Querying Microsoft SQL Server

This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, system engineers, and developers with two or more years of experience, who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge in writing queries.

70-461Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014

This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, system engineers, and developers with two or more years of experience, who are seeking to validate their skills and knowledge in writing queries.

Course Content

Create database objects (20–25%)

  • Create and alter tables using T-SQL syntax (simple statements)
  • Create and alter views (simple statements)
  • Design views
  • Create and modify constraints (simple statements)
  • Create and alter DML triggers

Work with data (25–30%)

  • Query data by using SELECT statements
  • Implement sub-queries
  • Implement data types
  • Implement aggregate queries
  • Query and manage XML data

Modify data (20–25%)

  • Create and alter stored procedures (simple statements)
  • Modify data by using INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE statements
  • Combine datasets
  • Work with functions

Troubleshoot and optimize (25–30%)

  • Optimize queries
  • Manage transactions
  • Evaluate the use of row-based operations vs. set-based operations
  • Implement error handling

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