How You Can Master the Fundamentals of Transact-SQL
What you'll learn
- At the conclusion of this course you'll have a fundamental understanding of Transact-SQL.
- You'll learn the 4 components of every query.
- You'll also learn the difference between DML and DDL and when to use each.
- You'll need to download a copy of SQL Server Express. However, don't do it now. We will do this early in the course.
- You'll need a copy of the SQL Server *play* database. Again, don't worry about that now. We will do that before we really dig into the course.
"This is a great course- I would fully recommend completing it. Course highlights: Great tip on using design view when using joins as this can help define which column you should be joining on. End of module summary/terminology which you can print out for future reference and use End of module quiz Thank you very much!" -- Benjamin
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"The explanation was very simple and easy to understand." -- Mansoor
SQL Server is a combination of two core items The first is the administration side of the house. Creating databases, managing logins and users, backups,… etc.
The second part of the equation is that of developing code in a language called Structured Query Language.
Microsoft’s flavor of SQL is called Transact-SQL.
Transact was designed primarily to work with relational databases. Transact is the language used to talk to SQL Server.
When we want to create a database a database we use DDL or Data Definition Language. I’m defining an object when I use the statement with the code.
When we want to see data inside a table we use DML or Data Manipulation Language. I’m not creating an object I’m manipulating the data inside that object.
In this course we are going to learn the basics of Transact-SQL or T-SQL.
We will cover the fundamentals of Transact using real world examples. Additionally, we will discuss some of the best practices associated with crafting clean, high performance code.
You’ll learn why stored procedures are so important to well-designed applications and why ad hoc queries aren’t.
The knowledge you gain from the course will not only help you learn to develop but will also give you a great first step to learning how to pinpoint performance issues due to poorly written code.
Thanks for your interest in “Real World Transact-SQL from the Ground Up.”
See you in the course.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for anyone interested in learning the basics of Transact-SQL.
- This IS an entry level course.
- Everything you need for the course will be included in the course.
I'm the founder of LogikBot. I've worked at Microsoft and Uber. I helped design courses for Microsoft's Data Science Certifications. If you're interested in machine learning, I can help.
I've worked with databases for over two decades. I've worked for or consulted with over 50 different companies as a full time employee or consultant. Fortune 500 as well as several small to mid-size companies. Some include: Georgia Pacific, SunTrust, Reed Construction Data, Building Systems Design, NetCertainty, The Home Shopping Network, SwingVote, Atlanta Gas and Light and Northrup Grumman.
Over the last five years I've transitioned to the exciting world of applied machine learning. I'm excited to show you what I've learned and help you move into one of the single most important fields in this space.
Experience, education and passion
I learn something almost every day. I work with insanely smart people. I'm a voracious learner of all things SQL Server and I'm passionate about sharing what I've learned. My area of concentration is performance tuning. SQL Server is like an exotic sports car, it will run just fine in anyone's hands but put it in the hands of skilled tuner and it will perform like a race car.
Certifications are like college degrees, they are a great starting points to begin learning. I'm a Microsoft Certified Database Administrator (MCDBA), Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT).
Born in Ohio, raised and educated in Pennsylvania, I currently reside in Atlanta with my wife and two children.