Transact SQL (T-SQL) Server 2008 for Developers

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This course covers an overview tour of SQL Server 2008 including its editions, components, and tools. Participants will learn about the steps to install, and/or upgrade to SQL Server 2008 and configuring the server. The principles of database design are used in creating databases and then applying server tables to them. The course continues with SQL Server Management Studio and how to build effective views, stored procedures, triggers, and user-defined functions using Transact-SQL. Learn how to make your databases more scalable through partitioning and how to use .NET languages like Visual C# and Visual Basic to build database objects. You will learn how to take advantage of the user-friendly management console that integrates both authoring and administrative tasks and how to take advantage of SQL Server's tools for analyzing and tuning your databases. You'll also learn about integration servers, implementing security, and Microsoft's new Business Intelligence (BI) suite
To get the most out of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 course, you should have a solid understanding of relational databases and the concepts of SQL Server. No particular programming experience is required, but the course is taught from a developer's perspective
A Tour of SQL Server 2008:
SQL Server 2008 Editions, Components, and Tools
Using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Working with Tables, Queries, and Views
Business Intelligence Services
Installing SQL Server 2008:
Preparing for Installation
Upgrading an Earlier Version
Installation Steps
Configuring the Server
Designing and Creating a Database:
Relational Database Design Principles
Implementing the Design
Create a SQL Server Database
Create SQL Server Tables
Creating Relationships Using a Database Diagram
Data Selection:
Understanding Transact-SQL
The SELECT Statement
The WHERE Clause
Using ORDER BY to Sort Data
The GROUP BY Clause
Joining Tables
Modifying Data:
Modifying DAta with Transact-SQL
Inserting Data
Updating Data
Understanding Transaction Isolation
Working with SQL Server Management Studio:
Getting Started with Management Studio
Exploring the Object Explorer
Working with the Query Editor
Using SQL Server Books Online
Transact-SQL Programming:
Overview of Transact-SQL
Using Built-In Functions
Using Control of Flow Constructs
Understanding and Implementing Security:
Security Overview
Data Encryption
Security Epilog
Creating Views:
What Is a View?
Creating Views
Updating Data Using a View
Using Computed Columns
Indexed Views
Partitioned Views
Creating Stored Procedures and Triggers:
Creating Stored Procedures
Creating Triggers
Creating User-Defined Functions:
User-Defined Function Overview
Scalar Functions
Inline Table-Valued Functions
Multi-Statement Table-Valued Functions
Using Functions, Views, and Stored Procedures
Transactions and Error Handling:
Transaction Concepts
Applications and Transactions
Creating Explicit Transactions
Using TRY/CATCH Error Handling
Using .NET Code in SQL Server:
Writing SQLCLR Code
SQLCLR Code Modules
SQLCLR Security
T-SQL vs. .NET Code
Advanced SQLCLR Code Techniques:
Advanced SQLCLR Code Modules
Managing Code Modules
Advanced Query Techniques:
Full-Text Search
Advanced T-SQL Techniques
Executing Dynamic SQL
Advanced Data Types:
The HierarchyID Data Type
Sparse Columns and Column Sets
Spatial Data
Implementing Partitions:
SQL Server Partitions
Creating Partitioned Tables
Querying Partitions
Managing Partitions
Complex Querying:
Complex Queries
Correlated SubQueries
Common Table Expressions
Advanced Techniques:
Complex Data and Structures
Efficient Queries
Working with Complex Queries
Maintaining Query Files
Design and Deployment with Visual Studio:
Team System for Database Professionals
Creating Databases and Managing Projects
Database and Project Management
Working with XML:
XML Data Type
XML Schema Collections
Querying XML
Best Practices
Business Intelligence Services:
Introduction to Business Intelligence Services
Using Integration Services
Using Analysis Services
Using Reporting Services