Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training (M10774)

Introduction:

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training Course with Labs Description

This 5-day instructor led Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Training course helps people prepare for exam 70-461.

All the labs for this Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 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 Windows 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 Windows Azure database in the cloud. Your instructor should be able to provide a current list of Windows Azure enabled labs.

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

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.

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Duration: 5 days

Class Prerequisites:

Write SELECT queries
Query multiple tables
Use built-in functions
Use subqueries
Execute stored procedures
Use set operators
Implement error handling
Implement transactions
Use table expressions
Sort and filter data
Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions
Query SQL Server metadata
Program with T-SQL
Improve query performance

Course Content:

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Lessons

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio

Lab: Working with SQL Server 2012 Tools

Working with SQL Server Management Studio
Creating and Organizing T-SQL scripts
Using Books Online

Module 2: Getting Started with SQL Azure

Lessons

Overview of SQL Azure
Working with SQL Azure

Module 3: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

Lessons

Introducing T-SQL
Understanding Sets
Understanding Predicate Logic
Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements

Lab: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying

Executing Basic SELECT Statements
Executing queries which filter data using predicates
Executing queries which sort data using ORDER BY

Module 4: Writing SELECT Queries

Lessons

Writing Simple SELECT Statements
Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
Using Column and Table Aliases
Writing Simple CASE Expressions

Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements

Write simple SELECT Statements
Eliminate Duplicates Using Distinct
Use Table and Column Aliases
Use a Simple CASE Expression

Module 5: Querying Multiple Tables

Lessons

Understanding Joins
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 Join
Writing Queries That Use Self Joins
Writing Queries That Use Outer Loins
Writing Queries That Use Cross Join

Module 6: Sorting and Filtering Data

Lessons

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

Writing Queries That Filter Data Using a WHERE Clause
Writing Queries That Filter Data Using an ORDER BY Clause
Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the TOP Option
Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the OFFSET-FETCH Clause

Module 7: Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types

Lessons

Introducing SQL Server 2012 Data Types
Working with Character Data
Working with Date and Time Data

Lab: Working with SQL Server 2012 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 Use Character Functions

Module 8: Using Built-In Functions

Lessons

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

Lab: Using Built-In Functions

Write queries which use conversion functions
Write queries which use logical functions
Write queries which test for nullability

Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

Lessons

Using Aggregate Functions
Using the GROUP BY Clause
Filtering Groups with HAVING

Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data

Write queries which use the GROUP BY clause
Write queries which use aggregate functions
Write queries which use distinct aggregate functions
Write queries which filter groups with the HAVING clause

Module 10: Using Subqueries

Lessons

Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
Writing Correlated Subqueries
Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries

Lab: Using Subqueries

Write queries which use self-contained subqueries
Write queries which use scalar and multi-result subqueries
Write queries which use correlated subqueries and EXISTS predicate

Module 11: Using Table Expressions

Lessons

Using Derived Tables
Using Common Table Expressions
Using Views
Using Inline Table-Valued Functions

Lab: Using Table Expressions

Write Queries Which Use Views
Write Queries Which Use Derived Tables
Write Queries Which Use Common Table Expressions
Write Queries Which Use Inline Table-Valued Functions

Module 12: Using Set Operators

Lessons

Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
Using APPLY

Lab: Using Set Operators

Write queries which use UNION set operators and UNION ALL multi-set operators
Write queries which use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY operators
Write queries which use EXCEPT and INTERSECT operators

Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions

Lessons

Creating Windows with OVER
Exploring Window Functions

Lab: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions

Write queries which use ranking functions
Write queries which use offset functions
Write queries which use window aggregate functions

Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

Lessons

Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
Working with Grouping Sets

Lab: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

Write queries which use the PIVOT operator
Write queries which use the UNPIVOT operator
Write queries which use the GROUPING SETS subclause

Module 15: Querying SQL Server Metadata

Lessons

Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
Executing System Stored Procedures
Querying Dynamic Management Objects

Lab: Querying SQL Server Metadata

Querying System Catalog Views
Querying System Functions
Querying System Dynamic Management Views

Module 16: Executing Stored Procedures

Lessons

Querying Data with Stored Procedures
Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
Creating Simple Stored Procedures
Working with Dynamic SQL

Lab: Executing Stored Procedures

Use the EXECUTE statement to invoke stored procedures
Pass parameters to stored procedures
Execute system stored procedures

Module 17: Programming with T-SQL

Lessons

T-SQL Programming Elements
Controlling Program Flow

Lab: Programming with T-SQL

Declaring Variables and Delimiting Batches
Using Control-of-Flow Elements
Generating Dynamic SQL
Using Synonyms

Module 18: Implementing Error Handling

Lessons

Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
Working with Error Information

Lab: Implementing Error Handling

Redirecting Errors with TRY / CATCH
Using THROW to Pass an Error Message Back to a Client

Module 19: Implementing Transactions

Lessons

Transactions and the Database Engine
Controlling Transactions

Lab: Implementing Transactions

Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
Adding error handling to a CATCH block

Module 20: Improving Query Performance

Lessons

Factors in Query Performance
Displaying Query Performance Data

Lab: Improving Query Performance

Viewing Query Execution Plans
Viewing Index Usage and Using SET STATISTICS Statement

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