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This 5-day instructor-led course introduces students to SQL Server 2014 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 indexes, concurrency, error handling, and triggers) are also covered in this course. This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-464.
Note: This course is designed for students 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.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
- Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types.
- Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).
- Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints.
- Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies.
- Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes. Also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure.
- Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans.
- Design effective non-clustered indexes.
- Design and implement views
- Design and implement stored procedures.
- Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses.
- Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also describe where they can lead to performance issues).
- Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency.
- Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling.
- Design and implement DML triggers
- Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server.
- Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server.
- Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server.
- Work with the GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
- Implement and query a full-text index.
The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database.
This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
- Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
- Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.
Module1: Introduction to Database Development Thismodule introduces database development and the key tasks that a databasedeveloper would typically perform. Lessons
Module2: Designing and Implementing Tables Thismodule explains how to design, create, and alter tables. Also it focusses onworking with schemas.Lessons
- Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
- Working with SQL Server Tools
- Configuring SQL Server Services
Module3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints Thismodule explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrityto maintain high quality data. Also it focusses on implementing Entity andReferential Integrity.Lessons
- Designing Tables
- Working with Schemas
- Creating and Altering Tables
Module4: Introduction to IndexingThismodule describes the concept of an index and discusses selectivity, density andstatistics. It covers appropriate data type choices and choices aroundcomposite index structures.Lessons
- Enforcing Data Integrity
- Implementing Domain Integrity
- Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
Module5: Advanced IndexingThismodule explains covering indexes and the INCLUDE clause as well as the use ofpadding, hints and statistics. The module also covers the use of the DatabaseEngine Tuning Advisor and index-related dynamic management views to assessindexing strategies.Lessons
- Core Indexing Concepts
- Single Column and Composite Indexes
- SQL Server Table Structures
- Working with Clustered Indexes
Module6: Columnstore IndexesThismodule explains columnstore indexes, introduces clustered and nonclusteredcolumnstore indexes, and discusses considerations for using columnstoreindexes.Lessons
- Execution Plan Core Concepts
- Common Execution Plan Elements
- Working with Execution Plans
- Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
- Performance Monitoring
Module7: Designing and Implementing ViewsThismodule introduces Views, and explains how to create and manage Views. Also itfocusses on the performance consideration for Views.Lessons
- Columnstore Indexes
- Best Practices for Columnstore Indexes
Module8: Designing and Implementing Stored ProceduresThismodule describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures alongwith guidelines on creating them.Lessons
- Introduction to Views
- Creating and Managing Views
- Performance Considerations for Views
Module9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined FunctionsThismodule explains how to design and implement user-defined functions that enforcebusiness rules or data consistency, and modify and maintain existing functionswritten by other developers.Lessons
- Introduction to Stored Procedures
- Working With Stored Procedures
- Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
- Controlling Execution Context
Module10: Responding to Data Manipulation via TriggersThismodule, explains what DML triggers are and how they enforce data integrity.Also it focusses on the different types of triggers available, and how todefine triggers in a database.Lessons
- Overview of Functions
- Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
- Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
- Implementation Considerations for Functions
- Alternatives to Functions
Module11: Using In-Memory TablesThismodule covers the creation of in-memory tables and native stored procedures anddiscusses the advantages and disadvantages of using in-memory tables.Lessons
- Designing DML Triggers
- Implementing DML Triggers
- Advanced Trigger Concepts
Module12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL ServerThismodule explains how to use CLR integrated code to create user-defined databaseobjects that are managed by the .NET Framework.Lessons
- Memory-Optimized Tables
- Native Stored Procedures
Module 13: Storing andQuerying XML Data in SQL ServerThismodule introduces XML and shows how XML data can be stored within SQL Serverand then queried, including queries written in a language called XQuery.Lessons
- Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
- Importing and Configuring Assemblies
- Implementing SQL CLR Integration
Module14: Working with SQL Server Spatial DataThismodule introduces Spatial Data, and explains how to work with SQL ServerSpatial Data Types.Lessons
- Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
- Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
- Implementing the XML Data Type
- Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
- Getting Started with XQuery
- Shredding XML
- Introduction to Spatial Data
- Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
- Using Spatial Data in Applications