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Querying Data With Transact-SQL (M20761)

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Duration: 5 Days*

Exam: Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Accredited: Yes

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  • Microsoft Silver Learning Partner, therefore fully accredited training
  • Prepare for the Microsoft 70-761 examination
  • Exam guidance, course materials and pre & post course support provided

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Querying Data with Transact-SQL Overview

This 5 day Microsoft Querying Data with Transact-SQL training course provides delegates with an introduction to Transact-SQL. The first 3 days take the form of classroom teaching whereby candidates acquire the knowledge needed to complete more SQL Server courses. The final 2 days focus more on the exam, developing the skills needed to complete it successfully. Delegates will understand Transact-SQL language adopted by those within SQL Server disciplines.

 

They will be taught the fundamentals of Transact-SQL, how to write queries, how to sort data, and the process of executing procedures. By the end of this training course, delegates will be ready to complete and pass the Querying Data with Transact-SQL 70-761 examination.

Querying Data with Transact-SQL Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016

  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server

  • SQL Server Editions and Versions

  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio

  • Lab: Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools

    • Working with SQL Server Management Studio

    • Creating and Organizing T-SQL Scripts

    • Using Books Online

 

Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

  • Introducing T-SQL

  • Understanding Sets

  • Writing Queries

  • Understanding Predicate Logic

  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements

  • Lab: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

    • Executing Basic SELECT Statements

    • Executing Queries that Filter Data using Predicates

    • Executing Queries That Sort Data Using ORDER BY

 

Module 3: 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

    • Writing Simple SELECT Statements

    • Eliminating Duplicates Using DISTINCT

    • Using Column and Table Aliases

    • Using a Simple CASE Expression

 

Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of 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 Joins

    • Writing Queries that use Self-Joins

    • Writing Queries that use Outer Joins

    • Writing Queries that use Cross Joins

 

Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data

  • Sorting Data

  • Filtering Data with Predicates

  • Filtering Data with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

  • Working with Unknown Values

  • Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data

    • Writing Queries that Filter Data using a WHERE Clause

    • Writing Queries that Sort Data Using an ORDER BY Clause

    • Writing Queries that Filter Data Using the TOP Option

 

Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

  • Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types

  • Working with Character Data

  • Working with Date and Time Data

  • Lab: Working with SQL Server 2016 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 Return Character Functions

 

Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data

  • Inserting Data

  • Creating DML Queries

  • Modifying and Deleting Data

  • Lab: Using DML to Modify Data

    • Inserting Data

    • Updating, Merging, and Deleting Data

 

Module 8: 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

    • Writing Queries That Use Conversion Functions

    • Writing Queries that use Logical Functions

    • Writing Queries that Test for Nullability

 

Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Using Aggregate Functions

  • Using the GROUP BY Clause

  • Filtering Groups with HAVING

  • Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data

    • Writing Queries That Use the GROUP BY Clause

    • Writing Queries that Use Aggregate Functions

    • Writing Queries that Use Distinct Aggregate Functions

    • Writing Queries that Filter Groups with the HAVING Clause

 

Module 10: Using Subqueries

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries

  • Writing Correlated Subqueries

  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries

  • Lab: Using Subqueries

    • Writing Queries That Use Self-Contained Subqueries

    • Writing Queries That Use Scalar and Multi-Result Subqueries

    • Writing Queries That Use Correlated Subqueries and an EXISTS Clause

 

Module 11: Using Table Expressions

  • Using Views

  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions (TVFs)

  • Using Derived Tables

  • Using Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

  • Lab: Using Table Expressions

    • Writing Queries That Use Views

    • Writing Queries That Use Derived Tables

    • Writing Queries That Use Common Table Expressions (CTEs)

    • Writing Queries That Sue Inline Table-Valued Expressions

 

Module 12: Using Set Operators

  • Writing Queries with the UNION operator

  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT

  • Using APPLY

  • Comparing Rows Between Two Input Sets

  • Lab: Using Set Operators

    • Writing Queries That Use UNION Set Operators and UNION ALL

    • Writing Queries That Use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY Operators

    • Writing Queries That Use the EXCEPT and INTERSECT Operators

 

Module 13: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

  • Benefits of Window Functions

  • Restricting Window Functions

  • Creating Windows with OVER

  • Exploring Window Functions

  • Lab: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

    • Writing Queries that use Ranking Functions

    • Writing Queries that use Offset Functions

    • Writing Queries that use Window Aggregate Functions

 

Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT

  • Working with Grouping Sets

  • Lab: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

    • Writing Queries that use the PIVOT Operator

    • Writing Queries that use the UNPIVOT Operator

    • Writing Queries that use the GROUPING SETS CUBE and ROLLUP Subclauses

 

Module 15: 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

    • Using the EXECUTE statement to Invoke Stored Procedures

    • Passing Parameters to Stored procedures

    • Executing System Stored Procedures

 

Module 16: 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

    • Using Variables in a Dynamic SQL Statement

    • Using Synonyms

 

Module 17: Implementing Error Handling

  • Implementing T-SQL error handling

  • Implementing structured exception handling

  • Lab: Implementing Error Handling

    • Redirecting errors with TRY/CATCH

    • Using THROW to pass an error message back to a client

 

Module 18: Implementing Transactions

  • Transactions and the Database Engines

  • Controlling Transactions

  • Lab: Implementing Transactions

    • Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK

    • Adding error handling to a CATCH block

Who should attend?

Querying Data with Transact-SQL M20761 is designed for those within SQL Server-related roles, predominantly Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals.

 

Prerequisites

Delegates should possess knowledge of:

  • Relational databases

  • The Microsoft Windows operating system

Delegates will need to take the Querying Data with Transact-SQL 70-761 examination. The exam is not included with the training course and must be taken separately.
Querying Data with Transact-SQL is a 5 day training course.
Querying Data with Transact-SQL will start at 9am and end at 5pm each day. Delegates should arrive at the venue by 8:45am.
No, however you will need to possess some knowledge of relational databases and Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Querying Data with Transact-SQL Examination

The exam associated with this course is the Querying Data with Transact-SQL 70-761 examination, which will cover the following areas:

  • Managing Data with Transact-SQL

  • Querying Data with Advanced Transact-SQL Components

  • Programming Databases by Using Transact-SQL

 

Delegates will need to sign a non-disclosure exam agreement, which states that they will not share information relating to the exam structure with anyone. 

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Duration: 5 Days*

Exam: Querying Data with Transact-SQL

Accredited: Yes


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