This course provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012/ 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines; namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course helps people prepare for exam 70-461.
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 or plan on taking the exam; namely, report writers, business analysts and client application developers.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Write SELECT queries
- Query multiple tables
- Use built-in functions
- Use subqueries
- Execute stored procedures
- Use set operators
- Implement error handling
- Implement transactions
- Use table expressions
- Sort and filter data
- Use window ranking, offset and aggregate functions
- Query SQL Server metadata
- Program with T-SQL
- Improve query performance
Please refer to the Microsoft exam preparation guide for details of objectives covered.
This 'Specialist' level course is part of the SQL Server 1012/2014 'Database Certification Track' from the Professional IT Training series delivered by the Microsoft IT Academy at Solihull College, Blossomfield campus.
Providing IT professional's access to the latest Microsoft certification courses with high quality, flexible learning systems.
The 'Professional IT Training' courses facilitate effective self-directed learning, with flexible start dates to meet your individual needs. This course is delivered in our Microsoft IT Academy workshop alongside students studying similar SQL database or BI courses.
This course includes hands-on practice labs in our Academy lab facility that assist students in becoming proficient in the skills needed to support the Microsoft technology.
The student resources include relevant comprehensive printed Microsoft Study Guide, Live Labs and e- learning materials.
Microsoft Imagine enables students to download Microsoft operating systems and applications to create and develop their own practice lab environments, for your academic use only. Conditions and systems requirements apply.
Tailored individual learning plans, with support and guidance from our experienced tutors.
This course is available to study in the evening, over 18 sessions. Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study.
Vocational study not leading to a recognised academic qualification.
Students may elect to take the relevant Microsoft MCP exam following relevant experience, to gain Microsoft Certified Professional; Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): SQL Server
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Data Platform
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Business Intelligence
Certification requirements are is subject to change at any time without prior notice and at the sole discretion of Microsoft. Please refer to Microsoft certification site for current details.
The course includes assessments throughout the course with both practical and quiz exercises. Course certificates of completion are provided.
There is no formal examination required; however the Microsoft MCP 70-461 exam may be taken at an external Pearson VUE test centres. See Microsoft certification site for exam details and conditions.
Places are offered by interview, subject to meeting the entry requirements.
Learners must be over 19.
Before attending this course, learners must have completed the following courses, gained certification or have similar knowledge:
MTA: Database Fundamentals.
Have a working knowledge of relational databases, basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
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How much will this course cost?
Tuition fee £ 550 ; Materials fee £ 50 ; Total £ 600
Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to do this course?
Study material fees (£50) are payable on enrolment.
This course is not eligible for fee concession.
Learners may re-enrol on course to extend their period of study, tuition fee payable.
This course is intended for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals.
Further Microsoft IT certification courses are available on the 'Database Certification Track' including administering an SQL 2012 / 2014 server, implementing data warehousing, data models and reports and BI courses.