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Introduction to SQL Databases (MOC 10985)

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Detailed 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
Lab: Querying SQ Server

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 2016
  • Describe data analytics
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
Module 2: Data Modelling

This module describes data modelling techniques.

Lessons
  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling
Lab: 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
  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization
Lab: Normalizing raw 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
  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity
Lab: Designing relationships

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: Query performance

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
  • Other database objects
Lab: Using SQL Server in a hybrid cloud

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the use of tables in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the use of views in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server 2016
 

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