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This instructor-led course teaches students how to use the enhancements and new features that have been added to SQL Server 2016 and the Microsoft data platform since the release of SQL Server 2014.

The primary audience for this course is database and business intelligence (BI) professionals who are familiar with SQL Server 2014 and want to update their skills to SQL Server 2016, and become familiar with related Microsoft data technologies.

What Will I Learn?

The course focuses on teaching delegates how to use SQL Server 2016 product features and other Microsoft data platform components.

Am I Ready For This Course?

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Experience of building and managing database, data warehouse, and business intelligence (BI) solutions with SQL Server 2014.
  • Familiarity with the Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system and networking.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013.

Your Excel Training Day

Our courses run from 9.30am to roughly 4.15pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for lunch.

We offer a relaxed, supportive learning environment, fully air-conditioned facilities and some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

✔ A full-colour manual covering everything in the course so that you can recap.
✔ A USB stick for the course exercises to let you practice more in your own time.
✔ A snazzy Certificate of Attendance to show that you trained with the best.

Course Details

  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: Overview of SQL Server 2016
  • Lesson 2: SQL Server 2016 Editions and Components
  • Lesson 3: Installing SQL Server 2016
  • Lesson 4: SQL Server Management Studio Enhancements
  • Lab: Exploring SQL Server 2016
  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: Operational Analytics
  • Lesson 2: In-Memory OLTP Enhancements
  • Lesson 3: Query Store
  • Lesson 4: Live Query Statistics
  • Lesson 5: Native JSON
  • Lesson 6: Temporal Tables
  • Lab: Implementing SQL Server 2016 Performance Improvements
  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: Using Always Encrypted
  • Lesson 2: Row-Level Security
  • Lesson 3: Dynamic Data Masking
  • Lab: SQL Server 2016 Security Improvements
  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: Enhanced AlwaysOn Availability Groups
  • Lesson 2: What’s New with tempdb?
  • Lesson 3: Use Windows Server 2016 with SQL Server 2016
  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: Reporting Services Enhancements
  • Lesson 2: Power BI Enhancements
  • Lesson 3: Mobile Report Publisher
  • Lab: Implementing Power BI
  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: PolyBase
  • Lesson 2: Enhancements in SQL Server Integration Services in SQL Server 2016
  • Lab: Exploring the New Features of SQL Server Integrated Services (SSIS)
  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: New and Enhanced Features in SQL Server OLAP
  • Lesson 2: What’s New in SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Lab: OLAP with SQL Server
  • Module Overview
  • Lesson 1: Stretch Database
  • Lesson 2: Enhanced Backup to Azure
  • Lesson 3: Introduction to SQL Server 2016 Hybrid Cloud
  • Lesson 4: What’s New in Azure SQL Database?
  • Lab: Using Stretch Database