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Querying Microsoft SQL Server (MS-20461)

Querying Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server 5-Day Training

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.

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014.  It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform. 

 

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At Course Completion:
After Completing this course, students will be able to:
  • 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
Who Should Attend:

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.

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  • Pre-Class Prep Materials
  • In-person access to the top experts in the industry
  • Lunch and snacks provided on each day of class

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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014 
This module introduces the SQL Server platform and major tools. It discusses editions, versions, tools used to query, documentation sources, and the logical structure of databases. 
Lessons

Lab: Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying 
This module introduces Transact SQL as the primary querying language of SQL Server. It discusses the basic structure of T-SQL queries, the logical flow of a SELECT statement, and introduces concepts such as predicates and set-based operations.  Lessons Lab: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying After completing this module, you will be able to:  Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries 
This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table. 
Lessons Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables 
This module explains how to write queries which combine data from multiple sources in SQL Server. The module introduces the use of JOINs in T-SQL queries as a mechanism for retrieving data from multiple tables. 
Lessons Lab: Querying Multiple Tables After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data 
This module explains how to enhance queries to limit the rows they return, and to control the order in which the rows are displayed. The module also discusses how to resolve missing and unknown results. 
Lessons Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types 
This module explains the data types SQL Server uses to store data. It introduces the many types of numeric and special-use data types. It also explains conversions between data types, and the importance of type precedence. 
Lessons Lab: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data 
This module describes the use of Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language to perform inserts, updates, and deletes to your data. 
Lessons Lab: Using DML to Modify Data After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
This module introduces the use of functions that are built in to SQL Server Denali, and will discuss some common usages including data type conversion, testing for logical results and nullability.
Lessons Lab: Using Built-In Functions After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data 
This module introduces methods for grouping data within a query, aggregating the grouped data and filtering groups with HAVING. The module is designed to help the student grasp why a SELECT clause has restrictions placed upon column naming in the GROUP BY clause as well as which columns may be listed in the SELECT clause. 
Lessons Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 10: Using Subqueries 
This module will introduce the use of subqueries in various parts of a SELECT statement. It will include the use of scalar and multi-result subqueries, and the use of the IN and EXISTS operators. 
Lessons Lab: Using Subqueries After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 11: Using Table Expressions 
This module introduces T-SQL expressions which return a valid relational table, typically for further use in the query. The module discusses views, derived tables, common table expressions and inline table-valued functions. 
Lessons Lab: Using Table Expressions After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 12: Using Set Operators 
This module introduces Microsoft SharePoint Server as a platform for BI, and then focuses on building BI dashboards and scorecards with PerformancePoint Services. 
Lessons Lab: Using Set Operators After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions 
This module introduces window functions including ranking, aggregate and offset functions. Much of this functionality is new to SQL Server 2012. It will cover the use of T-SQL functions such as ROW_NUMBER, RANK, DENSE_RANK, NTILE, LAG, LEAD, FIRST_VALUE and LAST_VALUE to perform calculations against a set, or window, of rows. 
Lessons Lab: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets 
This module discusses techniques for pivoting data in T-SQL as well to introduce the fundamentals of the GROUPING SETS clause. It will also cover the use of GROUP BY ROLLUP and GROUP BY CUBE syntax in SQL Server. 
Lessons Lab: Pivoting and Grouping Sets After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures 
This module introduces the use of existing stored procedures in a T-SQL querying environment. It discusses the use of EXECUTE, how to pass input and output parameters to a procedure, and how to invoke system stored procedures. 
Lessons Lab: Executing Stored Procedures After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 16: Programming with T-SQL 
This module provides a basic introduction to T-SQL programming concepts and objects. It discusses batches, variables, control of flow elements such as loops and conditionals, how to create and execute dynamic SQL statements, and how to use synonyms. 
Lessons Lab: Programming with T-SQL After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 17: Implementing Error Handling
This module introduces the use of error handlers in T-SQL code. It will introduce the difference between compile errors and run-time errors, and will cover how errors affect batches. The module will also cover how to control error handling using TRY/CATCH blocks, the use of the ERROR class of functions, and the use of the new THROW statement.
Lessons Lab: Implementing Error Handling After completing this module, you will be able to: Module 18: Implementing Transactions 
This module introduces the concepts of transaction management in SQL Server. It will provide a high-level overview of transaction properties; cover the basics of marking transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT and ROLLBACK. 
Lessons Lab: Implementing Transactions After completing this module, you will be able to:

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