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.
- 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
The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.
This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.
- Introduction to databases
- Data Modelling
- Database Objects
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 SQL Server
Module 2: Data Modelling
This module describes data modelling techniques.
- Data modelling
- 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