After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
- Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types.
- Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).
- Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints.
- Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies.
- Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes. Also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure.
- Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans.
- Design effective non-clustered indexes.
- Design and implement views
- Design and implement stored procedures.
- Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses.
- Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also describe where they can lead to performance issues).
- Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency.
- Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling.
- Design and implement DML triggers
- Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server.
- Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server.
- Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server.
- Work with the GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
- Implement and query a full-text index.
This course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. Topics covered include the creation of database objects (views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions) and common aspects of procedure coding (indexes, concurrency, error handling, and triggers). This course helps students prepare for the Exam 70-464. Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.
IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database.
Before attending this course, students must have:
- Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
- Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.
Module 1: Introduction to Database Development
- Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
- Working with SQL Server Tools
- Configuring SQL Server Services
Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables
- Designing Tables
- Working with Schemas
- Creating and Altering Tables
Module 3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
- Enforcing Data Integrity
- Implementing Domain Integrity
- Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
Module 4: Introduction to Indexing
- Core Indexing Concepts
- Single Column and Composite Indexes
- SQL Server Table Structures
- Working with Clustered Indexes
Module 5: Advanced Indexing
- Execution Plan Core Concepts
- Common Execution Plan Elements
- Working with Execution Plans
- Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
- Performance Monitoring
Module 6: Columnstore Indexes
- Columnstore Indexes
- Best Practices for Columnstore Indexes
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Views
- Introduction to Views
- Creating and Managing Views
- Performance Considerations for Views
Module 8: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
- Introduction to Stored Procedures
- Working With Stored Procedures
- Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
- Controlling Execution Context
Module 9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
- Overview of Functions
- Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
- Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
- Implementation Considerations for Functions
- Alternatives to Functions
Module 10: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
- Designing DML Triggers
- Implementing DML Triggers
- Advanced Trigger Concepts
Module 11: Using In-Memory Tables
- Memory-Optimized Tables
- Native Stored Procedures
Module 12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
- Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
- Importing and Configuring Assemblies
- Implementing SQL CLR Integration
Module 13: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
- Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
- Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
- Implementing the XML Data Type
- Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
- Getting Started with XQuery
- Shredding XML
Module 14: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
- Introduction to Spatial Data
- Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
- Using Spatial Data in Applications
- Introduction to Database Development
- Designing and Implementing Tables
- Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
- Creating Indexes
- Planning for SQL Server 2014 Indexing
- Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
- Designing and Implementing Views
- Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
- Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
- Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
- Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
- Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
- Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
- Working with SQL Server Spatial Data