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Introduction to SQL Databases

Course Details
Code: 10985
Tuition (USD): $2,295.00 $2,065.50 • Virtual (3 days)
$2,295.00 $2,065.50 • Classroom (3 days)
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Self-Paced
Introduction to SQL Databases (90 Day) (OD10985)



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.


Skills Gained

After completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016
Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
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

Who Can Benefit

The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.

Prerequisites

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

Course Details

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 in SQL Server

Lab : Exploring and querying SQL Server databases
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
Describe data analytics


Module 2: Data Modelling
This module describes data modelling techniques.
Lessons
  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling

Lab : Identify components in 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
  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal form
  • Denormalization

Lab : Normalizing 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
  • Introduction to relationships
  • Planning referential integrity

Lab : Planning and implementing referential integrity
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 : Performance issues
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, triggers and functions

Lab : Using SQL server
After completing this module, you 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