Course M10985 Introduction to SQL Databases |

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Course M10985 Introduction to SQL Databases

This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at people looking to move into a database professional role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database elements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs.

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016;
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016;
  • Describe data modelling techniques;
  • Describe normalization and denormalization techniques;
  • Describe relationship types and effects in database design;
  • Describe the effects of database design on performance;
  • Describe commonly used database objects.
Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.
  1. Introduction to databases
    • Introduction to relational databases
    • Other types of database
    • Data analysis
    • Database languages in SQL Server
  2. Data Modelling
    • Data modelling
    • ANSI/SPARC database model
    • Entity relationship modelling
  3. Normalization
    • Fundamentals of Normalization
    • Normal form
    • Denormalization
  4. Relationships
    • Introduction to relationships
    • Planning referential integrity
  5. Performance
    • Indexing
    • Query performance
    • Concurrency
  6. Database Objects
    • Tables
    • Views
    • Stored procedures, triggers and functions

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