55315 Introduction to SQL Databases


This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at people looking to move into a database professional role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database elements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs. This course updates and replaces course 10985C previously published under the same title.


Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server
Describe database languages used in SQL Server
Describe data modeling techniques
Describe normalization and denormalization techniques
Describe relationship types and effects in database design
Describe the effects of database design on performance
Describe commonly used database objects

Course Outline:

1 – Introduction to databases

  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Other Databases and Storage
  • Data Analysis
  • SQL Server Database Languages

2 – Data Modeling

  • Data Modelling
  • Designing a Database
  • Relationship Modeling

3 – Normalization

  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal Form
  • Denormalization

4 – Relationships

  • Introduction to Relationships
  • Planning Referential Integrity

5 – Performance

  • Indexing
  • Query Performance
  • Concurrency

6 – Database Objects

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored Procedures, Triggers and Functions

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