Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461)

Understand the basics of SQL Server


The Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 course provides the technical skills to the delegates and enables them to write basic Transact SQL queries. The course includes concepts of SQL Server components and essential capabilities of SQL Server data platform. The training program lays a strong foundation for all SQL Server related disciplines including administration and development of database and business intelligence. The course provides knowledge about sophisticated tools and techniques to the delegates to enhance their performance in online transaction processing and greater insight into the data for better analysis. During the course, the delegates will learn the techniques to perform SELECT statements, data sorting and filtering, grouping and combine data, error handling and data manipulation language.

  • Apply T-SQL queries to manage database effectively

  • Courses led by highly certified and well-experienced instructors

  • Perform data operations like sort, filter, and group and aggregate quickly

  • MSP Training offers the courses at an affordable price and better value for money

  • Create and execute dynamic SQL statements

  • Error handling using TRY/CATCH blocks

  • Courses delivered using best practices and real world examples


Find out what's included in the training programme.


Key Learning Points

Clear and concise objectives to guide delegates through the course.


Exam Prepration Tips

It helps in preparation for the exam so that they can score well.


Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.



Delegates will get certification of completion at the end of the course.


The delegates must have knowledge of core functions of Windows operating system and must be familiar with relational database management system.


  • Database Developers
  • Report Writers
  • Database Administrators
  • Client Application Developers
  • Business Intelligence Professionals
  • Business Analysts


  • Understand the basic concepts and structure of Microsoft SQL Server 2014
  • Classify the components of T-SQL and usage of sets and predicate logic in SELECT statements
  • Able to remove duplicates and write SELECT statements and CASE expressions
  • Learn how to consolidate and retrieve data from multiple sources
  • Techniques to resolve missing and unknown values
  • Recognize conversions between data types and identify importance of type precedence
  • Apply manipulation language to insert and modify data
  • Learn how to invoke system stored procedures

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Nowadays the source of incoming data is not only restricted to few employees detail files or student details, it has been expanded much more than that. Previously, Organizations tend to store and maintain data in FoxPro, dBase for a longer period of time. Later on, Microsoft Access came into existence. However, these have insufficient capabilities to store the massive bulk of data.

Therefore, the need for applications handling a large amount of data increased with the influx of massive incoming data. Two major applications introduced in the market were SQL Server and Oracle. Oracle became successful overnight but SQL Server took some time to establish itself. Once it was all settled and organized, there was no point of looking behind and it became one of the successful software application across the world. Microsoft SQL Server became an efficient tool for managing database systems in the organization. Transact –SQL (T-SQL) language is extensively used by SQL Server for managing and manipulating data in relational database management system (RDBMS).

Being a Microsoft product SQL Server, it helps in delivering excellent performance and enable the delegates to create and modify data using T-SQL queries. The main aim of the course is to prepare the delegates for the below-mentioned exam and get them certified. The exam serves as a fundamental exam for database administration, business intelligence, and database development.

Key Information of Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) Exam

In order to complete the course, it is mandatory for delegates to take the exam. The exam comprises below topics:

Creation of database objects: 20-25%

Working with data: 25-30%

Modifying data: 20-25%

Troubleshoot and optimise data: 25-30%



An Introduction to Microsoft SQL Server 2014

  • Explain SQL Server basic Architecture
  • SQL Server versions and editions
  • Work with SQL Server Management Studio

An Introduction to T-SQL Querying

  • Understand the elements of T-SQL
  • Describe their role in writing queries
  • Understand the use of sets
  • Determine the use of predicate logic in SQL Server
  • Study the logical order of operations in SELECT statements

Writing SELECT Queries

  • Understand the techniques to write simple SELECT statements
  • Exclude duplicates with DISTINCT
  • Apply table aliases and columns
  • How to write simple CASE expressions

Querying multiple tables

  • Apply joins to query multiple tables in a SELECT statement
  • Write queries with Inner and outer joins
  • Queries applying self-joins and cross joins

Sorting and filtering data

  • How to filter data in the WHERE clause using predicates
  • Sort data using ORDER BY
  • Use OFFSET FETCH and TOP options for filter data
  • Work with missing and unknown values

Functioning with SQL Server 2014 Data Types

  • Classify type precedence, data types, and type conversions
  • Work with character data types for writing queries
  • How to use time and date data types for writing queries

Applying DML to Change Data

  • Add data to your tables
  • Modify and delete existing records in tables

Handling Built-in Functions

  • Write queries with use of built in scalar functions
  • Describe conversion functions
  • Understand logical functions
  • Determine functions to work with NULL

Grouping and Aggregating data

  • Use built in aggregate functions to summarize data
  • Arrange rows into groups by using GROUP BY clause
  • Filter groups with HAVING clause based on a search condition

Using Subqueries

  • Write Self-contained and correlated subqueries
  • Explain scalar or multi valued results
  • Use EXISTS predicate with subqueries

Using Table Expressions

  • Applying Views
  • Use derived tables to write queries
  • Understand common table expressions
  • Explain Inline Table-Valued Functions
  • Create simple inline table valued functions

Applying Set Operators

  • Combining data using UNION operator
  • Use INTERSECT and EXCEPT operators to write queries
  • Manipulating rows using APPLY operators

Use of Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

  • Understand the benefits to use window functions
  • Use OVER for creating Windows
  • Analyse Window Functions

Pivoting and Grouping Sets

  • Write queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Specify multiple groupings
  • Work with grouping sets

Querying data with Stored Procedures

  • Classify PIVOT and UNPIVOT
  • Pass parameters to stored procedures
  • Design simple stored procedures
  • Perform Dynamic SQL with EXEC

Programming with T-SQL

  • Understand Programming elements of T-SQL
  • Controlling program flow using IF and WHILE blocks
  • Understand batches
  • Allocating synonyms and variables

Implementing Error Handling

  • Understand Behavior of SQL Server
  • Use TRY/CATCH block
  • Work with error information
  • Identify user defined errors
  • Explain pass system errors in T-SQL code

Implementing Transactions

  • Classify Transactions and Database engine
  • Understand differences between batches and transactions
  • Use transaction control language statements to manage transactions
  • Explore Isolation Levels and its effect on transactions

 Improving Query Performance

  • Classify the elements of well-performing queries
  • Describe basic query performance data

 Querying SQL Server Metadata

  • Performing System Stored Procedures
  • Understand functions of Querying System Catalog
  • Describe Dynamic Management Objects


Course Name Dates Duration Price
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 01/07/2019 Southampton
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 01/07/2019 Dublin
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 08/07/2019 Birmingham
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 08/07/2019 Maidstone
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 08/07/2019 Nottingham
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 15/07/2019 Belfast
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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 15/07/2019 Leeds
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 15/07/2019 Cambridge
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 22/07/2019 Bristol
5 Days
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 (M20461) 22/07/2019 Cardiff
5 Days