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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- 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
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
- 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
- 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
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.