Thisthree-day instructor-led course is aimed at people looking to move into adatabase professional role or whose job role is expanding to encompass databaseelements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including databasetypes, database languages, and database designs.
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.
This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.
Module 1: Introduction to databasesThis module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.
- Introduction to relational databases
- Other types of database
- Data analysis
- Database languages in SQL Server
Lab : Exploring and querying SQL Server databasesAfter 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 ModellingThis module describes data modelling techniques.
- Data modelling
- ANSI/SPARC database model
- Entity relationship modelling
Lab : Identify components in entity relationship modellingAfter 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: NormalizationThis module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.
- Fundamentals of Normalization
- Normal form
Lab : Normalizing dataAfter 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 denormalizationModule 4: RelationshipsThis module describes relationship types and effects in database design.
- Introduction to relationships
- Planning referential integrity
Lab : Planning and implementing referential integrityAfter completing this module, you will be able to:
Describe relationship types
Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrityModule 5: PerformanceThis module introduces the effects of database design on performance.
- Query performance
Lab : Performance issuesAfter 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 concurrencyModule 6: Database ObjectsThis module introduces commonly used database objects.
- Stored procedures, triggers and functions
Lab : Using SQL serverAfter 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