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Developing SQL Databases (M20762)

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Duration: 5 Days*

Exam: Developing SQL Databases

Accredited: Yes

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  • Understand how to design DML Triggers
  • Learn to work with Stored Procedures
  • Identify data types and indexes

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Developing SQL Databases Course (M20762) Overview

This 5 day Microsoft course is tailored to delegates who wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. This course shall cover all the necessary tools and techniques required to develop a database.


Delegates who have completed the course are expected to be able to:

  • Design and Implement Tables

  • Describe advanced table designs

  • Ensure Data Integrity through Constraints

  • Describe indexes, including Optimized and Columnstore indexes

  • Design and Implement Views

  • Design and Implement Stored Procedures

  • Design and Implement User Defined Functions

  • Respond to data manipulation using triggers

  • Design and Implement In-Memory Tables

  • Implement Managed Code in SQL Server

  • Store and Query XML Data

  • Work with Spatial Data

  • Store and Query Blobs and Text Documents


We are fully accredited by Microsoft, for our Developing SQL Databases course and we are a Silver Partner. 

Developing SQL Databases Course (M20762) Outline

This is a 5 day course, with a total of 18 modules. Each day consists of expert instructor led training and the Developing SQL Database exam (Exam 70-762) is included as part of the course price. Upon completing the course, delegates may progress onto the Developing SQL Databases exam.


Module 1: Introduction to Database Development

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform

  • SQL Server Database Development Tasks


Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables

  • Designing Tables

  • Data Types

  • Working with Schemas

  • Creating and Altering Tables

  • Lab: Designing and Implementing Tables


Module 3: Advanced Table Designs

  • Partitioning Data

  • Compressing Data

  • Temporal Tables

  • Lab: Using Advanced Table Designs

  • Partitioning Data

  • Compressing Data


Module 4: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

  • Enforcing Data Integrity

  • Implementing Data Domain Integrity

  • Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

  • Lab: Using Data Integrity Through Constraints


Module 5: Introduction to Indexes

  • Core Indexing Concepts

  • Data Types and Indexes

  • Heaps, Clustered, and Nonclustered Indexes

  • Single Column and Composite Indexes

  • Lab: Implementing Indexes


Module 6: Designing Optimized Index Strategies

  • Index Strategies

  • Managing Indexes

  • Execution Plans

  • The Database Engine Tuning Advisor

  • Query Store

  • Lab: Optimizing Indexes


Module 7: Columnstore Indexes

  • Introduction to Columnstore Indexes

  • Creating Columnstore Indexes

  • Working with Columnstore Indexes

  • Lab: Using Columnstore Indexes


Module 8: Designing and Implementing Views

  • Introduction to Views

  • Creating and Managing Views

  • Performance Considerations for Views

  • Lab: Designing and Implementing Views


Module 9: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

  • Introduction to Stored Procedures

  • Working with Stored Procedures

  • Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures

  • Controlling Execution Context

  • Lab: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures


Module 10: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

  • Overview of Functions

  • Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions

  • Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions

  • Considerations for Implementing Functions

  • Alternatives to Functions

  • Lab: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions


Module 11: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

  • Designing DML Triggers

  • Implementing DML Triggers

  • Advanced Trigger Concepts

  • Lab: Responding to Data Manipulation by Using Triggers


Module 12: Using In-Memory Tables

  • Memory-Optimized Tables

  • Natively Compiled Stored Procedures

  • Lab: Using In-Memory Database Capabilities


Module 13: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server

  • Introduction to CLR Integration in SQL Server

  • Implementing and Publishing CLR Assemblies

  • Lab: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server


Module 14: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server

  • Introduction to XML and XML Schemas

  • Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server

  • Implementing the XML Data Type

  • Using the Transact-SQL FOR XML Statement

  • Getting Started with XQuery

  • Shredding XML

  • Lab: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server


Module 15: Storing and Querying Spatial Data in SQL Server

  • Introduction to Spatial Data

  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types

  • Using Spatial Data in Applications

  • Lab: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data


Module 16: Storing and Querying BLOBs and Text Documents in SQL Server

  • Considerations for BLOB Data

  • Working with FILESTREAM

  • Using Full-Text Search

  • Lab: Storing and Querying BLOBs and Text Documents in SQL Server


Module 17: SQL Server Concurrency

  • Concurrency and Transactions

  • Locking Internals

  • Lab: SQL Server Concurrency

Module 18: Performance and Monitoring

  • Extended Events

  • Working with extended Events

  • Live Query Statistics

  • Optimize Database File Configuration

  • Metrics

  • Lab: Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining

Who should attend?

IT professionals who wish to become proficient in SQL Server 2016 product features and technologies when implementing a database. IT developers with an interest in the SQL Server 2016, may also be suited to this course.



Delegates wishing to attend this course are expected to have:

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL

  • Working knowledge of relational databases

Yes, The Knowledge Academy is fully accredited by Microsoft for this Developing SQL Databases training course.
Yes, delegates must have knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and a working knowledge of Transact-SQL and relational databases.
Delegates will need to pass the Developing SQL Databases 70-762 exam in order to complete the Developing SQL Databases course.
No, this course does not include Developing SQL Databases 70-762 exam.
The Knowledge Academy has a range of locations globally, making it easy to find a training venue near you.
There are a total of 18 modules, some modules also include labs.

Developing SQL Databases Exam

Once the M20762 course has been completed the 70-762 exam can be taken. Developing SQL Databases exam information is protected as part of a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Therefore information on the exam format is not available. However information regarding how the exam content is divided is available and is as follows:

  • Design and implement database objects (25-30%)

  • Manage database concurrency (25-30%)

  • Implement programmability objects (20-25%)

  • Optimise database objects and SQL infrastructure (20-25%)

The percentages indicate the weighting of each of the major topic areas covered in the exam. 

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Duration: 5 Days*

Exam: Developing SQL Databases

Accredited: Yes

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