Querying Microsoft SQL Server


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Course Outline

This 36-hours instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and basic database administration. This course is the foundation for Database Administration and Database Development. The primary target audience for this course are employees with basic database skills


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Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • editions
  • versions
  • tools used to query
  • documentation sources
  • the logical structure of databases
Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • basic structure of T-SQL queries
  • logical flow of a SELECT statement
  • concepts introduction: predicates and set-based operations
Writing SELECT Queries
  • fundamentals of the SELECT statement
  • queries against a single table
Querying Multiple Tables
  • use of JOINs in T-SQL queries as a mechanism for retrieving data from multiple tables
Sorting and Filtering Data
  • enhance queries to limit the rows they return
  • control the order in which the rows are displayed
  • how to resolve missing and unknown results
Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • data types SQL Server
  • types of numeric and special-use data types
  • conversions between data types
  • importance of type precedence
Using DML to Modify Data
  • perform inserts
  • updates
  • deletes
Using Built-In Functions
  • data type conversion
  • testing for logical results
  • nullability
Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • grouping data
  • aggregating the grouped data
  • filtering groups with HAVING
Using Subqueries
  • use of subqueries in various parts of a SELECT statement
  • use of scalar
  • multi-result subqueries
  • use of the IN and EXISTS operators
Using Table Expression
  • views
  • derived tables
  • common table expressions
  • inline table-valued functions
Querying data with Stored Procedure
  • use of EXECUTE
  • how to pass input and output parameters to a procedure
  • how to invoke system stored procedures
Implementing Transactions
  • concepts of transaction management in SQL- Server
  • transaction properties marking transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT and ROLLBACK
Introduction to SQL Server 2014 Database Administration
  • Database Administration Overview
  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Database Management Tools and Techniques
Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2014
  • Planning SQL Server Installation
  • Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Post-Installation Configuration
Working with Databases and Storage
  • Introduction to Data Storage with SQL Server
  • Managing Storage for System Databases
  • Managing Storage for User Databases
  • Moving Database Files
  • Configuring the Buffer Pool Extension
Planning and Implementing a Backup Strategy
  • Understanding SQL Server Recovery Models
  • Planning a Backup Strategy
  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Using Backup Options
  • Ensuring Backup Reliability
Restoring SQL Server 2014 Databases
  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Advanced Restore Scenarios
  • Working with Point-in-Time Recovery
Importing and Exporting Data
  • Introduction to Transferring Data
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Copying or Moving a Database
Managing SQL Server Security
  • Introduction to SQL Server Security
  • Managing Server-Level Security
  • Managing Database-Level Principals
  • Managing Database Permissions


  • Understanding the concept of database
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

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There are no upcoming meetings for this course.
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This course is the foundation for Database Administration and Database Development.
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