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M20761 – Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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Learn how to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2016. This course will provide a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines—namely, database administration, database development, and business intelligence.

Students will learn about: T-SQL elements, writing SQL queries, querying JOINs, sorting and filtering data, SQL Server 2016 data types, T-SQL DML, built-in functions, grouping and aggregating data, subqueries, and set operators.

This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL.

Course Length: 5 day(s)

Course Price: $2995 CAD

Available Course Formats:

  • In-class
  • Instructor Led Online
  • Self-Paced Virtual Classroom

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Course: M20761 – Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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

2. Introduction to T-SQL Querying

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

3. Writing SELECT Queries

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

4. Querying Multiple Tables

  • Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins

5. Sorting and Filtering Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown Values

6. Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

  • Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data

7. Using DML to Modify Data

  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data

8. Using Built-In Functions

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

9. Grouping and Aggregating Data

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

10. Using Subqueries

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

11. Using Table Expressions

12. Using Set Operators

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

13. Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions

14. Pivoting and Grouping Sets

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

15. Executing Stored Procedures

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

16. Programming with T-SQL

  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow

17. Implementing Error Handling

  • Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing Structured Exception Handling

18. Implementing Transactions

  • Transactions and the Database Engines
  • Controlling Transactions

Audience

Database administrators, database developers and business intelligence professionals, as well as SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused, such as report writers, business analysts and client application developers.

Prerequisites

Students should have a working knowledge of relational databases and a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

Instructor-Led In Classroom (5 days)

Newcomp can directly deliver courses through the use of in-class training facilities. Currently,  in-class courses are offered in Markham, Ottawa, Vancouver, Halifax, and Edmonton. Please note that classes can be added to new areas based on demand.

Instructor-Led Online (5 days)

Students receive the same quality as an in-class course, with a live instructor and the ability to participate in hands-on labs through real-life examples. ILOs help cut costs by reducing time and travel as they can be taken from home or the office and require only the use of a computer, high-speed wired internet and a headset.

Self Paced

Students can receive the same high-quality training, with the same courseware at their own speed and schedule with SPVC.  Individuals with busy schedules can complete a course over a 30-day timeframe at a lower price than in-class or ILO courses. Please note that there is no live interaction with an instructor in this format.