MS2778 – Writing Queries Using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Transact-SQL

1. Getting Started with Databases and Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2008

  • Overview of SQL Server 2008
  • Overview of SQL Server Databases
  • Overview and Syntax Elements of T-SQL
  • Working with T-SQL Scripts
  • Using T-SQL Querying Tools
2. Querying and Filtering Data
  • Using the SELECT Statement
  • Filtering Data
  • Working with NULL Values
  • Formatting Result Sets
  • Performance Considerations for Writing Queries
3. Grouping and Summarizing Data
  • Summarizing Data by Using Aggregate Functions
  • Summarizing Grouped Data
  • Ranking Grouped Data
  • Creating Crosstab Queries
4. Joining Data from Multiple Tables
  • Querying Multiple Tables by Using Joins
  • Applying Joins for Typical Reporting Needs
  • Combining and Limiting Result Set
5. Working with Subqueries
  • Writing Basic Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Comparing Subqueries with Joins and Temporary Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
6. Modifying Data in Tables
  • Inserting Data into Tables
  • Deleting Data from Tables
  • Updating Data in Tables
  • Overview of Transactions
7. Querying Metadata, XML, and Full-Text Indexes
  • Querying Metadata
  • Overview of XML
  • Querying XML Data
  • Overview of Full-Text Indexes
  • Querying Full-Text Indexes
8. Using Programming Objects for Data Retrieval
  • Overview of Views
  • Overview of User-Defined Functions
  • Overview of Stored Procedures
  • Overview of Triggers
  • Writing Distributed Queries
9. Using Advanced Querying Techniques
  • Considerations for Querying Data
  • Working with Data Types
  • Cursors and Set-Based Queries
  • Dynamic SQL
  • Maintaining Query Files

*Source: microsoft.com/learning

 

Methods of the course performing

Multimedia lecture, classes, labs

 

Participants of our courses receive:

  • organized course and trainer
  • tests that check the level of participants’ knowledge and skills in order to select a group of people on similar level (on customer’s wish)
  • didactic materials, including script suitable to specified level
  • individual computer post for each of the course participants
  • catering during brakes (coffee, tea, biscuits)
  • lunch (vegetarian or traditional meals – smorgasbord)
  • a CD with a set of exercises after the course completion
  • certificate of the course completion
  • free consultancies with a lecturer up to 14 days after the course completion
  • tests that check the level of participants’ knowledge and skills after the training completion (on customer’s wish)

 

Additional remarks:

Guarantee to start the course with minimum 2 participants.

Possibility to negotiate prices for groups bigger than 3 people.

There is a possibility to organize an individual course. For more details – contact us!

 

Associated courses:

(recommended for widening students** knowledge)

  • Microsoft trainings

Target

This 3-day instructor led course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2008.

 

Requirements

Before attending this course, students must have:
  • Knowledge of data integrity concepts.
  • Core Windows Server skills.
  • Relational database design skills.
  • Programming skills.

Coach

Certified Microsoft Trainer

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