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N°55315 – Introduction to SQL Databases

55315A is the equivalent of the retired legacy MOC Course 10985C – Introduction to SQL Databases.

The 55315A three-day instructor-led course is provided as an introductory class for anyone getting started with databases. It will be useful to programmers and other IT professionals whose job roles are expanding into database management. Students will learn fundamental database concepts through demonstrations and hands-on labs on SQL Server, Azure SQL Server and other cloud-based SQL Server databases.

Who should attend this course?

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.

Prerequisites

This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.

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.

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

Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Other Databases and Storage
  • Data Analysis
  • SQL Server Database Languages

Lab 1: Exploring SQL Server Databases and Tables

  • Explore SQL Server
  • Query Databases and Tables

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe what a database is
  • Understand basic relational aspects
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server
  • Describe data analytics

Module 2: Data Modeling

This module describes data modelling techniques.

Lessons

  • Data Modelling
  • Designing a Database
  • Relationship Modeling

Lab 1: Identify Components in Relationship Modeling

  • Modeling a database

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the common data modeling techniques
  • Describe the ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Describe entity relationship modeling

Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

Lessons

  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal Form
  • Denormalization

Lab 1: Normalizing Data

  • Normalizing Tables

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe normalization benefits and notation
  • Describe important normalization terms
  • Describe the normalization levels
  • Describe the role of denormalization

Module 4: Relationships

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Relationships
  • Planning Referential Integrity

Lab 1: Planning and Implementing Referential Integrity

  • Implementing Referential Integrity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe relationship types
  • Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrity

Module 5: Performance

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

Lessons

  • Indexing
  • Query Performance
  • Concurrency

Lab 1: Performance Issues

  • Using Indexes

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the performance effects of indexing
  • Describe the performance effects of join and search types
  • Describe the performance effects of concurrency

Module 6: Database Objects

This module introduces commonly used database objects.

Lessons

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored Procedures, Triggers and Functions

Lab 1: Using SQL Server Objects

  • Using Tables
  • Using Views
  • Using Stored Procedures

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the use of tables in SQL Server
  • Describe the use of views in SQL Server
  • Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server
  • Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server

Practical information

Duration

3 days

Languages

NL / FR

Price

€1450,00 + 21% VAT

Location

Classroom/online courses

Schedule

Guaranteed to run

Dutch courses
29/08 - 31/08Book
24/10 - 26/10Book
French courses
19/09 - 21/09Book
21/11 - 23/11Book

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