SQL Server 2012 provides several key features that improve the availability of servers and databases so that downtime for users is minimized. These solutions include AlwaysOn Failover Clustering, AlwaysOn Availability Groups, database mirroring, and Replication. These reliability features help administrators maintain multiple sets of data that help ensure that critical systems remain accessible, and can be fully recovered in the event of a disaster. This course addresses how to configure SQL Server 2012's AlwaysOn features, database mirroring, and replication to ensure that SQL Server 20012 environments are available to users at all times by providing a high-availability and complete disaster-recovery solution. 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