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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 datatypes
  • 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 PowerPivot
  • Transferring data into knowledge with BI functionality