In this beginner-level course, you will learn how to install SQL Server Database on both Windows and Linux, and how you can start doing basic tasks in SQL Server, using its free client tools SQL Server Management Studio, and Azure Data Studio.
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THE BENEFITS OF THIS COURSE
By the time you complete this course:
You will know the basic database principles.
You will know how to download and perform a basic installation of SQL Server on Windows and Linux.
You will know the basic SQL Server security concepts such as surface area configuration, logins and authentication modes.
You will be able to connect and work with SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and Azure Data Studio.
You will be able to import and export data in SQL Server.
You will get a free checklist with the top 10 Tasks a SQL Server DBA must perform every day in order to maintain a healthy SQL Server instance.
MAJOR LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Throughout the course, I will first help you refresh your memory on the basic database principles, such as: what are Relational Database Management Systems (RRDMSs), what are Databases, Tables, Queries and Programmability Objects, as well as, we will discuss about the differences between SQL and T-SQL.
After that, we will talk about the SQL Server Data Platform and discuss important topics such as: what can you do with SQL Server, what are the main SQL Server services, which are the Operating Systems supported by SQL Server, as well as, we will be installing SQL Server together on a demo environment, along with discussing about the relevant best practices.
Then, we will talk about SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), which is a popular free SQL Server client tool provided by Microsoft, and learn how you can perform different tasks in SQL Server using SSMS, such as: create databases and tables, write and run T-SQL scripts, generate T-SQL scripts for various databases operations, as well as, import and export data in SQL Server.
Then, we will discuss about basic SQL Server security concepts, such as: logins and database users, as well as, about the surface area configuration in SQL Server.
After that, we will discuss about Azure Data Studio, and learn how you can perform different database tasks in SQL Server, using this free cross-platform tool, which just like SSMS, is also provided by Microsoft.
Then we will talk about SQL Server on Linux and learn how to install SQL Server on this type of OS, along with its main client tools.
Finally, we’ll go over different special topics, via which you will learn how to implement special tasks in SQL Server.
No prior knowledge of SQL Server is required.
It would be helpful to know some basic database-related concepts (i.e. what is a database, a table, etc.) but is not a prerequisite, since we will talk about it as well.
Willingness and excitement to learn!
THIS COURSE CONTAINS/OFFERS:
5+ hours of high-quality video
May downloadable resources
Live demonstrations and guides that illustrate the basic concepts and functions and how to perform different tasks in SQL Server
Useful quizzes for testing your knowledge on each section
A practice test in the end of the course
Ability to ask the instructor questions via the Q&A section
Certificate on course completion
Also: This course is being updated with new material on a regular basis.