M10985: Introduction to SQL Databases

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Microsoft Curriculum
Code M10985

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This three-day instructor-led course is aimed at people looking to move into a database professional role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database elements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs.


After completing this course, students will be able to: 

  • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe data modelling techniques
  • Describe normalization and denormalization techniques
  • Describe relationship types and effects in database design
  • Describe the effects of database design on performance
  • Describe commonly used database objects

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.

Training Partners

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Introduction to databases (5 topics)

  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages
  • Lab : Querying SQ Server

Data Modelling (4 topics)

  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling
  • Lab : Entity relationship modelling

Normalization (5 topics)

  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization
  • Lab : Normalizing raw data

Relationships (3 topics)

  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity
  • Lab : Designing relationships

Performance (4 topics)

  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency
  • Lab : Query performance

Database Objects (5 topics)

  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures
  • Other database objects
  • Lab : Using SQL Server in a hybrid cloud


This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.

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