Training

Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL.

About This Course

Course Code
M2778

Course Type
Essentials

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
4 Days

RRP
£1,625.00

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Special Notices

This course has been retired and delegates wishing to attend should consider either QATSQL - Querying SQL Databases using T-SQL' or M20461 - Querying Microsoft SQL Server

Overview

This instructor led course provides delegates with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.


Target Audience

This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are responsible for writing queries.

 

Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008

The delegate will be introduced to how client/server architecture works, and examine the various database and business tasks that can be performed by using the components of SQL Server 2008. The delegate will also be introduced to SQL Server database concepts such as relational databases, normalization, and database objects. In addition, the delegate will learn how to use T-SQL to query databases and generate reports.

Lessons

Lab : Using SQL Server Management Studio and SQLCMD

Module 2: Querying and Filtering Data

The delegates will be introduced to the basic Transact-SQL (T-SQL) statements that are used for writing queries, filtering data, and formatting result sets.

Lessons

Lab : Querying and Filtering Data

Module 3: Grouping and Summarizing Data

The delegates will learn to group and summarize data when generating reports in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 by using aggregate functions and the COMPUTE clause.

Lessons

Lab : Grouping and Summarizing Data

Module 4: Joining Data from Multiple Tables

The delegates will learn to write joins to query multiple tables, as well as limiting and combining result sets.

Lessons

Lab : Joining Data from Multiple Tables

Module 5: Working with Subqueries

The delegates will be introduced to basic and correlated subqueries and how these compare with joins and temporary tables. The delegates will also be introduced to using common table expressions in queries.

Lessons

Lab : Working with Subqueries

Module 6: Modifying Data in Tables

The delegates will be able to modify the data in tables by using the INSERT, DELETE, and UPDATE statements. In addition, delegates will examine how transactions work in a database, the importance of transaction isolation levels, and how to manage transactions.

Lessons

Lab : Modifying Data in Tables

Module 7: Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes

The delegates will learn to query semi-structured and unstructured data. The delegates will also learn how SQL Server 2008 handles XML data and will query XML data. The delegates will also be introduced to full-text indexing in SQL Server 2008.

Lessons

Lab : Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes

Module 8: Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval

The delegates will be introduced to user-defined functions and executing various kinds of queries by using user-defined functions. The delegates will be introduced to SQL Server views that encapsulate data and present users with limited and relevant information. In addition, the delegates will be introduced to SQL Server stored procedures and the functionalities of the various programming objects. The delegates will learn how to perform distributed queries and how SQL Server works with heterogeneous data such as databases, spreadsheets, and other servers.

Lessons

Lab : Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval

Module 9: Using Advanced Querying Techniques

The delegates will be introduced to best practices for querying complex data. The delegates will also examine how to query complex table structures such as data stored in hierarchies and self-referencing tables. The delegates will analyze the recommended guidelines for executing queries and how to optimize query performance.

Lessons

Lab : Using Advanced Querying Techniques

Prerequisites

IT

About This Course

Course Code
M2778

Course Type
Essentials

Vendor
Microsoft

Duration
4 Days

RRP
£1,625.00

Course Overview
Download