20461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server®

This course provides material for:
Microsoft Exam code: 70-461
Certificate: MCSA: SQL Server

Overview

Students learn the technical skills 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.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able 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

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.

Syllabus

Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools

Introduction to T-SQL Querying

  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Sets
  • Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
  • Lab : Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying

Writing SELECT Queries

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
  • Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements

Querying Multiple Tables

  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
  • Lab : Querying Multiple Tables

Sorting and Filtering Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown and Missing Values
  • Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data

Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types

  • Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
  • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types

Using DML to Modify Data

  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data
  • Lab : Using DML to Modify Data

Using Built-In Functions

  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL
  • Lab : Using Built-In Functions

Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data

Using Subqueries

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
  • Lab : Using Subqueries

Using Table Expressions

  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
  • Using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
  • Lab : Using Table Expressions

Using Set Operators

  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY
  • Lab : Using Set Operators

Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions
  • Lab : Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions

Pivoting and Grouping Sets

  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets
  • Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets

Executing Stored Procedures

  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL
  • Lab : Executing Stored Procedures

Programming with T-SQL

  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow
  • Lab : Programming with T-SQL

Implementing Error Handling

  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Working with Error Information
  • Lab : Implementing Error Handling

Implementing Transactions

  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
  • Isolation Levels
  • Lab : Implementing Transactions

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