20464 Developing Microsoft® SQL Server® Databases

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This course provides material for:
Microsoft Exam code: 70-464
Certificate: MCSA: SQL Server

Overview

This course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
  • Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types.
  • Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).
  • Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints.
  • Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies.
  • Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes. Also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure.
  • Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans.
  • Design effective non-clustered indexes.
  • Design and implement views
  • Design and implement stored procedures.
  • Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses.
  • Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also describe where they can lead to performance issues).
  • Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency.
  • Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling.
  • Design and implement DML triggers
  • Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server.
  • Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server.
  • Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server.
  • Work with the GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
  • Implement and query a full-text index.

Audience

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database.

Syllabus

Introduction to Database Development

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
  • Lab : Introduction to Database Development

Designing and Implementing Tables

  • Designing Tables
  • Working with Schemas
  • Creating and Altering Tables
  • Lab : Designing and Implementing Tables

Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

  • Enforcing Data Integrity
  • Implementing Domain Integrity
  • Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
  • Lab : Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

Introduction to Indexing

  • Core Indexing Concepts
  • Single Column and Composite Indexes
  • SQL Server Table Structures
  • Working with Clustered Indexes

Advanced Indexing

  • Execution Plan Core Concepts
  • Common Execution Plan Elements
  • Working with Execution Plans
  • Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Lab : Planning for SQL Server 2014 Indexing

Columnstore Indexes

  • Columnstore Indexes
  • Best Practices for Columnstore Indexes
  • Lab : Using In-Memory Database Capabilities

Designing and Implementing Views

  • Introduction to Views
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Performance Considerations for Views
  • Lab : Designing and Implementing Views

Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

  • Introduction to Stored Procedures
  • Working With Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
  • Controlling Execution Context
  • Lab : Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

  • Overview of Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
  • Implementation Considerations for Functions
  • Alternatives to Functions
  • Lab : Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

  • Designing DML Triggers
  • Implementing DML Triggers
  • Advanced Trigger Concepts
  • Lab : Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

Using In-Memory Tables

  • Memory-Optimized Tables
  • Native Stored Procedures
  • Lab : Using In-Memory Database Capabilities

Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server

  • Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
  • Importing and Configuring Assemblies
  • Implementing SQL CLR Integration
  • Lab : Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server

Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server

  • Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
  • Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
  • Implementing the XML Data Type
  • Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
  • Getting Started with XQuery
  • Shredding XML
  • Lab : Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server

Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

  • Introduction to Spatial Data
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
  • Using Spatial Data in Applications
  • Lab : Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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