SQL Server: T-SQL Fundamentals Training


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This course will start with a quick overview of the history of SQL, then dive right into using T-SQL. You’ll learn about batches and scripts, how to declare and use variables—including the inevitable data type conversions—as well as the rich supply of operators available. Next you’ll learn about some of the many built-in T-SQL functions, for doing things like working with numbers, string manipulation, as well as global functions for getting state information. You’ll also learn about how to rank results using special functions and the OVER clause.

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Live Online Schedule

  • Oct 4
  • Nov 1
  • Dec 2


This course assumes that you have at least a basic familiarity with the concept of relational databases and a basic understanding of what SQL Server is and the high-level tools in it, as well as how to create and manage objects using Management Studio. You should also have a basic understanding of how SQL Server implements security, including its authentication and authorization schemes, and how to assign permissions on securable objects to principals.


You will need the following software/setup for this class:

SQL Server 2012 or higher.


SQL Server: T-SQL Fundamentals

  • Introduction
    • Prerequisites
    • Installing the Practice Files
      • Software Requirements
      • Sample Databases
      • Sample Code Installation
    • About the Author
  • Transact-SQL Programming
    • Overview of Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
      • Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
      • Batches and Scripts
      • Variables
      • Delimiters and Operators
      • Transact-SQL and Data Types
    • Using Built-In Functions
      • Working with Nulls
      • Handling Numbers
      • Manipulating Strings
      • Working with Date and Time Values
      • Using the @@ Functions
    • Controlling Program Flow
      • IF...ELSE Statements
      • BEGIN...END
      • GOTO, RETURN, and Label Statements
      • CASE Expression
      • WHILE Statement
      • WAITFOR Statement
    • Ranking Results
  • Lab 1: Transact-SQL Programming
    • Lab 1 Overview
    • Convert Data Types
    • Use Built-In Functions
    • Use Control-of-Flow Constructs
  • Data Selection Queries
    • Data Selection in SQL Server
      • Understanding Transact-SQL Data Selection
      • Schemas and Naming in SQL Server
    • The SELECT Statement
      • Selecting All Columns
      • Concatenating Columns
      • Naming Columns
      • Using DISTINCT to Limit Values
    • The WHERE Clause
      • Transact-SQL Comparison Operators
      • The LIKE Operator
      • The BETWEEN Operator
      • Using IS NULL to Test for Null
      • Multiple Conditions with the AND, OR, and NOT Operators
      • Operator Precedence
      • Using the IN Operator
    • Using ORDER BY to Sort Data
      • Sorting on a Single Column
      • Sorting by Multiple Columns
      • Sorting with Expressions
    • The GROUP BY Clause
      • Aggregate Functions
      • Counting Rows
      • Counting Column Data
      • Counting with the WHERE Clause
      • Using the GROUP BY Clause
      • Using ORDER BY with GROUP BY
      • Using HAVING with GROUP BY
      • TOP Values
    • Joining Tables
      • Cross Joins (Cartesian Products)
      • The use of Keys in Joining
      • Join Notation
      • Inner Joins
      • Outer Joins
      • Combining Inner and Outer Joins
      • Self Joins
  • Lab 2: Data Selection Queries
    • Lab 2 Overview
    • Build a Simple Select Query
    • Build an Aggregate Query
    • Join Tables with an Inner Join
    • Build an Aggregate Query with Multiple Inner Joins
    • Build an Aggregate Query with Inner and Outer Joins
  • Modifying Data
    • Modifying Data with Transact-SQL
    • Inserting Data
      • Inserting a Single Value
      • Inserting Multiple Values
      • Inserting Multiple Rows
      • Creating a New Table with SELECT INTO
      • Temporary Tables
      • Inserting with Output
      • Using Bulk Copy to Insert Data
    • Updating Data
      • Updating a Single Row
      • Updating Multiple Rows
      • Updating from Another Table
      • Updating with TOP
      • Updating Large Value Types with UPDATE WRITE
    • Deleting Data
      • Deleting a Single Row
      • Deleting Multiple Rows
    • Understanding Transaction Isolation
      • Isolation Levels
      • Blocking and Deadlocks
      • Using Snapshot Isolation
  • Lab 3: Modifying Data
    • Lab 3 Overview
    • Add a Product
    • Edit a Product
    • Delete a Product