Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases (20464)
About this Course
This 5-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as indexes, concurrency, error handling, and triggers are also covered in this course. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464.
The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database.
At Course Completion
- Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.
- Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types.
- Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).
- Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints.
- Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies.
- Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes. Also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure.
- Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans.
- Design effective non-clustered indexes.
- Design and implement views
- Design and implement stored procedures.
- Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses.
- Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also describe where they can lead to performance issues).
- Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency.
- Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling.
- Design and implement DML triggers
- Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server.
- Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server.
- Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server.
- Work with the GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
- Implement and query a full-text index
- Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
- Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.
Module 1: Introduction to Database Development
This module introduces database development and the key tasks that a database developer would typically perform.
- Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
- Working with SQL Server Tools
- Configuring SQL Server Services
Lab : Introduction to Database Development
- Start SQL Server Management Studio
- Describe the architecture and editions of SQL Server 2012.
- Work with SQL Server tools.
- Configure SQL Server Services.
Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables
This module explains how to design, create, and alter tables. Also it focusses on working with schemas.
- Designing Tables
- Working with Schemas
- Creating and Altering Tables
Lab : Designing and Implementing Tables
- Improving the Design of Tables
- Creating a Schema
- Creating the Tables
- Design Tables.
- Work with Schemas.
- Create and Alter Tables.
Module 3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
This module explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrity to maintain high quality data. Also it focusses on implementing Entity and Referential Integrity.
- Enforcing Data Integrity
- Implementing Domain Integrity
- Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
Lab : Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
- Designing Constraints
- Testing the constraints
- Explain the available options for enforcing data integrity and the levels at which they should be applied.
- Implement domain integrity.
- Implement entity and referential integrity.
Module 4: Introduction to Indexing
- Core Indexing Concepts
- Single Column and Composite Indexes
- SQL Server Table Structures
- Working with Clustered Indexes
Lab : Creating Indexes
- Creating Tables with Clustered Indexes
- Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes
- Describe core indexing concepts.
- Choose appropriate data types for indexes.
- Design and implement clustered and nonclustered indexes.
Module 5: Advanced Indexing
- Execution Plan Core Concepts
- Common Execution Plan Elements
- Working with Execution Plans
- Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
- Performance Monitoring
Lab : Planning for SQL Server 2014 Indexing
- Exploring Existing Index Statistics
- Creating Covering Indexes
- Describe the elements of an execution plan.
- Design effective indexing strategies.
- Monitor your system to assess the performance of your indexing strategy.
Module 6: Columnstore Indexes
- Columnstore Indexes
- Best Practices for Columnstore Indexes
Lab : Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
- Creating Columnstore Indexes
- Create columnstore indexes
- Describe the considerations for updating tables with non-clustered columnstore indexes.
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Views
- Introduction to Views
- Creating and Managing Views
- Performance Considerations for Views
Lab : Designing and Implementing Views
- Designing, Implementing and Testing the WebStock Views
- Designing and Implementing the Contacts View
- Modifying the AvailableModels View
- Explain the role of views in database development.
- Implement views.
- Describe the performance related impacts of views
Module 8: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures along with guidelines on creating them.
- Introduction to Stored Procedures
- Working With Stored Procedures
- Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
- Controlling Execution Context
Lab : Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
- Creating stored procedures
- Creating a parameterized stored procedure
- Altering the execution context of stored procedures
- Describe the role of stored procedures and the potential benefits of using them.
- Work with stored procedures.
- Implement parameterized stored procedures.
- Control the execution context of a stored procedure.
Module 9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
- Overview of Functions
- Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
- Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
- Implementation Considerations for Functions
- Alternatives to Functions
Lab : Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
- Formatting Phone Numbers
- Modifying an Existing Function
- Resolving a Function-Related Performance Issue
- Design and implement scalar functions.
- Design and implement table-valued functions.
- Describe implementation considerations for functions.
- Describe alternatives to functions.
Module 10: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
- Designing DML Triggers
- Implementing DML Triggers
- Advanced Trigger Concepts
Lab : Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
- Creating and Testing the Audit Trigger
- Improving the Audit Trigger
- Design DML triggers.
- Implement DML triggers.
- Explain advanced DML trigger concepts.
Module 11: Using In-Memory Tables
This module covers the creation of in-memory tables and native stored procedures and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using in-memory tables.
- Memory-Optimized Tables
- Native Stored Procedures
Lab : Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
- Working with Memory Optimized Tables
- Working with Natively Compiled Stored Procedures
- Design and implement memory-optimized tables.
- Create native stored procedures.
Module 12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
- Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
- Importing and Configuring Assemblies
- Implementing SQL CLR Integration
Lab : Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
- Assessing Proposed CLR Code
- Implementing a CLR Assembly
- Implementing a CLR User-defined Aggregate and CLR User-defined Data Type
- Explain the importance of SQL Server CLR Integration.
- Import and configure assemblies.
- Implement objects that have been created within .NET assemblies.
Module 13: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
- Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
- Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
- Implementing the XML Data Type
- Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
- Getting Started with XQuery
- Shredding XML
Lab : Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
- Assessing appropriate Use of XML Data in SQL Server
- Testing XML Data Storage in Variables
- Retrieving Information about XML Schema Collections
- Querying SQL Server Data as XML
- Write a Stored Procedure Returning XML
- Describe XML and XML schemas.
- Store XML data and associated XML schemas in SQL Server.
- Implement the XML data type within SQL Server.
- Use the T-SQL FOR XML Statement.
- Work with basic XQuery queries.
- Shred XML to a relational form.
Module 14: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
This module introduces Spatial Data, and explains how to work with SQL Server Spatial Data Types.
- Introduction to Spatial Data
- Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
- Using Spatial Data in Applications
Lab : Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
- Querying the Geometry Data Type
- Adding Spatial Data to an Existing Table
- Describe the importance of spatial data and the industry standards related to it.
- Explain how to store spatial data in SQL Server.
- Perform calculations on and query SQL Server spatial data.