This course is designed to introduce students to Transact-SQL. It is designed in such a way that the first three days can be taught as a course to students requiring the knowledge for other courses in the SQL Server curriculum. Days 4 & 5 teach the remaining skills required to take exam 70-761.
The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals.
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016
This module introduces SQL Server, the versions of SQL Server, including cloud versions, and how to connect to SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio.
Lab : Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools
Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
This module describes the elements of T-SQL and their role in writing queries. Describe the use of sets in SQL Server. Describe the use of predicate logic in SQL Server. Describe the logical order of operations in SELECT statements.
Lab : Introduction to T-SQL Querying
Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.
Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
This module describes how to write queries that combine data from multiple sources in Microsoft SQL Server 2016.
Lab : Querying Multiple Tables
Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
This module describes how to implement sorting and filtering.
Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data
Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
This module introduces the data types SQL Server uses to store data.
Lab : Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
This module describes how to create DML queries, and why you would want to.
Lab : Using DML to Modify Data
Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
This module introduces some of the many built in functions in SQL Server 2016.
Lab : Using Built-In Functions
Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
This module describes how to use aggregate functions.
Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data
Module 10: Using Subqueries
This module describes several types of subquery and how and when to use them.
Lab : Using Subqueries
Module 11: Using Table Expressions
Previously in this course, you learned about using subqueries as an expression that returned results to an outer calling query. Like subqueries, table expressions are query expressions, but table expressions extend this idea by allowing you to name them and to work with their results as you would work with data in any valid relational table. Microsoft SQL Server 2016 supports four types of table expressions: derived tables, common table expression (CTEs), views, and inline table-valued functions (TVFs). In this module, you will learn to work with these forms of table expressions and learn how to use them to help create a modular approach to writing queries.
Lab : Using Table Expressions
Module 12: Using Set Operators
This module introduces how to use the set operators UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT to compare rows between two input sets.
Lab : Using Set Operators
Module 13: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
This module describes the benefits to using window functions. Restrict window functions to rows defined in an OVER clause, including partitions and frames. Write queries that use window functions to operate on a window of rows and return ranking, aggregation, and offset comparison results.
Lab : Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
This module describes write queries that pivot and unpivot result sets. Write queries that specify multiple groupings with grouping sets
Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures
This module describes how to return results by executing stored procedures. Pass parameters to procedures. Create simple stored procedures that encapsulate a SELECT statement. Construct and execute dynamic SQL with EXEC and sp_executesql.
Lab : Executing Stored Procedures
Module 16: Programming with T-SQL
This module describes how to enhance your T-SQL code with programming elements.
Lab : Programming with T-SQL
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