MS 20765: Provisioning SQL Databases

Important notice - this course is retired

This course was retired from Microsoft 31 December 2021.

The related exam was retired 31 December 2020.

Please take a look at the new replacement courses:

Microsoft Data Platform







The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.

The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQL Server databases.


This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Some experience with database design

Course goals:

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Provision a Database Server
  • Upgrade SQL Server
  • Configure SQL Server
  • Manage Databases and Files (shared)
  • Provision, migrate and manage databases in the cloud

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Certification - retires 31 January 2021

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This exam retires on January 31, 2021

This course is recommended as preparation for exam 70-765. which is the second of two exams leading to MCSA SQL Server 2016 Database Administration  certification.