IL - MOC 10985: Introduction to SQL Databases

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn fundamental database concepts for Microsoft SQL Server 2016, including database types, database languages and database designs.This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 10985: Introduction to SQL Databases.

Course Details
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Level: 100

Who this course is designed for
  • Individuals moving into a database role or whose role has expanded to include database technologies

What You Will Learn

  • Key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016
  • Database languages used in SQL Server 2016
  • Data modeling techniques
  • Normalization and denormalization techniques
  • Relationship types and effects in database design
  • Effects of database design on performance
  • Commonly used database objects

Prerequisites:

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

Outline

Module 1: Introduction to databasesThis module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

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

Lab : Exploring and querying SQL Server databases

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 • Describe data analytics

Module 2: Data ModellingThis module describes data modelling techniques.

Lessons

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

Lab : Identify components in 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: NormalizationThis module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

Lessons

  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal form
  • Denormalization

Lab : Normalizing 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: RelationshipsThis module describes relationship types and effects in database design.

Lessons

  • Introduction to relationships
  • Planning referential integrity

Lab : Planning and implementing referential integrity

After completing this module, you will be able to: • Describe relationship types • Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrity

Module 5: PerformanceThis module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

Lessons

  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency

Lab : Performance issues

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 ObjectsThis module introduces commonly used database objects.

Lessons

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures, triggers and functions

Lab : Using SQL server

After completing this module, you will be able to: • Describe the use of tables in SQL Server • Describe the use of views in SQL Server • Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server • Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server

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