20761 : Querying Data with Transact-SQL

20764 : Administering a SQL Database Infrastructure
20762 : Developing SQL Databases

20761 : Querying Data with Transact-SQL

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 courses in the SQL Server curriculum. Days 4 & 5 teach the remaining skills required to take exam 70-761.


The duration of the program :

Instructor Led : 40 h

Live Online
Instructor Led  : 40 h



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 disciplines; 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

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


·      The Basic Architecture of SQL Server

·      SQL Server Editions and Versions

·      Getting Started with SQL Server Management Studio


Module 2: Introduction to T-SQL Querying

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


·      Introducing T-SQL

·      Understanding Sets

·      Understanding Predicate Logic

·      Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements


Module 3: Writing SELECT Queries

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


·      Writing Simple SELECT Statements

·      Eliminating Duplicates with DISTINCT

·      Using Column and Table Aliases

·      Writing Simple CASE Expressions


Module 4: Querying Multiple Tables

This module describes how to write queries that combine data from multiple sources in Microsoft SQL Server.


·      Understanding Joins

·      Querying with Inner Joins

·      Querying with Outer Joins

·      Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins


Module 5: Sorting and Filtering Data

This module describes how to implement sorting and filtering.


·      Sorting Data

·      Filtering Data with Predicates

·      Filtering Data with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

·      Working with Unknown Values


Module 6: Working with SQL Server Data Types

This module introduces the data types SQL Server uses to store data.


·      Introducing SQL Server Data Types

·      Working with Character Data

·      Working with Date and Time Data


Module 7: Using DML to Modify Data

This module describes how to create DML queries, and why you would want to.


·      Adding Data to Tables

·      Modifying and Removing Data

·      Generating automatic column values


Module 8: Using Built-In Functions

This module introduces some of the many built in functions in SQL Server.


·      Writing Queries with Built-In Functions

·      Using Conversion Functions

·      Using Logical Functions

·      Using Functions to Work with NULL


Module 9: Grouping and Aggregating Data

This module describes how to use aggregate functions.


·      Using Aggregate Functions

·      Using the GROUP BY Clause

·      Filtering Groups with HAVING


Module 10: Using Subqueries

This module describes several types of subquery and how and when to use them.


·      Writing Self-Contained Subqueries

·      Writing Correlated Subqueries

·      Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries


Module 11: Using Table Expressions

Previously in this course, you learned about using subqueries as an expression that returned results to an outer calling query. Like subqueries, table expressions are query expressions, but table expressions extend this idea by allowing you to name them and to work with their results as you would work with data in any valid relational table. Microsoft SQL Server supports four types of table expressions: derived tables, common table expression (CTEs), views, and inline table-valued functions (TVFs). In this module, you will learn to work with these forms of table expressions and learn how to use them to help create a modular approach to writing queries.


·      Using Views

·      Using Inline Table-Valued Functions

·      Using Derived Tables

·      Using Common Table Expressions


Module 12: Using Set Operators

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


·      Writing Queries with the UNION operator

·      Using EXCEPT and INTERSECT

·      Using APPLY


Module 13: Using Windows Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

This module describes the benefits to using window functions. Restrict window functions to rows defined in an OVER clause, including partitions and frames. Write queries that use window functions to operate on a window of rows and return ranking, aggregation, and offset comparison results.


·      Creating Windows with OVER

·      Exploring Window Functions


Module 14: Pivoting and Grouping Sets

This module describes write queries that pivot and unpivot result sets. Write queries that specify multiple groupings with grouping sets


·      Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT

·      Working with Grouping Sets


Module 15: Executing Stored Procedures

This module describes how to return results by executing stored procedures. Pass parameters to procedures. Create simple stored procedures that encapsulate a SELECT statement. Construct and execute dynamic SQL with EXEC and sp_executesql.


·      Querying Data with Stored Procedures

·      Passing Parameters to Stored procedures

·      Creating Simple Stored Procedures

·      Working with Dynamic SQL


Module 16: Programming with T-SQL

This module describes how to enhance your T-SQL code with programming elements.


·      T-SQL Programming Elements

·      Controlling Program Flow


Module 17: Implementing Error Handling

This module introduces error handling for T-SQL.


·      Implementing T-SQL error handling

·      Implementing structured exception handling


Module 18: Implementing Transactions

This module describes how to implement transactions.


·      Transactions and the database engines

·      Controlling transactions

MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development

This certification demonstrates your skills as a database professional, for both on-premises and cloud-based databases. Earning an MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification qualifies you for a position as a database developer. (Exams : 70-761 & 70-762)

This certification retires on January 31, 2021. You will no longer be able to earn this certification after this date. 

·      Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

·      Working knowledge of relational databases.

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