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Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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.

Audience Profile

The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, DatabaseDevelopment and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals.

Participant Prerequisites

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

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server.
  • Describe T-SQL, sets, and predicate logic.
  • Write a single table SELECT statement.
  • Write a multi-table SELECT statement.
  • Write SELECT statements with filtering and sorting.
  • Describe how SQL Server uses data types.
  • Write DML statements.
  • Write queries that use built-in functions.
  • Write queries that aggregate data.
  • Write subqueries.
  • Create and implement views and table-valued functions.
  • Use set operators to combine query results.
  • Write queries that use window ranking, offset, and aggregate functions.
  • Transform data by implementing pivot, unpivot, rollup and cube.
  • Create and implement stored procedures.
  • Add programming constructs such as variables, conditions, and loops to T-SQL code.

Course Outline

The following items describe the outline of the course:

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server
Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
Module 6: Working with SQL Server Data Types
Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Module 10: Using Subqueries
Module 11: Using Table Expressions
Module 12: Using Set Operators
Module 13: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures
Module 16: Programming with T-SQL
Module 17: Implementing Error Handling
Module 18: Implementing Transactions

Course Materials

The following materials are included as part of the course:

  • Microsoft Official digital Curriculum (MOC)

MS 20761 - Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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