Introduction to SQL Databases (10985C)

This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at people looking to move into a database professional role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database elements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs.

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.
 
Prerequisites
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 objects
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Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.
Lessons
  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages in SQL Server

Module 2: Data Modelling
This module describes data modelling techniques.
Lessons
  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling
Module 3: Normalization
This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.
Lessons
  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal form
  • Denormalization

Module 4: Relationships
This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.
Lessons
  • Introduction to relationships
  • Planning referential integrity

Module 5: Performance
This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.
Lessons
  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency

Module 6: Database Objects
This module introduces commonly used database objects.
Lessons
  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures, triggers and functions