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20761 Querying Data with Transact SQL

Course Overview

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.

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server.
  • Describe T-SQL, sets, and predicate logic.
  • Write a single table SELECT statement.
  • Write a multi-table SELECT statement.
  • Write SELECT statements with filtering and sorting.
  • Describe how SQL Server uses data types.
  • Write DML statements.
  • Write queries that use built-in functions.
  • Write queries that aggregate data.
  • Write subqueries.
  • Create and implement views and table-valued functions.
  • Use set operators to combine query results.
  • Write queries that use window ranking, offset, and aggregate functions.
  • Transform data by implementing pivot, unpivot, rollup and cube.
  • Create and implement stored procedures.
  • Add programming constructs such as variables, conditions, and loops to T-SQL code.

    Course Outline

    1 - Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server

    • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
    • SQL Server Editions and Versions
    • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio

    2 - Introduction to T-SQL Querying

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

    3 - Writing SELECT Queries

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

    4 - Querying Multiple Tables

    • Writing Queries that use Inner Joins
    • Writing Queries that use Multiple-Table Inner Joins
    • Writing Queries that use Self-Joins
    • Writing Queries that use Outer Joins
    • Writing Queries that use Cross Joins

    5 - Sorting and Filtering Data

    • Sorting Data
    • Filtering Data with Predicates
    • Filtering Data with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
    • Working with Unknown Values

    6 - Working with SQL Server Data Types

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

    7 - Using DML to Modify Data

    • Adding Data to Tables
    • Modifying and Removing Data
    • Generating automatic column values

    8 - Using Built-In Functions

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

    9 - Grouping and Aggregating Data

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

    10 - Using Subqueries

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

    11 - Using Table Expressions

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

    12 - Using Set Operators

    • Writing Queries with the UNION operator
    • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
    • Using APPLY

    13 - Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

    • Creating Windows with OVER
    • Exploring Window Functions

    14 - Pivoting and Grouping Sets

    • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
    • Working with Grouping Sets

    15 - Executing Stored Procedures

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

    16 - Programming with T-SQL

    • T-SQL Programming Elements
    • Controlling Program Flow

    17 - Implementing Error Handling

    • Implementing T-SQL error handling
    • Implementing structured exception handling

    18 - Implementing Transactions

    • Transactions and the database engines
    • Controlling transactions

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