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This course is one of three courses required to pass the MCSA: SQL Server exam.

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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MS 10774)

Course Length: 5 Days

This course is one of three courses required to pass the MCSA: SQL Server exam.

This 5-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-relateddisciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This coursehelps people prepare for exam 70-461.

All the labs for this course can be performed using the provided virtual machines. However, if you have aMicrosoft Windows Azure account and the classroom virtual machines connect to the internet you may beable to connect to your Windows Azure server and database from the classroom. Many of the labs in thiscourse are enabled for you to perform the lab while connected to your own Windows Azure database in thecloud. Your instructor should be able to provide a current list of Windows Azure enabled labs.


Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Write SELECT queries
  • Query multiple tables
  • Use built-in functions
  • Use subqueries
  • Execute stored procedures
  • Use set operators
  • Implement error handling
  • Implement transactions
  • Use table expressions
  • Sort and filter data
  • Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions
  • Query SQL Server metadata
  • Program with T-SQL
  • Improve query performance

Pre-requisites

Before attending this course, students must have:

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

Before attending this course, students should have:

  • Basic understanding of virtualization technology (Classroom labs utilize virtual machines)

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MS 10774)

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    Lessons
  • Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
    Lab: Working with SQL Server 2012 Tools
  • Working with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Creating and Organizing T-SQL scripts
  • Using Books Online

Module 2: Getting Started with SQL Azure

    Lessons
  • Overview of SQL Azure
  • Working with SQL Azure

Module 3: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

    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

Module 4: Writing SELECT Queries

    Lessons
  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions
    Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Write simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminate Duplicates Using Distinct
  • Use Table and Column Aliases
  • Use a Simple CASE Expression

Module 5: Querying 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 Loins
  • Writing Queries That Use Cross Join

Module 6: Sorting and Filtering Data

    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

Module 7: Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types

    Lessons
  • Introducing SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
    Lab: Working with SQL Server 2012 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

Module 8: Using Built-In Functions

    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

Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

    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

Module 10: Using Subqueries

    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

Module 11: Using Table Expressions

    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

Module 12: Using Set Operators

    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

Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions

    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

Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

    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

Module 15: Querying SQL Server Metadata

    Lessons
  • Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
  • Executing System Stored Procedures
  • Querying Dynamic Management Objects
    Lab: Querying SQL Server Metadata
  • Querying System Catalog Views
  • Querying System Functions
  • Querying System Dynamic Management Views

Module 16: Executing 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

Module 17: Programming with T-SQL

    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

Module 18: Implementing Error Handling

    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

Module 19: Implementing Transactions

    Lessons
  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
    Lab: Implementing Transactions
  • Controlling transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT, and ROLLBACK
  • Adding error handling to a CATCH block

Module 20: Improving Query Performance

    Lessons
  • Factors in Query Performance
  • Displaying Query Performance Data
    Lab: Improving Query Performance
  • Viewing Query Execution Plans
  • Viewing Index Usage and Using SET STATISTICS Statements

MCSA: SQL Server 2012

MCSA: SQL Server 2012

The skills for your professional career

Demonstrate your essential skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments.

Earning an MCSA: SQL Server 2012 certification will qualify you for a position as a database developer or database analyst.

Step

Exam title

Optional training

Required exam

1

Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

10774
461

2

Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

10775462

3

Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

10777463

 

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