55315AC: Introduction to SQL Databases
The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies. Developers that deliver content from SQL Server databases will also benefit from this material.
There are no prerequisites apart from general computer literacy.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server
- Describe database languages used in SQL Server
- 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
Module 1: Introduction to databases
This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server including relational databases and data Analysis
Module 2: Data Modelling
This module describes data modelling techniques including the ANSI/SPARC database model.
Module 3: Normalization
This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.
Module 4: Relationships
This module describes relationship types and effects in database design including referential integrity.
Module 5: Performance
This module introduces the effects of database design on performance including indexing, concurrency and join and search types.
Module 6: Database Objects
This module introduces commonly used database objects including tables, views, procedures, triggers and functions.