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.
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of 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
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Module 1: Introduction to databases
· This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.
· Introduction to relational databases
· Other types of database
· Data analysis
· Database languages
· Lab : Querying SQ Server
Module 2: Data Modelling
· This module describes data modelling techniques. Lessons
· ANSI/SPARC database model
· Entity relationship modelling
· Lab : Entity relationship modelling
Module 3: Normalization
· This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.
· Why normalize data?
· Normalization terms
· Levels of normalization
· Lab : Normalizing raw data
Module 4: Relationships
· This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.
· Schema mapping
· Referential integrity
· Lab : Designing relationships
Module 5: Performance
· This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.
· Query performance
· Lab : Query performance
Module 6: Database Objects
· This module introduces commonly used database objects.
· Stored procedures
· Other database objects
· Lab : Using SQL Server in a hybrid cloud