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Course 10985: Intro to SQL Server 2016 Databases

Duration: 90-days online access
ILT Classroom: 3 days
Audience: IT Professionals
Certification: n/a
Exam: n/a
Level: 100


About this course
This 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.

Audience profile
The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.

At course completion
After completing 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

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Introduction to databases
    This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016: Intro to relational databases, Other types of database, Data analysis, Database languages.
  • Module 2: Data Modelling
    This module describes data modelling techniques: Data modelling, ANSI/SPARC database model, Entity relationship modelling.
  • Module 3: Normalization
    This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques: Why normalize data?, Normalization terms, Levels of normalization, Denormalization.
  • Module 4: Relationships
    This module describes relationship types and effects in database design: Schema mapping, Referential integrity.
  • Module 5: Performance
    This module introduces the effects of database design on performance: Indexing, Query performance, Concurrency.
  • Module 6: Database Objects
    This module introduces commonly used database objects: Tables, Views, Stored procedures, Other database objects.

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