This Querying Microsoft SQL Server training class provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-461.
This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals, as well as SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused.
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Webucator is a Microsoft Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS). This class uses official Microsoft courseware and will be delivered by a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
Learn to write SELECT queries.
Learn to query multiple tables.
Learn to sort and filter data.
Learn to describe the use of data types in SQL Server.
Learn to modify data using Transact-SQL.
Learn to use built-in functions.
Learn to group and aggregate data.
Learn to use subqueries.
Learn to use table expressions.
Learn to use set operators.
Learn to use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions.
Learn to implement pivoting and grouping sets.
Learn to execute stored procedures.
Learn to program with T-SQL.
Learn to implement error handling.
Learn to implement transactions.
Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
SQL Server Editions and Versions
Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
Lab: Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools
Working with SQL Server Management Studio
Creating and Organizing T-SQL scripts
Using Books Online
Introduction to T-SQL Querying
Understanding Predicate Logic
Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
Lab: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
Executing Basic SELECT Statements
Executing queries which filter data using predicates
Executing queries which sort data using ORDER BY
Writing SELECT Queries
Writing Simple SELECT Statements
Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
Using Column and Table Aliases
Writing Simple CASE Expressions
Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Write simple SELECT Statements
Eliminate Duplicates Using Distinct
Use Table and Column Aliases
Use a Simple CASE Expression
Querying Multiple Tables
Querying with Inner Joins
Querying with Outer Joins
Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
Lab: Querying Multiple Tables
Writing Queries That Use Inner Joins
Writing Queries That Use Multiple-Table Inner Join
Writing Queries That Use Self Joins
Writing Queries That Use Outer Joins
Writing Queries That Use Cross Joins
Sorting and Filtering Data
Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause
Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
Working with Unknown and Missing Values
Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data
Writing Queries That Filter Data Using a WHERE Clause
Writing Queries That Filter Data Using an ORDER BY Clause
Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the TOP Option
Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the OFFSET-FETCH Clause
Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
Working with Character Data
Working with Date and Time Data
Lab: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
Writing Queries That Return Date and Time Data
Writing Queries That Use Date and Time Functions
Writing Queries That Return Character Data
Writing Queries That Use Character Functions
Using DML to Modify Data
Modifying and Deleting Data
Lab: Using DML to Modify Data
Updating and Deleting Data
Using Built-In Functions
Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
Using Conversion Functions
Using Logical Functions
Using Functions to Work with NULL
Lab: Using Built-In Functions
Write queries which use conversion functions
Write queries which use logical functions
Write queries which test for nullability
Grouping and Aggregating Data
Using Aggregate Functions
Using the GROUP BY Clause
Filtering Groups with HAVING
Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Write queries which use the GROUP BY clause
Write queries which use aggregate functions
Write queries which use distinct aggregate functions
Write queries which filter groups with the HAVING clause
Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
Writing Correlated Subqueries
Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
Lab: Using Subqueries
Write queries which use self-contained subqueries
Write queries which use scalar and multi-result subqueries
Write queries which use correlated subqueries and EXISTS predicate
Using Table Expressions
Using Derived Tables
Using Common Table Expressions
Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
Lab: Using Table Expressions
Write Queries Which Use Views
Write Queries Which Use Derived Tables
Write Queries Which Use Common Table Expressions
Write Queries Which Use Inline Table-Valued Functions
Using Set Operators
Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
Lab: Using Set Operators
Write queries which use UNION set operators and UNION ALL multi-set operators
Write queries which use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY operators
Write queries which use EXCEPT and INTERSECT operators
Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
Creating Windows with OVER
Exploring Window Functions
Lab: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
Write queries which use ranking functions
Write queries which use offset functions
Write queries which use window aggregate functions
Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
Working with Grouping Sets
Lab: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Write queries which use the PIVOT operator
Write queries which use the UNPIVOT operator
Write queries which use the GROUPING SETS subclause
Executing Stored Procedures
Querying Data with Stored Procedures
Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
Creating Simple Stored Procedures
Working with Dynamic SQL
Lab: Executing Stored Procedures
Use the EXECUTE statement to invoke stored procedures
Pass parameters to stored procedures
Execute system stored procedures
Programming with T-SQL
T-SQL Programming Elements
Controlling Program Flow
Lab: Programming with T-SQL
Declaring Variables and Delimiting Batches
Using Control-of-Flow Elements
Generating Dynamic SQL
Implementing Error Handling
Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
Working with Error Information
Lab: Implementing Error Handling
Redirecting Errors with TRY / CATCH
Using THROW to Pass an Error Message Back to a Client
Transactions and the Database Engine
Lab: Implementing Transactions
Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
Adding error handling to a CATCH block
Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.
Experience in the following is required for this SQL Server class:
Working knowledge of relational databases.
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.