This course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence.

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In this course students will learn how to:

–  Write SELECT Queries

–  Query Multiple Tables

–  Use Built-In Functions

–  Use Subqueries

–  Execute Stored Procedures

–  Use Set Operators

–  Implement Error Handling

–  Implementing Transactions

–  Use Table Expressions

–  Sort and Filter Data

–  Use Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions

–  Query SQL Server Metadata

–  Program with T-SQL

–  Improve Query Performance

Target audience – This course is intended for those who are developing systems using SQL Server databases, or who are using SQL to extract and analyse data from SQL Server databases. The course is also aimed for SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused; namely, report writers, business analysts or client application developers.

Before attending this course, students must have:

–  Working knowledge of relational databases.

–  Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows® operating system and its core functionality

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Lesson 2: Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Lab: Working with SQL Server 2012 Tools
  • Lesson 1: Overview of SQL Azure

 

  • Lesson 1: Introducing T-SQL
  • Lesson 2: Understanding Sets
  • Lesson 3: Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Lesson 4: Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
  • Lab: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Lesson 1: Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Lesson 2: Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Lesson 3: Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Lesson 4: Writing Simple CASE Expressions
  • Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Lesson 1: Understanding Joins
  • Lesson 2: Querying with Inner Joins
  • Lesson 3: Querying with Outer Joins
  • Lesson 4: Querying with Cross Joins and Self-Joins
  • Lab: Querying Multiple Tables
  • Lesson 1: Sorting Data
  • Lesson 2: Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Lesson 3: Filtering with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
  • Lesson 4: Working with Unknown Values
  • Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Lesson 1: Introducing SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • Lesson 2: Working with Character Data
  • Lesson 3: Working with Date and Time Data
  • Lab: Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • Lesson 1: Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Lesson 2: Using Conversion Functions
  • Lesson 3: Using Logical Functions
  • Lesson 4: Using Functions to Work with NULL
  • Lab: Using Built-In Functions
  • Lesson 1: Using Aggregate Functions
  • Lesson 2: Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Lesson 3: Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Lesson 1: Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Lesson 2: Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Lesson 3: Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
  • Lab: Using Subqueries
  • Lesson 1: Using Views
  • Lesson 2: Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
  • Lesson 3: Using Derived Tables
  • Lesson 4: Using Common Table Expressions
  • Lab: Using Table Expressions
  • Lesson 1: Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Lesson 2: Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Lesson 3: Using APPLY
  • Lab: Using Set Operators
  • Lesson 1: Creating Windows with OVER
  • Lesson 2: Exploring Window Functions
  • Lab: Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
  • Lesson 1: Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Lesson 2: Working with Grouping Sets
  • Lab: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Lesson 1: Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
  • Lesson 2: Executing System Stored Procedures
  • Lesson 3: Querying Dynamic Management Objects
  • Lab: Querying SQL Server Metadata
  • Lesson 1: Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Lesson 2: Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Lesson 3: Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Lesson 4: Working with Dynamic SQL
  • Lab: Executing Stored Procedures
  • Lesson 1: T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Lesson 2: Controlling Program Flow
  • Lab: Programming with T-SQL
  • Lesson 1: Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Lesson 2: Working with Error Information
  • Lab: Implementing Error Handling
  • Lesson 1: Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Lesson 2: Controlling Transactions
  • Lab: Implementing Transactions
  • Lesson 1: Factors in Query Performance
  • Lesson 2: Displaying Query Performance Data
  • Lab: Improving Query Performance
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