SQL Server offers a cutting edge platform for enterprise data management, sophisticated development and implementation of modern business intelligence solutions. SQL Server offers better functionality, performance, scalability and security over previous versions. This course provides the foundational knowledge and skills to maximize the benefits of SQL Server.

Who Should Attend?

Those who are new to SQL Server, including database administrators and developers who need a solid foundation in creating SQL Server 2012 and 2014 databases.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
 Create and administer SQL Server 2012 or 2014 databases
 Write Transact-SQL queries to retrieve and manipulate data
 Secure, back up and monitor databases with Management Studio
 Integrate SQL Server with Microsoft Office
 Transform data into strategic information using Business Intelligence (BI) components

Course Content

Introducing SQL Server
Overview of the SQL Server suite of products
 Fundamentals of the relational database engine
 Benefits of the Business Intelligence stack
SQL Server components and tools
 SQL Server Agent and Management Studio
 Integration Services
 Analysis Services
 Reporting Services
 Data Quality Services
 Master Data Services
Building the Database
Constructing a relational database
 Choosing optimal file size and growth parameters
 Working with database schemas
Defining tables
 Specifying appropriate data types
 Indexing tables with Management Studio
 Adding, modifying or removing columns
Safeguarding data with constraints
 Enforcing uniqueness through primary key constraints
 Validating conditions with check constraints
 Protecting relationships with foreign keys

Leveraging Server Programmability
Retrieving data with Transact-SQL
 Employing Query Designer to construct select statements
 Analyzing data for aggregate functions
 Retrieving data as an XML document
Modifying data with SQL commands
 Inserting new rows into tables
 Updating targeted data
 Deleting specific rows
Developing programming constructs
 Creating stored procedures for productivity
 Writing user-defined functions to simplify queries
 Deploying triggers to capture change events
Administering SQL Server Databases
Executing the Maintenance Plan Wizard
 Defragmenting data and checking database integrity
 Improving performance by rebuilding indexes
Automating administrative tasks
 Scheduling repeating jobs
 Implementing a backup strategy
Monitoring SQL Server resources
 Displaying current activity and expensive queries
 Running reports with Management Studio
Securing the database infrastructure
 Authenticating SQL Server and Windows logins
 Assigning users to database and server roles
 Granting or revoking permissions
Integrating External Applications
Connecting to Microsoft Office
 Pulling data from SQL Server into Excel
 Creating a front-end interface with Access

Transferring business information
 Importing and exporting data from text files
 Migrating an Access database to SQL Server
Implementing Business Intelligence Solutions
Extracting data with Integration Services
 Transforming and cleaning data
 Loading data into a data warehouse
Information delivery with Reporting Services
 Designing reports quickly with the Report Builder
 Deploying reports for centralized access
Aggregating data with Analysis Services
 Building multidimensional cubes
 Predicting trends with data mining
Developing a Business Intelligence strategy
 Leveraging SharePoint, Excel and Power Pivot
 Transferring data into knowledge with BI functionality

Course duration: 4days for 5 hours daily