20461D: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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20461D: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines;

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About This Course

Students will gain the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and prepare people for the exam "70-461: Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Transact-SQL." This exam will be the underlying exam for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence.

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.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
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 2014 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 Window 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
Module 19: Appendix 1: Improving Query Performance
Module 20: Appendix 2: Querying SQL Server Metadata

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages.
  • Write SELECT queries
  • Query multiple tables
  • Sort and filter data
  • Describe the use of data types in SQL Server
  • Modify data using Transact-SQL
  • Use built-in functions
  • Group and aggregate data
  • Use subqueries
  • Use table expressions
  • Use set operators
  • Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions
  • Implement pivoting and grouping sets
  • Execute stored procedures
  • Program with T-SQL
  • Implement error handling
  • Implement transactions

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

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