Introduction to SQL Databases (10985C)

Introduction to SQL Databases (10985C)

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Course ID: B3905 | Guaranteed to Run

Duration: 3 Days (8:00 am - 4:00 pm PST) | 3-Month Access (MOC On-Demand)

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Overview:

This is an Instructor-Led Training (ILT) course which introduces students to fundamental SQL database concepts such as:

  • SQL Database types

  • SQL Database languages

  • SQL Database designs

Upon completing the course, students will be able to describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016, data modelling techniques, the effects of database design on performance, and normalization and denormalization techniques.

This course is also available in the On-Demand delivery format with digital Microsoft Official Courseware (dMOC)

+ Who Should Attend

The target audience for course 10985 is people entering into a database role, or whose current role has grown and will include database technologies. It is a 3-day foundation course, and therefore students only require general computer literacy to take part.

+ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages in SQL Server

Lab: Exploring and querying SQL Server databases

After completing this module, you will be able to: 
• Describe what a database is 
• Understand basic relational aspects
• Describe database languages used in SQL Server 
• Describe data analytics

Module 2: Data Modelling

This module describes data modelling techniques.

Lessons

  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling

Lab: Identify components in entity relationship modelling

After completing this module, you will be able to: 
• Understand the common data modelling techniques
• Describe the ANSI/SPARC database model
• Describe entity relationship modelling

Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

Lessons

  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal form
  • Denormalization

Lab: Normalizing data

After completing this module, you will be able to: 
• Describe normalization benefits and notation
• Describe important normalization terms
• Describe the normalization levels
• Describe the role of denormalization

Module 4: Relationships

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.

Lessons

  • Introduction to relationships
  • Planning referential integrity

Lab: Planning and implementing referential integrity

After completing this module, you will be able to: 
• Describe relationship types
• Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrity

Module 5: Performance

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

Lessons

  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency

Lab: Performance issues

After completing this module, you will be able to: 
• Discuss the performance effects of indexing
• Describe the performance effects of join and search types
• Describe the performance effects of concurrency

Module 6: Database Objects

This module introduces commonly used database objects.

Lessons

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures, triggers and functions

Lab: Using SQL server

After completing this module, you will be able to: 
• Describe the use of tables in SQL Server 
• Describe the use of views in SQL Server 
• Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server 
• Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server

+ Prerequisites

This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.

+ Certifications

N/A

+ SQL Server Training