Project Description

3 Days, Virtual, Instructor-Led
11/18/2019 – 11/20/2019  9:00am – 5:00pm
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10985: Introduction to SQL Databases

Course Description

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. 

Audience profile 

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

At course completion 

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 

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 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