Getting Started with SQL Server 2016 Administration [Video]

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  • How to install SQL Server
  • Login and user security
  • Creating user databases
  • Administering database objects
  • How to improve query performance

SQL Server DBAs enable efficient administration of its SQL Server solution to get breakthrough performance and top-notch security. This video will teach you basic as well as advanced administration tasks for handling, managing, and monitoring your SQL Server 2016 efficiently. After setting up and configuring your virtual machine for SQL Server 2016, you will implement various techniques to improve query performance, create indexes, and perform activity monitoring. You will learn how to secure your SQL Server solution by implementing various authentication techniques. Finally, you'll ensure your database is always available and ready for any catastrophe.

This comprehensive tutorial is packed with real-world examples and tips to solve the trickiest of challenges. By the end of this course, you will have a solid foundation in all SQL Server administration concepts and will be able to implement them in a production environment.

Style and Approach

This video is a step-by-step guide to help you understand and master the administration aspects of SQL Server 2016, with examples and use-cases wherever required. Every topic is explained in a clear, easy–to-understand manner.

  • Install and configure your SQL Server instance in a production environment
  • Optimize the performance of queries
  • Configure and monitor various High Availability solutions 
  • A comprehensive, example-filled tutorial covering SQL Server 2016 administration in depth
Course Length 3 hours 49 minutes
ISBN 9781787123199
Date Of Publication 27 Apr 2017


Steve Jones

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 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.