Training & Certifications

This 5-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server 2014 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focuses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as indexes, concurrency, error handling, and triggers are also covered in this course. Also this course helps you prepare for the Exam 70-464.

Note: This course is designed for customers who are interested in learning SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014. It covers the new features in SQL Server 2014, but also the important capabilities across the SQL Server data platform.

At the end of the program, the participants will be able to :

  1. Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts
  2. Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types
  3. Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered)
  4. Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints
  5. Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies
  6. Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes. Also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure
  7. Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans
  8. Design effective non-clustered indexes
  9. Design and implement views
  10. Design and implement stored procedures
  11. Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses
  12. Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also describe where they can lead to performance issues)
  13. Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency
  14. Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling
  15. Design and implement DML triggers
  16. Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server
  17. Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server
  18. Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2014 product features and technologies for implementing a database. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who are developers from other product platforms or previous versions of SQL Server looking to become skilled in the implementation of a SQL Server 2014 database.

This program is 5 days of intensive training class.

This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:

  1. Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries.
  2. Knowledge of basic relational database concepts.

At the end of the program, the participants will be assessed with 2 hours of Developing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2014 DatabasesExam.


  1. Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  2. SQL Server Database Development Tasks

Lab : Introduction to Database Development

  1. Designing Tables
  2. Data Types
  3. Working with Schemas
  4. Creating and Altering Tables
  5. Partitioning Data
  6. Compressing Data

Lab : Designing and Implementing Tables

  1. Enforcing Data Integrity
  2. Implementing Domain Integrity
  3. Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

Lab : Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

  1. Core Indexing Concepts
  2. Data Types and Indexes
  3. Single Column and Composite Indexes

Lab : Implementing Indexes

  1. Covering Indexes
  2. Managing Indexes
  3. Working with Execution Plans
  4. Using the DTE

Lab : Designing Optimized Index Strategies

  1. Introduction to Columnstore indexes
  2. Creating Columnstore Indexes
  3. Working with Columnstore Indexes

Lab : Using Columnstore Indexes

  1. Introduction to Views
  2. Creating and Managing Views
  3. Performance Considerations for Views

Lab : Designing and Implementing Views

  1. Introduction to Stored Procedures
  2. Working With Stored Procedures
  3. Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
  4. Controlling Execution Context

Lab : Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

  1. Overview of Functions
  2. Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
  3. Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
  4. Implementation Considerations for Functions
  5. Alternatives to Functions

Lab : Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

  1. Designing DML Triggers
  2. Implementing DML Triggers
  3. Advanced Trigger Concepts

Lab : Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

  1. In-Memory Tables
  2. Native Stored Procedures

Lab : In-Memory OLTP

  1. Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
  2. Importing and Configuring Assemblies
  3. Implementing SQL CLR Integration

Lab : Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server 2014

  1. Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
  2. Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
  3. Implementing the XML Data Type
  4. Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
  5. Getting Started with XQuery

Lab : Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server 2014

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