Administering SQL Databases: 764 COMP 9693

Continuous Intake

Our Administering SQL Databases: 764 course teaches you how to secure an SQL database through the use of security models, users and user roles. Learn how partially contained databases are used to ensure data is not compromised in the event of a breach as well as how encryption is used to protect data within a database server. Explore how to backup and restore databases in the event of a catastrophic server event and how to audit a server to determine any server-related issues or operating system errors. This database administration course can be used as part of your study material for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) SQL 2016 database certifications.

Also check out our in-class course: COMP 9692 Administering SQL Databases: 764


Course Delivery Method:

This is a self-directed online course delivered via Blackboard Learn with continuous intake registration. That means this course does not have traditional start/end dates. You can register at any time throughout the year (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), and you will have 120 calendar days from the day you receive the online access/course materials to complete the course. Make sure to register in the section (CRN) with the Date(s) range that includes the date on which you plan to start the course (keeping in mind that you will receive your online access/course materials approximately a week after you register).

Course Essentials:

You must have Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Express Edition (which can be downloaded for free from Microsoft). This software requires a computer with a 2 GHz (or greater) processor, 8 GB (or greater) RAM, and a Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit (or later) operating system. (You can complete this course using a 32-bit operating system but, if you wish to move on from this course, you will need a 64-bit operating system.)


You must have completed our COMP 9690 Querying Data with Transact-SQL: 761 course or our COMP 9691 Querying Data with Transact-SQL: 761 (Distance Learning) course. (An approved equivalent is also acceptable.)

Hours and Fees




(includes a non-refundable materials fee of $100 [online access])

Course Sections

Delivery Method: Self-directed Online
Technology Department

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