SQL Server Developer Training Course – Video On-demand

(60 topics / 20 modules)

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Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server and SSMS 

This class introduces the SQL Server platform and major tools. It discusses editions, versions, tools used to query, documentation sources, and the logical structure of databases and SSMS.

This class covers 2 lessons and they are:

  1. Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server
  2. Understanding and Using SQL Server Management Studio
Duration: 28:21 minutes

Module 2: Introduction to SQL Azure

SQL Azure is the new cloud based database service from Microsoft whcih provides cost-effective scalability, high availability, and reduced management overhead. In this class, you’ll learn some of the core concepts of SQL Azure, some distinctions between SQL Azure and on-premises SQL Server.

This class covers the following topics:

  1. Introduction to SQL Azure (Microsoft’s premier database service in the cloud)
  2. How to connect and use SQL Azure
 Duration: 11:59 minutes

Module 3: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

This class introduces Transact SQL as the primary querying language of SQL Server. It discusses the basic structure of T-SQL queries, the logical flow of a SELECT statement, and introduces concepts such as predicates and set-based operations.

This class covers 4 lessons and they are:

  1. Introduction to Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
  2. Understanding SET operators
  3. Understanding Predicate (WHERE) logic
  4. Understanding logical order of query operations
 Duration: 50:10 minutes

Module 4: Writing SELECT queries

This class introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT, DISTINCT and CASE statements. It focuses on writing queries against a single table.

This class covers 4 lessons and they are:

  1. How to write SELECT statements,
  2. How to eliminate duplicate rows using DISTINCT keyword
  3. How to use Column and Table aliases and
  4. How to write expressions using CASE statements
 Duration: 27:53 minutes

Module 5: Using Joins for querying multiple tables

This class explains how to write queries which combine data from multiple sources in SQL Server. The module introduces the use of JOINs in T-SQL queries as a mechanism for retrieving data from multiple tables.

  1. This class covers 4 lessons that include:
  2. Understanding and working with Joins
  3. Understanding and working with Inner Joins
  4. Understanding and working with Outer joins
  5. Understanding and working with Cross joins and Self Joins
 Duration: 35:43 minutes

Module 6: Sorting and Filtering Data using T-SQL

This class explains how to enhance queries to limit the rows they return, and to control the order in which the rows are displayed. The module also discusses how to resolve missing and unknown results.

This class covers 4 lessons that include:

  1. Sorting data
  2. Filtering data with predicates
  3. Filtering data with top and offset – fetch
  4. Working with unknown and NULL values
 Duration: 33:34 minutes

Module 7: Understanding Data Types in SQL Server

This class explains the data types SQL Server uses to store data. It introduces the many types of numeric and special-use data types. It also explains conversions between data types, and the importance of type precedence.

This module covers 3 lessons that include:

  1. Introducing SQL Server data types
  2. Working with character data types
  3. Working with DATE and TIME data
 Duration: 46:41 minutes

Module 8: Using Built-in functions in SQL Server?

This class introduces the use of functions that are built in to SQL Server 2014, and will discuss some common usages including data type conversion, testing for logical results and null-ability.

This module covers the following 4 lessons:

  1. Writing queries with built-in-functions
  2. Using conversion functions
  3. Using logical function
  4. Using functions to work with NULL
 Duration: 29:27 minutes

Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

This class introduces methods for grouping data within a query, aggregating the grouped data and filtering groups with HAVING. The module is designed to help the student grasp why a SELECT clause has restrictions placed upon column naming in the GROUP BY clause as well as which columns may be listed in the SELECT clause.

This class covers 3 lessons that include:

  1. Using aggregate functions
  2. Using the Group By clause
  3. Filtering groups with HAVING clause
 Duration: 25:39 minutes

Module 10: Using Sub-queries in SQL Server

This class will introduce the use of Sub-queries in various parts of a SELECT statement. It will include the use of scalar and multi-result Sub-queries, and the use of the IN and EXISTS operators.

This module covers 3 lessons that include:

  1. Writing self-contained sub-queries
  2. Writing correlated sub-queries
  3. Using EXISTs predicate with sub-queries
 Duration: 27:41 minutes

Module 11: Using table expressions

This class introduces T-SQL expressions which return a valid relational table, typically for further use in the query. The module discusses views, derived tables, common table expressions and inline table-valued functions.

This class covers four lessons that include:

  1. Understanding and Using views
  2. Using Inline table-valued functions
  3. Using derived tables
  4. Using common table expressions (CTE)
 Duration: 40:22 minutes

Module 12: Using SET Operators

In this class, you’ll learn how to use the SET operators like UNION, INTERSECT, EXCEPT to compare rows between two input sets. You will also learn how to use forms of APPLY operator to manipulate the rows in one table based on the output of the second table which may be a derived table or a table-valued function.

This class covers 3 lessons that include:

  1. Writing queries with UNION operator
  2. Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
  3. Using Apply
 Duration: 27:55 minutes

Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

This class introduces window functions including ranking, aggregate and offset functions. Much of this functionality is new to SQL Server 2012. It will cover the use of T-SQL functions such as ROW_NUMBER, RANK, DENSE_RANK, NTILE, LAG, LEAD, FIRST_VALUE and LAST_VALUE to perform calculations against a set, or window, of rows.

This module covers 2 lessons that include:

  1. Creating Windows with OVER
  2. Exploring Windows functions
 Duration: 31:14 minutes

Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

This class discusses techniques for pivoting data in T-SQL as well to introduce the fundamentals of the GROUPING SETS clause. It will also cover the use of GROUP BY ROLLUP and GROUP BY CUBE syntax in SQL Server.

This module covers 2 lessons that include:

  1. Writing queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  2. Working with Grouping sets
 Duration: 24:01 minutes

Module 15: Querying SQL Server Metadata

Whether you plan to write reports or queries or adminiter SQL Server, you’ll find querying SQL Server metadata very useful. In this module, you will learn how to write queries to return system metadata using various functions and dmv’s.

This module covers 3 lessons that include:

  1. Querying system catalog views and functions
  2. Executing system stored procedures
  3. Querying dynamic management objects
 Duration: 25:29 minutes

Module 16: Working with Stored Procedures

This module will show you how basic stored procedures are created with a goal of better understanding what happens on the SQL Server when you execute one. This module also shows you how to generate dynamic SQL statements which are often required when stored procedures are not used.

This module covers 4 lessons that include:

  1. Querying data with Stored Procedures
  2. Passing parameters to stored procedures
  3. Creating simple stored procedures
  4. Working with Dynamic SQL
 Duration: 28:43 minutes

Module 17: Programming with T-SQL Programming

This class provides a basic introduction to T-SQL programming concepts and objects. It discusses batches, variables, control of flow elements such as loops and conditionals, how to create and execute dynamic SQL statements, and how to use synonyms.

This module covers 2 lessons that include:

  1. T-SQL programming elements
  2. Control program flow
 Duration: 29:18 minutes

Module 18: Implementing Error Handling using T-SQL

This class introduces the use of error handlers in T-SQL code. It will introduce the difference between compile errors and run-time errors, and will cover how errors affect batches. The module will also cover how to control error handling using TRY/CATCH blocks, the use of the ERROR class of functions, and the use of the new THROW statements.

This module covers 2 lessons that include:

  1. Using TRY / CATCH blocks
  2. Working with error information
 Duration: 16:17 minutes

Module 19: Implementing Transactions using T-SQL

This module introduces the concepts of transaction management in SQL Server. It will provide a high-level overview of transaction properties, cover the basics of marking transactions with BEGIN, COMMIT and ROLLBACK.

This module covers 2 lessons that include:

  1. Transactions and the database engine
  2. Controlling transactions using T-SQL
 Duration: 23:11 minutes

Module 20: Improving Query Performance

This module presents several key guidelines for writing well-performing queries, as well as ways to monitor the execution of your queries and their impact.

This module covers 2 lessons that include:

  1. Factors that impact query performance
  2. Displaying query performance data
 Duration: 37:21 minutes