Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training

Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training (M10776)


Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training Course with Hands-on Labs

This 5-day instructor-led Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training course introduces SQL Server 2012 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. The Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training course also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as transactions, concurrency, error handling, triggers, and SQL CLR are also covered in this Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training course. Also this Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464

All the labs for this Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training course can be performed using the provided virtual machines. However, if you have a Microsoft Windows Azure account and the classroom virtual machines connect to the internet you may be able to connect to your Azure server and database from the classroom. Many of the labs in this course are enabled for you to perform the lab while connected to your own Azure database in the cloud. Your instructor should be able to provide a current list of Azure enabled labs. To acquire a trial Windows Azure account click here.

Below are the some of the new features of SQL Server that has been discussed in this course:

Use of SC collations
Current versions of Windows support extended Unicode collations known as supplementary (or SC) collations. Earlier versions of SQL Server did not support the use of these collations. The course provides details on SQL Server support for these additional collations.
SQL Server 2012 introduces a number of new functions. The demonstrations in the course utilize many of these new functions such as TRY_PARSE and TRY_CONVERT.
Detailed discussion on IDENTITY constraints
A new more detailed topic on IDENTITY constraints has been added to the course.
Working with SEQUENCES
SQL Server 2012 introduces the concept of sequences. The course now includes a topic and demonstration on the use of sequences.
Slight course reordering to improve overall flow
The course has been reordered from 6232B to improve the overall flow. In particular, constraints are discussed immediately after the initial discussion on logical table design. The course layout offers a more unified experience for the students with each day having a particular flavor.
Use of THROW and comparisons to RAISERROR
SQL Server 2012 enhances the available error-handling options in T-SQL. The module on error-handling has been expanded to show how to use THROW in place of RAISERROR and also to show how to rethrow errors (including system errors) within CATCH blocks using the THROW statement.
Full-globe and arc support in spatial
SQL Server 2012 adds support for geography data-type objects that span more than a single hemisphere. The course discusses the new full globe support and along with new support for curved arc objects.
Customizable nearness in full-text
The course covers how full-text indexing in SQL Server 2012 offers a more customizable and flexible proximity operation than earlier versions of SQL Server.

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Audience/Target Group

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2012 product features and technologies for implementing a database.

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Duration: 5 days

What You Will Learn:

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.

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset


Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Working with SQL Server Tools
Configuring SQL Server Services

Lab: Introduction to SQL Server and its Toolset

Verifying SQL Server Component Installation
Altering Service Accounts for New Instance
Enabling Named Pipes Protocol for Both Instances
Creating an Alias for AdvDev
Ensuring SQL Browser is Disabled and Configure a Fixed TCP/IP Port (Only if time permits

Module 2: Working with Data Types


Using Data Types
Working with Character Data
Converting Data Types
Specialized Data Types

Lab: Working with Data Types

Choosing Appropriate Data Types
Writing Queries With Data Type Conversions
Designing and Creating Alias Data Types

Module 3: Designing and Implementing Tables


Designing Tables
Working with Schemas
Creating and Altering Tables

Lab: Designing and Implementing Tables

Improving the Design of Tables
Creating a Schema
Creating the Tables

Module 4: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints


Enforcing Data Integrity
Implementing Domain Integrity
Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

Lab: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

Designing Constraints
Testing the constraints

Module 5: Planning for SQL Server 2012 Indexing


Core Indexing Concepts
Data Types and Indexes
Single Column and Composite Indexes

Lab: Planning for SQL Server Indexing

Exploring existing index statistics
Designing column orders for indexes

Module 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server 2012


SQL Server Table Structures
Working with Clustered Indexes
Designing Effective Clustered Indexes

Lab: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server

Creating Tables as Heaps
Creating Tables with Clustered Indexes
Comparing the Performance of Clustered Indexes vs. Heaps

Module 7: Reading SQL Server 2012 Execution Plans


Execution Plan Core Concepts
Common Execution Plan Elements
Working with Execution Plans

Lab: Reading SQL Server Execution Plans

Actual vs. Estimated Plans
Identifying Common Plan Elements
Querying Cost Comparison

Module 8: Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes


Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
Implementing Nonclustered Indexes
Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Lab: Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes

Nonclustered index usage review
Improving nonclustered index designs
Working with SQL Server Profiler and Database Engine Tuning Advisor
Designing nonclustered index

Module 9: Designing and Implementing Views


Introduction to Views
Creating and Managing Views
Performance Considerations for Views

Lab: Designing and Implementing Views

Designing, Implementing and Testing the WebStock Views
Designing and Implementing the Contacts View
Modifying the AvailableModels View

Module 10: 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

Creating stored procedures
Creating a parameterized stored procedure
Altering the execution context of stored procedures

Module 11: Merging Data and Passing Tables


Using the MERGE Statement
Implementing Table Types
Using TABLE Types As Parameters

Lab: Passing Tables and Merging Data

Creating a Table Type
Using a Table Type Parameter
Using a Table Type with MERGE

Module 12: 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

Formatting Phone Numbers
Modifying an Existing Function
Resolve a Function-related Performance Issue

Module 13: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server 2012 Applications


Introduction to Transactions
Introduction to Locks
Management of Locking
Transaction Isolation Levels

Lab: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications

Detecting Deadlocks
Investigating Transaction Isolation Levels

Module 14: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code


Understanding T-SQL Error Handling
Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
Implementing Structured Exception Handling

Lab: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code

Replacing @@ERROR based error handling with structured exception handling
Adding deadlock retry logic to the stored procedure

Module 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers


Designing DML Triggers
Implementing DML Triggers
Advanced Trigger Concepts

Lab: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

Creating and Testing the Audit Trigger
Improving the Audit Trigger

Module 16: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server 2012


Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
Importing and Configuring Assemblies
Implementing SQL CLR Integration

Lab: Designing and Implementing Views

Assessing Proposed CLR Code
Implementing a CLR Assembly
Implementing a CLR User-defined Aggregate and CLR User-defined Data Type

Module 17: Storing XML Data in SQL Server 2012


Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
Implementing the XML Data Type

Lab: Storing XML Data in SQL Server

Appropriate Usage of XML Data Storage in SQL Server
Investigating the Storage of XML Data in Variables
Investigating the use of XML Schema Collections
Investigating the Creation of Database Columns Based on XML

Module 18: Querying XML Data in SQL Server


Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
Getting Started with XQuery
Shredding XML

Lab: Querying XML Data in SQL Server

Learning to query SQL Server data as XML
Writing a stored procedure returning XML
Writing a stored procedure that updates using XML

Module 19: Working with SQL Server 2012 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

Familiarity With Geometry Data Type
Adding Spatial Data to an Existing Table
Business Application of Spatial Data

Module 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries


Introduction to Full-Text Indexing
Implementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server
Working with Full-Text Queries

Lab: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries

Implementing a full-text index
Implementing a stop list
Creating a stored procedure to implement a full-txt search

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