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SQL Server 2014 Essential Training

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Learn everything you need to know to start building databases with SQL Server.


  • Welcome
  • What you should know before starting
  • Using the exercise files
1. Overview of SQL Server 2014
  • Understanding the core concepts of SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server principal editions
  • SQL Server additional editions
2. Installing SQL Server 2014
  • Installation prerequisites
  • Basic installation
  • Advanced installation options
3. Post-Install
  • Using SQL Server Configuration Manager
  • Basics of SQL Server Management Studio
  • More about SQL Server Management Studio
4. Creating and Configuring Databases
  • Creating a database
  • Advanced options of database configuration
  • Installing sample database
5. Creating Tables in a Database
  • Creating a table using Managment Studio
  • Understanding data column options
  • Creating a table using T-SQL
  • Creating relationships between tables
  • In memory tables
6. Working with SQL
  • What is SQL?
  • Basic SELECT statement
  • Filtering results with a WHERE clause
  • Using wildcards in a WHERE clause
  • Sorting results with ORDER BY
  • INSERT statements
  • UPDATE statements
  • DELETE statements
7. Creating Views in Databases
  • Creating a view
  • Understanding advanced options of views
8. Understanding Programmability
  • Stored procedures
  • Parameterized stored procedures
  • Built-in functions
  • Scalar functions
9. Working with XML
  • Intro to XML
  • Writing queries to return XML
  • Shredding XML
  • Working with XML schemas
  • Storing XML
10. Backup and Restore
  • Overview of backups in SQL Server
  • Basic backups
  • Basic restore
  • Differential backup and restore
  • Creating maintenance plans to automate backups
  • Adding a cleanup task to a maintenance plan
11. Monitoring SQL Server
  • Review logs in SQL Server 2014
  • Auditing logins
  • Using Performance Monitor
  • Understanding dynamic management views
  • Using DBCC
12. Security
  • Overview of authentication in SQL Server
  • Instance-level logins
  • Database-level users
  • Encrypting data
13. Importing and Exporting Data
  • Exporting data
  • Importing data
  • Importing and exporting Unicode data
14. Performance
  • Basics of indexes
  • Creating an index
  • Exploring execution plans
  • Next steps

Taught by

Martin Guidry


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