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  • Querying MS SQL Server
  • Administering SQL Server Databases
  • Developing MS SQL Server Databases

Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
December        
18 Dec - 22 Dec Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
January        
15 Jan - 19 Jan Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
22 Jan - 26 Jan Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
29 Jan - 02 Feb Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
29 Jan - 02 Feb Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
February        
12 Feb - 16 Feb Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
19 Feb - 23 Feb Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
26 Feb - 02 Mar Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
26 Feb - 02 Mar Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
March        
05 Mar - 09 Mar Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
12 Mar - 16 Mar Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
April        
09 Apr - 13 Apr Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
09 Apr - 13 Apr Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
16 Apr - 20 Apr Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
May        
07 May - 11 May Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
21 May - 25 May Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
21 May - 25 May Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
28 May - 01 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
June        
04 Jun - 08 Jun Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
18 Jun - 22 Jun Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
18 Jun - 22 Jun Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
25 Jun - 29 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
July        
02 Jul - 06 Jul Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
16 Jul - 20 Jul Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
16 Jul - 20 Jul Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
23 Jul - 27 Jul Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
August        
13 Aug - 17 Aug Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
13 Aug - 17 Aug Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
20 Aug - 24 Aug Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
27 Aug - 31 Aug Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
September        
10 Sep - 14 Sep Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
10 Sep - 14 Sep Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
17 Sep - 21 Sep Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book

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18 Dec - 22 Dec Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
22 Jan - 26 Jan Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
19 Feb - 23 Feb Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
05 Mar - 09 Mar Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
16 Apr - 20 Apr Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
28 May - 01 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
25 Jun - 29 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
23 Jul - 27 Jul Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
20 Aug - 24 Aug Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
17 Sep - 21 Sep Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
 
29 Jan - 02 Feb Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
26 Feb - 02 Mar Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
09 Apr - 13 Apr Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
21 May - 25 May Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
18 Jun - 22 Jun Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
16 Jul - 20 Jul Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
13 Aug - 17 Aug Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
10 Sep - 14 Sep Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
 
15 Jan - 19 Jan Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
12 Feb - 16 Feb Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
12 Mar - 16 Mar Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
07 May - 11 May Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
04 Jun - 08 Jun Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
02 Jul - 06 Jul Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
27 Aug - 31 Aug Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
 
29 Jan - 02 Feb Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
26 Feb - 02 Mar Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
09 Apr - 13 Apr Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
21 May - 25 May Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
18 Jun - 22 Jun Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
16 Jul - 20 Jul Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
13 Aug - 17 Aug Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
10 Sep - 14 Sep Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book

Querying MS SQL Server

Course Description

This three-day instructor led course provides 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.

 

Target Audience

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.

 

Prerequisites

  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

Querying MS SQL Server

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server

  • 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.

 

Lessons:

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

    Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools

  • Working with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Creating and Organising T-SQL scripts
  • Using Books Online
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture and editions of SQL Server 2012.
  • Work with SQL Server Management Studio.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Sets
  • Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
  •  

    Lab : Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying

  • Executing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Executing queries which filter data using predicates
  • Executing queries which sort data using ORDER BY
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of T-SQL and their role in writing queries
  • Describe the use of sets in SQL Server
  • Describe the use of predicate logic in SQL Server
  • Describe the logical order of operations in SELECT statements
  •  

    Lesson 3: Writing SELECT Queries

    • This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.

     

    Lessons:

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
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    Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements

  • Write simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminate Duplicates Using Distinct
  • Use Table and Column Aliases
  • Use a Simple CASE Expression
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    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Write simple SELECT statements.
  • Eliminate duplicates using the DISTINCT clause.
  • Use column and table aliases.
  • Write simple CASE expressions.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • 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 Join
  • Writing Queries That Use Self Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Outer Joins
  • Writing Queries That Use Cross Joins
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe how multiple tables may be queried in a SELECT statement using joins.
  • Write queries that use inner joins.
  • Write queries that use outer joins.
  • Write queries that use self-joins and cross joins.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with a WHERE Clause
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown and Missing Values
  •  

    Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data

  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using a WHERE Clause
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using an ORDER BY Clause
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the TOP Option
  • Writing Queries That Filter Data Using the OFFSET-FETCH Clause
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Filter data with predicates in the WHERE clause.
  • Sort data using ORDER BY.
  • Filter data in the SELECT clause with TOP.
  • Filter data with OFFSET and FETCH.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
  •  

    Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 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 Use Character Functions
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe numeric data types, type precedence and type conversions.
  • Write queries using character data types.
  • Write queries using date and time data types.
  •  

    Lesson 7: Using DML to Modify Dataa

    • This module describes the use of Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language to perform inserts, updates, and deletes to your data.

     

    Lessons:

  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data
  •  

    Lab : Using DML to Modify Data

  • Inserting Data
  • Updating and Deleting Data
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Insert new data into your tables.
  • Update and delete existing records in your tables.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL
  •  

    Lab : Using Built-In Functions

  • Write queries which use conversion functions
  • Write queries which use logical functions
  • Write queries which test for nullability
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Write queries with built-in scalar functions.
  • Use conversion functions.
  • Use logical functions.
  • Use functions that work with NULL.
  •  

    Lesson 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 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
  •  

    Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Write queries which use the GROUP BY clause
  • Write queries which use aggregate functions
  • Write queries which use distinct aggregate functions
  • Write queries which filter groups with the HAVING clause
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Write queries which summarise data using built-in aggregate functions.
  • Use the GROUP BY clause to arrange rows into groups.
  • Use the HAVING clause to filter out groups based on a search condition.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
  •  

    Lab : Using Subqueries

  • Write queries which use self-contained subqueries
  • Write queries which use scalar and multi-result subqueries
  • Write queries which use correlated subqueries and EXISTS predicate
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the uses of queries which are nested within other queries.
  • Write self-contained subqueries which return scalar or multi-valued results.
  • Write correlated subqueries which return scalar or multi-valued results.
  • Use the EXISTS predicate to efficiently check for the
  • existence of rows in a subquery.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
  • Using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
  •  

    Lab : Using Table Expressions

  • Write Queries Which Use Views
  • Write Queries Which Use Derived Tables
  • Write Queries Which Use Common Table Expressions
  • Write Queries Which Use Inline Table-Valued Functions
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Write queries which use derived tables.
  • Write queries which use common table expressions.
  • Create simple views and write queries against them.
  • Create simple inline table-valued functions and write queries against them.
  •  

    Lesson 12: Using Set Operators

    • This module introduces Microsoft SharePoint Server as a platform for BI, and then focuses on building BI dashboards and scorecards with PerformancePoint Services.

     

    Lessons:

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

    Lab : Using Set Operators

  • Write queries which use UNION set operators and UNION ALL multi-set operators
  • Write queries which use CROSS APPLY and OUTER APPLY operators
  • Write queries which use EXCEPT and INTERSECT operators
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Write queries which combine data using the UNION operator
  • Write queries which compare sets using the INTERSECT and EXCEPT operators
  • Write queries which manipulate rows in a table by using APPLY with the results of a derived table or function
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions
  •  

    Lab : Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

  • Write queries which use ranking functions
  • Write queries which use offset functions
  • Write queries which use window aggregate functions
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits to using window functions.
  • Restrict window functions to rows defined in an OVER clause, including partitions and frames.
  • Write queries which use window functions to operate on a window of rows and return ranking, aggregation and offset comparison results.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets
  •  

    Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets

  • Write queries which use the PIVOT operator
  • Write queries which use the UNPIVOT operator
  • Write queries which use the GROUPING SETS subclause
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Write queries which pivot and unpivot result sets.
  • Write queries which specify multiple groupings with grouping sets.
  •  

    Lesson 15: 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Querying Data with Stored Procedures
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL
  •  

    Lab : Executing Stored Procedures

  • Use the EXECUTE statement to invoke stored procedures
  • Pass parameters to stored procedures
  • Execute system stored procedures
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Return results by executing stored procedures.
  • Pass parameters to procedures.
  • Create simple stored procedures which encapsulate a SELECT statement.
  • Construct and execute dynamic SQL with EXEC and sp_executesql.
  •  

    Lesson 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

     

    Lessons:

  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow
  •  

    Lab : Programming with T-SQL

  • Declaring Variables and Delimiting Batches
  • Using Control-of-Flow Elements
  • Generating Dynamic SQL
  • Using Synonyms
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the language elements of T-SQL used for simple programming tasks.
  • Describe batches and how they are handled by SQL Server.
  • Declare and assign variables and synonyms./li>
  • Use IF and WHILE blocks to control program flow.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Working with Error Information
  •  

    Lab : Implementing Error Handling

  • Redirecting Errors with TRY / CATCH
  • Using THROW to Pass an Error Message Back to a Client
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Implement structured exception handling in T-SQL.
  • Return information about errors from system objects.
  • Raise user-defined errors and pass system errors in T-SQL code.
  •  

    Lesson 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.

     

    Lessons:

  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
  • Isolation Levels
  •  

    Lab : Implementing Error Handling

  • Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
  • Adding error handling to a CATCH block
  •  

    After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe transactions and the differences between batches and transactions.
  • Describe batches and how they are handled by SQL Server.
  • Create and manage transactions with transaction control language statements.
  • Use SET XACT_ABORT to define SQL Server's handling of transactions outside TRY / CATCH blocks.
  • Describe the effects of isolation levels on transactions
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    Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
    December        
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    January        
    15 Jan - 19 Jan Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    22 Jan - 26 Jan Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    29 Jan - 02 Feb Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    29 Jan - 02 Feb Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    February        
    12 Feb - 16 Feb Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    19 Feb - 23 Feb Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    26 Feb - 02 Mar Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    26 Feb - 02 Mar Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    March        
    05 Mar - 09 Mar Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    12 Mar - 16 Mar Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    April        
    09 Apr - 13 Apr Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    09 Apr - 13 Apr Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    16 Apr - 20 Apr Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    May        
    07 May - 11 May Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    21 May - 25 May Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    21 May - 25 May Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    28 May - 01 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    June        
    04 Jun - 08 Jun Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    18 Jun - 22 Jun Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    18 Jun - 22 Jun Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    25 Jun - 29 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    July        
    02 Jul - 06 Jul Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    16 Jul - 20 Jul Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    16 Jul - 20 Jul Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    23 Jul - 27 Jul Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    30 Jul - 03 Aug Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    August        
    13 Aug - 17 Aug Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    13 Aug - 17 Aug Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    20 Aug - 24 Aug Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    27 Aug - 31 Aug Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    September        
    10 Sep - 14 Sep Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    10 Sep - 14 Sep Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    17 Sep - 21 Sep Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book

    Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
     
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    22 Jan - 26 Jan Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    19 Feb - 23 Feb Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    05 Mar - 09 Mar Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    16 Apr - 20 Apr Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    28 May - 01 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    25 Jun - 29 Jun Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
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    17 Sep - 21 Sep Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
     
    29 Jan - 02 Feb Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
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    21 May - 25 May Midrand 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
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    02 Jul - 06 Jul Pretoria 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
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    26 Feb - 02 Mar Sandton 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
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    Administering SQL Server Databases

    Course Description

    This 3-day instructor-led Microsoft SQL Server Administration course provides students with the knowledge and skills to maintain a Microsoft SQL Server database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server product features and tools related to maintaining a database. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-462.

     

    Target Audience

    The primary audience for this course is individuals who administer and maintain SQL Server databases. These individuals perform database administration and maintenance as their primary area of responsibility, or work in environments where databases play a key role in their primary job.The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who develop applications that deliver content from SQLServer databases.

     

    Prerequisites

    Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality., Working knowledge of Transact-SQL., Working knowledge of relational databases, Some experience with database design.

    Administering SQL Server Databases

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    Lesson 1: Introducing to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

    • This module introduces the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It covers editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
  •  

    Lesson 2: Preparing Systems for SQL Server 2012

    • This module covers planning for an installation related to SQL Server I/O requirements, 32 bit vs 64 bit, memory configuration options and I/O subsystem pre-installation checks using SQLIOSim and SQLIO.

     

    Lessons:

  • Overview of SQL Server Architecture
  • Planning Server Resource Requirements
  • Pre-installation Testing for SQL Server
  •  

    Lesson 3: Installing and Configuring SQL Server 2012

    • This module details installing and configuring SQL Server.

     

    Lessons:

  • Preparing to Install SQL Server
  • Installing SQL Server
  • Upgrading and Automating Installation
  •  

    Lesson 4: Working with Databases

    • This module describes how data is stored in databases, how to create databases, and how to move databases either within a server or between servers.

     

    Lessons:

  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Working with Files and Filegroups
  • Moving Database Files
  •  

    Lesson 5: Understanding SQL Server 2012 Recovery Models

    • This module describes the concept of the transaction log and SQL Server recovery models. It introduces the different backup strategies available with SQL Server.

     

    Lessons:

  • Backup Strategies
  • Understanding SQL Server Transaction Logging
  • Planning a SQL Server Backup Strategy
  •  

    Lesson 6: Backup of SQL Server 2012 Databases

    • This module describes SQL Server Backup and the backup types.

     

    Lessons:

  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Managing Database Backups
  • Working with Backup Options
  •  

    Lesson 7: Restoring SQL Server 2012 Databases

    • This module describes the restoration of databases.

     

    Lessons:

  • Understanding the Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Working with Point-in-time recovery
  • Restoring System Databases and Individual Files
  •  

    Lesson 8: Importing and Exporting Data

    • This module covers the use of the import/export wizards and explains how they relate to SSIS. Also introduces BCP.

     

    Lessons:

  • Transferring Data To/From SQL Server
  • Importing & Exporting Table Data
  • Inserting Data in Bulk
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    Lesson 9: Authenticating and Authorising Users

    • This module covers SQL Server security models, logins and users.

     

    Lessons:

  • Authenticating Connections to SQL Server
  • Authorising Logins to Access Databases
  • Authorisation Across Servers
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    Lesson 10: Assigning Server and Database Roles

    • This module covers fixed server roles, user-defined server roles, fixed database roles and user-defined database roles.

     

    Lessons:

  • Working with Server Roles
  • Working with Fixed Database Roles
  • Creating User-defined Database Roles
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    Lesson 11: Authorising Users to Access Resources

    • This module covers permissions and the assignment of permissions.

     

    Lessons:

  • Authorising User Access to Objects
  • Authorising Users to Execute Code
  • Configuring Permissions at the Schema Level
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    Lesson 12: Auditing SQL Server Environments

    • This module covers SQL Server Audit.

     

    Lessons:

  • Options for Auditing Data Access in SQL
  • Implementing SQL Server Audit
  • Managing SQL Server Audit
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    Lesson 13: Automating SQL Server 2012 Management

    • This module covers SQL Server Agent, jobs and job history.

     

    Lessons:

  • Automating SQL Server Management
  • Working with SQL Server Agent
  • Managing SQL Server Agent Jobs
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    Lesson 14: Configuring Security for SQL Server Agent

    • This module covers SQL Server agent security, proxy accounts and credentials.

     

    Lessons:

  • Understanding SQL Server Agent Security
  • Configuring Credentials
  • Configuring Proxy Accounts
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    Lesson 15: Monitoring SQL Server 2012 with Alerts and Notifications

    • This module covers the configuration of database mail, alerts and notifications.

     

    Lessons:

  • Configuration of Database Mail
  • Monitoring SQL Server Errors
  • Configuring Operators, Alerts and Notifications
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    Lesson 16: Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

    • This module covers database maintenance plans.

     

    Lessons:

  • Ensuring Database Integrity
  • Maintaining Indexes
  • Automating Routine Database Maintenance
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    Lesson 17: Tracing Access to SQL Server 2012

    • This module covers SQL Profiler and SQL Trace stored procedures.

     

    Lessons:

  • Capturing Activity using SQL Server Profiler
  • Improving Performance with the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Working with Tracing Options
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    Lesson 18: Monitoring SQL Server 2012

    • This module introduces DMVs and the configuration of data collection.

     

    Lessons:

  • Monitoring Activity
  • Capturing and Managing Performance Data
  • Analysing Collected Performance Data
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    Lesson 19: Managing Multiple Servers

    • This module covers Central Management Servers and Multi-Server queries, Virtualisation of SQL Server and Data-Tier Applications.

     

    Lessons:

  • Working with Multiple Servers
  • Virtualising SQL Server
  • Deploying and Upgrading Data-Tier Applications
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    Lesson 20: Troubleshooting Common SQL Server 2012 Administrative Issues

    • This module covers common issues that require troubleshooting and gives guidance on where to start looking for solutions.

     

    Lessons:

  • SQL Server Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Resolving Service-related Issues
  • Resolving Concurrency Issues
  • Resolving Login and Connectivity Issues
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    Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
    December        
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Boksburg 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Polokwane 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book


    Course Date  City Course Times    Cost  
     
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Boksburg 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
     
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Cape Town 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book
     
    18 Dec - 22 Dec Polokwane 0830 - 1600    R9000 Book

    Developing MS SQL Server Databases

    Course Description

    This 3-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server® 2012 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as transactions, concurrency, error handling, triggers, and SQL CLR are also covered in this course. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464.

     

    Target Audience

    The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2012 product features and technologies for implementing a database.

     

    Prerequisites

    In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

    • Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
    • Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.

    Developing MS SQL Server Databases

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    Lesson 1: Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and Its Toolset

    • This module stresses on the fact that before beginning to work with SQLServer in either a development or an administration role, it is important to understand the overall SQL Server platform. In particular, it is useful to understand that SQL Server is not just a database engine but it is a complete platform for managing enterprise data.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
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    Lesson 2: Working with Data Types

    • This module explains how to use and convert data types. Also it focuses on how to work with specialised data types, and character data types.Using Data Types

     

    Lessons:

  • Working with Character Data
  • Converting Data Types
  • Specialised Data Types
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    Lesson 3: Designing and Implementing Tables

    • This module explains how to design, create, and alter tables. Also it focusses on working with schemas.

     

    Lessons:

  • Designing Tables
  • Working with Schemas
  • Creating and Altering Tables
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    Lesson 4: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

    • This module explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrity to maintain high quality data. Also it focuses on implementing Entity and Referential Integrity.

     

    Lessons:

  • Enforcing Data Integrity
  • Implementing Domain Integrity
  • Implementing Entity and Referential
  • Integrity
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    Lesson 5: Planning for SQL Server 2012 Indexing

    • This module explains the core indexing concepts and effectiveness of each data type commonly used in indexes.

     

    Lessons:

  • Core Indexing Concepts
  • Data Types and Indexes
  • Single Column and Composite Indexes
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    Lesson 6: Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server 2012

    • This module explains how tables can be structured in SQL Server databases. Also it focusses on designing and working with clustered indexes.

     

    Lessons:

  • SQL Server Table Structures
  • Working with Clustered Indexes
  • Designing Effective Clustered Indexes
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    Lesson 7: Reading SQL Server 2012 Execution Plans

    • This module explains how to design additional indexes. Also it focusses on how to read and interpret execution plans.

     

    Lessons:

  • Execution Plan Core Concepts
  • Common Execution Plan Elements
  • Working with Execution Plans
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    Lesson 8: Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes

    • This module explains how nonclustered indexes have the potential to significantly enhance the performance of applications and how to use a tool that can help design these indexes appropriately.

     

    Lessons:

  • Designing Effective NonclusteredIndexes
  • Implementing Nonclustered Indexes
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
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    Lesson 9: Designing and Implementing Views

    • This module introduces Views, and explains how to create and manage Views. Also it focusses on the performance consideration for Views.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to Views
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Performance Considerations for Views
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    Lesson 10: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

    • This module describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures along with guidelines on creating them.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to Stored Procedures
  • Working With Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Parameterised Stored Procedures
  • Controlling Execution Context
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    Lesson 11: Merging Data and Passing Tables

    • This module reviews the techniques that provide the ability to process sets of data rather than individual rows. Also it focusses on how these techniques can be used in combination with TABLE parameter types to minimise the number of required stored procedure calls in typical applications.

     

    Lessons:

  • Using the MERGE Statement
  • Implementing Table Types
  • Using TABLE Types As Parameters
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    Lesson 12: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

    • This module explains how to design and implement user-defined functions that enforce business rules or data consistency, and modify and maintain existing functions written by other developers.

     

    Lessons:

  • Overview of Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Table- Valued Functions
  • Implementation Considerations for Functions
  • Alternatives to Functions
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    Lesson 13: Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server 2012 Applications

    • This module explains how to use transactions and the SQL Server locking mechanisms to meet the performance and data integrity requirements of your applications.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to Transactions
  • Introduction to Locks
  • Management of Locking
  • Transaction Isolation Levels
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    Lesson 14: Handling Errors in T-SQL Code

    • This module explores T-SQL error handling, looks at how it has traditionally been implemented, and how structured exception handling can be used.

     

    Lessons:

  • Understanding T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing Structured Exception Handling
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    Lesson 15: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

    • This module, explains what DML triggers are and how they enforce data integrity. Also it focusses on the different types of triggers available, and how to define triggers in a database.

     

    Lessons:

  • Designing DML Triggers
  • Implementing DML Triggers
  • Advanced Trigger Concepts
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    Lesson 16:  Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server 2012

    • This module explains how to use CLR integrated code to create user defined database objects that are managed by the .NET Framework.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
  • Importing and Configuring Assemblies
  • Implementing SQL CLR Integration
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    Lesson 17: Storing XML Data in SQL Server 2012

    • This module introduces XML and shows how XML data can be stored within SQL Server.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
  • Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
  • Implementing the XML Data Type
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    Lesson 18: Querying XML Data in SQL Server

    • This module shows how XML data can be queried, including queries written in a language called XQuery.

     

    Lessons:

  • Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
  • Getting Started with XQuery
  • Shredding XML
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    Lesson 19: Working with SQL Server 2012 Spatial Data

    • This module introduces Spatial Data, and explains how to work with SQL Server Spatial Data Types.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to Spatial Data
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
  • Using Spatial Data in Applications
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    Lesson 20: Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries

    • This module introduces Full-Text Indexing and how to implement Full- Text Indexes in SQL Server.

     

    Lessons:

  • Introduction to Full-Text Indexing
  • Implementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server
  • Working with Full-Text Queries
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