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10985C: 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 role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database elements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs.

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

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

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This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016
    • 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
    • Describe commonly used database objects

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to databases

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

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages in SQL Server
Module 2: Data Modelling

This module describes data modelling techniques.

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

Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal form
  • Denormalization
Module 4: Relationships

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.

  • Introduction to relationships
  • Planning referential integrity
Module 5: Performance

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency
Module 6: Database Objects

This module introduces commonly used database objects.

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures, triggers and functions

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