• 8 hours of Live Online / Virtual Training
  • E-WorkBook
  • E-Cert

Course Objectives

  • Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages.
  • Write SELECT queries
  • Query multiple tables
  • Sort and filter data
  • Describe the use of data types in SQL Server
  • Modify data using Transact-SQL
  • Use built-in functions
  • Group and aggregate data
  • Use subqueries
  • Use table expressions
  • Use set operators
  • Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions
  • Implement pivoting and grouping sets
  • Execute stored procedures
  • Program with T-SQL
  • Implement error handling
  • Implement transaction


  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

Target Audience

This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals. The course will very likely be well attended by SQL power users who aren’t necessarily database-focused or plan on taking the exam; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.


This program will be conducted with interactive lectures, PowerPoint presentation, discussions and practical exercise

Course Modules

  • Module 1- Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
    – The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
    – SQL Server Editions and Versions
    – Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio
  • Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
    – Introducing T-SQL
    – Understanding Sets
    – Understanding Predicate Logic
    – Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
  • Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
    – Writing Simple SELECT Statements
    – Eliminate Duplicates with DISTINCT
    – Using Column and Table Aliases
    – Write Simple CASE Expressions
  • Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
    – Understanding Joins
    – Querying with Inner Joins
    – Querying with Outer Joins
    – Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
  • Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
    – Sorting Data
    – Filtering Data with Predicates
    – Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
    – Working with Unknown Values
  • Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
    – Introducing SQL Server 2014 Data Types
    – Working with Character Data
    – Working with Date and Time Data
  • Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
    – Inserting Data
    – Modifying and Deleting Data
  • Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
    – Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
    – Using Conversion Functions
    – Using Logical Functions
    – Using Functions to Work with NULL
  • Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
    – Using Aggregate Functions
    – Using the GROUP BY Clause
    – Filtering Groups with HAVING
  • Module 10: Using Subqueries
    – Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
    – Writing Correlated Subqueries
    – Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
  • Module 11: Using Table Expressions
    – Using Views
    – Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
    – Using Derived Tables
    – Using Common Table Expressions
  • Module 12: Using Set Operators
    – Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
    – Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
    – Using APPLY
  • Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
    – Creating Windows with OVER
    – Exploring Window Functions
  • Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
    – Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
    – mWorking with Grouping Sets
  • Module 15: Querying data with Stored Procedures
    – Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
    – Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
    – Creating Simple Stored Procedures
    – Working with Dynamic SQL
  • Module 16: Programming with T-SQL
    – T-SQL Programming Elements
    – Controlling Program Flow
  • Using TRY / CATCH Blocks
    – Working with Error Information
    – Module 17: Implementing Error Handling
  • Module 18: Implementing Transactions
    – Transactions and the Database Engine
    – Controlling Transactions
  • Module 19: Appendix 1: Improving Query Performance
    – Factors in Query Performance
    – Displaying Query Performance Data
  • Module 20: Appendix 2: Querying SQL Server Metadata
    – Querying System Catalog Views and Functions
    – Executing System Stored Procedures
    – Querying Dynamic Management Object

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