This course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. The main purpose of the course is to prepare people for the exam "70-461: Writing Queries Using Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 Transact-SQL." This exam will be the underlying exam for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is: Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals..

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

Consists of

  • 3 months access to e-learning materials
  • 3 months access to training labs


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

Course outcome

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • 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 transactions

Who should attend

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.

Module overview

  • Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014
    • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Tools
  • Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
    • Lab : Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
  • Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries
    • Lab : Writing Basic SELECT Statements
  • Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables
    • Lab : Querying Multiple Tables
  • Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
    • Lab : Sorting and Filtering Data
  • Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
    • Lab : Working with SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data
    • Lab : Using DML to Modify Data
  • Module 8: Using Built-In Functions
    • Lab : Using Built-In Functions
  • Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
    • Lab : Grouping and Aggregating Data
  • Module 10: Using Subqueries
    • Lab : Using Subqueries
  • Module 11: Using Table Expressions
    • Lab : Using Table Expressions
  • Module 12: Using Set Operators
    • Lab : Using Set Operators
  • Module 13: Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions
    • Lab : Using Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions
  • Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets
    • Lab : Pivoting and Grouping Sets
  • Module 15: Querying data with Stored Procedures
    • Lab : Executing Stored Procedures
  • Module 16: Programming with T-SQL
    • Lab : Programming with T-SQL
  • Module 17: Implementing Error Handling
    • Lab : Implementing Error Handling
  • Module 18: Implementing Transactions
    • Lab : Implementing Transactions
  • Module 19: Appendix 1: Improving Query Performance
    • Lab : Improving Query Performance
    • Lab : Querying SQL Server Metadata

 398,00 (excl. BTW)
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