About this Course
This course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as indexes, concurrency, error handling, and triggers are also covered in this course. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464.
2KO International runs computer courses across the African continent, and is a top provider of internationally certified online IT training.
At course completion
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.
Module 1: Introduction to Database Development
This module introduces database development and the key tasks that a database developer would typically perform. Lessons
• Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
• Working with SQL Server Tools
• Configuring SQL Server Services
Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables
This module explains how to design, create, and alter tables. Also it focusses on working with schemas. Lessons
• Designing Tables
• Working with Schemas
• Creating and Altering Tables
Module 3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
This module explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrity to maintain high quality data. Also it focusses on implementing Entity and Referential Integrity. Lessons
• Enforcing Data Integrity
• Implementing Domain Integrity
• Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
Module 4: Introduction to Indexing
This module describes the concept of an index and discusses selectivity, density and statistics. It covers appropriate data type choices and choices around composite index structures. Lessons
• Core Indexing Concepts
• Single Column and Composite Indexes
• SQL Server Table Structures
• Working with Clustered Indexes
Module 5: Advanced Indexing
This module explains covering indexes and the INCLUDE clause as well as the use of padding, hints and statistics. The module also covers the use of the Database Engine Tuning Advisor and index-related dynamic management views to assess indexing strategies. Lessons
• Execution Plan Core Concepts
• Common Execution Plan Elements
• Working with Execution Plans
• Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
• Performance Monitoring
Module 6: In-Memory Database Capabilities
This module explains the buffer pool extension and columnstore indexes and how to use them to maximize the performance and scalability of database applications. Lessons
• The Buffer Pool Extension
• Columnstore Indexes
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Views
This module introduces Views, and explains how to create and manage Views. Also it focusses on the performance consideration for Views. Lessons
• Introduction to Views
• Creating and Managing Views
• Performance Considerations for Views
Module 8: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures along with guidelines on creating them. Lessons
• Introduction to Stored Procedures
• Working With Stored Procedures
• Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
• Controlling Execution Context
Module 9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
This module explains how to design and implement user-defined functions that enforce business rules or data consistency, and modify and maintain existing functions written by other developers. Lessons
• 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
This module, explains what DML triggers are and how they enforce data integrity. Also it focusses on the different types of triggers available, and how to define triggers in a database. Lessons
• Designing DML Triggers
• Implementing DML Triggers
• Advanced Trigger Concepts
Module 11: Using In-Memory Tables
This module covers the creation of in-memory tables and native stored procedures and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using in-memory tables. Lessons
• Memory-Optimized Tables
• Native Stored Procedures
Module 12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
This module explains how to use CLR integrated code to create user-defined database objects that are managed by the .NET Framework. Lessons
• Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
• Importing and Configuring Assemblies
Module 13: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
This module introduces XML and shows how XML data can be stored within SQL Server and then queried, including queries written in a language called XQuery. Lessons
• 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
This module introduces Spatial Data, and explains how to work with SQL Server Spatial Data Types. Lessons
• Introduction to Spatial Data
• Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
• Using Spatial Data in Applications
The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database.
The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who are developers from other product platforms or previous versions of SQL Server looking to become skilled in the implementation of a SQL Server 2014 database.
Included in your course fees
• Tuition fees
• Breakfast and lunch on course days
• Teas and coffees
• Attendance certificate
How to enroll for the course
• Before enrolling for the course you should have the following information ready:
o Date you wish to attend the course
o Payment method – how you will be paying
o An understanding of the costs of the total package
• You can call us on our office number (see our web site contact page on www.i2ko.com) and request a booking telephonically
• You can book by email – simply send us an email with your name, the date and how you would like to pay. We will send you an invoice and upon payment your place is secure
o Request a credit card payment. We do accept credit card payments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do you train the course?
We train the course at our Bo-kaap training centre in Cape Town, South Africa.
What other branches do you have in SA or in the world?
We only train in Cape Town.
What books do I get with this course?
You will receive a course text book which you can take away with you to keep after the course.
How long will it take me to get certified?
We recommend that students take at least one to two weeks for exam preparation for every module they do. It is unusual for students to be able to take the exam in the same week they do the course.
Does the price include the official exam?
No, the exam is not included in the price. Exam prices vary from centre to centre.
About the Exam
The exams are done at any authorised testing centre such as 2KO. You can find a list of exam centres close to you by going to www.vue.com.
The exam is a multiple test, on computer at an authorised testy centre. The results are made known immediately. If you fail the test, you must book it again at a future date and will pay again.
• Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
• Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.