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  • Microsoft/SQL Server 2016 Relational Database Design and Querying Fundamentals 2 Days

SQL Server 2016 Relational Database Design And Querying Fundamentals 2 Days

Course Overview

Introduction A brief overview of the course This 2 day course provides a foundation for designing, building and working with relational databases, enabling students to effectively develop and use relational databases in a business environment. The training will focus on the fundamentals of database design in order to facilitate a better understanding of how data is stored, queried, and manipulated. That said, sufficient material will be covered in order for delegates to create meaningful and usable databases in the workplace. The course will be useful to anyone wanting to know the basics of relational database design concepts, and will include coverage of such concepts as primary and foreign keys, constraints, entity relationships, data normalisation, creating databases, creating and managing tables, and native SQL Server datatypes. To facilitate the learning process and augment the theory, students will get the opportunity to design a practical working database, with plenty of hands-on exercises to implement the design. In the latter sections of the course, students will also get the chance to write some basic queries to acquaint them with the foundations of the Structured Query Language (SQL). No previous knowledge of the SQL language is assumed. This course serves as an ideal precursor to any of the following courses. SQL Server 2016 Introduction to Querying SQL Server 2016 Querying Essentials SQL Server 2016 Querying Data for Report Developers




What you should know before attending this course

Students should be familiar with working in a Microsoft Windows operating system environment. Additionally, knowledge of basic programming concepts would be helpful, but not essential.

What the course sets out to achieve

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Know how to Analyse Business Requirements
  • Map a Database Design to Business Requirements
  • Design and Build a Relational Database
  • Understand Entity Relationships
  • Understand Primary and Foreign Keys
  • Understand and Implement Constraints
  • Normalise Data to Improve Data Management
  • Understand the purpose of the SQL Server Database Engine
  • Work with the SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Client Tool
  • Create a Database
  • Create and Manage Tables and Columns
  • Write Basic SELECT Queries to Retrieve Data from a Database
  • Write Basic Data Modification Statements

The material covered during the course

1. Course Overview

  • Defining the Objectives for the Course
  • The Sample Database Project

2. Analysing the Requirements

  • Analysing Current Business Data
  • Identifying New Client Requirements
  • Determine the Required Data Fields
  • Group Fields into Tables
  • Identify Key Fields

3. The Design Process

  • Create a Preliminary Entity Relationship Diagram
  • Describe Relationships
  • Resolving Many-to-Many Relationships
  • Implementing First, Second, and Third Normal Form
  • Higher Normal Forms
  • Refining the Design

4. Introduction to SQL Server

  • Overview of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Introducing SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
  • Creating the Sample Database

5. Database Design Implementation

  • Native SQL Server Data Types
  • Creating Tables and Columns
  • Implementing Key Fields and Constraints
  • Examining other Column Properties
  • Creating a Database Diagram
  • Managing Tables
  • Introduction to SQL Server Indexes

6. Querying Data

  • ANSI and ISO SQL Standards
  • Categories of SQL Statements
  • Querying Data with the SELECT Statement
  • Filtering Rows of Data with a WHERE Clause
  • Examining Basic Table Joins

7. Modifying Data

  • Adding Rows of Data with the INSERT Statement
  • Modifying Rows of Data with the UPDATE Statement
  • Deleting Rows of Data with the DELETE Statement