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ICT 679 Microsoft SQL Server Development Level 2

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Course Description

This course builds on the basic principles of the Transact-SQL (T-SQL) programming language, allowing you to dive deeper into data and produce critical business information.Topics include how to write stored procedures, functions and triggers as well as producing XML data. In addition, the .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) is introduced.

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 intermediate to advanced-level users who want to further their skills in creating and deploying applications using Microsoft SQL Server. Students will develop a more thorough understanding of SQL Server to help them write better T-SQL code and develop more robust SQL Server applications.



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

  • Creating and Implementing Stored Procedures
  • Creating and using Functions
  • Creating, altering and dropping triggers
  • Using XML
  • Creating and managing data objects

Topics of Instruction

  • Implementing Stored Procedures
    • Implementing stored procedures
    • Creating parameterized stored procedures
    • Handling errors
  • Implementing Functions
    • Creating and using functions
    • Working with functions
    • Controlling execution context
  • Implementing Triggers
    • Introducing Triggers
    • Creating, altering and dropping Triggers
    • Working with Triggers
    • Implementing Triggers
  • Using XML
    • XML primer
    • Retrieving XML by using FOR XML
    • Shredding XML by u sing OPEN XML
  • .NET CLR - Introduction of .NET in the Database
    • Introduction to the SQL Server common language runtime
    • Importing and configuring assemblies
    • Creating managed data objects

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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 679 - 008 Microsoft SQL Server Development Level 2  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
Online:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
09 Jan 2017 to 20 Mar 2017
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. There is no class Family Day, Monday, February 20, 2017. This course is delivered in an online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.


ICT 128 Relational Databases Fundamentals and ICT 678 Microsoft SQL Server Development Level 1


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


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