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Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

In this course, you will be introduced to SQL Server 2012, logical table design, indexing, and query plans. You will focus on creating database objects, including views, stored procedures, parameters, and functions. You will also learn procedure coding, such as transactions, concurrency, error handling, triggers, and SQL Common Language Runtime (CLR).

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
SQL Server platform tools including editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts
Appropriate data types used when designing tables, converting data between data types, and creating alias data types
Design practices regarding SQL Server tables and create tables using T-SQL
Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK, UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints
Appropriate single column and composite index strategies
Create table heaps, tables with clustered indexes, and table designs with appropriate structure
Common elements from execution plans
Design effective non-clustered indexes
Design and implement views and stored procedures
Work with table types and table-valued parameters
Use MERGE to create stored procedures that update data warehouses
Design and implement scalar and table-valued functions
Investigate deadlock situation and how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency
T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling
Design and implement data manipulation language (DML) triggers
SQL CLR integration and implement existing .NET assembly within SQL Server
Store Extensible Markup Language (XML) data and schema in SQL Server and basic queries on XML data in SQL Server
Work with GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
Implement and query a full-text index
IT professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2012 product features and technologies for implementing a database
Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries
Knowledge of basic relationship database concepts

1. SQL Server 2012 and Toolset

  • SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services

2. Working Data Types

  • Using Data Types
  • Converting Data Types
  • Specialized Data Types

3. Designing and Implementing Tables

  • Designing Tables
  • Working with Schemas
  • Creating and Altering Tables

4. Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

  • Enforcing Data Integrity
  • Implementing Domain Integrity
  • Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

5. Planning for SQL Server 2012 Indexing

  • Core Indexing Concepts
  • Data Types and Indexes
  • Single Column and Composite Indexes

6. Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server 2012

  • SQL Server Table Structures
  • Working with Clustered Indexes
  • Designing Effective Clustered Indexes

7. Reading SQL Server 2012 Execution Plans

  • Execution Plan Core Concepts
  • Common Execution Plan Elements
  • Working with Execution Plans

8. Improving Performance through Non-Clustered Indexes

  • Designing Effective Non-Clustered Indexes
  • Implementing Non-Clustered Indexes
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor

9. Designing and Implementing Views

  • Views
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Performance Considerations for Views

10. Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

  • Stored Procedures
  • Working with Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
  • Controlling Execution Context

11. Merging Data and Passing Tables

  • Using the MERGE Statement
  • Implementing Table Types
  • Using TABLE Types as Parameters

12. Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

  • Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
  • Implementation Considerations for Functions
  • Alternatives to Functions

13. Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server 2012 Applications

  • Transactions
  • Locks
  • Management of Locking
  • Transaction Isolation Levels

14. Handling Errors in T-SQL Code

  • T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing Structured Exception Handling

15. Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

  • Designing DML Triggers
  • Implementing DML Triggers
  • Advanced Trigger Concepts

16. Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server 2012

  • SQL CLR Integration
  • Importing and Configuring Assemblies
  • Implementing SQL CLR Integration

17. Storing XML Data in SQL Server 2012

  • XML and XML Schemas
  • Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
  • Implementing the XML Data Type

18. Querying XML Data in SQL Server

  • Using the T-SQL for XML Statement
  • Starting with XQuery
  • Shredding XML

19. Working with SQL Server 2012 Spatial Data

  • Spatial Data
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
  • Using Spatial Data in Applications

20. Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries

  • Implementing a Full-Text Index
  • Implementing a Stoplist
  • Creating a Stored Procedure to Implement a Full-Text Search

Lab 1: SQL Server and its Toolset

Lab 2: Work with Data Types

Lab 3: Design and Implement Tables

Lab 4: Ensure Data Integrity through Constraints

Lab 5: Plan for SQL Server Indexing

Lab 6: Implement Table Structures in SQL Server

Lab 7: Read SQL Server Execution Plans

Lab 8: Improve Performance through Non-Clustered Indexes

Lab 9: Design and Implement Views

Lab 10: Design and Implement Stored Procedures

Lab 11: Pass Tables and Merge Data

Lab 12: Design and Implement User-Defined Functions

Lab 13: Create Highly Concurrent SQL Server Applications

Lab 14: Handle Errors in T-SQL Code

Lab 15: Respond to Data Manipulation via Triggers

Lab 16: Design and Implement Views - CLR Lab 17: Store XML Data in SQL Server

Lab 18: Query XML Data in SQL Server

Lab 19: Work with SQL Server Spatial Data

Lab 20: Work with Full-Text Indexes and Queries


  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Certified by: Microsoft

This course incorporates materials from Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (MS-10776) and covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-464. Along with on-the-job experience, this co

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