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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012

In this course, you will develop the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012. This course is the foundation for the all SQL Server-related disciplines, including database administration, database development, and business intelligence. Many of the labs are SQL Azure enabled, allowing you to perform the lab while connected to your own Windows Azure database in the cloud. This requires a Microsoft Windows Azure account.

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
Write SELECT Queries
Query Multiple Tables
Use Built-In Functions and Subqueries
Execute Stored Procedures
Use Set Operators
Implement Error-Handling and Transactions
Use Table Expressions, Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
Sort and Filter Data
Query SQL Server Metadata and Improve Query Performance
Program with T-SQL
Database administrators
Database developers
BI professionals
SQL power-users such as report writers
Business analysts
Client application developers
Working knowledge of relational databases
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operation system and its core functionality

1. Microsoft SQL Server 2012

  • SQL Server 2012 Architecture
  • Working with SQL Server 2012 Tools
  • Working with SQL Server Databases

2. SQL Azure

  • Working with SQL Azure

3. Transact-SQL Querying

  • Transact-SQL
  • Sets
  • Predicate Logic
  • Logical Order of Operations in SELECT Statements

4. Writing SELECT Queries

  • Writing Simple SELECT Statements
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
  • Writing Simple CASE Expressions

5. Querying Multiple Tables

  • Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying Using Self and Cross Joins

6. Sorting and Filtering Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data
  • Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown Values

7. Working with SQL Server 2012 Data Types

  • SQL Server 2012 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Working with Date and Time Data

8. Using Built-In Functions

  • Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Conversion Functions
  • Logical Functions
  • Using Functions to Test for Nullability

9. Grouping and Aggregating Data

  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
  • Filtering Groups with the HAVING Clause

10. Using Subqueries

  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries

11. Using Table Expressions

  • Views
  • Table Expressions

12. Use Set Operators

13. Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

14. Pivoting and Grouping Sets

15. Querying SQL Server Metadata

16. Executing Stored Procedures

17. Programming with T-SQL

18. Implementing Error Handling

19. Implementing Transactions

20. Improving Query Performance

Lab 1: SQL Server 2012 Tools

Lab 2: Transact-SQL Querying

Lab 3: Write Basic SELECT statements

Lab 4: Query Multiple Tables

Lab 5: Filter and Sort Data

Lab 6: Work with SQL Server 2012 Data Types

Lab 7: Use Built-In Functions

Lab 8: Group and Aggregate Data

Lab 9: Use Subqueries

Lab 10: Use Table Expressions

Lab 11: Use Set Operators

Lab 12: Use Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

Lab 13: Pivot and Group Sets

Lab 14: Query SQL Server Metadata

Lab 15: Execute Stored Procedures

Lab 16: Program with T-SQL

Lab 17: Implement Error Handling

Lab 18: Implement Transactions

Lab 19: Improve Query Performance


  • Duration : 5 Days
  • Certified by: Microsoft

This course incorporates materials from Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 (MS-10774) and covers the skills and knowledge measured by Exam 70-461. Along with on-the-job experience, this course helps p

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