Introduction to SQL Databases (55315)
Introduction to SQL Databases (55315) Course Details:
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. This course updates and replaces course 10985C previously published under the same title.
Module 1: Introduction to databases
This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server.
- Introduction to Relational Databases
- Other Databases and Storage
- Data Analysis
- SQL Server Database Languages
Module 2: Data Modeling
This module describes data modelling techniques.
- Data Modelling
- Designing a Database
- Relationship Modeling
Module 3: Normalization
This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.
- Fundamentals of Normalization
- Normal Form
Module 4: Relationships
This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.
- Introduction to Relationships
- Planning Referential Integrity
Module 5: Performance
This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.
- Query Performance
Module 6: Database Objects
This module introduces commonly used database objects.
- Stored Procedures, Triggers and Functions
*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
At course completion
- Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server
- Describe database languages used in SQL Server
- 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
Lab: Exploring SQL Server Databases and Tables
- Explore SQL Server
- Query Databases and Tables
Lab: Identify Components in Relationship Modeling
- Modeling a database
Lab: Normalizing Data
- Normalizing Tables
Lab: Planning and Implementing Referential Integrity
- Implementing Referential Integrity
Lab: Performance Issues
- Using Indexes
Lab: Using SQL Server Objects
- Using Tables
- Using Views
- Using Stored Procedures
This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.
The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies. Developers that deliver content from SQL Server databases will also benefit from this material.