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2778 Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL

Course Overview

This course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are responsible for writing queries.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the uses of and ways to execute the Transact-SQL language.
  • Use querying tool.
  • Write SELECT queries to retrieve data.
  • Group and summarize data by using Transact-SQL.
  • Join data from multiple tables.
  • Write queries that retrieve and modify data by using subqueries.
  • Modify data in tables.
  • Query text fields with full-text search.
  • Describe how to create programming objects.
  • Use various techniques when working with complex queries.

    Course Outline

    1 - Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008

    • Overview of SQL Server 2008
    • Overview of SQL Server Databases
    • Overview and Syntax Elements of T-SQL
    • Working with T-SQL Scripts
    • Using T-SQL Querying Tools

    2 - Querying and Filtering Data

    • Using the SELECT Statement
    • Filtering Data
    • Working with NULL Values
    • Formatting Result Sets
    • Performance Considerations for Writing Queries

    3 - Grouping and Summarizing Data

    • Summarizing Data by Using Aggregate Functions
    • Summarizing Grouped Data
    • Ranking Grouped Data
    • Creating Crosstab Queries

    4 - Joining Data from Multiple Tables

    • Querying Multiple Tables by Using Joins
    • Applying Joins for Typical Reporting Needs
    • Combining and Limiting Result Set

    5 - Working with Subqueries

    • Writing Basic Subqueries
    • Writing Correlated Subqueries
    • Comparing Subqueries with Joins and Temporary Tables
    • Using Common Table Expressions

    6 - Modifying Data in Tables

    • Inserting Data into Tables
    • Deleting Data from Tables
    • Updating Data in Tables
    • Overview of Transactions

    7 - Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes

    • Querying Metadata
    • Overview of XML
    • Querying XML Data
    • Overview of Full-Text Indexes
    • Querying Full-Text Indexes

    8 - Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval

    • Overview of Views
    • Overview of User-Defined Functions
    • Overview of Stored Procedures
    • Overview of Triggers
    • Writing Distributed Queries

    9 - Using Advanced Querying Techniques

    • Considerations for Querying Data
    • Working with Data Types
    • Cursors and Set-Based Queries
    • Dynamic SQL
    • Maintaining Query Files

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    This is a 3-day class

    Price: $1,785.00
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