What will you learn in this SQL Server Developer certification?
You will learn the following topics in this SQL Server DBA training:
- Client–Server architecture
- SQL, databases, and the data manipulation language
- Creating relational databases and querying
- Deploying set operators, table variables, and joins
- Modifying data using views, T-SQL, and stored procedures
- Creation and the concept of triggers
- Searching, sorting, and indexing data using records
- Deploying security and authentication methods on SQL Server
- SQL Server agent clustering and replication
Who should take up this SQL Developer and SQL DBA certification training course?
- Database Administrators and Developers
- Project Managers, Analysts, and Testers
- Big Data and Hadoop Professionals
What are the prerequisites for taking up this Microsoft SQL Server DBA course training?
A basic understanding of computer programming is enough to take up this SQL Developer DBA certification course. SQL Developers are in great demand in companies to work on large databases. Along with this, SQL Administrators are also needed to manage, monitor, and secure database servers. So, this combo training course on SQL Developer DBA will provide you with the complete set of skills to help you land high-paying jobs in some of the best companies in the world.
A basic understanding of computer programming is enough to take up this course.
SQL Developers are in great demand in companies to work on large databases. Along with this, SQL Administrators are also needed in order to manage, monitor, and secure the database servers. So, this combo training course will provide you the complete set of skills to help you land in high-paying jobs in some of the best companies in the world.
Introduction to SQL
Various types of databases, introduction to Structured Query Language, distinction between client server and file server databases, understanding SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Table basics, data types and functions, Transaction-SQL, authentication for Windows, data control language, and the identification of the keywords in T-SQL, such as Drop Table.
Database Normalization and Entity Relationship Model
Data Anomalies, Update Anomalies, Insertion Anomalies, Deletion Anomalies, Types of Dependencies, Functional Dependency, Fully functional dependency, Partial functional dependency, Transitive functional dependency, Multi-valued functional dependency, Decomposition of tables, Lossy decomposition, Lossless decomposition, What is Normalization?, First Normal Form, Second Normal Form, Third Normal Form, Boyce-Codd Normal Form(BCNF), Fourth Normal Form, Entity-Relationship Model, Entity and Entity Set, Attributes and types of Attributes, Entity Sets, Relationship Sets, Degree of Relationship, Mapping Cardinalities, One-to-One, One-to-Many, Many-to-one, Many-to-many, Symbols used in E-R Notation.
Introduction to relational databases, fundamental concepts of relational rows, tables, and columns; several operators (such as logical and relational), constraints, domains, indexes, stored procedures, primary and foreign keys, understanding group functions, the unique key, etc.
Working with SQL: Join, Tables, and Variables
Advanced concepts of SQL tables, SQL functions, operators & queries, table creation, data retrieval from tables, combining rows from tables using inner, outer, cross, and self joins, deploying operators such as ‘intersect,’ ‘except,’ ‘union,’ temporary table creation, set operator rules, table variables, etc.
Deep Dive into SQL Functions
Understanding SQL functions – what do they do?, scalar functions, aggregate functions, functions that can be used on different datasets, such as numbers, characters, strings, and dates, inline SQL functions, general functions, and duplicate functions.
Working with Subqueries
Understanding SQL subqueries, their rules; statements and operators with which subqueries can be used, using the set clause to modify subqueries, understanding different types of subqueries, such as where, select, insert, update, delete, etc., and methods to create and view subqueries.
SQL Views, Functions, and Stored Procedures
Learning SQL views, methods of creating, using, altering, renaming, dropping, and modifying views; understanding stored procedures and their key benefits, working with stored procedures, studying user-defined functions, and error handling.
Deep Dive into User-defined Functions
User-defined functions; types of UDFs, such as scalar, inline table value, multi-statement table, stored procedures and when to deploy them, what is rank function?, triggers, and when to execute triggers?
SQL Optimization and Performance
SQL Server Management Studio, using pivot in MS Excel and MS SQL Server, differentiating between Char, Varchar, and NVarchar, XL path, indexes and their creation, records grouping, advantages, searching, sorting, modifying data; clustered indexes creation, use of indexes to cover queries, common table expressions, and index guidelines.
Managing Data with Transact-SQL
Creating Transact-SQL queries, querying multiple tables using joins, implementing functions and aggregating data, modifying data, determining the results of DDL statements on supplied tables and data, and constructing DML statements using the output statement.
Querying Data with Advanced Transact-SQL Components
Querying data using subqueries and APPLY, querying data using table expressions, grouping and pivoting data using queries, querying temporal data and non-relational data, constructing recursive table expressions to meet business requirements, and using windowing functions to group and rank the results of a query.
Programming Databases Using Transact-SQL
Creating database programmability objects by using T-SQL, implementing error handling and transactions, implementing transaction control in conjunction with error handling in stored procedures, and implementing data types and NULL.
Designing and Implementing Database Objects
Designing and implementing relational database schema; designing and implementing indexes, learning to compare between indexed and included columns, implementing clustered index, and designing and deploying views and column store
Implementing Programmability Objects
Explaining foreign key constraints, using T-SQL statements, usage of Data Manipulation Language (DML), designing the components of stored procedures, implementing input and output parameters, applying error handling, executing control logic in stored procedures, and designing trigger logic, DDL triggers, etc.
Managing Database Concurrency
Applying transactions, using the transaction behavior to identify DML statements, learning about implicit and explicit transactions, isolation levels management, understanding concurrency and locking behavior, and using memory-optimized tables.
Optimizing Database Objects
Accuracy of statistics, formulating statistics maintenance tasks, dynamic management objects management, identifying missing indexes, examining and troubleshooting query plans, consolidating the overlapping indexes, the performance management of database instances, and SQL server performance monitoring.
Corelated Subquery, Grouping Sets, Rollup, Cube
Implementing Corelated Subqueries, Using EXISTS with a Correlated subquery, Using Union Query, Using Grouping Set Query, Using Rollup, Using CUBE to generate four grouping sets, Perform a partial CUBE.
Microsoft Courses: Study Material
- Performance Tuning and Optimizing SQL Databases
- Querying Data with Transact-SQL
Installation and Configuration
Evaluate installation requirements; design the installation of SQL Server and its components (drives, service accounts, etc.); plan scale-up vs. scale-out basics; plan for capacity, including if/when to shrink, grow, autogrow, and monitor growth; manage the technologies that influence SQL architecture (e.g., service broker, full text, scale out, etc.); design the storage for new databases (drives, filegroups, partitioning, etc.); design the database infrastructure; configure an SQL Server standby database for reporting purposes; Windows-level security and service-level security; core mode installation; benchmark a server before using it in a production environment (SQLIO, Tests on SQL Instance, etc.); and choose the right hardware
- Installing SQL Server and Related Services
Test connectivity; enable and disable features; install SQL Server database engine and SSIS (but not SSRS and SSAS); and configure an OS disk
- Implementing a Migration Strategy
Restore vs. detach/attach; migrate security; migrate from a previous version; migrate to new hardware; and migrate systems and data from other sources
- Configuring Additional SQL Server Components
Set up and configure all SQL Server components (Engine, AS, RS, and SharePoint integration) in a complex and highly secure environment; configure full-text indexing; SSIS security; filestream; and filetable
- Manage SQL Server Agent
Create, maintain, and monitor jobs; administer jobs and alerts; automate (setup, maintenance, monitoring) across multiple databases and multiple instances; send to “Manage SQL Server Agent jobs”
Managing Instances and Databases
- Managing and Configuring Databases
Design multiple file groups; database configuration and standardization: autoclose, autoshrink, recovery models; manage file space, including adding new filegroups and moving objects from one filegroup to another; implement and configure contained databases; data compression; configure TDE; partitioning; manage log file growth; DBCC
- Configuring SQL Server Instances
Configure and standardize a database: autoclose, autoshrink, recovery models; install default and named instances; configure SQL to use only certain CPUs (affinity masks, etc.); configure server level settings; configure many databases/instance, many instances/server, virtualization; configure clustered instances including MSDTC; memory allocation; database mail; configure SQL Server engine: memory, filffactor, sp_configure, default options
- Implementing an SQL Server Clustered Instance
Install a cluster; manage multiple instances on a cluster; set up subnet clustering; recover from a failed cluster node
- Managing SQL Server Instances
Install an instance; manage interaction of instances; SQL patch management; install additional instances; manage resource utilization by using Resource Governor; cycle error logs
Optimizing and Troubleshooting
- Identifying and Resolving Concurrency Problems
Examine deadlocking issues using the SQL server logs using trace flags; design reporting database infrastructure (replicated databases); monitor via DMV or other MS product; diagnose blocking, live locking and deadlocking; diagnose waits; performance detection with built in DMVs; know what affects performance; and locate and if necessary kill processes that are blocking or claiming all resources
- Collecting, Analyzing, and Troubleshooting Data
Monitor using Profiler; collect performance data by using System Monitor; collect trace data by using SQL Server Profiler; identify transactional replication problems; identify and troubleshoot data access problems; gather performance metrics; identify potential problems before they cause service interruptions; identify performance problems;, use XEvents and DMVs; create alerts on critical server condition; monitor data and server access by creating audit and other controls; identify IO vs. memory vs. CPU bottlenecks; and use the Data Collector tool
- Auditing SQL Server Instances
Implement a security strategy for auditing and controlling the instance; configure an audit; configure server audits; track who modified an object; monitor elevated privileges as well as unsolicited attempts to connect; and policy-based management
- Configuring and Maintaining a Back-up Strategy
Manage different backup models, including point-in-time recovery; protect customer data even if backup media is lost; perform backup/restore based on proper strategies including backup redundancy; recover from a corrupted drive; manage a multi-TB database; implement and test a database implementation and a backup strategy (multiple files for user database and tempdb, spreading database files, backup/restore); back up a SQL Server environment; and back up system databases
- Restoring Databases
Restore a database secured with TDE; recover data from a damaged DB (several errors in DBCC checkdb); restore to a point in time; file group restore; and page-level restore
- Implementing and Maintaining Indexes
Inspect physical characteristics of indexes and perform index maintenance; identify fragmented indexes; identify unused indexes; implement indexes; defrag/rebuild indexes; set up a maintenance strategy for indexes and statistics; optimize indexes (full, filter index); statistics (full, filter) force or fix queue; when to rebuild vs. reorg and index; full text indexes; and column store indexes
- Importing and Exporting Data
Transfer data; bulk copy; and bulk insert
- Managing Logins and Server Roles
Configure server security; secure the SQL Server using Windows Account / SQL Server accounts, server roles; create log in accounts; manage access to the server, SQL Server instance, and databases; create and maintain user-defined server roles; and manage certificate logins
- Managing Database Security
Configure database security; database level, permissions; protect objects from being modified; auditing; and encryption
- Managing Users and Database Roles
Create access to server / database with least privilege; manage security roles for users and administrators; create database user accounts; and contained login
- Troubleshooting Security
Manage certificates and keys, and endpoints