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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 training course


  • Query multiple tables
  • Modify data using Transact-SQL
  • Use built-in functions
  • Program with T-SQL


   

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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Querying Microsoft SQL server 2014 is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines: Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. Our SQL Server training will enable you to start managing your data and learn all the basic tools in SQL Server Management Studio.


Students will learn technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014.




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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • Orientation Lesson Welcome to MastergradeIT
  • Lesson 1 Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Lesson 2 Introduction to T-SQL Querying
  • Lesson 3 Writing SELECT Queries
  • Lesson 4 Querying Multiple Tables
  • Lesson 5 Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Lesson 6 Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Lesson 7 Using DML to Modify Data
  • Lesson 8 Using Built-In Functions
  • Lesson 9 Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Lesson 10 Using Subqueries
  • Lesson 11 Using Set Operators
  • Lesson 12 Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
  • Lesson 13 Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Lesson 14 Executing Stored Procedures
  • Lesson 15 Programming with T-SQL
  • Lesson 16 Implementing Error Handling
  • Lesson 17 Implementing Transactions
  • Lesson 18 Improving Query Performance
  • Lesson 19 Querying SQL Server Metadata

Full Course Outline
20461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versionso
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Working with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Creating and Organizing T-SQL scripts
  • Using Books Online
  • Describe the architecture and editions of SQL Server 2012.
  • Work with SQL Server Management Studio.

Lesson 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Predicate Logice
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
  • Executing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Executing queries which filter data using predicates
  • Executing queries which sort data using ORDER BY
  • Describe the elements of T-SQL and their role in writing queries
  • Describe the use of sets in SQL Server
  • Describe the use of predicate logic in SQL Server
  • Describe the logical order of operations in SELECT statements

Lesson 3: Writing SELECT Queries

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
  • Write simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminate Duplicates Using Distinct
  • Use Table and Column Aliases
  • Use a Simple CASE Expression
  • Write simple SELECT statements.
  • Eliminate duplicates using the DISTINCT clause
  • Use column and table aliases.

Lesson 4: Querying Multiple Tables

  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Inner Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Multiple-Table Inner Join
  • Writing Queries That Use Self Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Outer Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Cross Joins
  • Describe how multiple tables may be queried in a SELECT statement using joins.
  • Write queries that use inner joins.
  • Write queries that use outer joins.
  • Write queries that use self-joins and cross joins

Lesson 5: Sorting and Filtering Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown and Missing Values
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using a WHERE Clause
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using an ORDER BY Clause
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the TOP Option
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the OFFSET-FETCH Clause
  • Filter data with predicates in the WHERE clause./li>
  • Sort data using ORDER BY.
  • Filter data in the SELECT clause with TOP.
  • Filter data with OFFSET and FETCH

Lesson 6: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types

  • Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
  • Writing Queries That Return Date and Time Data
  • Writing Queries That Use Date and Time Functions
  • Writing Queries That Return Character Data
  • Writing Queries That Use Character Functions
  • Describe numeric data types, type precedence and type conversions.
  • Write queries using character data types.
  • Write queries using date and time data types

Lesson 7: Using DML to Modify Data

  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
  • Inserting Data
  • Updating and Deleting Data
  • Insert new data into your tables.
  • Update and delete existing records in your tables.

Lesson 8: Using Built-In Functions

  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL
  • Using Built-In Functions

Lesson 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Write queries which use the GROUP BY clause
  • Write queries which use distinct aggregate functions
  • Write queries which filter groups with the HAVING clause
  • Write queries which summarize data using built-in aggregate functions
  • Use the GROUP BY clause to arrange rows into groups.
  • Use the HAVING clause to filter out groups based on a search condition.

Lesson 10: Using Subqueries

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Write queries which use self-contained subqueries
  • Write queries which use scalar and multi-result subqueries
  • Write queries which use correlated subqueries and EXISTS predicate
  • Describe the uses of queries which are nested within other queries.
  • Write self-contained subqueries which return scalar or multi-valued results
  • Write correlated subqueries which return scalar or multi-valued results.
  • Use the EXISTS predicate to efficiently check for the existence of rows in a subquery.

Lesson 11: Using Set Operators

  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY
  • Write queries which use UNION set operators and UNION ALL multi-set operators
  • Write queries which use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY operators
  • Write queries which use EXCEPT and INTERSECT operators
  • Write queries which combine data using the UNION operator
  • Write queries which compare sets using the INTERSECT and EXCEPT operators
  • Write queries which manipulate rows in a table by using APPLY with the results of a derived table or function

Lesson 12:Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions
  • Write queries which use ranking functions
  • Write queries which use offset functions
  • Write queries which use window aggregate functions
  • Describe the benefits to using window functions
  • Restrict window functions to rows defined in an OVER clause, including partitions and frames.
  • Write queries which use window functions to operate on a window of rows and return ranking, aggregation and offset comparison results.

Lesson 13: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets
  • Write queries which use the PIVOT operator
  • Write queries which use the UNPIVOT operator
  • Write queries which use the GROUPING SETS sub clause
  • Write queries which pivot and pivot result sets
  • Write queries which specify multiple groupings with grouping sets.

Lesson 14: Executing Stored Procedures

  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL
  • Use the EXECUTE statement to invoke stored procedures
  • Pass parameters to stored procedures
  • Execute system stored procedures
  • Return results by executing stored procedures
  • Pass parameters to procedures.
  • Create simple stored procedures which encapsulate a SELECT statement.
  • Construct and execute dynamic SQL with EXEC and sp_executesql.

Lesson 15: Programming with T-SQL

  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow
  • Declaring Variables and Delimiting Batches
  • Using Control-of-Flow Elements
  • Generating Dynamic SQL
  • Using Synonyms
  • Describe the language elements of T-SQL used for simple programming tasks
  • Describe batches and how they are handled by SQL Server
  • Declare and assign variables and synonyms
  • Use IF and WHILE blocks to control program flow.

Lesson 16: Implementing Error Handling

  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Working with Error Information
  • Redirecting Errors with TRY / CATCH
  • Using THROW to Pass an Error Message Back to a Client
  • Describe SQL Server's behaviour when errors occur in T-SQL code.
  • Implement structured exception handling in T-SQL.
  • Return information about errors from system objects.
  • Raise user-defined errors and pass system errors in T-SQL code.

Lesson 17: Implementing Transactions

  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
  • Isolation Levels
  • Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
  • Adding error handling to a CATCH block
  • Describe transactions and the differences between batches and transactions/li>
  • Describe batches and how they are handled by SQL Server.
  • Create and manage transactions with transaction control language statements.
  • Use SET XACT_ABORT to define SQL Server's handling of transactions outside TRY / CATCH blocks.
  • Describe the effects of isolation levels on transactions.

Lesson 18: Improving Query Performance

  • Factors in Query Performance
  • Displaying Query Performance Data
  • Viewing Query Execution Plans
  • Viewing Index Usage and Using SET STATISTICS Statements
  • Describe components of well-performing queries
  • VDisplay and interpret basic query performance data

Lesson 19: Querying SQL Server Metadata

  • Querying System Catalogue Views and Functions
  • Executing System Stored Procedures
  • Querying Dynamic Management Objects
  • Querying System Catalogue Views
  • Querying System Functions
  • Querying System Dynamic Management Views
  • Write queries that retrieve system metadata using system views and functions.
  • Execute system stored procedures to return system information.
  • Write queries that retrieve system metadata and state information using system dynamic management views and functions.