Learn how to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2016. This course will provide a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines—namely, database administration, database development and business intelligence.
You will learn about: T-SQL elements, writing SQL queries, querying JOINs, sorting and filtering data, SQL Server 2016 data types, T-SQL DML, built-in functions, grouping and aggregating data, subqueries, and set operators.
This course incorporates material from the Official Microsoft Learning Product 20761: Querying Data with Transact-SQL.
Each individual Microsoft Official Course On-Demand includes 3 months (or 12 months with purchase of Microsoft Total Access Collection) of 24x7 access to the following:
HD-quality streaming videos that adapt to your connection speed and device
Hands-on live labs with integrated lab steps and ability to save and resume labs
Knowledge checks for comprehensive assessments
24x7 mentoring via chat, email and phone
What You’ll Learn
Basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2016.
Similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages.
Write SELECT queries.
Query multiple tables.
Sort and filter data.
Using data types in SQL Server.
Modify data using Transact-SQL.
Use built-in functions.
Group and aggregate data.
Use table expressions.
Use set operators.
Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions.
Implement pivoting and grouping sets.
Execute stored procedures.
Program with T-SQL.
Implement error handling.
Who Needs to Attend
Database administrators, database developers and business intelligence professionals, as well as SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused, such as report writers, business analysts and client application developers.
Working knowledge of relational databases.
Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure (M20764)
Implementing a SQL Data Warehouse (M20767)
Developing SQL Databases (M20762)
MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development
1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016
The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
SQL Server Editions and Versions
Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
2. Introduction to T-SQL Querying
Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
3. Writing SELECT Queries
Writing Simple SELECT Statements
Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
Using Column and Table Aliases
Writing Simple CASE Expressions
4. Querying Multiple Tables
Querying with Inner Joins
Querying with Outer Joins
Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
5. Sorting and Filtering Data
Filtering Data with Predicates
Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
Working with Unknown Values
6. Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Working with Character Data
Working with Date and Time Data
7. Using DML to Modify Data
Modifying and Deleting Data
8. Using Built-In Functions
Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
Using Conversion Functions
Using Logical Functions
Using Functions to Work with NULL
9. Grouping and Aggregating Data
Using Aggregate Functions
Using the GROUP BY Clause
Filtering Groups with HAVING
10. Using Subqueries
Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
Writing Correlated Subqueries
Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
11. Using Set Operators
Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
Lab 1: Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools
Lab 2: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
Lab 3: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Lab 4: Querying Multiple Tables
Lab 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
Lab 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Lab 7: Using DML to Modify Data
Lab 8: Using Built-In Functions
Lab 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Lab 10: Using Subqueries
Lab 11: Using SET Operators