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Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Encryption

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Ensuring data security is an important part of administering any database infrastructure, and encryption is one method to help you protect sensitive data. This course will teach you about encryption-related tools and processes used in SQL Server 2016, including cell-level, backup, and connection encryption. In addition, this course covers the Always Encrypted feature, Transparent Data Encryption, and troubleshooting. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the 70-764: Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure exam.

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Database Administrators, database professionals


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Microsoft SQL Server 2016: Encryption

  • start the course
  • describe the encryption features supported in SQL Server 2016
  • describe Transparent Data Encryption and the keys used for encrypting and decrypting data
  • use Transparent Data Encryption
  • describe the features and limitations of Always Encrypted
  • use the Always Encrypted Wizard
  • configure Always Encrypted using SQL Server Management Studio
  • configure Always Encrypted using PowerShell
  • describe support and limitations for encryption with Azure SQL Database
  • describe the benefits, requirements, restrictions, methods, and recommended practices for backup encryption
  • create an encrypted backup
  • recognize the purpose of cell-level encryption and how to use Transact-SQL and symmetric encryption to configure it
  • enable encrypted connections to a database
  • troubleshoot encryption
  • configure encryption in SQL Server 2016
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