Introduction to SQL Server

Introduction to SQL Server online course
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Introduction to SQL Server

MS SQL Server is a “world-class” Relational Database Information System platform. Incorporating a tremendous power to scale data as well as the ability to transcend an array of data sources, scaling desktops, portable devices (phones, tablets), and data centers as well as private and/or public clouds. This course is for anyone who is interested in gaining an understanding and a working knowledge of SQL via the flexible MS SQL Server toolset.

Designed to facilitate beginners and/or knowledgeable SQL enthusiasts, this is a hands-on course, which de-mystifies the basics of Administering Microsoft SQL. Topics include: learning how to create and manipulate database objects such as tables, indexes, views, and triggers. Students will learn SQL basics that apply to MS SQL as well as to any major Relational Database Management System (RDBMS); the students will also be introduced to the basics of using SQL Server on the Web. Students will enhance problem solving, analytical and implementation abilities worth maximum currency. Upon completion of this course, students will be a valuable, revenue producing resource on the job and/or in business.

Applicable Job Roles: web programmers, web application developers, database administrators, web designers and data management stakeholders of any sort.

Week 1: SQL Server Basics
  • Client-Server database architecture and SQL Server architecture
  • Installing MS SQL Server (2008, 2012 or earlier)
  • Tables, relational databases, SQL and database objects
  • Design and develop MS SQL Server databases and tables
  • Referencing objects in SQL Server databases
  • Obtaining information from database tables
  • SQL Server security
Week 2: Understanding Tables and Databases
  • Creating databases manually
  • Creating databases with database wizard
  • Defining a maintenance plan wizard
  • Databases using Transact-SQL
  • Database manipulation: characteristics and deletions
  • Working with tables
Week 3: Indexes and Views
  • The basics of index structures
  • Creating and working with indexes
  • Indexes and table architecture
  • Creating views (including using view manager)
  • Working with views
  • Indexed views
Week 4: Database Diagrams, The Query Analyzer and SQL Basics
  • Working with diagrams
  • Diagramming for pubs database
  • Server connectivity and Screen management
  • Working with queries
  • SQL essentials (select, create table, insert, delete, update)
Week 5: Stored Procedures, Triggers and Replication
  • Components of stored procedures
  • Creating and working with stored procedures/system stored procedures
  • Components of triggers
  • Creating and working with triggers
  • Replication model and types of replication
  • Merge replication
Week 6: Data Transformation Services (DTS), Back Ups/Restores, Users, Roles, Logins and Analysis Manager
  • Creating, importing and exporting DTS
  • Creating, scheduling backups and restores
  • Authentication types, users, roles, security plans
  • Configuring DSN, loading analysis manager and working with cubes
  • Work on a final project
MS SQL Server 2012 or previous version, installed on a Windows computer. Download a free copy of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 R2 Express at:
Additional Information
At no Additional Cost, Multimedia (Audio/Video/Gaming), content may be used as part of this courses learning resources.
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Course Price
  • Member Price: $120 US
  • Non-Member Price: $220.00 US
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Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

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How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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