Introduction to SQL Databases

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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.

Course Details

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

Prerequisites

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

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.

Lessons

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages

Lab : Querying SQ Server

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe what a database is
• Understand basic relational aspects
• Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
• Describe data analytics
• Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016

Module 2: Data Modelling

This module describes data modelling techniques.

Lessons

  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling

Lab : Entity relationship modelling

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Understand the common data modelling techniques
• Describe the ANSI/SPARC database model
• Describe entity relationship modelling

Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

Lessons

  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization

Lab : Normalizing raw data

After completing this module, you 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

  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity

Lab : Designing relationships

After completing this module, you 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 : Query performance

After completing this module, you 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
  • Other database objects

Lab : Using SQL Server in a hybrid cloud

After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe the use of tables in SQL Server 2016
• Describe the use of views in SQL Server 2016
• Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server 2016
• Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server 2016

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