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Introduction to SQL Databases - 10985 Course Outline

 (3 days)
Version 2016
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.

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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.

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

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

Course Outline
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 SQ 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

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