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Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL

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Course summary
3 days
1,125 GBP excl. VAT
Professional Training
Next available date: 05/10/2020 09:30 - Online courses
Course Dates
London
05/10/2020 09:30 
1,125 GBP
16/11/2020 09:30 
1,125 GBP
11/01/2021 09:30 
1,125 GBP
Online courses
05/10/2020 09:30 
1,125 GBP
16/11/2020 09:30 
1,125 GBP
11/01/2021 09:30 
1,125 GBP

Course description

The Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL course covers the basics of the SQL language as implemented by Microsoft SQL Server. The course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing Transact-SQL statements using the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) development environment. The basic Transact-SQL statements, including the use of many built-in Transact-SQL functions are covered on this course. This course covers Microsoft SQL Server up to version 2016.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Writing SELECT queries
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Using SQL aggregate functions
  • Using SET operators
  • Writing joins to query multiple tables
  • Using built-in functions
  • Using Subqueries
  • Inserting, updating, deleting and merging rows
  • Transaction control
Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to access and work with a Microsoft SQL Server Database.

Course Objectives

To provide the Transact-SQL (T-SQL) coding skills needed to query and modify data held within a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Examinations

This course will cover some of the topics required for exam:

  • 70-761:Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Attending this course will help delegates gain many of the skills and product knowledge requirements as outlined in the exam objectives. Studying this course and its associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Microsoft website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for the Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL course, although an understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful. This knowledge can be gained by attendance on the Relational Databases & Data Modelling Overview course.

Follow-On Courses
  • Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL
  • Programming Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.
Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: DATABASE CONCEPTS

  • What is a database
  • Database management systems
  • Databases, Schemas, Tables, rows and columns
  • Indexes, primary keys, unique constraints and foreign keys
  • Supported data types
  • System Tables

Session 2: USING SQL SERVER MANAGEMENT STUDIO

  • Getting started with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
  • Selecting a database
  • Entering and executing SQL statements
  • Creating, editing and executing SQL files

Session 3: WRITING SELECT QUERIES

  • Writing simple SQL SELECT statement
  • Using DISTINCT to remove duplicate data
  • Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Logical operators
  • The ORDER BY clause
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
  • Using Column aliases
  • Arithmetic expressions
  • Precedence of operators

Session 4: USING SET OPERATORS

  • Writing Queries using the UNION operator
  • Using the INTERSECT operator
  • Using the EXCEPT operator
  • Introducing the APPLY operator

Session 5: GROUPING AND AGGREGATING DATA

  • Using aggregate functions
  • Using the GROUP BY clause
  • Using Rollup with GROUP BY
  • Filtering grouped data with the HAVING clause
Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: QUERYING MULTIPLE TABLES

  • Understanding JOINS
  • CROSS Joins
  • Using INNER Joins
  • Using Table Aliases
  • Using OUTER Joins: LEFT, RIGHT and FULL
  • Using SELF JOINS

Session 7: NUMERIC AND CHARACTER FUNCTIONS

  • Function types
  • Testing functions
  • Numeric functions
  • Character functions

Session 8: DATE AND TIME FUNCTIONS

  • Date and time column types
  • Date and time formats
  • Functions to return Today's date and time
  • Functions to extract components of a date (Day, Month, Year)
  • Date time arithmetic
  • Displaying Dates in specific Date formats
Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 9: CONVERSION AND MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS

  • Converting a string to a date
  • Converting a string to a number
  • Converting a number to a string
  • Using Functions to work with NULL
  • Using CASE expressions

Session 10: USING SUBQUERIES

  • Using self contained subqueries
  • Using correlated subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS predicate with subqueries

Session 11: MANAGING DATA

  • Inserting rows
  • Updating rows
  • Deleting rows
  • Merging rows
  • The truncate statement
  • Transaction control

The Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL course covers the basics of the SQL language as implemented by Microsoft SQL Server. The course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing Transact-SQL statements using the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) development environment. The basic Transact-SQL statements, including the use of many built-in Transact-SQL functions are covered on this course. This course covers Microsoft SQL Server up to version 2016.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Writing SELECT queries
  • Sorting and filtering data
  • Using SQL aggregate functions
  • Using SET operators
  • Writing joins to query multiple tables
  • Using built-in functions
  • Using Subqueries
  • Inserting, updating, deleting and merging rows
  • Transaction control
Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to access and work with a Microsoft SQL Server Database.

Course Objectives

To provide the Transact-SQL (T-SQL) coding skills needed to query and modify data held within a Microsoft SQL Server database.

Examinations

This course will cover some of the topics required for exam:

  • 70-761:Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Attending this course will help delegates gain many of the skills and product knowledge requirements as outlined in the exam objectives. Studying this course and its associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Microsoft website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for the Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL course, although an understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful. This knowledge can be gained by attendance on the Relational Databases & Data Modelling Overview course.

Follow-On Courses
  • Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL
  • Programming Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.
Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: DATABASE CONCEPTS

  • What is a database
  • Database management systems
  • Databases, Schemas, Tables, rows and columns
  • Indexes, primary keys, unique constraints and foreign keys
  • Supported data types
  • System Tables

Session 2: USING SQL SERVER MANAGEMENT STUDIO

  • Getting started with SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
  • Selecting a database
  • Entering and executing SQL statements
  • Creating, editing and executing SQL files

Session 3: WRITING SELECT QUERIES

  • Writing simple SQL SELECT statement
  • Using DISTINCT to remove duplicate data
  • Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Logical operators
  • The ORDER BY clause
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
  • Using Column aliases
  • Arithmetic expressions
  • Precedence of operators

Session 4: USING SET OPERATORS

  • Writing Queries using the UNION operator
  • Using the INTERSECT operator
  • Using the EXCEPT operator
  • Introducing the APPLY operator

Session 5: GROUPING AND AGGREGATING DATA

  • Using aggregate functions
  • Using the GROUP BY clause
  • Using Rollup with GROUP BY
  • Filtering grouped data with the HAVING clause
Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 2

Session 6: QUERYING MULTIPLE TABLES

  • Understanding JOINS
  • CROSS Joins
  • Using INNER Joins
  • Using Table Aliases
  • Using OUTER Joins: LEFT, RIGHT and FULL
  • Using SELF JOINS

Session 7: NUMERIC AND CHARACTER FUNCTIONS

  • Function types
  • Testing functions
  • Numeric functions
  • Character functions

Session 8: DATE AND TIME FUNCTIONS

  • Date and time column types
  • Date and time formats
  • Functions to return Today's date and time
  • Functions to extract components of a date (Day, Month, Year)
  • Date time arithmetic
  • Displaying Dates in specific Date formats
Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Course Contents - DAY 3

Session 9: CONVERSION AND MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS

  • Converting a string to a date
  • Converting a string to a number
  • Converting a number to a string
  • Using Functions to work with NULL
  • Using CASE expressions

Session 10: USING SUBQUERIES

  • Using self contained subqueries
  • Using correlated subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS predicate with subqueries

Session 11: MANAGING DATA

  • Inserting rows
  • Updating rows
  • Deleting rows
  • Merging rows
  • The truncate statement
  • Transaction control

Expenses

£1,125.00

Continuing Studies

Follow on courses: Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL, Programming Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL

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Nitesh
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Trainer was patient and explained the modules well. Supported well with the exercises
Sorina
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Excellent material and delivery, it was one of the best course I attended. It covered a lot of material for a one day course - I will recommend highly this course to my collages.
Samantha
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Excellent course - arrived late but very quickly got into the content - well paced interactive course.
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