OD20461: MoD 20461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server® 2014 (On Demand)

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This Online-Training covers the following topics:

  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Sets
  • Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminate Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Write Simple CASE Expressions
  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
  • Working with Unknown Values
  • Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data
  • Inserting Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data
  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Using Conversion Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Work with NULL
  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
  • Using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions
  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
  • Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  • Using APPLY
  • Creating Windows with OVER
  • Exploring Window Functions
  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Working with Grouping Sets
  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL
  • T-SQL Programming Elements
  • Controlling Program Flow
  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Working with Error Information
  • Transactions and the Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions
  • Factors in Query Performance
  • Displaying Query Performance DataModule 20: Appendix 2: Querying SQL Server Metadata
  • Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
  • Executing System Stored Procedures
  • Querying Dynamic Management Objects

This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals. The course will very likely be well attended by SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused or plan on taking the exam; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.

One more important note, all Microsoft MOC On-Demand courses are currently available in English only. To successfully complete this course, therefore a safe handling like IT-specialized English is essential.

  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

Recommended system requirements for Microsoft Official Courses On-Demand and labs include:

  • Windows 10
  • Current version of Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 kilobytes per second)
  • External access to the Internet
  • Either an installed ActiveX control (requires local administrator permissions) or Internet Explorer 11 or later
  • For some corporate firewalls, a proxy client (such as TMG Client) may be required
  • 1280 x 1024 or higher

Note You can also take a MOC On-Demand on your iPad® Retina 4th Generation; however, the lab experience is not optimized for tablets.

Note Regularly scheduled maintenance for the Microsoft Labs Online (MLO) platform is currently at 10–12 P.M. Pacific Time every Thursday. During that time, you may not be able to access the MLO associated with a MOC On-Demand.

The minimum system requirements for MOC On-Demand and labs include:

  • Windows 7 or later
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later
  • Broadband Internet connection (256 kilobytes per second)
  • External access to the Internet
  • Either an installed Active X control (requires local administrator permissions) or Internet Explorer 11 or later
  • For some corporate firewalls, a proxy client (such as TMG Client) may be required

This course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. The main purpose of the course is to prepare people for the exam "70-461: Writing Queries Using Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Transact-SQL." This exam will be the underlying exam for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals. Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

  • Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages.
  • Write SELECT queries
  • Query multiple tables
  • Sort and filter data
  • Describe the use of data types in SQL Server
  • Modify data using Transact-SQL
  • Use built-in functions
  • Group and aggregate data
  • Use subqueries
  • 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
  • Implement transactions
  • Original-Microsoft-Training
  • MOC On-Demand is currently available only in English
  • combination of video, text, practical tasks and knowledge tests
  • special offers like discounts are considered when taking the exam.

About Microsoft Official Course On-Demand

The courses are a great alternative for anyone wanting to learn independently and at their own pace. As a participant, you will receive an access to a learning platform developed by Microsoft, providing you with content such as videos, tutorials as well as a Live Lab-Environment for exercises.

As a Microsoft Gold Learning Partner, GFN AG works closely with Microsoft together. On request, we can offer you additional services like digital training materials or an individual exam preparation in one of our Training center. For further information, you can also visit the following website MoC On Demand-Infoseite or feel free to contact us.

First published: 31. March 2016

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