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Course Outline

20461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Intro

  • SQL ServerArchitecture
  • SQL Server Versions
  • SQL Server Management Studio

T-SQL Querying Intro

  • T-SQL Intro
  • Sets
  • Predicate Logic
  • Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements

SELECT Queries

  • Simple SELECT Statements
  • DISTINCT for Deleting Duplicates
  • Column and Table Aliases
  • CASE Expressions

Querying Multiple Tables

  • Joins
  • Inner Joins
  • Outer Joins
  • Cross Joins and Self Joins

Filtering and Sorting Data

  • Sorting Data
  • Filtering Data using Predicates
  • TOP and OFFSET-FETCH Filtering Options
  • Unknown and Missing Values

SQL Server 2014 Data Types

  • SQL Server 2014 Data Types
  • Character Data
  • Date and Time Data

DML for Editing Data

  • Adding Data
  • Editing and Eliminating Data

Built-In Functions

  • Queries with Built-In Functions
  • Conversion Functions
  • Logical Functions
  • Functions for NULL

Aggregating and Grouping Data

  • Aggregate Functions
  • GROUP BY Clause
  • HAVING and Filtering Groups


  • Uses of queries nested within other queries 
  • Self-Contained Subqueries
  • Correlated Subqueries
  • EXISTS Predicate and Subqueries

Table Expressions

  • Derived Tables
  • Common Table Expressions
  • Views
  • Inline Table-Valued Functions

Set Operators

  • Queries with the UNION Operator

Window Ranking, Offset and Aggregate Functions

  • Windows with OVER
  • Window Functions

Grouping and Pivoting Sets

  • Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Grouping Sets

Querying Data with Stored Procedures

  • Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Passing Parameters to Stored Procedures
  • Creating Simple Stored Procedures
  • Working with Dynamic SQL

T-SQL Programming

  • T-SQL Programming
  • Program Flow Controls

Error Handling Implementation

  • TRY / CATCH Blocks
  • Error Information

Transaction Implementation

  • Transactions and Database Engine
  • Controlling Transactions 

Optimizing Query Performance

  • Query Performance Factors
  • Presenting Query Performance Data

SQL Server Metadata Querying

  • System Catalog Views and Functions
  • Using System Stored Procedures
  • Querying Dynamic Management Objects

20462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases

SQL Server 2014 Database Administration Intro

  • Database Administration Intro
  • SQL Server Platform
  • Tools and Techniques

SQL Server 2014 Installation and Configuration

  • Planning SQL Server Installation
  • Installation
  • Post-Install Configuration

Databases and Storage

  • Data Storage with SQL Server
  • Storage for System Databases
  • Storage for User Databases
  • Moving Database Files
  • Buffer Pool Extension Configuration

Planning and Implementing Backup Strategies

  • SQL Server Recovery Models
  • Backup Strategies
  • Backing up Databases and Transaction Logs
  • Backup Options
  • Backup Reliability

SQL Server 2014 Database Restoration

  • Restore Process
  • Restoring Databases
  • Advanced Restore Cases
  • Point-in-Time Recovery

Data Importing and Exporting

  • Transferring Data
  • Importing and Exporting Table Data
  • Copying or Moving Databases

Monitoring SQL Server 2014

  • Monitoring SQL Server
  • Dynamic Management Views and Functions
  • Performance Monitor

SQL Server Activity Tracing

  • Tracing Workload Activity
  • Using Traces

SQL Server Security Management

  • SQL Server Security
  • Server-Level Security
  • Database-Level Principals
  • Database Permissions

Data Access Auditing and Encryption

  • Auditing Data Access
  • SQL Server Audit Implementation

Performing Ongoing Database Maintenance

  • Database Integrity
  • Indexes Maintenance
  • Automating Routine Maintenance

Automating Management

  • SQL Server Management Automation
  • SQL Server Agent Jobs Implementation
  • SQL Server Agent Jobs Management
  • Job Step Security Contexts
  • Jobs on Multiple Servers

Alerts and Notifications for Monitoring

  • SQL Server Errors
  • Database Mail Configuration
  • Operators, Alerts, and Notifications Configuration

20463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2014

Data Warehousing Intro

  • Data Warehousing
  • Data Warehouse Solutions 

Data Warehouse Hardware Considerations 

  • Considerations for Builiding a Dat Warehouse 
  • Reference Architectures and Appliances 

Data Warehouse Design and Implementation

  • Logical Design 
  • Physical Design 

ETL Solutions

  • ETL with SSIS
  • Data Sources
  • Data Flow Implementation

Control Flow Implementation with SSIS Package

  • Control Flow
  • Building Dynamic Packages
  • Containers
  • Consistency Management

SSIS Packages Debugging and Troubleshooting

  • Debugging
  • Logging Events
  • Error Handling

Data Extraction Solution Implementation

  • Creating Plans for Data Extraction
  • Extracting Changed Data

Loading Data

  • Planning Data Loads
  • SSIS for Incremental Loads
  • Transact-SQL Loading Methods

Data Quality Enforcement

  • Data Quality
  • Cleansing Data with Data Quality Services
  • Matching Data with Data Quality Services 

Master Data Services

  • Master Data Services Intro
  • Master Data Services Model Implementation
  • Master Data Management
  • Building a Master Data Hub

Extending SQL Server Integration Services 

  • Scripts in SSIS
  • Custom Components in SSIS

SSIS Package Deployment and Configuration

  • SSIS Deployment
  • SSIS Project Deployment
  • SSIS Package Execution

Data Consumption

  • Business Intelligence Intro
  • Enterprise Business Intelligence
  • Big Data and Self-Service BI

Class Exam

Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Objectives:

  • Create database objects (20–25%)
  • Work with data (25–30%)
  • Modify data (20–25%)
  • Troubleshoot and optimize (25–30%)

Exam 70-462: Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Databases Objectives:

  • Install and configure (20–25%)
  • Maintain instances and databases (15–20%)
  • Optimize and troubleshoot (15–20%)
  • Manage data (20–25%)
  • Implement security (15–20%)
  • Implement high availability (5–10%)

Exam 70-463: Implementing a Data Warehouse with Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Objectives:

  • Design and implement a data warehouse (10–15%)
  • Extract and transform data (20–25%)
  • Load data (25–30%)
  • Configure and deploy SSIS solutions (20–25%)
  • Build data quality solutions (15–20%)

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