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 is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-461.
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 Windows 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 Windows Azure database in the cloud. Your instructor should be able to provide a current list of Windows Azure enabled labs. To acquire a trial Windows Azure account click here.
This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals. The course will very likely be well attended by SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused or plan on taking the exam; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.
AL TERMINAR EL CURSO
After completing 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
Before attending this course, students have:
* Working knowledge of relational databases.
* Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Before attending this course, students have:
* Basic understanding of virtualization technology (Classroom labs utilize virtual machines)
To help you prepare for this class, review the following resources:
* Book: T-SQL Fundamentals for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure
* MCTS Self Paced Training Kit 70-461
PROGRAMA DEL CURSO.
INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT SQL SERVER 2012
This module introduces the SQL Server platform and major tools. It discusses editions, versions, tools used to query, documentation sources, and the logical structure of databases.
Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
GETTING STARTED WITH SQL AZURE
This module introduces you to the concepts of SQL Azure. If the virtual machines in your classroom are able to connect to the internet and you have a Windows Azure account you may be able to connect to your Azure server and database. Many of the labs in the rest of this course are enabled for you to perform the lab while connected to your own Azure database in the cloud.
Overview of SQL Azure
Working with SQL Azure
INTRODUCTION TO T-SQL QUERYING
This module introduces Transact SQL as the primary querying language of SQL Server. It discusses the basic structure of T-SQL queries, the logical flow of a SELECT statement, and introduces concepts such as predicates and set-based operations.
Understanding Predicate Logic
Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
WRITING SELECT QUERIES
This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.
Writing Simple SELECT Statements
Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
Using Column and Table Aliases
Writing Simple CASE Expressions
QUERYING MULTIPLE TABLES
This module explains how to write queries which combine data from multiple sources in SQL Server. The module introduces the use of JOINs in T-SQL queries as a mechanism for retrieving data from multiple tables.
Querying with Inner Joins
Querying with Outer Joins
Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
SORTING AND FILTERING DATA
This module explains how to enhance queries to limit the rows they return, and to control the order in which the rows are displayed. The module also discusses how to resolve missing and unknown results.
Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause
Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
Working with Unknown and Missing Values
WORKING WITH SQL SERVER 2012 DATA TYPES
This module explains the data types SQL Server uses to store data. It introduces the many types of numeric and special-use data types. It also explains conversions between data types, and the importance of type precedence.
Introducing SQL Server 2012 Data Types
Working with Character Data
Working with Date and Time Data
USING BUILT-IN FUNCTIONS
This module introduces the use of functions that are built in to SQL Server Denali, and will discuss some common usages including data type conversion, testing for logical results and nullability.
Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
Using Conversion Functions
Using Logical Functions
Using Functions to Work with NULL
GROUPING AND AGGREGATING DATA
This module introduces methods for grouping data within a query, aggregating the grouped data and filtering groups with HAVING. The module is designed to help the student grasp why a SELECT clause has restrictions placed upon column naming in the GROUP BY clause as well as which columns may be listed in the SELECT clause.
Using Aggregate Functions
Using the GROUP BY Clause
Filtering Groups with HAVING
This module will introduce the use of subqueries in various parts of a SELECT statement. It will include the use of scalar and multi-result subqueries, and the use of the IN and EXISTS operators.
Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
Writing Correlated Subqueries
Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
USING TABLE EXPRESSIONS
This module introduces T-SQL expressions which return a valid relational table, typically for further use in the query. The module discusses views, derived tables, common table expressions and inline table-valued functions.
Using Derived Tables
Using Common Table Expressions
Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
USING SET OPERATORS
This module introduces operations involving multiple sets of data. It will cover the use of the UNION, UNION ALL, APPLY, CROSS APPLY, OUTER APPLY operators as well as the EXCEPT and INTERSECTS operators.
Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
USING WINDOW RANKING, OFFSET AND AGGREGATE FUNCTIONS
This module introduces window functions including ranking, aggregate and offset functions. Much of this functionality is new to SQL Server 2012. It will cover the use of T-SQL functions such as ROW_NUMBER, RANK, DENSE_RANK, NTILE, LAG, LEAD, FIRST_VALUE and LAST_VALUE to perform calculations against a set, or window, of rows.
Creating Windows with OVER
Exploring Window Functions
PIVOTING AND GROUPING SETS
This module discusses techniques for pivoting data in T-SQL as well to introduce the fundamentals of the GROUPING SETS clause. It will also cover the use of GROUP BY ROLLUP and GROUP BY CUBE syntax in SQL Server 2012.
Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
Working with Grouping Sets
QUERYING SQL SERVER METADATA
This module introduces the use of SQL Server system objects in T-SQL queries. It will cover the use of system catalog views, system stored procedures, system functions, and dynamic management objects.
Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
Executing System Stored Procedures
Querying Dynamic Management Objects
EXECUTING STORED PROCEDURES
This module introduces the use of existing stored procedures in a T-SQL querying environment. It discusses the use of EXECUTE, how to pass input and output parameters to a procedure, and how to invoke system stored procedures.
Querying Data with Stored Procedures
Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
Creating Simple Stored Procedures
Working with Dynamic SQL
PROGRAMMING WITH T-SQL
This module provides a basic introduction to T-SQL programming concepts and objects. It discusses batches, variables, control of flow elements such as loops and conditionals, how to create and execute dynamic SQL statements, and how to use synonyms.
T-SQL Programming Elements
Controlling Program Flow
IMPLEMENTING ERROR HANDLING
This module introduces the use of error handlers in T-SQL code. It will introduce the difference between compile errors and run-time errors, and will cover how errors affect batches. The module will also cover how to control error handling using TRY/CATCH blocks, the use of the ERROR class of functions, and the use of the new THROW statement.
Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
Working with Error Information
This module introduces the concepts of transaction management in SQL Server. It will provide a high-level overview of transaction properties, cover the basics of marking transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT and ROLLBACK.
Transactions and the Database Engine
IMPROVING QUERY PERFORMANCE
This module introduces the concepts of system resource usage and the performance impact of querying SQL Server 2012. It will cover, at a high level, the use of indexes in SQL Server, the use of execution plans in SQL Server Management Studio, and the use of SET options to view system resource usage when executing queries. It will also compare set-based operations with cursor-based operations.
Factors in Query Performance
Displaying Query Performance Data