Querying Microsoft SQL Server

Introduction

This 5-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-461.

Audience

This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals. The course will very likely be well attended by SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused or plan on taking the exam; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, participants must have :
 
  • Working knowledge of relational databases
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

At course completion

After completing this course, participants will be able to :
 
  • Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages.
  • Write SELECT queries
  • Query multiple tables
  • Sort and filter data
  • Describe the use of data types in SQL Server
  • Modify data using Transact-SQL
  • Use built-in functions
  • Group and aggregate data
  • Use subqueries
  • Use table expressions
  • Use set operators
  • Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions Implement pivoting and grouping sets
  • Execute stored procedures
  • Program with T-SQL
  • Implement error handling
  • Implement transactions


Course outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Module 10: Using Subqueries
Module 11: Using Table Expressions
Module 12: Using Set Operators
Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures
Module 16: Programming with T-SQL
Module 17: Implementing Error Handling
Module 18: Implementing Transactions
Module 19: Improving Query Performance
Module 20: Querying SQL Server Metadata