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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014
 

20461: QUERYING MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2014

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COURSE OUTLINE

Full details of modules and topics covered in this five-day course

VERSIONS COVERED

This course covers 2014 versions

DURATION

This is a five-day training course structured into 36 modules

COURSE AIMS

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.

TARGET 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.
Attendees ahould also have:

  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

AUTHORISED MICROSOFT TRAINING COURSE

This is an authorised Microsoft training course, delivered by certified Microsoft trainers at fully equipped centres using the latest equipment, software and course materials. There is no better way to undertake your training, to maximise your learning and ensure the highest marks possible in your certification exams.


COURSE OBJECTIVES

Delegates will learn how 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


CERTIFICATION

This course helps people to prepare for exam 70-461.


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MODULE 1:  Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
Topics covered:
  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
MODULE 2:  Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools
Topics covered:
  • Working with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Creating and Organizing T-SQL scripts
  • Using Books Online
MODULE 3:  Introduction to T-SQL Querying
Topics covered:
  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Sets
  • Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
MODULE 4:  Lab : Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
Topics covered:
  • Executing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Executing queries which filter data using predicates
  • Executing queries which sort data using ORDER BY
MODULE 5:  Writing SELECT Queries
Topics covered:
  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
MODULE 6:  Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Topics covered:
  • Write simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminate Duplicates Using Distinct
  • Use Table and Column Aliases
  • Use a Simple CASE Expression
MODULE 7:  Querying Multiple Tables
Topics covered:
  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
MODULE 8:  Lab : Querying Multiple Tables
Topics covered:
  • Writing Queries That Use Inner Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Multiple-Table Inner Join
  • Writing Queries That Use Self Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Outer Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Cross Joins
MODULE 9:  Sorting and Filtering Data
Topics covered:
  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown and Missing Values
MODULE 10:  Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data
Topics covered:
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using a WHERE Clause
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using an ORDER BY Clause
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the TOP Option
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the OFFSET-FETCH Clause
MODULE 11:  Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
Topics covered:
  • Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
MODULE 12:  Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
Topics covered:
  • Writing Queries That Return Date and Time Data
  • Writing Queries That Use Date and Time Functions
  • Writing Queries That Return Character Data
  • Writing Queries That Use Character Functions
MODULE 13:  Using DML to Modify Data
Topics covered:
  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data
MODULE 14:  Lab : Using DML to Modify Data
Topics covered:
  • Inserting Data
  • Updating and Deleting Data
MODULE 15:  Using Built-In Functions
Topics covered:
  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL
MODULE 16:  Lab : Using Built-In Functions
Topics covered:
  • Write queries which use conversion functions
  • Write queries which use logical functions
  • Write queries which test for nullability
MODULE 17:  Grouping and Aggregating Data
Topics covered:
  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
MODULE 18:  Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data
Topics covered:
  • Write queries which use the GROUP BY clause
  • Write queries which use aggregate functions
  • Write queries which use distinct aggregate functions
  • Write queries which filter groups with the HAVING clause
MODULE 19:  Using Subqueries
Topics covered:
  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
MODULE 20:  Lab : Using Subqueries
Topics covered:
  • Write queries which use self-contained subqueries
  • Write queries which use scalar and multi-result subqueries
  • Write queries which use correlated subqueries and EXISTS predicate
MODULE 21:  Using Table Expressions
Topics covered:
  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
  • Using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
MODULE 22:  Lab : Using Table Expressions
Topics covered:
  • Write Queries Which Use Views
  • Write Queries Which Use Derived Tables
  • Write Queries Which Use Common Table Expressions
  • Write Queries Which Use Inline Table-Valued Functions
MODULE 23:  Using Set Operators
Topics covered:
  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY
MODULE 24:  Lab : Using Set Operators
Topics covered:
  • Write queries which use UNION set operators and UNION ALL multi-set operators
  • Write queries which use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY operators
  • Write queries which use EXCEPT and INTERSECT operators
MODULE 25:  Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
Topics covered:
  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions
MODULE 26:  Lab : Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
Topics covered:
  • Write queries which use ranking functions
  • Write queries which use offset functions
  • Write queries which use window aggregate functions
MODULE 27:  Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Topics covered:
  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets
MODULE 28:  Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Topics covered:
  • Write queries which use the PIVOT operator
  • Write queries which use the UNPIVOT operator
  • Write queries which use the GROUPING SETS subclause
MODULE 29:  Executing Stored Procedures
Topics covered:
  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL
MODULE 30:  Lab : Executing Stored Procedures
Topics covered:
  • Use the EXECUTE statement to invoke stored procedures
  • Pass parameters to stored procedures
  • Execute system stored procedures
MODULE 31:  Programming with T-SQL
Topics covered:
  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow
MODULE 32:  Lab : Programming with T-SQL
Topics covered:
  • Declaring Variables and Delimiting Batches
  • Using Control-of-Flow Elements
  • Generating Dynamic SQL
  • Using Synonyms
MODULE 33:  Implementing Error Handling
Topics covered:
  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Working with Error Information
MODULE 34:  Lab : Implementing Error Handling
Topics covered:
  • Redirecting Errors with TRY / CATCH
  • Using THROW to Pass an Error Message Back to a Client
MODULE 35:  Implementing Transactions
Topics covered:
  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
  • Isolation Levels
MODULE 36:  Lab : Implementing Transactions
Topics covered:
  • Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
  • Adding error handling to a CATCH block

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