SQL Server 2014 and 2012

Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases
(Microsoft Training Course: 20464) - 5 days - £1850 exc VAT

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> Target Audience
This course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It is intended for IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database.
> Course outline
  1. Introduction to Database Development
  2. Designing and Implementing Tables
  3. Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
  4. Introduction to Indexing
  5. Advanced Indexing
  6. Columnstore Indexes
  7. Designing and Implementing Views
  8. Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
  9. Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
  10. Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
  11. Using In-Memory Tables
  12. Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
  13. Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
  14. Working with SQL Server Spatial Data

Supplementary InformationSubject to demand, training course MS20464 (SQL Server 2014) may be merged with MS10776 (SQL Server 2012), as recommended by Microsoft.
Module 1: Introduction to Database Development
  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services
  • Lab: Introduction to Database Development
  • Start SQL Server Management Studio
  • Describe the architecture and editions of SQL Server 2012
  • Work with SQL Server tools
  • Configure SQL Server Services
Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables
  • Designing Tables
  • Working with Schemas
  • Creating and Altering Tables
  • Lab: Designing and Implementing Tables
  • Improving the Design of Tables
  • Creating a Schema
  • Creating the Tables
  • Design Tables
  • Work with Schemas
  • Create and Alter Tables
Module 3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
  • Enforcing Data Integrity
  • Implementing Domain Integrity
  • Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
  • Lab: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
  • Designing Constraints
  • Testing the constraints
  • Explain the available options for enforcing data integrity and the levels at which they should be applied
  • Implement domain integrity
  • Implement 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
  • Lab: Creating Indexes
  • Creating Tables with Clustered Indexes
  • Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
  • Describe core indexing concepts
  • Choose appropriate data types for indexes
  • Design and implement clustered and nonclustered indexes
Module 5: Advanced Indexing
  • Execution Plan Core Concepts
  • Common Execution Plan Elements
  • Working with Execution Plans
  • Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Lab: Planning for SQL Server 2014 Indexing
  • Exploring Existing Index Statistics
  • Creating Covering Indexes
  • Describe the elements of an execution plan
  • Design effective indexing strategies
  • Monitor your system to assess the performance of your indexing strategy
Module 6: Columnstore Indexes
  • Columnstore Indexes
  • Best Practices for Columnstore Indexes
  • Lab: Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
  • Creating Columnstore Indexes
  • Create columnstore indexes
  • Describe the considerations for updating tables with non-clustered columnstore indexes
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Views
  • Introduction to Views
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Performance Considerations for Views
  • Lab: Designing and Implementing Views
  • Designing, Implementing and Testing the WebStock Views
  • Designing and Implementing the Contacts View
  • Modifying the AvailableModels View
  • Explain the role of views in database development
  • Implement views
  • Describe the performance related impacts of views
Module 8: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
  • Introduction to Stored Procedures
  • Working With Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
  • Controlling Execution Context
  • Lab: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
  • Creating stored procedures
  • Creating a parameterized stored procedure
  • Altering the execution context of stored procedures
  • Describe the role of stored procedures and the potential benefits of using them
  • Work with stored procedures
  • Implement parameterized stored procedures
  • Control the execution context of a stored procedure
Module 9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
  • Overview of Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions and Table-Valued Functions
  • Implementation Considerations for Functions
  • Alternatives to Functions
  • Lab: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
  • Formatting Phone Numbers
  • Modifying an Existing Function
  • Resolving a Function-Related Performance Issue
  • Design and implement scalar functions
  • Design and implement table-valued functions
  • Describe implementation considerations for functions
  • Describe alternatives to functions
Module 10: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
  • Designing DML Triggers
  • Implementing DML Triggers
  • Advanced Trigger Concepts
  • Lab: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
  • Creating and Testing the Audit Trigger
  • Improving the Audit Trigger
  • Design DML triggers
  • Implement DML triggers
  • Explain advanced DML trigger concepts
Module 11: Using In-Memory Tables
  • Memory-Optimized Tables
  • Native Stored Procedures
  • Lab: Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
  • Working with Memory Optimized Tables
  • Working with Natively Compiled Stored Procedures
  • Design and implement memory-optimized tables
  • Create native stored procedures
Module 12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
  • Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
  • Importing and Configuring Assemblies
  • Implementing SQL CLR Integration
  • Lab: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
  • Assessing Proposed CLR Code
  • Implementing a CLR Assembly
  • Implementing a CLR User-defined Aggregate and CLR User-defined Data Type
  • Explain the importance of SQL Server CLR Integration
  • Import and configure assemblies
  • Implement objects that have been created within .NET assemblies
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
  • Lab: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
  • Assessing appropriate Use of XML Data in SQL Server
  • Testing XML Data Storage in Variables
  • Retrieving Information about XML Schema Collections
  • Querying SQL Server Data as XML
  • Write a Stored Procedure Returning XML
  • Describe XML and XML schemas
  • Store XML data and associated XML schemas in SQL Server
  • Implement the XML data type within SQL Server
  • Use the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
  • Work with basic XQuery queries
  • Shred XML to a relational form
Module 14: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
  • Introduction to Spatial Data
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
  • Using Spatial Data in Applications
  • Lab: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
  • Querying the Geometry Data Type
  • Adding Spatial Data to an Existing Table
  • Describe the importance of spatial data and the industry standards related to it
  • Explain how to store spatial data in SQL Server
  • Perform calculations on and query SQL Server spatial data
> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
  • Knowledge of relational database concepts.
> Purpose
After completing this course, students will be able to introduce the SQL Server platform and its tools; 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; read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans; design effective non-clustered indexes; design and implement views and 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; perform investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency; use traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling; design and implement DML triggers; learn uses for SQL CLR integration and implement a .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.
> Supplementary Information
Subject to demand, training course MS20464 (SQL Server 2014) may be merged with MS10776 (SQL Server 2012), as recommended by Microsoft.