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SQL Server Security Fundamentals

by Pinal Dave

In this course, you will learn essential concepts and practical techniques needed to effectively secure SQL Server databases, including authentication, authorization, encryption, management of principals, objects, and role-based security.

What you'll learn

SQL Server security is critical for protecting sensitive data, controlling access, and ensuring regulatory compliance. In this course, SQL Server Security Fundamentals, you'll gain the ability to effectively secure SQL Server databases and protect sensitive data. First, you'll explore the importance of SQL Server security and understand the various security threats and best practices. Next, you'll discover the fundamentals of authentication, authorization, and encryption, and learn how to implement them in real-world scenarios. Finally, you'll learn essential skills such as securing database files, implementing certifications, and data encryption. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of SQL Server security needed to safeguard your databases, control access, and ensure data protection.

About the author

Pinal Dave is an SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and independent consultant with over 21 years of hands-on experience. He holds a Master of Science degree and numerous database certifications. Pinal has authored 14 SQL Server database books and 61 Pluralsight courses. To freely share his knowledge and help others build their expertise, Pinal has also written more than 5,700 database tech articles on his blog at

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