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This five-day instructor led course presents students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, database administration, database development and business intelligence (BI). The main purpose of the course is to prepare people for the exam "70-461: Writing Queries Using Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Transact-SQL." This exam will be the underlying exam for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, database administration, database development and business intelligence (BI). As such, the primary target audience for this course is: database administrators, database developers and BI professionals.
Note: This course is designed for students who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
This course is intended for database administrators, database developers, and BI 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.
Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
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.
Lab: Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools
After completing this module, students should be able to:
Module 2: 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.
Lab: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.
Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Module 4: 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.
Lab: Querying Multiple Tables
Module 5: 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.
Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data
After completing this module, students should be able to:
Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2014 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.
Lab: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
This module describes the use of Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language to perform inserts, updates, and deletes to data.
Lab: Using DML to Modify Data
Module 8: 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.
Lab: Using Built-In Functions
Module 9: 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 students 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.
Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Module 10: Using Subqueries
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.
Lab: Using Subqueries
Module 11: 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.
Lab: Using Table Expressions
Module 12: Using Set Operators
This module introduces the set operators UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT to compare rows between two input sets.
Lab: Using Set Operators
Module 13: 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.
Lab: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
Module 14: 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.
Lab: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Module 15: Querying data with 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.
Lab: Executing Stored Procedures
Module 16: 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.
Lab: Programming with T-SQL
Module 17: 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.
Lab: Implementing Error Handling
Module 18: Implementing Transactions
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.
Lab: Implementing Transactions
Module 19: Appendix 1: Improving Query Performance
This module presents several key guidelines for writing well-performing queries, as well as ways to monitor the execution of queries and their impact on Microsoft SQL Server.
Lab: Improving Query Performance
Module 20: Appendix 2: Querying SQL Server Metadata
SQL Server provides access to structured metadata by using a variety of mechanisms, such as system catalog views, system functions, dynamic management objects, and system stored procedures. In this module, students will be presented how to write queries to return system metadata using these mechanisms.
Lab: Querying SQL Server Metadata
After completing this module, students should be able to:
This course provides existing .NET developers with practical information and labs that enables them to build solutions on the Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform.
After completing this course, students will have been taught information how to:
This course is intended for professional developers who use Microsoft SharePoint 2010 in a team-based, medium-sized to large development environment. Members of the audience are experienced users of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1. The audience understands how to use the new features of SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010.
Before attending this course, students must have:
Module 1: Introduction to the SharePoint 2010 Development Platform This module describes the SharePoint 2010 development platform and the benefits and features that it offers to developers. Lessons
Lab: Developing with the SharePoint 2010 Object Hierarchy
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Module 2: Using SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools This module describes how to use development tools that are integrated with the SharePoint 2010 development platform, such as Visual Studio 2010 and SharePoint Designer 2010. Lessons
Lab: Using SharePoint 2010 Developer Tools
Module 3: Developing SharePoint 2010 Web Parts This module describes how to develop Web Parts for SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating SharePoint 2010 Web Parts by Using Visual Studio 2010
Module 4: Working with SharePoint Objects on the Server This module describes how to develop code that uses the server-side objects provided by the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Creating and Manipulating Server-Side Objects
Module 5: Creating Event Receivers and Application Settings This module describes how to develop event receivers and manipulate application settings for SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating Event Receivers and Web.Config Modifications
Module 6: Developing Solutions by Using Business Connectivity Services This module describes how to develop solutions that access external data by using Business Connectivity Services. Lessons
Lab: Building Business Connectivity Services Solutions
Module 7: Developing SharePoint 2010 Workflows This module describes how to develop workflows as part of SharePoint 2010 solutions. Lessons
Lab: Creating Workflows for SharePoint 2010
Module 8: Working with Client-Based APIs for SharePoint 2010 This module describes how to develop code that uses the client-side objects provided by the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Developing .NET Applications by Using the SharePoint Client Object Model
Module 9: Developing Interactive User Interfaces This module describes how to develop server ribbon controls and client dialogs for the new user interface platform of SharePoint 2010. Lessons
Lab: Developing User Interface Components for SharePoint 2010 Solutions
Module 10: Developing Silverlight Applications for SharePoint This module describes how to develop Silverlight applications that are integrated with SharePoint 2010 data and solutions. Lessons
Lab: Developing Silverlight Applications by using the SharePoint Client Object Model
Module 11: Developing Sandboxed Solutions This module describes how to develop sandboxed solutions for SharePoint 2010. Lessons
Lab: Creating Sandboxed Solutions for SharePoint 2010
Module 12: Working with SharePoint Server Profiles and Taxonomy APIs This module describes how to develop code that uses the taxonomic and user profile services of the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Working with User Profiles and Taxonomies Programmatically
Module 13: Developing Content Management Solutions This module describes how to develop code that uses the content management services of the SharePoint 2010 development platform. Lessons
Lab: Branding SharePoint Sites
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