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20461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

A 5-Day Training Course

Course Content

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 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.

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.
Attendees ahould also have:

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

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.

Course Outline
This course is a 5-day training course structured into 36 modules.
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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