Querying SQL Databases using T-SQL

2 Day Course
Official Microsoft Curriculum

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to create queries using Transact-SQL. It will teach you how to select, filter and sort data from multiple tables and how to use views and stored procedures.


Where possible, our experienced trainers will take the time to discuss the how and where to use each aspect of TSQL covered in the course.

Accessing the TSQL language using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Getting to use SSMS to write TSQL to write queries using a single table
Using more than one table using joins such as inner, outer and cross
Applying filters to the output to reduce the number of rows returned
Analysing data to return aggregated results using group by and a few functions
Using functions to convert and cast the data between data types.

Target Audience

IT Professionals who will be writing queries for use with Microsoft SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Non-technical 'power users' will also benefit from the course if they are comfortable using sophisticated software tools like SQL Server Management Studio.

The course is aimed at both non-technical 'power users' and IT Professionals who will be writing queries for use with Microsoft SQL Server.

Please note - Delegates attending an Extended Classroom delivery will need access to a second monitor.

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Module 1: Introduction to T-SQL (6 topics)

  • This module provides essential background information on Relational Database Management Systems and Microsoft SQL Server and introduces the main tool that will be used throughout the course - SQL Server Management Studio.
  • Lab :
  • Familiarize yourself with SSMS
  • Introduction to the Query Editor

Module 2: Retrieving Data (6 topics)

  • This module describes the fundamental part of a T-SQL query: the SELECT statement.
  • Lab :
  • Basic Select statements
  • Using expressions in Select lists

Module 3: Filtering Rows (9 topics)

  • This module describes how you can filter unwanted data out of your results using the WHERE clause.
  • Lab :
  • Basic equality filters
  • Basic comparisons
  • Logical comparisons
  • String comparisons
  • NULL comparisons

Module 4: Sorting returned rows (8 topics)

  • This module describes how to use the ORDER BY clause of a query to manage the order in which rows are returned.
  • Lab :
  • Basic sorting
  • Sorting on expressions
  • Unique rows
  • Limiting results

Module 5: Grouping and Aggregating data (7 topics)

  • This module describes how to use the aggregate functions of SQL to calculate results for a number of records at a time and how to group results into a series of values. Finally, it describes how to filter the grouped values.
  • Lab :
  • Single aggregates

Module 6: Using multiple tables (7 topics)

  • This module describes how to use JOIN clauses to retrieve data from multiple tables. It also covers the UNION, INTERSECT and EXCEPT keywords
  • Lab :
  • Inner joins
  • Outer joins
  • Unions

Module 7: Using Views and Stored Procedures (6 topics)

  • This module provides an introduction to the benefits of using pre-written queries which have been stored in the database.
  • Lab :
  • Using views
  • Using stored procedures

Module 8: Common Functions (8 topics)

  • This module introduces you to some of the basic text, date and null-value manipulation functions that are built in to SQL Server.
  • Lab :
  • Text functions
  • Date functions
  • NULL functions
  • Formatting dates

Appendix : Modifying Data (1 topic)

  • If time allows and if enough delegates express an interest in the topic, this module gives a brief introduction to INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements.


  • There are no technical pre-requisites for this course and it assumes no prior knowledge of SQL Server.
  • The course is aimed at both non-technical 'power users' and IT Professionals who will be writing queries for use with Microsoft SQL Server.

Scheduled Dates

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb
Virtual Classroom (Virtual On-Line)
2 Days $2,515

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