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Introduction to SQL Databases (55315)

SS Course: GK821544

Course Overview


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. This course updates and replaces course 10985C previously published under the same title.


Scheduled Classes

08/12/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
10/21/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
12/16/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led



Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server.


  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Other Databases and Storage
  • Data Analysis
  • SQL Server Database Languages

Module 2: Data Modeling

This module describes data modelling techniques.


  • Data Modelling
  • Designing a Database
  • Relationship Modeling

Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.


  • Fundamentals of Normalization
  • Normal Form
  • Denormalization

Module 4: Relationships

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.


  • Introduction to Relationships
  • Planning Referential Integrity

Module 5: Performance

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.


  • Indexing
  • Query Performance
  • Concurrency

Module 6: Database Objects

This module introduces commonly used database objects.


  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored Procedures, Triggers and Functions



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

      Who Should Attend


      The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies. Developers that deliver content from SQL Server databases will also benefit from this material.