Course M2778 Three daysInstructor-led
This 3-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2008
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the uses of and ways to execute the Transact-SQL language.
Use querying tool.
Write SELECT queries to retrieve data.
Group and summarize data by using Transact-SQL.
Join data from multiple tables.
Write queries that retrieve and modify data by using subqueries.
Modify data in tables.
Query text fields with full-text search.
Describe how to create programming objects.
Use various techniques when working with complex queries.
Who should attend
This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are responsible for writing queries.
Before attending this course, students must:
Knowledge of data integrity concepts.
Core Windows Server skills.
Relational database design skills.
Module 1: Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008
Overview of SQL Server 2008
Overview of SQL Server Databases
Overview and Syntax Elements of T-SQL
Working with T-SQL Scripts
Using T-SQL Querying Tools
Module 2: Querying and Filtering Data
Using the SELECT Statement
Working with NULL Values
Formatting Result Sets
Performance Considerations for Writing Queries
Module 3: Grouping and Summarizing Data
Summarizing Data by Using Aggregate Functions
Summarizing Grouped Data
Ranking Grouped Data
Creating Crosstab Queries
Module 4: Joining Data from Multiple Tables
Querying Multiple Tables by Using Joins
Applying Joins for Typical Reporting Needs
Combining and Limiting Result Set
Module 5: Working with Subqueries
Writing Basic Subqueries
Writing Correlated Subqueries
Comparing Subqueries with Joins and Temporary Tables
Using Common Table Expressions
Module 6: Modifying Data in Tables
Inserting Data into Tables
Deleting Data from Tables
Updating Data in Tables
Overview of Transactions
Module 7: Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes
Overview of XML
Querying XML Data
Overview of Full-Text Indexes
Querying Full-Text Indexes
Module 8: Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval
Overview of Views
Overview of User-Defined Functions
Overview of Stored Procedures
Overview of Triggers
Writing Distributed Queries
Module 9: Using Advanced Querying Techniques
Considerations for Querying Data
Working with Data Types
Cursors and Set-Based Queries
Maintaining Query Files