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Querying Data with Transact-SQL (20761)

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

This course is designed to introduce students to Transact-SQL. It is designed in such a way that the first part of the content can be taught as a course to students requiring the knowledge for other courses in the SQL Server curriculum.  The remaining content focuses on the skills required to take exam 70-761.

This is MOC for course 20761.

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Who Should Attend?

The main purpose of the course is to give students 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. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals.

What You'll Learn

  • Describe key capabilities and components of SQL Server.
  • Describe T-SQL, sets, and predicate logic.
  • Write a single table SELECT statement.
  • Write a multi-table SELECT statement.
  • Write SELECT statements with filtering and sorting.
  • Describe how SQL Server uses data types.
  • Write DML statements.
  • Write queries that use built-in functions.
  • Write queries that aggregate data.
  • Write subqueries.
  • Create and implement views and table-valued functions.
  • Use set operators to combine query results.
  • Write queries that use window ranking, offset, and aggregate functions.
  • Transform data by implementing pivot, unpivot, rollup and cube.
  • Create and implement stored procedures.
  • Add programming constructs such as variables, conditions, and loops to T-SQL code

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL

  • 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

12. Using Set

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

13. Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate 

  • 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 

  • 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
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Labs Outline

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 Table Expressions
Lab 12: Using SET Operators
Lab 13: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate 
Lab 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
Lab 15: Executing Stored 
Lab 16: Programming with T-SQL
Lab 17: Implementing Error Handling
Lab 18: Implementing Transactions

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Prerequisites

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

Related Certifications

Earning an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification validates your skills in building and implementing databases across organizations and will qualify you for a position as a database developer.

Vendor Credits

This course is eligible for Software Assurance Training Vouchers (SATVs).

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Follow-On Courses

The following courses will assist you in expanding your SQL Server database administration and development skills.