10985: Introduction to SQL Databases

$1,750.00
$1,750.00
$1,750.00
$1,750.00
Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
August 08, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $1,750.00 Register
October 10, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $1,750.00 Register
October 10, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $1,750.00 Register
December 11, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $1,750.00 Register

About this course

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.

Prerequisites

This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.

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

Lab: Querying SQL 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