high availability and disaster recovery: implementing log shipping, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, and failover cluster instances Microsoft Exam Ref publications stand apart from third-party study guides because they: Provide guidance from Microsoft, the creator of Microsoft certification exams Target IT professional-level exam candidates with content focused on their needs, not "one-size-fits-all" content Streamline study by organizing material according to the exam's objective domain (OD), covering one functional group and its objectives in each chapter Feature Thought Experiments to guide candidates through a set of "what if?" scenarios, and prepare them more effectively for Pro-level style exam questions Explore big picture thinking around the planning and design aspects of the IT pro's job role For more information on Exam 70-764 and the MCSA: SQL Server 2016 Database Administration certification, visit microsoft.com/learning
Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2! Designed to help enterprise administrators develop real-world, job-role-specific skills - this Training Guide focuses on core infrastructure administration for Windows Server 2012 R2. Build hands-on expertise through a series of lessons, exercises, and suggested practices - and help maximize your performance on the job. This Microsoft Training Guide: Focuses on job-role-specific expertise for core infrastructure administration tasks Fully updated for Windows Server 2012 R2, including new practices Provides in-depth, hands-on training you take at your own pace Creates a foundation of skills which, along with on-the-job experience, can be measured by Microsoft Certification exams such as 70-411 Topics include: Deploying and updating Windows Server 2012 R2 Managing account policies and service accounts Configuring name resolution Administering Active Directory Managing Group Policy application and infrastructure Configuring Group Policy settings and preferences Administering network policies Administering remote access Managing file services Monitoring and auditing Windows Server 2012 R2
EXAM PREP GUIDES Ace your preparation for the skills measured by three core MCITP exams—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies. Maximize your exam performance with preparation for: EXAM 70-431 Microsoft SQL Server 2005—Implementation and Maintenance Install and configure SQL Server Set up tables, indexes, columns, and constraints Use Transact-SQL to implement functions, stored procedures, and triggers Work with relational and XML data Monitor, troubleshoot, and tune queries Maintain database availability with log shipping, mirroring, and replication Prepare a backup strategy and restore a database EXAM 70-443 Designing a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Install, consolidate, and configure multiple database instances Design tables, file groups, and indexes for a physical database Develop and implement security policies at the server, database, and object levels Design, implement, and configure clustering, log shipping, mirroring, and replication Develop plans for data archiving, backups, and disaster recovery EXAM 70-444 Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Monitor and troubleshoot queries, databases, and servers Manage security strategies and perform audits Help defend against attacks, worms, and viruses Detect and resolve data conflicts Diagnose faults and recover from database failures and disasters Optimize availability with failover clustering, mirroring, log shipping, and replication Customize maintenance and automate routine tasks Build, debug, and deploy SQL Server Integration Services packages Your all-in-one kit includes: Official self-paced study guides for the three required exams. Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results. 1200+ practice and review questions. Case scenarios, best practices, and practice exercises. 15% exam discount from Microsoft; good for three exams. (Limited time offer). Voucher inside. 180-day evaluation version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. Fully searchable eBooks for all three guides.
Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL—and write better queries Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL—and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you’ll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you’ll quickly learn how to write effective code—whether you’re a programmer or database administrator. Discover how to: Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL Create database tables and define data integrity Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions Implement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping sets Control data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-346--and demonstrate your real-world mastery of the skills needed to provision, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Microsoft Office 365 identities and cloud services. Designed for experienced IT pros ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Provision Office 365 Plan and implement networking and security in Office 365 Manage cloud identities Implement and manage identities by using DirSync Implement and manage federated identities (SSO) Monitor and troubleshoot Office 365 availability and usage This Microsoft Exam Ref: Organizes its coverage by exam objectives Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you Provides exam preparation tips written by a top trainer, consultant, and sysadmin Assumes you have experience with the Office 365 Admin Center and an understanding of Microsoft Exchange Online, Skype for Business, SharePoint Online, Office 365 ProPlus, and Azure Active Directory
Assess your readiness for MCTS Exam 70-680—and quickly identify where you need to focus and practice. This practical, streamlined guide walks you through each exam objective, providing "need to know" checklists, review questions, tips, and links to further study—all designed to help bolster your preparation. Reinforce your exam prep with a Rapid Review of these objectives: Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7 Deploying Windows 7 Configuring Hardware and Applications Configuring Network Connectivity Configuring Access to Resources Configuring Mobile Computing Monitoring and Maintaining Systems That Run Windows 7 Configuring Backup and Recovery Options
Highlights: > Updated to the latest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 > Upated to cover ALL official exam objectives for the RHCSA and RHCE exams based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 > Equally good for self-study and in-class training > Step-by-step exercises to accomplish tasks > Do-It-Yourself challenge labs at the end of each chapter > Concepts explained with diagrams > Commands and options summarized in tables > Exam tips included > FOUR scenario-based sample exams (TWO for RHCSA and TWO for RHCE) > TWENTY-FIVE chapters (THIRTEEN for RHCSA and TWELVE for RHCE) > Separate sections on RHCSA and RHCE RHCSA Section (chapters 1 to 13): covers local and network (automated with kickstart) RHEL7 installations, general Linux concepts and basic tools, compression and archiving, text file editing, file manipulation and security, processes and task scheduling, bash shell features, software package administration, yum repository configuration, host virtualization, virtual machines, system boot, kernel management, system initialization and service management with systemd, local logging, users and groups, LVM and file systems, AutoFS, Swap, ACLs, firewall, SELinux, network interfaces, NTP/LDAP clients, SSH, and TCP Wrappers. RHCE Section (chapters 14 to 25): covers shell scripting, interface bonding and teaming, IPv6 and routing configuration, NTP, firewalld, Kerberos authentication, kernel tuning, resource utilization reporting, network logging, block storage sharing with iSCSI, file sharing with NFS and Samba/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS web servers and virtual hosting, Postfix mail SMTP, DNS, and MariaDB. Each chapter lists major topics and relevant exam objectives in the beginning and ends with a summary followed by review questions/answers and Do-It-Yourself challenge labs.
An essential how-to guide for experienced DBAs on the most significant product release since 2005! Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will have major changes throughout the SQL Server and will impact how DBAs administer the database. With this book, a team of well-known SQL Server experts introduces the many new features of the most recent version of SQL Server and deciphers how these changes will affect the methods that administrators have been using for years. Loaded with unique tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, this how-to guide deciphers topics such as performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security. Serves as a must-have how-to guide on the new features of the 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server Walks you through ways to manage and monitor SQL Server and automate administration Guides you through SQL Azure for cloud computing, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements Addresses client-connectivity enhancements, new features that ensure high availability of mission-critical applications, and tighter integration with Excel and SharePoint for data analysis and reporting Highlights major changes to the suite of SQL Server BI tools, including integration, reporting, and analysis services Includes real-world case examples and best practices from Microsoft insiders If you're a database administrator eager to get started with the newest version of SQL Server, then this book is essential reading.
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