Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL

Course Code: TSQLA

Duration: 2 days

 
 
 
 

Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Course Overview

The Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL course is designed to give delegates practical experience in using more complex Transact-SQL techniques.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Course Objectives

To provide more advanced coding skills for those already familiar with using basic Transact-SQL or as a follow-on course for those who have previously attended the Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL course.

Who will the Course Benefit?

IT Professionals and non-technical 'power users' who are required to implement more complex Transact-SQL queries.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Creating and using Views
  • Using table expressions
  • Enhanced Grouping and Pivoting Data
  • Using Windowing ranking, offset and ranking functions
  • Creating and managing Tables
  • Creating and using Sequences and Synonyms
  • Creating and managing Indexes
  • Obtaining schema metadata from data dictionary
  • Improving Query Performance

Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: USING TABLE EXPRESSIONS

  • Creating and using Views
  • Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
  • Using Derived Tables
  • Using Common Table Expressions

Session 2: PIVOTING AND ENHANCED GROUPING

  • Using PIVOT and UNPIVOT in Queries
  • Working with GROUPING SETS
  • Using ROLLUP, CUBE,GROUPING and GROUPING_ID

Session 3: USING WINDOWING FUNCTIONS

  • Using Window AGGREGATE functions in Queries
  • Using Window RANK functions in Queries
  • Using Window OFFSET functions in Queries

Advanced Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL Training Course

Session 4: CREATE AND MANAGE TABLES

  • Creating tables
  • Datatypes and Constraints
  • Altering and Dropping tables
  • Creating temporary tables
  • Copying tables
  • Creating and using Sequences and Synonyms
  • Obtaining metadata

Session 5: INDEXES

  • Index types
  • Creating indexes
  • Performance considerations
  • Filtered indexes
  • Indexes on View
  • Indexes with INCLUDE
  • Dropping indexes
  • Obtaining metadata

Session 6: METADATA

  • INFORMATION_SCHEMA views
  • Sys views
  • Comparison between INFORMATION_SCHEMA and sys views
  • Obtaining metadata in SSMS

Session 7: IMPROVING QUERY PERFORMANCE

  • Factors in Query Performance
  • Displaying Query Performance Data
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Requirements

A working knowledge of SQL is required along with practical experience in writing SQL statements. This can be obtained by attendance on the pre-requisite Querying Microsoft SQL Server with Transact-SQL course.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Course Reviews

Very impressed with the training content and how useful I found it. John, the trainer, was also great, very accommodating and eager to share useful tips and tricks and answered all my questions. I also thought it helped that the workshop examples were usually on the same table, so that could just focus on practicing the specific content. The workshop examples were very well thought out and really helped with letting the acquired knowledge sink in.

Diana - Net Zero and Sustainable Procurement Man - NHS - March 2024

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Tomasz - Automation Support Technician - Postal/Distribution - August 2023

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Dan - Commercial Officer - Utilities

Brilliant course, lovely attitude from Kevin. Never felt silly for not knowing answers and felt able to keep trying without being afraid to ask questions when needed.

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Fantastic course, clearly delivered by John - I just need to practice now!

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