MOC 20761, Querying Data with Transact SQL

This instructor-led training class is presented by Microsoft training partners to their end customers. Training partners in North America and the UK hire proven AMS Subject Matter Expert Microsoft Certified Trainers (MCT’s) to teach on-site and on-line classes.

The main purpose of this 5 day class is to give students a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence.


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

Target Audience

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; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to: Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2016. 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

Course Outline

1 – Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016

The Basic Architecture of SQL Server SQL Server Editions and Versions Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio Lab: Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools

2 – Introduction to T-SQL Querying

Introducing T-SQL Understanding Sets Understanding Predicate Logic Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements Lab: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying

3 – Writing SELECT Queries

Writing Simple SELECT Statements Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT Using Column and Table Aliases Writing Simple CASE Expressions Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements

4 – Querying Multiple Tables

Understanding Joins Querying with Inner Joins Querying with Outer Joins Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins Lab: Querying Multiple Tables

5 – Sorting and Filtering Data

Sorting Data Filtering Data with Predicates Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options Working with Unknown Values Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data

6 – Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types Working with Character Data Working with Date and Time Data Lab: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

7 – Using DML to Modify Data

Inserting Data Modifying and Deleting Data Lab: Using DML to Modify Data

8 – Using Built-In Functions

Writing Queries with Built-In Functions Using Conversion Functions Using Logical Functions Using Functions to Work with NULL Lab: Using Built-In Functions

9 – Grouping and Aggregating Data

Using Aggregate Functions Using the GROUP BY Clause Filtering Groups with HAVING Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data

10 – Using Subqueries

Writing Self-Contained Subqueries Writing Correlated Subqueries Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries Lab: Using Subqueries

11 – Using Set Operators

Writing Queries with the UNION Operator Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT Using APPLY Lab: Using SET Operators

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