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.
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.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server 2016.
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.
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.
Students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Working knowledge of relational databases.
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016
Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Module 10: Using Subqueries
Module 11: Using Table Expressions
Module 12: Using Set Operators
Module 13: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions