MOC 10774A Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

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Course Duration

5 Days

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class
  • Sample course files and solutions
  • Access to a complete, online SQL Server 2012 environment both during and after class to practice your new skills
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of the course

Course Description

This 5-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This course can be used as the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence but is also intended for students who may be or want to be SQL Power Users, including report writers, business analysts and client application developers.. This course also helps students prepare for exam 70-461.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  • Write SELECT queries
  • Query multiple tables
  • Use built-in functions
  • Use subqueries
  • Execute stored procedures
  • Use set operators
  • Implement error handling
  • Implement transactions
  • Use table expressions
  • Sort and filter data
  • Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions
  • Query SQL Server metadata
  • Program with T-SQL
  • Improve query performance

Course Audience

The course is intended for report writers, business analysts and client application developers who are interested in deepening their knowledge of query writing. The course can also be used by database professionals to prepare for the 70-461 certification exam.

Course Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
    • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
    • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2012 Tools
      • Working with SQL Server Management Studio
      • Creating and Organizing T-SQL scripts
      • Using Books Online
  • Getting Started with SQL Azure
    • Overview of SQL Azure
    • Working with SQL Azure
  • Introduction to T-SQL Querying
    • Introducing T-SQL
    • Understanding Sets
    • Understanding Predicate Logic
    • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
    • Lab : Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
      • Executing Basic SELECT Statements
      • Executing queries which filter data using predicates
      • Executing queries which sort data using ORDER BY
  • Writing SELECT Queries
    • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
    • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
    • Using Column and Table Aliases
    • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
    • Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements
      • Write simple SELECT Statements
      • Eliminate Duplicates Using Distinct
      • Use Table and Column Aliases
      • Use a Simple CASE Expression
  • Querying Multiple Tables
    • Understanding Joins
    • Querying with Inner Joins
    • Querying with Outer Joins
    • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
    • Lab : Querying Multiple Tables
      • 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 Loins
      • Writing Queries That Use Cross Join
  • 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
    • Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data
      • 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
  • Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types
    • Introducing SQL Server 2012 Data Types
    • Working with Character Data
    • Working with Date and Time Data
    • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types
      • 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
  • Using Built-In Functions
    • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
    • Using Conversion Functions
    • Using Logical Functions
    • Using Functions to Work with NULL
    • Lab : Using Built-In Functions
      • Write queries which use conversion functions
      • Write queries which use logical functions
      • Write queries which test for nullability
  • Grouping and Aggregating Data
    • Using Aggregate Functions
    • Using the GROUP BY Clause
    • Filtering Groups with HAVING
    • Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data
      • Write queries which use the GROUP BY clause
      • Write queries which use aggregate functions
      • Write queries which use distinct aggregate functions
      • Write queries which filter groups with the HAVING clause
  • Using Subqueries
    • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
    • Writing Correlated Subqueries
    • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
    • Lab : Using 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
  • Using Table Expressions
    • Using Derived Tables
    • Using Common Table Expressions
    • Using Views
    • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
    • Lab : Using Table Expressions
      • Write Queries Which Use Views
      • Write Queries Which Use Derived Tables
      • Write Queries Which Use Common Table Expressions
      • Write Queries Which Use Inline Table-Valued Functions
  • Using Set Operators
    • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
    • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
    • Using APPLY
    • Lab : Using Set Operators
      • 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
  • Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
    • Creating Windows with OVER
    • Exploring Window Functions
    • Lab : Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
      • Write queries which use ranking functions
      • Write queries which use offset functions
      • Write queries which use window aggregate functions
  • Pivoting and Grouping Sets
    • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
    • Working with Grouping Sets
    • Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets
      • Write queries which use the PIVOT operator
      • Write queries which use the UNPIVOT operator
      • Write queries which use the GROUPING SETS subclause
  • Querying SQL Server Metadata
    • Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
    • Executing System Stored Procedures
    • Querying Dynamic Management Objects
    • Lab : Querying SQL Server Metadata
      • Querying System Catalog Views
      • Querying System Functions
      • Querying System Dynamic Management Views
  • Executing Stored Procedures
    • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
    • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
    • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
    • Working with Dynamic SQL
    • Lab : Executing Stored Procedures
      • Use the EXECUTE statement to invoke stored procedures
      • Pass parameters to stored procedures
      • Execute system stored procedures
  • Programming with T-SQL
    • T-SQL Programming Elements
    • Controlling Program Flow
    • Lab : Programming with T-SQL
      • Declaring Variables and Delimiting Batches
      • Using Control-of-Flow Elements
      • Generating Dynamic SQL
      • Using Synonyms
  • Implementing Error Handling
    • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
    • Working with Error Information
    • Lab : Implementing Error Handling
      • Redirecting Errors with TRY / CATCH
      • Using THROW to Pass an Error Message Back to a Client
  • Implementing Transactions
    • Transactions and the Database Engine
    • Controlling Transactions
    • Lab : Implementing Transactions
      • Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
      • Adding error handling to a CATCH block
  • Improving Query Performance
    • Factors in Query Performance
    • Displaying Query Performance Data
    • Lab : Improving Query Performance
      • Viewing Query Execution Plans
      • Viewing Index Usage and Using SET STATISTICS Statements