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10985B: Introduction to SQL Databases

Length: 3 Days    Cost: $2,100 + GST    Version: SQL Server 2016

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About this Course

This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at people looking to move into a database professional developer role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database design elements. The course describes many of the fundamental database design concepts such as database modelling, data normalization and relationship types, as well as the design of tables and constraints. It also covers some fundamental indexing concepts and how it effects query performance.

Please note we supply digital courseware with this course. If a hard copy is preferred an additional cost will apply.



Audience


The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.

Prerequisites

This is a foundation level course. It is highly recommended that you are familiar with Querying a Database (Course 20761).

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016
  • Describe commonly used database objects
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe data modelling techniques
  • Describe normalization and denormalization techniques
  • Describe relationship types and effects in database design
  • Describe the effects of database design on performance

Course Outline


Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe what a database is
  • Understand basic relational aspects
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe data analytics
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016

Module 2: Data Modelling

This module describes data modelling techniques.

Lessons

  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling

Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

Lessons

  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe normalization benefits and notation
  • Describe important normalization terms
  • Describe the normalization levels
  • Describe the role of denormalization

Module 4: Relationships

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.

Lessons

  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe relationship types
  • Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrity

Module 5: Performance

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

Lessons

  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Discuss the performance effects of indexing
  • Describe the performance effects of join and search types
  • Describe the performance effects of concurrency

Module 6: Database Objects

This module introduces commonly used database objects.

Lessons

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures
  • Other database objects
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  • Describe the use of tables in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the use of views in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server 2016

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