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Querying Data with TransactSQL - 20761


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This course is designed to introduce students to Transact-SQL. It is designed in such a way that the first three days can be taught as a course to students requiring the knowledge for other course in the SQL Server curriculum. Day 4 & 5 teach the remaining skills required to take exam 70-761.

It is suggested that students compete the following supplemental MOOC content before attending the instructor-led course.

  • Querying with Transact-SQL
    The main purpose of the course is to give students a good understanding of the Transact-SQL language which is used by all SQL Server-related discipline;namely, Database administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. As such, the primary target audience for this course is Database Administrators, Database Developers and BI professionals.

Module 1: Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2016

This module introduces SQL Server, the version of SQL, including cloud version, and how to connect to SQL Server Management Studio.


  • The Basic Architecture of SQL Server
  • SQL Server Editions and Versions
  • Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio

Lab: Working with SQL Server 2016 Tools

Module 2: Introduction to SQL Querying

This module introduces the elements of T-SQL and their role in writing queries, describes the use of sets in SQL Server,describes the use of predicate logic in SQL Server, and describes the logical order of operations in SELECT statement.


  • Introducing T-SQL
  • Understanding Sets
  • Understanding Predicate Logic
  • Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements

Lab: Introduction to Transact-SQL Querying

Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries

This module introduces the fundamentals of the SELECT statement, focusing on queries against a single table.


  • Writing Simple SELECT Statement
  • Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Using Column and Table Aliases

Lab: Writing Basic SELECT Statements

Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables

This module explains how to write queries which combine data from multiple sources in SQL Server. The module introduces the use of JOINs in T-SQL queries as a mechanism for retrieving data from multiple tables.


  • Understanding Joins
  • Querying with Inner Joins
  • Querying with Outer Joins
  • Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins

Lab: Querying Multiple Tables

Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data

This module explains how to enhance queries to limit the rows they return, and to control the order in which the rows are displayed. The module also discusses how to resolve missing and unknown results.


  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data with Predicates
  • Filtering with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Options
  • Working with Unknown Values

Lab: Sorting and Filtering Data

Module 6: Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

This module explains the data types SQL Server uses to store data.It introduces the many types of numeric and special-use data types. It also explains conversation between data types, and the importance of type precedence.


  • Introducing SQL Server 2016 Data Types
  • Working with Character Data
Working with Date and Time Data

Lab:Working with SQL Server 2016 Data Types

Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data

This module describes the use of Transact-SQL Data Manipulation Language to perform inserts, updates, and delete to your data.


  • Insert Data
  • Modifying and Deleting Data

Lab: Using DML to Modify Data

Module 8: Using Built-in Functions

This module introduces the use of functions that are built into SQL Server Denali, and will discuss some common usage including data type conversion, testing, for logical results and nullability.


  • Writing Queries with Built-in Functions
  • Using Conversation Functions
  • Using Logical Functions
Using Functions to Work with NULL

Lab: Using Built-In Functions

Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

This module introduces methods for grouping data within a query, aggregating the grouped data and filtering groups with HAVING. The module is designed to help the student grasp why a SELECT clause has restrictions placed upon column naming in the GROUP BY clause as well as which columns maybe listed in the SELECT clause.


  • Using Aggregate Functions
  • Using the GROUP BY Clause
Filtering Groups with HAVING

Lab: Grouping and Aggregating Data

Module 10: Using Subqueries

This module will introduce the use of subqueries in various parts of a SELECT statement. It will include the use of scalar and multi-result subqueries, and the use of the IN and EXIST operators.


  • Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Writing Correlated Subqueries
  • Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries

Lab: Using Subqueries

Module 11: Using Set Operators

This module introduces the set operators UNION, INTERSECT, and EXPECT to compare rows between two input sets.


  • Writing Queries with the UNION Operator

Lab: Using SET Operators

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