55315 – Introduction to SQL Databases

Code: 55315
Duration: 3 days

Introduction

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. This course updates and replaces course 10985C previously published under the same title.

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. Developers that deliver content from SQL Server databases will also benefit from this material.

Outcomes

  • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server
  • 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

Prerequisites

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

On-site training?

If you need training for three or more people, ask us about training at your site. You can enjoy the convenience of reduced travel cost and time, as well as a familiar environment for your staff. Additionally, we can customise the course for your business needs.

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Other Databases and Storage
  • Data Analysis
  • SQL Server Database Languages

 

Lab 1: Exploring SQL Server Databases and Tables

  • Explore SQL Server
  • Query Databases and Tables

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe what a database is
  • Understand basic relational aspects
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server
  • Describe data analytics

This module describes data modelling techniques.

Lessons

  • Data Modelling
  • Designing a Database
  • Relationship Modeling

 

Lab 1: Identify Components in Relationship Modeling

  • Modeling a database

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Understand the common data modeling techniques
  • Describe the ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Describe entity relationship modeling

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.

Lessons

  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal Form
  • Denormalization

 

Lab 1: Normalizing Data

  • Normalizing Tables

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe normalization benefits and notation
  • Describe important normalization terms
  • Describe the normalization levels
  • Describe the role of denormalization

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.

Lessons

  • Introduction to Relationships
  • Planning Referential Integrity

 

Lab 1: Planning and Implementing Referential Integrity

  • Implementing Referential Integrity

 

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe relationship types
  • Describe the use, types, and effects of referential integrity

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.

Lessons

  • Indexing
  • Query Performance
  • Concurrency

 

Lab 1: Performance Issues

  • Using Indexes

 

After completing this module, students 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

This module introduces commonly used database objects.

Lessons

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored Procedures, Triggers and Functions

 

Lab 1: Using SQL Server Objects

  • Using Tables
  • Using Views
  • Using Stored Procedures

 

After completing this module, students 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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