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.

Course Level Learning Outcomes

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Design, develop and implement an SQL Server database solution that meets current industry standards and best practices.
  • Build an SQL server database system that meets documented business and technical requirements.
  • Use SQL Server tools and applications 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 data 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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  • A minimum of 6 months experience working with relational databases

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Apr 02, 2024 to May 02, 2024
Schedule and Location
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $979.00
Reading List / Textbook
No Required Textbook
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with an Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses:

  • Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L.
  • Zoom web conferencing software.
  • A virtual lab with VMware Horizon, a platform that provides access to virtual applications including the latest software for the course. You will be provided with a VMware account and login information once the course starts.

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For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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