5-Day (TSQL Fundamentals 2022.1)
Developed and delivered by Itzik Ben-Gan, this T-SQL Fundamentals course is intended for T-SQL developers, DBAs, data scientists, analysts, and power users. Those who work with SQL Server or Azure SQL and need to write queries and develop code using Transact-SQL—SQL Server’s dialect of the ISO/IEC and ANSI standards for the language SQL. The course covers querying topics, including retrieving and modifying data, and also provides an overview of programmable objects supported by SQL Server.
This course is intended both for people who just started working with SQL Server, as well as those with some experience. If you are self-taught, and gained your knowledge “by the seat of your pants,” this course can fill the gaps in your knowledge and teach you how to think correctly in SQL terms. This course focuses on the foundations of T-SQL explaining the logic behind the language and its elements.
There are many aspects of SQL that are very different than in other programming languages. This course will help you adopt the right state of mind and get a true understanding of the language elements. You will learn how to think in terms of sets and follow good SQL programming practices.
The course is not version specific; it does, however, cover language elements that were introduced in recent versions of SQL Server. For recently added elements, the instructor will specify the version in which the element was introduced.
The course covers core SQL topics, which are delivered in lecture and discussion format. Those include: Background to T-SQL Querying and Programming; Single-Table Queries; Joins; Subqueries; Table Expressions; Set Operators; T-SQL for Data Analysis; Data Modification. The course also provides SQL-supporting topics as self-study units. Those include: Temporal Tables; Transactions and Concurrency; SQL Graph Overview; Overview of Programmable Objects.
To complement the learning experience, students will be provided with exercises that will enable them to practice what they’ve learned.
Each student will receive:
This course was developed by Itzik Ben-Gan, author of award-winning books and numerous articles about T-SQL, a Microsoft Data Platform MVP since 1999, and a regular speaker in SQL Server related events.
This course is intended for:
It is recommended that students are familiar with basic relational database concepts and SQL.
Upon completion of this course, the student will: