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Introduction to SQL Databases and Querying

  • Length 3 days
  • Price $2750 inc GST
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Why study this course

This three-day course is designed to introduce students to databases and the fundamentals of writing queries using SQL Server.

This course draws content from both Microsoft 10985 – Introduction to SQL Databases and Microsoft 20761 – Querying Data with Transact-SQL 2016.

Please note: We are unable to accept SATVs for this course.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.

  • Describe the effects of database design on performance.

  • Describe commonly used database objects.

  • Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server.

  • Describe T-SQL, sets, and predicate logic.

  • Write a single table SELECT statement.

  • Write a multi-table SELECT statement.

  • Write SELECT statements with filtering and sorting.

  • Describe how SQL Server uses data types.

  • Write queries that use built-in functions.

  • Write queries that aggregate data.

  • Write subqueries.

  • Create and implement views and table-valued functions.

  • Use set operators to combine query results.


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Course subjects

Module 1: Introduction to databasesThis module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Introduction to relational databases

  • Other types of database

  • Data analysis

  • Database languages in SQL Server

Lab : Exploring and querying SQL Server databases

Module 2: PerformanceThis module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

Lessons

  • Indexing

  • Query performance

  • Concurrency

Lab : Performance issues

Module 3: Database ObjectsThis module introduces commonly used database objects.

Lessons

  • Tables

  • Views

  • Stored procedures, triggers and functions

Lab : Using SQL server

Module 4: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016

This module introduces SQL Server, the versions of SQL Server, including cloud versions, and how to connect to SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio.

Lessons

  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server

  • SQL Server Editions and Versions

  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio

Lab : Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools

  • Working with SQL Server Management Studio

  • Creating and Organizing T-SQL Scripts

  • Using Books Online

Module 5: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

This module describes the elements of T-SQL and their role in writing queries. Describe the use of sets in SQL Server. Describe the use of predicate logic in SQL Server. Describe the logical order of operations in SELECT statements.

Lessons

  • Introducing T-SQL

  • Understanding Sets

  • Understanding Predicate Logic

  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements

Lab : Introduction to T-SQL Querying

  • Executing Basic SELECT Statements

  • Executing Queries that Filter Data using Predicates

  • Executing Queries That Sort Data Using ORDER BY

Module 6: Writing SELECT Queries

This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.

Lessons

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements

  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT

  • Using Column and Table Aliases

  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions

Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements

  • Eliminating Duplicates Using DISTINCT

  • Using Column and Table Aliases

  • Using a Simple CASE Expression

Module 7: Querying Multiple Tables

This module describes how to write queries that combine data from multiple sources in Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Understanding Joins

  • Querying with Inner Joins

  • Querying with Outer Joins

  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins

Lab : Querying Multiple Tables

  • Writing Queries that use Inner Joins

  • Writing Queries that use Multiple-Table Inner Joins

  • Writing Queries that use Self-Joins

  • Writing Queries that use Outer Joins

  • Writing Queries that use Cross Joins

Module 8: Sorting and Filtering Data

This module describes how to implement sorting and filtering.

Lessons

  • Sorting Data

  • Filtering Data with Predicates

  • Filtering Data with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

  • Working with Unknown Values

Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data

  • Writing Queries that Filter Data using a WHERE Clause

  • Writing Queries that Sort Data Using an ORDER BY Clause

  • Writing Queries that Filter Data Using the TOP Option

Module 9: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

This module introduces the data types SQL Server uses to store data.

Lessons

  • Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types

  • Working with Character Data

  • Working with Date and Time Data

Lab : Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

  • 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 Return Character Functions

Module 10: Using Built-In Functions

This module introduces some of the many built in functions in SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions

  • Using Conversion Functions

  • Using Logical Functions

  • Using Functions to Work with NULL

Lab : Using Built-In Functions

  • Writing Queries That Use Conversion Functions

  • Writing Queries that use Logical Functions

  • Writing Queries that Test for Nullability

Module 11: Grouping and Aggregating Data

This module describes how to use aggregate functions.

Lessons

  • Using Aggregate Functions

  • Using the GROUP BY Clause

  • Filtering Groups with HAVING

Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Writing Queries That Use the GROUP BY Clause

  • Writing Queries that Use Aggregate Functions

  • Writing Queries that Use Distinct Aggregate Functions

  • Writing Queries that Filter Groups with the HAVING Clause

Module 12: Using Subqueries

This module describes several types of subquery and how and when to use them.

Lessons

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries

  • Writing Correlated Subqueries

  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries

Lab : Using Subqueries

  • Writing Queries That Use Self-Contained Subqueries

  • Writing Queries That Use Scalar and Multi-Result Subqueries

  • Writing Queries That Use Correlated Subqueries and an EXISTS Clause

Module 13: Using Table Expressions

Previously in this course, you learned about using subqueries as an expression that returned results to an outer calling query. Like subqueries, table expressions are query expressions, but table expressions extend this idea by allowing you to name them and to work with their results as you would work with data in any valid relational table. Microsoft SQL Server 2016 supports four types of table expressions: derived tables, common table expression (CTEs), views, and inline table-valued functions (TVFs). In this module, you will learn to work with these forms of table expressions and learn how to use them to help create a modular approach to writing queries.

Lessons

  • Using Views

  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions

  • Using Derived Tables

  • Using Common Table Expressions

Lab : Using Table Expressions

  • Writing Queries That Use Views

  • Writing Queries That Use Derived Tables

  • Writing Queries That Use Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

  • Writing Queries That Sue Inline Table-Valued Expressions

Module 14: Using Set Operators

This module introduces how to use the set operators UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT to compare rows between two input sets.

Lessons

  • Writing Queries with the UNION operator

  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT

  • Using APPLY

Lab : Using Set Operators

  • Writing Queries That Use UNION Set Operators and UNION ALL

  • Writing Queries That Use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY Operators

  • Writing Queries That Use the EXCEPT and INTERSECT Operators


Prerequisites

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


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