Section 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016
This section introduces SQL Server, the versions of SQL Server, including cloud versions, and how to connect to SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio.
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
Section 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying
This section introduces the elements of T-SQL and their role in writing queries, describes the use of sets in SQL Server, describes the use of predicate logic in SQL Server, and describes the logical order of operations in SELECT statements.
Understanding Predicate Logic
Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements
Lab: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying
Section 3: Writing SELECT Queries
This section introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.
Writing Simple SELECT Statements
Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
Using Column and Table Aliases
Writing Simple CASE Expressions
Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements
Section 4: Querying Multiple Tables
This section explains how to write queries which combine data from multiple sources in SQL Server. The section introduces the use of JOINs in T-SQL queries as a mechanism for retrieving data from multiple tables.
Querying with Inner Joins
Querying with Outer Joins
Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins
Lab: Querying Multiple Tables
Section 5: Sorting and Filtering Data
This section explains how to enhance queries to limit the rows they return, and to control the order in which the rows are displayed. The section also discusses how to resolve missing and unknown results.
Filtering Data with Predicates
Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
Working with Unknown Values
Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data
Section 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
This section explains the data types SQL Server uses to store data. It introduces the many types of numeric and special-use data types. It also explains conversions between data types, and the importance of type precedence.
Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Working with Character Data
Working with Date and Time Data
Lab: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types
Section 7: Using DML to Modify Data
This section describes the use of Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language to perform inserts, updates, and deletes to your data.
Modifying and Deleting Data
Lab: Using DML to Modify Data
Section 8: Using Built-In Functions
This section introduces the use of functions that are built in to SQL Server Denali, and will discuss some common usages including data type conversion, testing for logical results and nullability.
Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
Using Conversion Functions
Using Logical Functions
Using Functions to Work with NULL
Lab: Using Built-In Functions
Section 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data
This section introduces methods for grouping data within a query, aggregating the grouped data and filtering groups with HAVING. The section is designed to help the student grasp why a SELECT clause has restrictions placed upon column naming in the GROUP BY clause as well as which columns may be listed in the SELECT clause.
Using Aggregate Functions
Using the GROUP BY Clause
Filtering Groups with HAVING
Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data
Section 10: Using Subqueries
This section will introduce the use of subqueries in various parts of a SELECT statement. It will include the use of scalar and multi-result subqueries, and the use of the IN and EXISTS operators.
Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
Writing Correlated Subqueries
Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries
Lab: Using Subqueries
Section 11: Using Set Operators
This section introduces the set operators UNION, INTERSECT, and EXCEPT to compare rows between two input sets.
Writing Queries with the UNION Operator
Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT
Lab: Using SET Operators