MS-20464 - Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases

This five-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as transactions, concurrency, error handling, triggers, and SQL CLR are also covered in this course. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464.

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This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
  • Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction to Database Development

Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
SQL Server Database Development Tasks

Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables

Designing Tables
Data Types
Working with Schemas
Creating and Altering Tables
Partitioning Data
Compressing Data

Module 3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

Enforcing Data Integrity
Implementing Domain Integrity
Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

Module 4: Introduction to Indexing

Core Indexing Concepts
Data Types and Indexes
Single Column and Composite Indexes

Module 5: Designing Optimized Index Strategies

Covering Indexes
Managing Indexes
Working with Execution Plans
Using the DTE

Module 6: Columnstore Indexes

Introduction to Columnstore indexes
Creating Columnstore Indexes
Working with Columnstore Indexes

Module 7: Designing and Implementing Views

Introduction to Views
Creating and Managing Views
Performance Considerations for Views

Module 8: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

Introduction to Stored Procedures
Working With Stored Procedures
Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
Controlling Execution Context

Module 9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

Overview of Functions
Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
Implementation Considerations for Functions
Alternatives to Functions

Module 10: Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

Designing DML Triggers
Implementing DML Triggers
Advanced Trigger Concepts

Module 11: Using In-Memory Tables

In-Memory Tables
Native Stored Procedures

Module 12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server

Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
Importing and Configuring Assemblies
Implementing SQL CLR Integration

Module 13: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server

Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
Implementing the XML Data Type
Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
Getting Started with XQuery

Module 14: Working with SQL Server 2014 Spatial Data

Introduction to Spatial Data
Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
Using Spatial Data in Applications