Microsoft SQL Server® Introduction

Level: Foundation
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In this intro to SQL Server course, you gain the introductory skills to maximize SQL Server's benefits. Learn how to use the various administrative and development tools within SQL Server including the Microsoft BI stack of Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services.

SQL Server offers a platform for enterprise data management, robust development, and implementation of modern Business Intelligence solutions. Attend this hands-on course and learn to leverage these features.

Microsoft SQL Server® Introduction

Key Features of this Microsoft SQL Server® Introduction Training:

  • Learn SQL Server
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • After-course computing sandbox included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Create and administer SQL Server 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


CPE 23 Credits

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  • 4-day instructor-led training course
  • Earn 23 NASBA CPEs (live, in-class training only)
  • After-course computing sandbox
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
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Microsoft SQL Server® Introduction Training Information

  • SQL Server Training Course Description

    SQL Server offers a platform for enterprise data management, robust development, and implementation of modern Business Intelligence (BI) solutions. This hands-on course provides the foundational knowledge and skills to build SQL Server databases and develop solutions with the BI stack. Participants learn to write Transact-SQL queries to retrieve and manipulate data, integrate SQL Server with Microsoft Office, and secure, back up and monitor databases with Management Studio.

  • Requirements

    This is a SQL Server training for beginners so no prior experience is needed to take this course. You will learn the basics of SQL Server and gain the introductory skills needed to maximize SQL Server’s benefits.

  • Software

    • This course uses Microsoft SQL Server 2017, running on Windows Server 2012 R2
    • This course is applicable to those using earlier versions of SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server® Introduction Training Outline

  • 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
    • Retrieving subsets of data from multiple tables using joins and the where clause criteria
    • Analyzing data for aggregate functions

    Modifying data with SQL commands

    • Inserting new rows into tables
    • Updating targeted data
    • Deleting specific rows

    Introduction of 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 Excel and Power Pivot
    • Transferring data into knowledge with BI functionality

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Microsoft SQL Server® Introduction Training FAQs

  • What version SQL Server is used as part of this class?

    This class runs on SQL Server 2017 Developer version. However, the class is valuable to users on previous versions of SQL Server, and SQL Server 2019 users.

  • Does Learning Tree offer SQL Server online training?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

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