10985: Introduction to SQL Databases

10985: Introduction to SQL Databases

Audience

The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.

Prerequisites

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

Duration

3 days.

Course Objectives

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.

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 Content

Module 1: Introduction to databases
Introduction to relational databases
Other types of database
Data analysis
Database languages in SQL Server
Lab : Exploring and querying SQL Server databases
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
• Describe data analytics

Module 2: Data Modelling
Data modelling
ANSI/SPARC database model
Entity relationship modelling
Lab : Identify components in 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
Fundamentals of Normalization
Normal form
Denormalization
Lab : Normalizing 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
Introduction to relationships
Planning referential integrity
Lab : Planning and implementing referential integrity
After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe relationship types
• Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrity

Module 5: Performance
Indexing
Query performance
Concurrency
Lab : Performance issues
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
Tables
Views
Stored procedures, triggers and functions
Lab : Using SQL server
After completing this module, you will be able to:
• Describe the use of tables in SQL Server
• Describe the use of views in SQL Server
• Describe the use of stored procedures in SQL Server
• Describe other database objects commonly used in SQL Server

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