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This five-day course provides students with the technical skills required to program a database by using Microsoft SQL Server 2000.


 
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This five-day course provides students with the technical skills required to program a database by using Microsoft SQL Server 2000.

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This course is designed for those who are responsible for implementing database objects and programming SQL Server databases by using Transact-SQL.

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Module 1: Overview of Programming SQL Server
This module provides students with an overview of enterprise-level application architecture and of Transact-SQL as a programming language. Transact-SQL is a data definition, manipulation, and control language. Students are assumed to be familiar with ANSI-SQL and basic programming concepts, such as functions, operators, variables, and control-of-flow statements. Students will also learn the different ways to execute Transact-SQL.
Lessons
Introducing SQL Server Databases
Working With SQL Server Programming Tools
Understanding Transact-SQL Elements
Programming Language Elements
Executing Transact-SQL Statements
Lab : Overview of Transact-SQL
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe SQL Server databases.
Describe the primary SQL Server 2000 programming tools.
Explain the difference between the two primary programming tools in SQL Server.
Describe the basic elements of Transact-SQL.
Describe the use of local variables, operators, functions, control-of-flow statements, and comments.
Describe the various ways to execute Transact-SQL statements.


Module 2: Creating and Managing Databases
This module describes how to create a database, set database options, create filegroups, and manage a database and the transaction log. It reviews disk space allocation and how the transaction log records data modifications.
Lessons
Defining Databases
Using Filegroups
Managing Databases
Lab : Creating and Managing Databases
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create a database.
Work with filegroups.
Manage a database.


Module 3: Creating Data Types and Tables
This module describes how to create data types and tables and generate Transact-SQL scripts containing statements that create a database and its objects.
Lessons
Working with Data Types
Working with Tables
Generating Column Values
Generating Scripts
Lab : Creating Data Types and Tables
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create and drop user-defined data types.
Create and drop user tables.
Generate column values.
Generate a script.


Module 4: Implementing Data Integrity
This module shows how centrally-managed data integrity is a benefit of relational databases. Beginning with an introduction to data integrity concepts, including the methods available for enforcing data integrity, the module then introduces a section on constraints, the key method of ensuring data integrity. The module discusses the creation, implementation, and disabling of constraints and discusses how defaults and rules are an alternate way to enforce data integrity. The module concludes by comparing different data integrity methods.
Lessons
Introducing Data Integrity
Defining Constraints
Understanding Constraint Types
Disabling Constraints
Using Defaults and Rules
Deciding Which Enforcement Method to Use
Lab : Implementing Data Integrity
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the types of data integrity.
Describe the methods to enforce data integrity.
Determine which constraint to use, and create constraints.
Define and use DEFAULT, CHECK, PRIMARY KEY, UNIQUE, and FOREIGN KEY constraints.
Disable constraints.
Describe and use defaults and rules.
Determine which data-integrity enforcement methods to use.


Module 5: Planning Indexes
This module provides students with an overview of planning indexes. It explains how database performance can be improved with indexes; how clustered and nonclustered indexes are stored in SQL Server and how SQL Server retrieves rows by using indexes; and explores how SQL Server maintains indexes. The module concludes with guidelines for deciding which columns to index.
Lessons
Introducing Indexes
Understanding Index Architecture
Retrieving Stored Data with SQL Server
Maintaining Index and Heap Structures in SQL Server
Deciding Which Columns to Index
Lab : Determining the Indexes of a Table
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe why and when to use an index.
Describe how SQL Server uses clustered and nonclustered indexes.
Describe how SQL Server index architecture facilitates the retrieval of data.
Describe how SQL Server maintains indexes and heaps.
Describe the importance of selectivity, density, and distribution of data when deciding which columns to index.


Module 6: Creating and Maintaining Indexes
This module provides students with an overview of using the CREATE INDEX options to create and maintain indexes. It describes how maintenance procedures physically change the indexes; discusses maintenance tools; describes the use of statistics in SQL Server; and describes ways to verify that indexes are used and whether they perform optimally. The module concludes with a discussion of when to use the Index Tuning Wizard.
Lessons
Creating Indexes
Understanding Index Creation Options
Maintaining Indexes
Lab : Creating and Maintaining Indexes
Introducing Statistics
Using the Index Tuning Wizard
Lab : Viewing Index Statistics
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create indexes and indexed views with unique or composite characteristics.
Use the CREATE INDEX options.
Describe how to maintain indexes over time.
Describe how the query optimizer creates, stores, maintains, and uses statistics to optimize queries.
Query the sysindexes system table.
Describe how the Index Tuning Wizard works and when to use it.
Describe performance considerations that affect creating and maintaining indexes.


Module 7: Implementing Views
This module defines views and their advantages, showing how views provide the ability to store a predefined query as an object in the database for later use. Views also offer a convenient way to hide sensitive data and the complexities of a database design and to provide a set of information without requiring the user to write or execute Transact-SQL statements. The module describes creating views and provides examples of how to include computed columns and built-in functions in the view definitions. The module then covers restrictions on modifying data through views. The last section discusses how views can improve performance.
Lessons
Introducing Views
Defining and Using Views
Using Views to Optimize Performance
Lab : Implementing Views
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the concept of a view.
List the advantages of views.
Define a view by using the CREATE VIEW statement.
Modify data through views.
Optimize performance by using views.


Module 8: Implementing Stored Procedures
This module describes how to use stored procedures to improve application design and performance by encapsulating business rules. It discusses ways to process common queries and data modifications, and provides numerous examples and demonstrations of stored procedures.
Lessons
Introducing Stored Procedures
Creating, Modifying, Dropping, and ExecutingStored Procedures
Lab : Creating Stored Procedures
Using Parameters in Stored Procedures
Handling Error Messages
Working with Stored Procedures
Lab : Creating Stored Procedures Using Parameters
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe how a stored procedure is processed.
Create, execute, modify, and drop a stored procedure.
Create stored procedures that accept parameters.
Create custom error messages.
Use dynamic SQL in stored procedures.
Execute extended stored procedures.


Module 9: Implementing User-Defined Functions
This module discusses the implementation of user-defined functions. It explains the three types of user-defined functions and the general syntax for creating and altering them, and provides an example of each type.
Lessons
Introducing User-Defined Functions
Implementing User-Defined Functions
Lab : Creating User-Defined Functions
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe the three types of user-defined functions.
Create and alter user-defined functions.
Create each of the three types of user-defined functions.


Module 10: Implementing Triggers
This module shows that triggers are useful tools for database implementers who want certain actions to be performed whenever data is inserted, updated, or deleted from a specific table. Triggers are especially useful tools for cascading changes throughout other tables in the database while preserving complex referential integrity.
Lessons
Introducing Triggers
Creating, Altering, and Dropping Triggers
Working with Triggers
Implementing Triggers
Lab : Creating Triggers
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Create a trigger.
Drop a trigger.
Alter a trigger.
Evaluate the performance considerations that affect using triggers.


Module 11: Programming Across Multiple Servers
This module provides students with information on how to design security for a multi-server environment. It also explains the construction of distributed queries, distributed transactions, and partitioned views.
Lessons
Introducing Distributed Queries
Setting Up a Linked Server Environment
Working with Linked Servers
Using Partitioned Views
Lab : Using Distributed Data
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe distributed queries.
Write ad hoc queries that access data that is stored on a remote computer running Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or in an object linking and embedding database (OLE DB) data source.
Set up a linked server environment to access data that is stored on a remote computer running SQL Server 2000 or in an OLE DB data source.
Write queries that access data from a linked server.
Execute stored procedures on a remote server or linked server.
Manage distributed transactions.
Use distributed transactions to modify distributed data.
Use partitioned views to increase performance.


Module 12: Optimizing Query Performance
This module provides students with an in-depth look at how the query optimizer works, how to obtain query plan information, and how to implement indexing strategies.
Lessons
Introducing the Query Optimizer
Tuning Performance Using SQL Utilities
Using an Index to Cover a Query
Overriding the Query Optimizer
Understanding Indexing Strategies and Guidelines
Lab : Optimizing Query Performance
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Explain the role of the query optimizer and how it works to ensure that queries are optimized.
Use various methods for obtaining execution plan information so that students can determine how the query optimizer processed a query and can validate that the most efficient execution plan was generated.
Create indexes that cover queries.
Identify indexing strategies that reduce page reads.
Evaluate when to override the query optimizer.


Module 13: Performing Advance Query Analysis
This module describes how the query optimizer evaluates and processes queries that contain the AND operator, the OR operator, and join operations.
Lessons
Analyzing Queries That Use the AND and OR Operator
Analyzing Queries That Use Join Operations
Lab : Analyzing Queries That Use the AND and OR Operators
Lab : Analyzing Queries That Use Different Join Strategies
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Analyze the performance gain of writing efficient queries while creating useful indexes for queries that contain the AND logical operator.
Analyze the performance gain of writing efficient queries while creating useful indexes for queries that contain the OR logical operator.
Evaluate how the query optimizer uses different join strategies for query optimization.


Module 14: Managing Transactions and Locks
This module discusses how transactions and locks ensure transaction integrity to accommodate multiple users. The module continues with a discussion of how transactions are executed and rolled back. A short animation helps to convey how transaction processing works. The module next describes how SQL Server locks maintain data consistency and concurrency. The module then introduces resources that can be locked, the different types of locks, and lock compatibility. A discussion follows on SQL Server dynamic locking based on schema and query. The final section describes locking options, discusses deadlocks, and explains how to display information on active locks.
Lessons
Introducing Transactions and Locks
Managing Transactions
Understanding SQL Server Locking Architecture
Managing Locks
Lab : Managing Transactions and Locks
After completing this module, students will be able to:
Describe transaction processing.
Execute, cancel, or roll back a transaction.
Identify locking concurrency issues.
Identify resource items that can be locked and the types of locks.
Describe lock compatibility.
Describe how SQL Server uses dynamic locking.
Set locking options and display locking information.

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Prerequisites & Certificates
Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students must have: Experience using the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system to: .Connect clients running Microsoft Windows-based operating systems to networks and the Internet .Configure the Windows environment .Create and manage user accounts .Manage access to resources by using groups .Configure and manage disks and partitions, including disk striping and mirroring .Manage data by using NT file system (NTFS) .Implement Windows server and client security .Optimize performance in Windows operating systems For students who do not meet these prerequisites, the following courses provide the necessary knowledge and skills: .Course 2274: Managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment. .Course 2275: Maintaining a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Environment. An understanding of basic relational database concepts, including: .Logical and physical database design .Data integrity concepts .Relationships between tables and columns (primary key and foreign key, one-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many) .How data is stored in tables (rows and columns). Knowledge of basic Transact-SQL syntax (SELECT, UPDATE, and INSERT statements) For students who do not meet these prerequisites, the following course provides the necessary knowledge and skills: .Course 2071A, Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 with Transact-SQL Familiarity with the role of the database administrator

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion


Cancellation Policy
Cancellations or postponements received more than ten business days prior to the first day of the course, will be subject to a 15% administration fee, and course ware fees where applicable. The cost of the course is payable, in full, for any cancellations or postponements received within ten business days, or less, prior to the first day of the course.

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A quick note to say thanks very much for the information I garnered at the course. The training was very informative and practical; the handout material contains a lot of information that will be helpful in future.
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I found the course to be useful and easy to follow. Would use their service again.
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I really enjoyed this training session, I found it incredible helpful for our needs of customizing our CRM. The instructor was good
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By choice, and as I didn't want to disturb the man next to me, I didn't ask to many questions of the instructor. I realize that taking the same course at the same time would have been ideal, but I understand why we were put in the same space. I had a few computer glitches which shuffled the course material around a bit which I eventually found a work around for. A lot of material for one day and I did find myself paying attention to the clock to make sure I finished at a reasonable time.
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very well organized and flexible. Helped me with my specific needs. Steve was very helpful.
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I thought that the course content was excellent, it covered a wide variety of new features in 2010 at a sufficeint level of detail. The video instructor was also very diliegent about highlighting the various ribbon features and showing alternate methods of completing a task. This teaching method may not be for everyone, but I enjoyed the ability to learn at my own pace, without being slowed down by questions that were not relevant to me. It would be nice to have better control over the video streaming in order to skip over/ahead on topics that are familiar to the user.
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the instructor was very knowledgeable, and most importantly patient.
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Found that the advance training was where my level was at already on most items (wishing there was a super advanced training). Found the ‘instructor’ not to be conversant on the program I was being trained on (probably the same level as I was) which was frustrating. He did ask other personnel which did have more knowledge but did not give me a clear answer (said it was part of the limits of the program and what I was looking for was very customized, duh this is why I took the advanced) He was willing to go over the ideas of tables and relationships with me which was not covered in the course, which I was thankful for. The course did delivered though what it had said it would and it was good to get reinforcement on what I had learned on my own, that I was on the right track.
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The course was really useful for me.
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over all it is a good experience and I learnt something out of it.
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Course content was not as comprehensive as I'd hoped. Would have liked more indepth lessons about macros.
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It would be great to separate two different session for the topic. It was usufull and meantime it was too much information.
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Hi, There was one problem with the flow. I'm not completely sure as to how best to describe it but basically, it didn't flow from one module to the next. Specifically, if I was in a particular module (say the introduction or first sub-module) and it completed, I was not automatically taken to the next sub-module within the overall module (a module being a section of the course). Feel free to give me a call to discuss at 416-686-3141.
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The first hour of the course was difficult due to the noisy environment. There were 3 separate software platforms being mentored by 2 instructors simultaneously. As each required unique start up instructions, it was very difficult to concentrate on the video teaching for my session in spite of the headphones as there was a significant amount of background noise. I suggest that future sessions that are mentored rather than led be done as dedicated sessions (i.e. only 1 software platform being taught at a time) to minimize the impact of this situation. Additionally, the 2 instructors had side conversations that had nothing to do with teaching the sessions and needed to be asked not to do this as I found it was hindering my ability to listen to the video lesson. Unwilling to crank the volume on the headset, I could hear them clearly over the top of the lesson I was listening to.
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Everyone was extremely laid back, kind and courteous. I felt very comfortable and no matter who you were in contact with, all employees were approachable.
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While the instructor had a basic understanding of Project 2010, he did not have "advanced" knowledge which was the level of the course. He had not really used the software in "real life" so didn't have any context. Whenever I had questions, he looked for answers from microsoft.com (I could have done the same). I was hoping the instructor would provided added knowledge to what I was learning from the videos.
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Fantastic and very relevant. The instructor was very pleasant and helpful.
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Too many mistakes made in the videos, this made it confusing about what to follow and what to avoid. Seminar presenter got off-topic too much which made me pressed for time.
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There really is not enough time in one day to do all the exersizes in the training manual, watch all the videos, take the quizzes, and discuss specifc issues with the instructor. I would suggest improving the video intruction to actual take you through some of the exersizes rather than leaving you to do it on your own, because you really only learn by doing.
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Thought the directions in the book exercises exercises could be written a little clearer.
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My second course with TekSource and it's always an enjoyable experience. It's a nice clean office environment close to the subway. And the staff is excellent and helpful.
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Not instructor led hence one star rating
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The only somewhat critical comment I have is that it can be difficult to concentrate when the mentor is explaining to another student. In a small classroom setting, I guess that is just a reality of mentor-assisted training.
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Steve Meggenson understand French. He helped me a lot with my documents from work. Now I know how to use Access for my work. I should take this course 5 years ago! But, it's not too late! I want to take the monitored or coach course with Steve again because he can read and understand french!
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Very positive experience.
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