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MOD+DMOC: Querying Data with Transact-SQL (M20761)

Learn basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

GK# 4942

Course Overview


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.

You 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.

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What You'll Learn

  • Basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2016
  • Similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages
  • Write SELECT queries
  • Query multiple tables
  • Sort and filter data
  • Using 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


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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 Set Operators

• Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
• Using APPLY


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Lab 1: Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools
Lab 2: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
Lab 3: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Lab 4: Querying Multiple Tables
Lab 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
Lab 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Lab 7: Using DML to Modify Data
Lab 8: Using Built-In Functions
Lab 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Lab 10: Using Subqueries
Lab 11: Using SET Operators



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

Who Should Attend

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


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