Exam - 70-764 - Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

Code: 70-764

Exam - 70-764 - Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure

Skills measured

This exam measures your ability to accomplish the technical tasks listed below. View video tutorials about the variety of question types on Microsoft exams.


Microsoft Training 20764 - Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure


Configure data access and auditing (20–25%)

Configure encryption

  • Implement cell-level encryption, implement Always Encrypted, implement backup encryption, configure transparent data encryption, configure encryption for connections, troubleshoot encryption errors

Configure data access and permissions

  • Manage database object permissions, create and maintain users, create and maintain custom roles, configure user options for Azure SQL Database, configure row-level security, configure dynamic data masking

Configure auditing

  • Configure an audit on SQL Server, query the SQL Server audit log, manage a SQL Server audit, configure an Azure SQL Database audit, analyze audit logs and reports from Azure SQL Database

Manage backup and restore of databases (20–25%)

Develop a backup strategy

  • Back up very large databases, configure alerting for failed backups, back up databases to Azure, manage transaction log backups, configure database recovery models, configure backup automation

Restore databases

  • Perform piecemeal restores, perform page recovery, perform point-in-time recovery, restore file groups, develop a plan to automate and test restores

Manage database integrity

  • Implement database consistency checks, identify database corruption, recover from database corruption

Manage and monitor SQL Server instances (35–40%)

Monitor database activity

  • Monitor current sessions, identify sessions that cause blocking activity, identify sessions that consume tempdb resources, configure the data collector, create a utility control point (UCP)

Monitor queries

  • Manage the Query Store, configure Extended Events and trace events, identify problematic execution plans, troubleshoot server health using Extended Events

Manage indexes

  • Identify and repair index fragmentation, identify and create missing indexes, identify and drop underutilized indexes, manage existing columnstore indexes

Manage statistics

  • Identify and correct outdated statistics, implement Auto Update Statistics, implement statistics for large tables

Monitor SQL Server instances

  • Create and manage operators, create and manage SQL Agent alerts, define custom alert actions, define failure actions, configure database mail, configure Policy-Based Management, identify available space on data volumes, identify performance degradation

Manage high availability and disaster recovery (20–25%)

Implement log shipping

  • Configure log shipping, monitor log shipping

Implement AlwaysOn Availability Groups

  • Configure Windows clustering, create an availability group, configure read-only routing, manage failover, create distributed availability groups

Implement failover cluster instances

  • Manage shared disks, configure cluster shared volumes


Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Attend Online
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-24 17:00
NYC-23rd Street (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-24 17:00
Mid-Town New York City (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-14 09:00 to 2018-03-16 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-07 09:00 to 2018-03-09 17:00
Northern New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)

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