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ICT 678 Microsoft SQL Server Development Level 1

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Course Description

This course introduces you to the Transact-SQL (T-SQL) programming language, the foundation for the entire SQL Server platform. Using the SQL Server Management Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) you will learn how to create SQL Server objects such as databases, tables and views. In addition, you will learn how to retrieve, store and manipulate data.

Course Details

Microsoft's SQL Server is an enterprise-class Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) being used by organizations worldwide and is the information backbone for thousands of enterprise class software applications.

This course is designed for those wanting to learn the fundamentals of creating and deploying applications using Microsoft’s SQL Server, a leading industry relational database management system. The instructor will assume that you have a rudimentary understanding of databases.



Courses are instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a computer lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a computer lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.


  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Design, develop and implement an SQL Server database solution that meets current industry standards and best practices.
  • Build and SQL server database system that meets documented business and technical requirements.
  • Use SQL Server tools and application to effectively write, test and debug SQL statements and commands.

Topics of Instruction

  • Introduction to SQL Server:
    • What is SQL Server?
    • Editions and requirements
    • Improvements from previous versions
    • Overview of SQL Management Studio
  • Creating and Managing Databases
    • Defining databases
    • Managing databases
    • Defining schemas
  • Creating Data Types and Tables
    • Working with datat types
    • Working with tables
    • Generating column values
  • Implementing Data Integrity
    • Data integrity overview
    • Implementing constraints
  • Introduction to Transact-SQL
    • The transact-SQL programming language
    • Types of transact-SQL statements
    • Transact-SQL syntax elements
    • Using aggregate functions
    • JOIN fundamentals
    • UNION operator
  • Retrieving Data
  • Modifying Data
    • Inserting Data
    • Deleting Data
    • Updating Data
  • Implementing Views
    • Introduction to Views
    • Creating and managing views
  • Formatting Results

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Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software



It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  ICT 678 - 007 Microsoft SQL Server Development Level 1  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Enrolment Closed
Online:   Tue 6:00PM - 9:00PM
20 Sep 2016 to 22 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $925.00
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Bryce Liesemer
  Section Notes:  


This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an online format. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.


ICT 128 Relational Databases Fundamentals


Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.


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