Short course on Microsoft SQL Server Database Designing Course level: Beginner
Total Duration: 15 Hours
Certification: Certificate of Completion will be provided after completing the course

This course is designed for beginners who wish to design and implement database with Microsoft SQL Server. It is a classroom based course that covers relational database fundamentals, database design, Structured Query Language (SQL) and database administration.

This course will prepare you for the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) certification exam. It also leads to our SSIS, SSRS and SSAS courses.

Skills Required

No existing knowledge on Microsoft SQL Server is required. You should have basic computing knowledge. Familiarity with relational database concepts is helpful but not required.

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  1. Database Concepts and Introduction of MS SQL Server
  2. Planning and Creating Databases
    • Planning Your Database
    • Creating a SQL Server database
    • Creating tables
    • Data types in SQL Server
    • Defining Primary keys and Identity Specification
    • Inserting, Updating and Deleting records
    • Creating default values
  3. Constraints and Data Integrity
    • Introduction of Database Constraints
    • Unique Key Constraint
    • Primary and Foreign Key Constraint
    • Relationships in a Database
    • Composite Primary Keys
    • Creating Database Diagram
    • Referential Integrity
    • Setting Cascade Update and Delete
  4. Structured Query Language (SQL) and T-SQL
    • Introduction of SQL and Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
    • Introduction of Data Definition Language (DDL)
    • USE Command
    • Create Databases using T-SQL
    • Drop Databases using T-SQL
    • Creating, Altering and Removing Tables using T-SQL
    • TRUNCATE TABLE Command to delete data
    • Commenting and Saving T-SQL
    • Introduction of Data Manipulation Language (DML)
    • INSERT statements
    • UPDATE statements
    • DELETE statements
    • Difference between DELETE and TRUNCATE
  5. Quiz 1

Day 2

  1. Retrieving Data with SQL and T-SQL (Part-1)
    • Using SELECT statements
    • Using WHERE for filtering
    • Using the NOT operator
    • Using the LIKE operator
    • Using IS NULL and IS NOT NULL
    • Using ORDER BY for sorting
    • Using DISTINCT to find unique values
    • Concatenating Columns
    • Creating Calculated Field
    • Limiting Results by using TOP Clause
  2. Retrieving Data with SQL and T-SQL (Part-2)
    • Using SQL Server Built-in Functions
    • Using Scalar Functions
    • Using Aggregate functions: AVG, MIN, MAX, SUM and COUNT
    • Using GROUP BY clause
    • SQL HAVING Clause
    • SQL UNION and UNION ALL Operators
    • SQL EXCEPT and INTERSECT Operators
    • Using Subqueries
    • Joining multiple tables together
      • Inner Joins
      • Outer Joins: LEFT, RIGHT & FULL
      • Joining More Than Two Tables
  3. Creating Views, Stored Procedures and UDF
    • Introduction of Views
    • Creating Views using T-SQL
    • Using View Designer Tools
    • Creating User Defined Functions
    • Creating Stored Procedures
  4. Quiz 2

Day 3

  1. T-SQL Programming
    • Variables
    • Control Flow - IF…ELSE
    • CASE Statement/Expression
  2. Database Normalisation
    • First Normal Form (1NF)
    • Second Normal Form (2NF)
    • Third Normal Form (3NF)
  3. Understanding Indexes
    • Introduction of Indexes
    • Clustered Indexes
    • Non-clustered Indexes
    • Creating Indexes with GUI
    • Creating Indexes with T-SQL
  4. Migrating, Importing and Exporting
    • Generate SQL Scripts
    • Import and Export Wizard
    • Import Data into SQL Server
    • Exporting Data
  5. Database security
    • Introduction of Database Security
    • Authentication Methods
    • Creating and Managing Logins
    • Creating and Managing Database Users
    • Using SQL Server Roles
    • Managing Object Permissions
  6. Backing Up and Restoring
  7. Quiz 3

"Highly recommended intro to SQL - perfect for starting your MS SQL Server education."

Catherine McGahey, 22/09/2015

"Value for money. Lesson was well paced and explained so that each student could catch up and understand session. Very supportive teacher."

Claudia Adele, 15/09/2015

"Very informative class, teacher was very knowledgeable about his subject. Highly recommend."

Keely Cooper, 01/09/2015

"This course is essential for a beginner, it will give you fundamental tools to become competent working with SQL."


Course Tutor

The course instructor is a .NET developer with 15 years of experience in software and web development. He is a Microsoft Certified Application Developer and skilled on C#, ASP.NET, Microsoft SQL Server, Ajax, HTML, and CSS.

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