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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (20461)

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Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio

Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Sets
  • Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements

Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions

Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables

  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins

Module 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

Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types

  • Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data

Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data

  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data

Module 8: Using Built-In Functions

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

Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING

Module 10: Using Subqueries

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries

Module 11: Using Table Expressions

  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
  • Using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions

Module 12: Using Set Operators

  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY

Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions

Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets

Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures

  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL

Module 16: Programming with T-SQL

  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow

Module 17: Implementing Error Handling

  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Working with Error Information

Module 18: Implementing Transactions

  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
  • Isolation Levels

Module 19: Improving Query Performance

  • Factors in Query Performance
  • Displaying Query Performance Data

Module 20: Querying SQL Server Metadata

  • Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
  • Executing System Stored Procedures
  • Querying Dynamic Management Objects

Labs

  • Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools
  • Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
  • Writing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Querying Multiple Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Using DML to Modify Data
  • Using Built-In Functions
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Using Subqueries
  • Using Table Expressions
  • Using Set Operators
  • Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
  • Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Executing Stored Procedures
  • Programming with T-SQL
  • Implementing Error Handling
  • Implementing Transactions
  • Improving Query Performance
  • Querying SQL Server Metadata
 

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