Querying Data with Transact-SQL vA

Course information
Price: Please Call
Day(s): 3
Course Code: M20761
GTC: 16
Version: A
Delivery Method: Company Events

Overview

The main purpose of this 5 day instructor led  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. The course will very likely be well attended by SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.

Pre-Requisites

  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

Content

  • Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools
  • Module 2: 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
  • Module 3: 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
  • Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
  • Lab : Querying Multiple Tables
  • Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown Values
  • Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
  • Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
  • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
  • Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data
  • Lab : Using DML to Modify Data
  • Module 8: 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
  • Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Module 10: Using Subqueries
  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
  • Lab : Using Subqueries
  • Module 11: Using Set Operators
  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY
  • Lab : Using SET Operators

Objectives

  • Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2016.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages.
  • 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

Target 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; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.

Company Events Schedule

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Dates for all Delivery Formats
Date & Location Language Ver Delivery Method
April
18 Apr - 20 Apr, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
May
31 May - 02 Jun, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
July
10 Jul - 12 Jul, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning
September
25 Sep - 27 Sep, 2017
Virtual Training
Virtual Learning

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