Microsoft SQL Server 2012 provides enhanced security features to ensure that each instance is secure. Using SQL Server 2012 security features, administrators can guarantee that access to a SQL Server instance is granted only to specified users, using either Windows Authentication or Mixed Mode Authentication by creating logins and then mapping the logins to the databases within the instance. Administrators also have the ability to encrypt a SQL Server instance using transparent data encryption (TDE) and to encrypt the data within a database using encryption certificates and asymmetric and symmetric keys. SQL Server 2012 also provides an auditing feature to audit the instance using server-level and database-level events, which can then be reviewed in log files. Policy-based management is another feature which provides administrators the means to specify policies throughout the SQL Server instance that objects need to adhere too to keep the database security and running efficiently. This course demonstrates how to create SQL Server logins, database users, schemas, roles, and how to grant permissions. It also addresses how to use encryption to protect a database and database data, as well as how to use the SQL Server Auditing feature and Policy-Based Management. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases. This exam is one of the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associated (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.
Professionals typically pursuing a career as a Database Administrator; individuals who do not work directly with SQL Server as part of their primary job but wish to show their breadth of technology experience, including developers and systems administrators among others; Database Administrators who as part of their daily task perform installation, maintenance, and configuration tasks