Querying Data with Transact-SQL (20761) Querying Data with Transact-SQL (20761) | NILC

Querying Data with Transact-SQL (20761) Training Course

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This course is designed to introduce students to Transact-SQL. It is designed in such a way that the first three days can be taught as a course to students requiring the knowledge for other courses in the SQL Server curriculum. Days 4 & 5 teach the remaining skills required to take exam 70-761.

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server

  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio

Lab : Working with SQL Server 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
  • 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 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
  • Write Queries that filter data using the OFFSET-FETCH clause

.Module 6: Working with SQL Server Data Types

  • Introducing SQL Server Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data

Lab : Working with SQL Server 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

  • Adding Data to Tables
  • Modifying and Removing Data
  • Generating automatic column values

Lab : Using DML to Modify Data

  • Inserting Records with DML
  • Updating and Deleting Records Using DML

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
  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions

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 Use Inline Table-Valued Expressions (TVFs)

Module 12: Using Set Operators

  • Writing Queries with the UNION operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY

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

  • 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

This course prepares candidates to take the Microsoft official exam.

Please note the exams are not included in the course and must be booked separately through Pearson Vue.

This course includes:

  • Training from a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)
  • Computer / Laptop to use for the duration of the course
  • Microsoft official courseware
  • Online labs (if available)
  • Refreshments

Course Key Points


Duration: 5 days

Accredited: Available

Exam(s): Not Included

Practice Exam(s): Not Included

Type: Available as Classroom, Virtual Live and In-house

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