This five-day instructor-led course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2016 product features and tools related to developing a database.
Please note : following delegate feedback on the content delivered during this course, QA run this over 5 days, not the standard 4. This will ensure all topics are convered and objecitves are met.
The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2016 product features and technologies for implementing a database. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who are developers from other product platforms looking to become skilled in the implementation of a SQL Server 2016 database.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Module 1: Introduction to Database Development
This module is used to 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.
Lab : SQL Server Database Development Tasks
Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables
This modules describes the design and implementation of tables. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).
Lab : Designing and Implementing Tables
Module 3: Advanced Table Designs
This module describes more advanced table designs.
Lab : Using Advanced Table Designs
Module 4: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
This module describes the design and implementation of constraints.
Lab : Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
Module 5: Introduction to Indexes
This module describes the concept of an index and discusses selectivity, density and statistics. It covers appropriate data type choices and choices around composite index structures.
Lab : Implementing Indexes
Module 6: Designing Optimized Index Strategies
Indexes play an important role in enabling SQL Server to retrieve data from a database quickly and efficiently. This module discusses advanced index topics including covering indexes, the INCLUDE clause, query hints, padding and fill factor, statistics, using DMOs, the Database Tuning Advisor, and Query Store.
Lab : Optimizing Indexes
Module 7: Columnstore Indexes
This module introduces Columnstore indexes.
Lab : Using Columnstore indexes
Module 8: Designing and Implementing Views
This module describes the design and implementation of views.
Lab : Designing and Implementing Views
Module 9: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes the design and implementation of stored procedures.
Lab : Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
Module 10: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
This module describes the design and implementation of functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also discusses where they can lead to performance issues).
Lab : Designing and Implementing User-defined Functions
Module 11: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
This module describes the design and implementation of triggers.
Lab : Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
Module 12: Using In-Memory Tables
This module covers the creation of in-memory tables and native stored procedures. Furthermore, advantages of in-memory tables are discussed, for example the removal of transaction blocking.
Lab : In Memory OLTP
Module 13: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
This module describes the implementation of and target use-cases for SQL CLR integration.
Lab : Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
Module 14: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
This module covers the XML data type, schema collections, typed and un-typed columns and appropriate use cases for XML in SQL Server.
Lab : Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
Module 15: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
This module describes spatial data and how this data can be implemented within SQL Server.
Lab : Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
Module 16: Storing and Querying Blobs and Text Documents in SQL Server
This module covers full text indexes and queries.
Lab : Storing and Querying Blobs and Text Documents in SQL Server
Module 17: SQL Server Concurrency
This module explains how to name, declare, assign values to, and use variables. It also describes how to store data in an array. Concurrency control is a critical feature of multiuser database systems; it allows data to remain consistent when many users are modifying data at the same time. This module covers the implementation of concurrency in Microsoft SQL Server. You will learn about how SQL Server implements concurrency controls, and the different ways you can configure and work with concurrency settings.
Lab : SQL Server Concurrency
Module 18: Performance and Monitoring
This module explains how to name, declare, assign values to, and use variables. It also describes how to store data in an array. This module looks at how to measure and monitor the performance of your SQL Server databases. The first two lessons look at SQL Server Extended Events, a flexible, lightweight event-handling system built into the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine. These lessons focus on the architectural concepts, troubleshooting strategies and usage scenarios.
Lab : Monitoring, Tracing, and Baselining