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Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases Training

Course ID: MSL-10776
Duration: 5 Days

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This five-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server 2012 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans.  It also focuses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions.  Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as transactions, concurrency, error handling, triggers, and SQL CLR are also covered in this course.   

Below are some of the new featrues of SQL Server that have been discussed in this course:

  • Use of SC collations
  • Detailed discussion on IDENTITY constraints
  • Working with SEQUENCES
  • Use of THROW and comparisons to RAISERROR
  • Full-globe and arc support in spatial
  • Customizable nearness in full-text

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools; it will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts
  • Determine appropriate data types to be used when designing tables, convert data between data types, and create alias data types
  • Be aware of good design practices regarding SQL Server tables and be able to create tables using T-SQL (note: partitioned tables are not covered)
  • Implement PRIMARY KEY, FOREIGN KEY, DEFAULT, CHECK and UNIQUE constraints, and investigate cascading FOREIGN KEY constraints
  • Determine appropriate single column and composite indexes strategies
  • Create tables as heaps and tables with clustered indexes; also consider the design of a table and suggest an appropriate structure
  • Read and interpret details of common elements from execution plans
  • Design effective non-clustered indexes
  • Design and implement views
  • Design and implement stored procedures
  • Work with table types, table valued parameters and use the MERGE statement to create stored procedures that update data warehouses
  • Design and implement functions, both scalar and table-valued
  • Perform basic investigation of a deadlock situation and learn how transaction isolation levels affect application concurrency
  • Use both traditional T-SQL error handling code and structured exception handling
  • Design and implement DML triggers
  • Learn appropriate uses for SQL CLR integration and implement an existing .NET assembly within SQL Server
  • Store XML data and schemas in SQL Server
  • Perform basic queries on XML data in SQL Server
  • Work with the GEOGRAPHY and GEOMETRY data types
  • Implement and query a full-text index


The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2012 product features and technologies for implementing a database.


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries
  • Knowledge of basic relational database concepts



Course Outline

Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

This module stresses on the fact that before beginning to work with SQL Server in either a development or an administration role, it is important to understand the overall SQL Server platform.  In particular, it is useful to understand that SQL Server is not just a database engine but it is a complete platform for managing enterprise data. 

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • Working with SQL Server Tools
  • Configuring SQL Server Services

Working with Data Types

This module explains how to use and convert data types.  Also it focuses on how to work with specialized data types, and character data types. 

  • Using Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
  • Converting Data Types
  • Specialized Data Types 

Designing and Implementing Tables

This module explains how to design, create, and alter tables.  Also it focuses on working with schemas. 

  • Designing Tables
  • Working with Schemas
  • Creating and Altering Tables

Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

This module explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrity to maintain high quality data.  Also, it focuses on implementing Entity and Referential Integrity. 

  • Enforcing Data Integrity
  • Implementing Domain Integrity
  • Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

Planning for SQL Server 2012 Indexing

This module explains the core indexing concepts and effectiveness of each data type commonly used in indexes.

  • Core Indexing Concepts
  • Data Types and Indexes
  • Single Column and Composite Indexes 

Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server 2012

This module explains how tables can be structured in SQL Server databases.  Also, it focuses on designing and working with clustered indexes.

  • SQL Server Table Structures
  • Working with Clustered Indexes
  • Designing Effective Clustered Indexes

Reading SQL Server 2012 Execution Plans

This module explains how to design additional indexes.  Also it focuses on how to read and interpret execution plans.

  • Execution Plan Core Concepts
  • Common Execution Plan Elements
  • Working with Execution Plans

Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes

This module explains how nonclustered indexes have the potential to significantly enhance the performance of applications and how to use a tool that can help design these indexes appropriately.

  • Designing Effective Nonclustered Indexes
  • Implementing Nonclustered Indexes
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor

Designing and Implementing Views

This module introduces Views, and explains how to create and manage Views.  Also it focuses on the performance consideration for Views.

  • Introduction to Views
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Performance Considerations for Views

Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

This module describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures along with guildelines on creating them.

  • Introduction to Stored Procedures
  • Working with Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
  • Controlling Execution Context

Merging Data and Passing Tables

This module reviews the techniques that provide the ability to process sets of data rather than individual rows.  Also it focuses on how these techniques can be used in combination with TABLE parameter types to minimize the number of required stored procedure calls in typical applications.

  • Using the MERGE Statement
  • Implementing Table Types
  • Using TABLE Types as Parameters 

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 Consideratons for Functions
  • Alternatives to Functions 

Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server 2012 Applications

This module explains how to use transactions and the SQL Server locking mechanisms to meet the performance and data integrity requirements of your applications.

  • Introduction to Transactions
  • Introduction to Locks
  • Management of Locking
  • Transacton Isolation Levels

Handling Errors in T-SQL Code

This module explores T-SQL error handling, looks at how it has traditionally been implemented, and how structured exception handling can be used.

  • Understanding T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing T-SQL Error Handling
  • Implementing Structured Exception Handling

Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

This module explains what DML triggers are and how they enforce data integrity.  Also it focuses on the different types of triggers available, and how to define triggers in a database.

  • Designing DML Triggers
  • Implementing DML Triggers
  • Advanced Trigger Concepts

Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server 2012

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

Storing XML Data in SQL Server 2012

This module introduces XML and shows how XML data can be stored within SQL Server.

  • Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
  • Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
  • Implementing the XML Data Type

Querying XML Data in SQL Server

This module shows how XML data can be queried, including queries written in a language called XQuery.

  • Using the T-SQL FOR XML Statement
  • Getting Started with XQuery
  • Shredding XML

Working with SQL Server 2012 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

Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries

This module introduces Full-Text Indexing and how to implement Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server.

  • Introduction to Full-Text Indexing
  • Implementing Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server
  • Working with Full-Text Queries  

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