Introduction to SQL Databases (90 Day) - On Demand (OD10985C)

The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs.

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

At course completion
After completing this course, students will be able to: 
  • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
  • 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 objec
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Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to databases
This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.
  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages
Module 2: Data Modelling
This module describes data modelling techniques.
  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling
Module 3: Normalization
This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.
  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization
Module 4: Relationships
This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.
  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity
Module 5: Performance
This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.
  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency

Module 6: Database Objects
This module introduces commonly used database objects.
  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures
  • Other database objects