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.
Create and implement views and table-valued functions.
Use set operators to combine query results.
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Module 1: Introduction to databasesThis module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.
Lab : Exploring and querying SQL Server databases
Module 2: PerformanceThis module introduces the effects of database design on performance.
Lab : Performance issues
Module 3: Database ObjectsThis module introduces commonly used database objects.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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