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Introduction to SQL Databases Online (MOD)

Overview

Please note that access to the Microsoft On Demand online resources will expire on 29th December 2020, irrespective of when the package is purchased.

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.

e-Learning

Interactive self-paced content that provides flexibility in terms of pace, place and time to suit individuals and organisations. These resources also consist of online books, educational podcasts and vodcasts, and video-based learning.

Target Audience

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

What's Included

If you are searching for options and flexibility, look no further. With Microsoft On-Demand you can acquire Microsoft skills whenever you want. 

Each subscription includes:

  • HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
  • Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and the ability to save and resume labs
  • Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessment
  • 24x7 Mentoring via chat, email, and phone
  • Microsoft On Demand online resources will expire on 29th December 2020, irrespective of when the package is purchased.

More Information

Course Pre-requisites

This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.

Learning Objectives

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

 

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages

Lab : Querying SQ Server

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe what a database is 
  • Understand basic relational aspects
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe data analytics
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016

Module 2: Data Modelling

This module describes data modelling techniques.

  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling

Lab : Entity relationship modellingAfter completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand the common data modelling techniques
  • Describe the ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Describe entity relationship modelling

Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization

Lab : Normalizing raw data

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe normalization benefits and notation
  • Describe important normalization terms
  • Describe the normalization levels
  • Describe the role of denormalization

Module 4: Relationships

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.

  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity

Lab : Designing relationships

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe relationship types
  • Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrity

Module 5: Performance

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency

Lab : Query performance

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the performance effects of indexing
  • Describe the performance effects of join and search types
  • Describe the performance effects of concurrency

Module 6: Database Objects

This module introduces commonly used database objects.

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures
  • Other database objects

Lab : Using SQL Server in a hybrid cloud

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the use of tables in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the use of views in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server 2016

Further Information

To help you prepare for this exam, Microsoft recommends that you have hands-on experience with the product and that you use the specified training resources.


These training resources do not necessarily cover all topics listed in the "Skills measured" section.

Follow-On Course

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