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Overview

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

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

Goals
  1. Learn to describe the uses of and ways to execute the Transact-SQL language.
  2. Learn to use querying tool.
  3. Learn to write SELECT queries to retrieve data.
  4. Learn to group and summarize data by using Transact-SQL.
  5. Learn to join data from multiple tables.
  6. Learn to write queries that retrieve and modify data by using subqueries.
  7. Learn to modify data in tables.
  8. Learn to query text fields with full-text search.
  9. Learn to describe how to create programming objects.
  10. Learn to use various techniques when working with complex queries.
Outline
  1. Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008
    1. Overview of SQL Server 2008
    2. Overview of SQL Server Databases
    3. Overview and Syntax Elements of T-SQL
    4. Working with T-SQL Scripts
    5. Using T-SQL Querying Tools
    6. Lab: Using SQL Server Management Studio and SQLCMD
  2. Querying and Filtering Data
    1. Using the SELECT Statement
    2. Filtering Data
    3. Working with NULL Values
    4. Formatting Result Sets
    5. Performance Considerations for Writing Queries
    6. Lab: Querying and Filtering Data
  3. Grouping and Summarizing Data
    1. Summarizing Data by Using Aggregate Functions
    2. Summarizing Grouped Data
    3. Ranking Grouped Data
    4. Creating Crosstab Queries
    5. Lab: Grouping and Summarizing Data
  4. Joining Data from Multiple Tables
    1. Querying Multiple Tables by Using Joins
    2. Applying Joins for Typical Reporting Needs
    3. Combining and Limiting Result Set
    4. Lab: Joining Data from Multiple Tables
  5. Working with Subqueries
    1. Writing Basic Subqueries
    2. Writing Correlated Subqueries
    3. Comparing Subqueries with Joins and Temporary Tables
    4. Using Common Table Expressions
    5. Lab: Working with Subqueries
  6. Modifying Data in Tables
    1. Inserting Data into Tables
    2. Deleting Data from Tables
    3. Updating Data in Tables
    4. Overview of Transactions
    5. Lab: Modifying Data in Tables
  7. Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes
    1. Querying Metadata
    2. Overview of XML
    3. Querying XML Data
    4. Overview of Full-Text Indexes
    5. Querying Full-Text Indexes
    6. Lab: Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes
  8. Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval
    1. Overview of Views
    2. Overview of User-Defined Functions
    3. Overview of Stored Procedures
    4. Overview of Triggers
    5. Writing Distributed Queries
    6. Lab: Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval
  9. Using Advanced Querying Techniques
    1. Considerations for Querying Data
    2. Working with Data Types
    3. Cursors and Set-Based Queries
    4. Dynamic SQL
    5. Maintaining Query Files
    6. Lab: Using Advanced Querying Techniques
Class Materials

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Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following is required for this SQL Server class:

  • Knowledge of data integrity concepts.
  • Core Windows Server skills.
  • Relational database design skills.
  • Programming skills.
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