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204613: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2012-2014 Transact-SQL (3 day version of course 20461)Length: 3 Cost: $1,945 + GST Version: SQL Server 2012 - 2014
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About this Course
This condensed course has been created for SQL users, who would like to focus on writing basic Select statements against the SQL server 2012-2014 database over a 3 day period.
For a more in-depth training course that covers writing Transact SQL queries, or if you are working towards certification or have Microsoft software assurance vouchers that you would like to utilise for training then the following 5 day course is recommended. 20461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012-2014.
Please note from 1 April 2017 we will only supply digital courseware, if a hard copy is preferred an additional cost will apply.
This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals who are responsible for writing queries
Before attending this course, students must have:
At Course Completion
This course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012-2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012-2014
This module introduces the SQL Server platform and major tools. It discusses editions, versions, tools used to query, documentation sources, and the logical structure of databases.
Lab : Working with SQL Server 2012-2014 Tools
Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
This module introduces Transact SQL as the primary querying language of SQL Server. It discusses the basic structure of T-SQL queries, the logical flow of a SELECT statement, and introduces concepts such as predicates and set-based operations.
Lab : Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.
Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
This module explains how to write queries which combine data from multiple sources in SQL Server. The module introduces the use of JOINs in T-SQL queries as a mechanism for retrieving data from multiple tables.
Lab : Querying Multiple Tables
Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
This module explains how to enhance queries to limit the rows they return, and to control the order in which the rows are displayed. The module also discusses how to resolve missing and unknown results.
Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data
Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2012-2014 Data Types
This module explains the data types SQL Server uses to store data. It introduces the many types of numeric and special-use data types. It also explains conversions between data types, and the importance of type precedence.
Lab : Working with SQL Server 2012-2014 Data Types
Module 7: Using Built-In Functions
This module introduces the use of functions that are built in to SQL Server Denali, and will discuss some common usages including data type conversion, testing for logical results and nullability.
Lab : Using Built-In Functions
Module 8: Grouping and Aggregating Data
This module introduces methods for grouping data within a query, aggregating the grouped data and filtering groups with HAVING. The module is designed to help the student grasp why a SELECT clause has restrictions placed upon column naming in the GROUP BY clause as well as which columns may be listed in the SELECT clause.
Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data
Module 9: Using Subqueries
This module will introduce the use of subqueries in various parts of a SELECT statement. It will include the use of scalar and multi-result subqueries, and the use of the IN and EXISTS operators.
Lab : Using Subqueries
Module 10: Using Set Operators
This module introduces operations involving multiple sets of data. It will cover the use of the UNION, UNION ALL, APPLY, CROSS APPLY, OUTER APPLY operators as well as the EXCEPT and INTERSECTS operators.
Lab : Using Set Operators
Module 11: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
This module introduces window functions including ranking, aggregate and offset functions. Much of this functionality is new to SQL Server 2012. It will cover the use of T-SQL functions such as ROW_NUMBER, RANK, DENSE_RANK, NTILE, LAG, LEAD, FIRST_VALUE and LAST_VALUE to perform calculations against a set, or window, of rows.
Lab : Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
Module 12: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
This module discusses techniques for pivoting data in T-SQL as well to introduce the fundamentals of the GROUPING SETS clause. It will also cover the use of GROUP BY ROLLUP and GROUP BY CUBE syntax in SQL Server 2012-2014.
Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets