Module 1: Introduction to Database Development
This module introduces database development and the key tasks that a database developer would typically perform.
Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
Working with SQL Server Tools
Configuring SQL Server Services
Lab : Introduction to Database Development
Module 2: Designing and Implementing Tables
This module explains how to design, create, and alter tables. Also it focusses on working with schemas.
Working with Schemas
Creating and Altering Tables
Lab : Designing and Implementing Tables
Module 3: Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
This module explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrity to maintain high quality data. Also it focusses on implementing Entity and Referential Integrity.
Enforcing Data Integrity
Implementing Domain Integrity
Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity
Lab : Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints
Module 4: Introduction to Indexing
This module describes the concept of an index and discusses selectivity, density and statistics. It covers appropriate data type choices and choices around composite index structures.
Core Indexing Concepts
Single Column and Composite Indexes
SQL Server Table Structures
Working with Clustered Indexes
Lab : Creating Indexes
Module 5: Advanced Indexing
This module explains covering indexes and the INCLUDE clause as well as the use of padding, hints and statistics. The module also covers the use of the Database Engine Tuning Advisor and index-related dynamic management views to assess indexing strategies.
Execution Plan Core Concepts
Common Execution Plan Elements
Working with Execution Plans
Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
Lab : Planning for SQL Server 2014 Indexing
Module 6: Columnstore Indexes
This module explains columnstore indexes, introduces clustered and nonclustered columnstore indexes, and discusses considerations for using columnstore indexes.
Best Practices for Columnstore Indexes
Lab : Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
Creating Columnstore Indexes
After completing this module, you will be able to:
Create columnstore indexes
Describe the considerations for updating tables with non-clustered columnstore indexes.
Module 7: Designing and Implementing Views
This module introduces Views, and explains how to create and manage Views. Also it focusses on the performance consideration for Views.
Introduction to Views
Creating and Managing Views
Performance Considerations for Views
Lab : Designing and Implementing Views
Module 8: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures along with guidelines on creating them.
Introduction to Stored Procedures
Working With Stored Procedures
Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
Controlling Execution Context
Lab : Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
Module 9: Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
This module explains how to design and implement user-defined functions that enforce business rules or data consistency, and modify and maintain existing functions written by other developers.
Overview of Functions
Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
Implementation Considerations for Functions
Alternatives to Functions
Lab : Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions
Module 10: Responding to Data Manipulation via TriggersThis module, explains what DML triggers are and how they enforce data integrity. Also it focusses on the different types of triggers available, and how to define triggers in a database.
Designing DML Triggers
Implementing DML Triggers
Advanced Trigger Concepts
Lab : Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers
Module 11: Using In-Memory Tables
This module covers the creation of in-memory tables and native stored procedures and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using in-memory tables.
Native Stored Procedures
Lab : Using In-Memory Database Capabilities
Module 12: Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
This module explains how to use CLR integrated code to create user-defined database objects that are managed by the .NET Framework.
Introduction to SQL CLR Integration
Importing and Configuring Assemblies
Implementing SQL CLR Integration
Lab : Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server
Module 13: Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
This module introduces XML and shows how XML data can be stored within SQL Server and then queried, including queries written in a language called XQuery.
Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
Implementing the XML Data Type
Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
Getting Started with XQuery
Lab : Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server
Module 14: Working with SQL Server Spatial Data
This module introduces Spatial Data, and explains how to work with SQL Server Spatial Data Types.
Introduction to Spatial Data
Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
Using Spatial Data in Applications
Lab : Working with SQL Server Spatial Data