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Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Database Querying

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  • Overview

    Managing required information by storing and retrieving data is part of Database Administrators day-to-day activities. One of the most effective ways to manage required information is by using databases. You may need to manipulate and modify your table data based on changing business requirements. The course, Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Database Querying will help you use SQL Server 2012 as a tool to manage organizational data.

    In today’s competitive environment, information plays a vital role in determining the success of an organization. If you are able to effectively manage information, you can provide a competitive edge to your organization. Familiarizing yourself with database querying concepts will enable you to effectively manage your organizational data.

    In this course, you will create queries to retrieve, add, update, and maintain your database data. You will also work with data sorting, built-in functions, stored procedures, subqueries, table operators, set operators, conditional operators, views, indexes, and error handling features of SQL Server 2012.

  • Who Should Take This Course


    This course is designed for Database Administrators, Database Developers and Business Intelligence professionals. This course will be attended by report writers, business analysts, and client application developers who wish to upgrade their skills and knowledge in SQL Server 2012.
    This course is also for students seeking the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server certification and who want to prepare for Exam 70-461, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012.


    To ensure your success in this course you should have some working knowledge of relational databases. You should also be comfortable working with the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System, and be able to use the core functionalities of Windows 7.

  • Schedule
  • Course Outline

    Lesson 1: Getting Started with SQL Server 2012
    Topic A: Overview of SQL Server 2012
    Topic B: Work with SSMS

    Lesson 2: Working with T-SQL
    Topic A: Overview of T-SQL
    Topic B: Work with T-SQL Statements
    Topic C: Manage SQL Server Constraints

    Lesson 3: Writing SELECT Queries
    Topic A: Write SELECT Statements
    Topic B: Assign Aliases Using Queries
    Topic C: Write CASE Expressions

    Lesson 4: Working with SQL Data Types
    Topic A: Work with String and Numeric Data Types
    Topic B: Work with Date and Time Data Types
    Topic C: Work with Binary Data Types
    Topic D: Work with the XML Data Type

    Lesson 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
    Topic A: Sort the Queried Data
    Topic B: Filter the Queried Results
    Topic C: Work with Predicates
    Topic D: Perform Advanced Filtering

    Lesson 6: Querying Data from Multiple Tables
    Topic A: Combine Data Using Simple Joins
    Topic B: Create Queries Using Join Algorithms

    Lesson 7: Modifying Data
    Topic A: Insert Data
    Topic B: Update Data
    Topic C: Delete Data
    Topic D: Merge Data

    Lesson 8: Working with SQL Server Built-in Functions
    Topic A: Create Queries Using Built-in Functions
    Topic B: Create Queries to Test Nullability
    Topic C: Group and Aggregate Data

    Lesson 9: Programming in T-SQL
    Topic A: Work with Variables and Batches
    Topic B: Control Program Flow
    Topic C: Manage Triggers
    Topic D: Work with Data Access Technologies

    Lesson 10: Implementing Stored Procedures
    Topic A: Manage Stored Procedures
    Topic B: Work with Dynamic SQL

    Lesson 11: Working with Subqueries and Table Expressions
    Topic A: Work with Subqueries
    Topic B: Work with Table Expressions

    Lesson 12: Working with Set Operators, Conditional Operators, and Window Functions
    Topic A: Work with Set Operators
    Topic B: Work with Window Functions
    Topic C: Configure User-Defined Functions (UDF)
    Topic D: Work with Advanced Functions

    Lesson 13: Working with PIVOT, UNPIVOT, and Grouping Sets
    Topic A: Work with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
    Topic B: Work with Grouping Sets

    Lesson 14: Managing Error Handling and Transactions
    Topic A: Implement Error Handling
    Topic B: Manage Transactions

    Lesson 15: Querying SQL Server System Metadata
    Topic A: Work with System Databases
    Topic B: Work with SSPs and SMOs
    Topic C: Work with System Catalog Views

    Lesson 16: Optimizing Query Performance
    Topic A: Manage Query Plans
    Topic B: Configure Indexes
    Topic C: Manage Views
    Topic D: Analyze Data from Query Plans

    Lesson 17: Working with Windows Azure SQL Database
    Topic A: Overview of WASD
    Topic B: Work with WASD

    Lesson 18: Appendix A: Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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