Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012 (MSSQL) Training Course


14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


Good SQL knowledge in Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2012 environment.


This course has been created for delegates already acquainted with SQL in Microsoft SQL Server Environment 2008/2012. The course focuses on set-based querying and query tuning, working with indexes and analyzing execution plans.

The training also covers table expressions, ranking functions and how to deal with partitioned tables.

Course Outline

Module 1. Query Tuning

  • Tools for Query Tuning
  • Cached Query Execution Plans
  • Clearing the Cache
  • Analyzing Execution Plans
  • Hints
  • Using the Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Index Tuning
  • Table and Index Structures
  • Index Access Methods
  • Indexing Strategies

Module 2. Subqueries, Table Expression, and Ranking Functions

  • Writing Subqueries
  • Using Table Expressions
  • Using Ranking Functions

Module 3. Optimizing Joins and Set Operations

  • Fundamental Join Types
  • Join Algorithm
  • Set Operations
  • Using INTO with Set Operation

Module 4. Aggregating and Pivoting Data

  • Using the OVER Clause
  • Different types of aggregations (Cumulative, Sliding and Year-To-Date)
  • Pivoting and Unpivoting
  • Setup Custom Aggregations
  • Using GROUPING SETS Subclause
  • CUBE and RULLUP Subclauses
  • How to materialize Grouping Sets

Module 5. Using TOP and APPLY

  • Using the APPLY table operator
  • TOP n at the Group Level
  • Implementing Paging

Module 6. Optimizing Data Transformation

  • Inserting data with Enhanced VALUES Clause
  • Using the BULK Rowset Provider
  • The Sequence Mechanisms
  • DELETE with joins
  • UPDATE with joins
  • MERGE statement
  • The OUTPUT Clause with INSERT
  • The OUTPUT Clause with DELETE
  • The OUTPUT Clause with UPDATE
  • The OUTPUT Clause with MERGE

Module 7. Querying Partitioned Tables

  • Partitioning in SQL Server
  • How to write queries on partitioned tables
  • How to write queries on partitioned views

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