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Querying Microsoft SQL Server® 2014 (20461D)

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Description

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.

The main purpose of the course is to prepare people for the exam “70-461: Writing Queries Using Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Transact-SQL.” This exam will be the underlying exam for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals..

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.

Syllabus

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. Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools 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. Lab : Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table. Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements 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. Lab : Querying Multiple Tables 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. Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data 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. Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types 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. Lab : Using DML to Modify Data 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. Lab : Using Built-In Functions 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. Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data 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. Lab : Using Subqueries 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. Lab : Using Table Expressions Module 12: Using Set Operators This module introduces the set operators UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT to compare rows between two input sets Lab : Using Set Operators 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. Lab : Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Function 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. Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets Module 15: Querying data with 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. Lab : Executing Stored Procedures 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. Lab : Programming with T-SQL 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. Lab : Implementing Error Handling 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. Lab : Implementing Transactions Module 19: Appendix 1: Improving Query Performance This module presents several key guidelines for writing well-performing queries, as well as ways to monitor the execution of your queries and their impact on Microsoft SQL Server Lab : Improving Query Performance Module 20: Appendix 2: Querying SQL Server Metadata SQL Server provides access to structured metadata by using a variety of mechanisms, such as system catalog views, system functions, dynamic management objects, and system stored procedures. In this module, you will learn how to write queries to return system metadata using these mechanisms. Lab : Querying SQL Server Metadata

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, students 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 expression
  • 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

Participants and Requirements

The course is intended for professional developers who develop solutions for SharePoin products and technologies in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. The course is ideally suited to SharePoint developers who have gained some experience with SharePoint 2013 and who are looking to build on their existing skills. Before attending this course, students must have: • Working knowledge of relational databases • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

Certificate

Microsoft Certificate

Course Duration

5 days

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