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You will learn key capabilities of SQL Server and T-SQL, and prepare to pass exam 70-761 in Querying Data with Transact-SQL. Learn T-SQL sets, SELECT statements, and how to write queries and subqueries. You will also learn how to transform data, create stored procedures, and add programming constructs.
This 5-day instructor-led course is designed to introduce you to Transact-SQL. It is designed so that the first three days teach you the knowledge for other courses in the SQL Server curriculum, while days 4 & 5 prepare you for the skills required to take exam 70-761.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
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 Tools
After completing this module, you will be able to:
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
This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.
Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements
This module describes how to write queries that combine data from multiple sources in Microsoft SQL Server.
Lab : Querying Multiple Tables
This module describes how to implement sorting and filtering.
Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data
This module introduces the data types SQL Server uses to store data.
Lab : Working with SQL Server Data Types
This module describes how to create DML queries, and why you would want to.
Lab : Using DML to Modify Data
This module introduces some of the many built in functions in SQL Server.
Lab : Using Built-In Functions
This module describes how to use aggregate functions.
Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data
This module describes several types of subquery and how and when to use them.
Lab : Using Subqueries
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 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
This module introduces how to use the set operators UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT to compare rows between two input sets.
Lab : Using Set Operators
After completing this module, students will be able to:
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
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
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
This module describes how to enhance your T-SQL code with programming elements.
Lab : Programming with T-SQL
This module introduces error handling for T-SQL.
Lab : Implementing Error Handling
This module describes how to implement transactions.
Lab : Implementing Transactions
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:
5 Days Course