This 5-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server 2012 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as transactions, concurrency, error handling, triggers, and SQL CLR are also covered in this course. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464
All the labs for this course can be performed using the provided virtual machines. However, if you have a Microsoft Windows Azure account and the classroom virtual machines connect to the internet you may be able to connect to your Azure server and database from the classroom. Many of the labs in this course are enabled for you to perform the lab while connected to your own Azure database in the cloud. Your instructor should be able to provide a current list of Azure enabled labs. To acquire a trial Windows Azure account click here.
Below are the some of the new features of SQL Server that has been discussed in this course
* Use of SC collations
* Current versions of Windows support extended Unicode collations known as supplementary (or SC) collations. Earlier versions of SQL Server did not support the use of these collations. The course provides details on SQL Server support for these additional collations.
* Use of TRY_PARSE, TRY_CONVERT
* SQL Server 2012 introduces a number of new functions. The demonstrations in the course utilize many of these new functions such as TRY_PARSE and TRY_CONVERT.
* Detailed discussion on IDENTITY constraints
* A new more detailed topic on IDENTITY constraints has been added to the course.
* Working with SEQUENCES
* SQL Server 2012 introduces the concept of sequences. The course now includes a topic and demonstration on the use of sequences.
* Slight course reordering to improve overall flow
* The course has been reordered from 6232B to improve the overall flow. In particular, constraints are discussed immediately after the initial discussion on logical table design. The course layout offers a more unified experience for the students with each day having a particular flavor.
* Use of THROW and comparisons to RAISERROR
* SQL Server 2012 enhances the available error-handling options in T-SQL. The module on error-handling has been expanded to show how to use THROW in place of RAISERROR and also to show how to rethrow errors (including system errors) within CATCH blocks using the THROW statement.
* Full-globe and arc support in spatial
* SQL Server 2012 adds support for geography data-type objects that span more than a single hemisphere. The course discusses the new full globe support and along with new support for curved arc objects.
* Customizable nearness in full-text
* The course covers how full-text indexing in SQL Server 2012 offers a more customizable and flexible proximity operation than earlier versions of SQL Server.
The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2012 product features and technologies for implementing a database.
AL TERMINAR EL CURSO
After completing this course, students will be able to:
* Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
* Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types.
* Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).
* Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints.
* Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies.
* Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes. Also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure.
* Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans.
* Design effective non-clustered indexes.
* Design and implement views
* Design and implement stored procedures.
* Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses.
* Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also describe where they can lead to performance issues).
* Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency.
* Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling.
* Design and implement DML triggers
* Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server.
* Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server.
* Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server.
* Work with the GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
* Implement and query a full-text index.
In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:
* Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
* Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.
Students who attend this training can meet the prerequisites by attending the following courses, or obtaining equivalent knowledge and skills:
* 10774A: Writing T-SQL Queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
PROGRAMA DEL CURSO.
INTRODUCTION TO SQL SERVER 2012 AND ITS TOOLSET
This module stresses on the fact that before beginning to work with SQL Server in either a development or an administration role, it is important to understand the overall SQL Server platform. In particular, it is useful to understand that SQL Server is not just a database engine but it is a complete platform for managing enterprise data.
Introduction to the SQL Server PlatformWorking with SQL Server ToolsConfiguring SQL Server Services
WORKING WITH DATA TYPES
This module explains how to use and convert data types. Also it focusses on how to work with specialized data types, and character data types.
Using Data TypesWorking with Character DataConverting Data TypesSpecialized Data Types
DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING TABLES
This module explains how to design, create, and alter tables. Also it focusses on working with schemas.
Designing TablesWorking with SchemasCreating and Altering Tables
ENSURING DATA INTEGRITY THROUGH CONSTRAINTS
This module explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrity to maintain high quality data. Also it focusses on implementing Entity and Referential Integrity.
Enforcing Data IntegrityImplementing Domain IntegrityImplementing Entity and Referential Integrity
PLANNING FOR SQL SERVER 2012 INDEXING
This module explains the core indexing concepts and effectiveness of each data type commonly used in indexes.
Core Indexing ConceptsData Types and IndexesSingle Column and Composite Indexes
IMPLEMENTING TABLE STRUCTURES IN SQL SERVER 2012
This module explains how tables can be structured in SQL Server databases. Also it focusses on designing and working with clustered indexes.
SQL Server Table StructuresWorking with Clustered IndexesDesigning Effective Clustered Indexes
READING SQL SERVER 2012 EXECUTION PLANS
This module explains how to design additional indexes. Also it focusses on how to read and interpret execution plans.
Execution Plan Core ConceptsCommon Execution Plan ElementsWorking with Execution Plans
IMPROVING PERFORMANCE THROUGH NONCLUSTERED INDEXES
This module explains how nonclustered indexes have the potential to significantly enhance the performance of applications and how to use a tool that can help design these indexes appropriately.
Designing Effective Nonclustered IndexesImplementing Nonclustered IndexesUsing the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING VIEWS
This module introduces Views, and explains how to create and manage Views. Also it focusses on the performance consideration for Views.
Introduction to ViewsCreating and Managing ViewsPerformance Considerations for Views
DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING STORED PROCEDURES
This module describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures along with guidelines on creating them.
Introduction to Stored ProceduresWorking With Stored ProceduresImplementing Parameterized Stored ProceduresControlling Execution Context
MERGING DATA AND PASSING TABLES
This module reviews the techniques that provide the ability to process sets of data rather than individual rows. Also it focusses on how these techniques can be used in combination with TABLE parameter types to minimize the number of required stored procedure calls in typical applications.
Using the MERGE StatementImplementing Table TypesUsing TABLE Types As Parameters
DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING USER-DEFINED FUNCTIONS
This module explains how to design and implement user-defined functions that enforce business rules or data consistency, and modify and maintain existing functions written by other developers.
Overview of FunctionsDesigning and Implementing Scalar FunctionsDesigning and Implementing Table-Valued FunctionsImplementation Considerations for FunctionsAlternatives to Functions
CREATING HIGHLY CONCURRENT SQL SERVER 2012 APPLICATIONS
This module explains how to use transactions and the SQL Server locking mechanisms to meet the performance and data integrity requirements of your applications.
Introduction to TransactionsIntroduction to LocksManagement of LockingTransaction Isolation Levels
HANDLING ERRORS IN T-SQL CODE
This module explores T-SQL error handling, looks at how it has traditionally been implemented, and how structured exception handling can be used
Understanding T-SQL Error HandlingImplementing T-SQL Error HandlingImplementing Structured Exception Handling
RESPONDING TO DATA MANIPULATION VIA TRIGGERS
This module, explains what DML triggers are and how they enforce data integrity. Also it focusses on the different types of triggers available, and how to define triggers in a database.
Designing DML TriggersImplementing DML TriggersAdvanced Trigger Concepts
IMPLEMENTING MANAGED CODE IN SQL SERVER 2012
This module explains how to use CLR integrated code to create user-defined database objects that are managed by the .NET Framework.
Introduction to SQL CLR IntegrationImporting and Configuring AssembliesImplementing SQL CLR Integration
STORING XML DATA IN SQL SERVER 2012
This module introduces XML and shows how XML data can be stored within SQL Server.
Introduction to XML and XML SchemasStoring XML Data and Schemas in SQL ServerImplementing the XML Data Type
QUERYING XML DATA IN SQL SERVER
This module shows how XML data can be queried, including queries written in a language called XQuery.
Using the T-SQL FOR XML StatementGetting Started with XQueryShredding XML
WORKING WITH SQL SERVER 2012 SPATIAL DATA
This module introduces Spatial Data, and explains how to work with SQL Server Spatial Data Types.
Introduction to Spatial DataWorking with SQL Server Spatial Data TypesUsing Spatial Data in Applications
WORKING WITH FULL-TEXT INDEXES AND QUERIES
This module introduces Full-Text Indexing and how to implement Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server.
Introduction to Full-Text IndexingImplementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL ServerWorking with Full-Text Queries