SQL Server 101 – Introduction to SQL Databases

Class Description
In our 3-day Introduction to SQL Databases class, Participants will learn fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs. This course will empower Participants with the skills necessary to move into a database role. The course is also helpful if Participants job role is expanding to encompass database elements. Our instructors are industry professionals and will not only teach Participants SQL Database fundamentals but will also show Participants pitfalls, best practices, and shortcuts.  They are well versed in database administration and SQL and will teach Participants how to increase Participants expertise Participants need to take Participants skills to the next level!

Course Benefits

  • Understand key database concepts in the context of SQL Server
  • Master languages used in SQL Server
  • Describe data modelling techniques
  • Develop normalization and denormalization techniques
  • Explain relationship types and effects in database design
  • Determine the effects of database design on performance
  • Define commonly used database objects

Suggested Prerequisites
Basic computer skills.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages
  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling
  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization
  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity
  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency
  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures
  • Other database objects

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.