Microsoft SQL Server Training
Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/14/16 (70-461)

by Certstaffix® Training

Length: 5 day(s)      Public Class Price: $2925/person (USD)      Group Onsite Price: Request Quote      Course Category: Microsoft SQL Server


Microsoft SQL Server Training
This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are seeking to prove their skills and knowledge in writing queries. 

This course will be taught using 2012 software, however, 2014 and 2016 can attend due to similarities.

Certification exams are administered by third party testing companies such as Pearson Vue or Prometric. Our courses prepare you for the certification exam, which is an additional fee paid to the testing provider.. You must contact Prometric, Pearson Vue or the corresponding testing provider to take a certification exam.
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  • Course can be customized to your training needs
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session

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Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led, live online training you attend in a local computer lab or from your home/office. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with students as in a traditional classroom setting.

  • A real, live instructor teaching you from another location
  • Hands-on learning with the software you are being taught
  • Interaction with all students in the class at other locations
  • Easy assistance from the instructor

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  Detailed Course Topics

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Related Certifications

70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014 Certification


Course Topics

Chapter 1 Foundations of Querying
Lesson 1: Understanding the Foundations of T-SQL
Lesson 2: Understanding Logical Query Processing

Chapter 2 Getting Started with the SELECT Statement
Lesson 1: Using the FROM and SELECT Clauses
Lesson 2: Working with Data Types and Built-in Functions

Chapter 3 Filtering and Sorting Data
Lesson 1: Filtering Data with Predicates
Lesson 2: Sorting Data
Lesson 3: Filtering Data with TOP and OFFSET-FETCH

Chapter 4 Combining Sets
Lesson 1: Using Joins
Lesson 2: Using Subqueries, Table Expressions, and the APPLY Operator
Lesson 3: Using Set Operators

Chapter 5 Grouping and Windowing
Lesson 1: Writing Grouped Queries
Lesson 2: Pivoting and Unpivoting Data
Lesson 3: Using Window Functions

Chapter 6 Querying Full-Text Data
Lesson 1: Creating Full-Text Catalogs and Indexes
Lesson 2: Using the CONTAINS and FREETEXT Predicates
Lesson 3: Using the Full-Text and Semantic Search Table-Valued Functions

Chapter 7 Querying and Managing XML Data
Lesson 1: Returning Results As XML with FOR XML
Lesson 2: Querying XML Data with XQuery
Lesson 3: Using the XML Data Type

Chapter 8 Creating Tables and Enforcing Data Integrity
Lesson 1: Creating and Altering Tables
Lesson 2: Enforcing Data Integrity

Chapter 9 Designing and Creating Views, Inline Functions, and Synonyms
Lesson 1: Designing and Implementing Views and Inline Functions
Lesson 2: Using Synonyms

Chapter 10 Inserting, Updating, and Deleting Data
Lesson 1: Inserting Data
Lesson 2: Updating Data
Lesson 3: Deleting Data

Chapter 11 Other Data Modification Aspects
Lesson 1: Using the Sequence Object and IDENTITY Column Property
Lesson 2: Merging Data
Lesson 3: Using the OUTPUT Option

Chapter 12 Implementing Transactions, Error Handling, and Dynamic SQL
Lesson 1: Managing Transactions and Concurrency
Lesson 2: Implementing Error Handling
Lesson 3: Using Dynamic SQL

Chapter 13 Designing and Implementing T-SQL Routines
Lesson 1: Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures
Lesson 2: Implementing Triggers
Lesson 3: Implementing User-Defined Functions

Chapter 14 Using Tools to Analyze Query Performance
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Query Optimization
Lesson 2: Using SET Session Options and Analyzing Query Plans
Lesson 3: Using Dynamic Management Objects

Chapter 15 Implementing Indexes and Statistics
Lesson 1: Implementing Indexes
Lesson 2: Using Search Arguments
Lesson 3: Understanding Statistics

Chapter 16 Understanding Cursors, Sets, and Temporary Tables
Lesson 1: Evaluating the Use of Cursor/Iterative Solutions vs. Set-Based Solutions
Lesson 2: Using Temporary Tables vs. Table Variables

Chapter 17 Understanding Further Optimization Aspects
Lesson 1: Understanding Plan Iterators
Lesson 2: Using Parameterized Queries and Batch Operations
Lesson 3: Using Optimizer Hints and Plan Guides
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Public Class Format

Certstaffix® Training public classes are instructor-led live online training you attend either from your home/work location or in one of our computer labs. Our live online instructors teach you from a remote location while being able to interact with you like in a traditional classroom.


Quality Instructors

Our instructors have many years of experience teaching adult learners in person and online.

Complete Lab Environment

Access to software required is provided in a lab environment during class.

Hands-on Learning

Most classes are not all lecture - you can learn by actually doing.


Small Classes

You get more attention from the instructor and classes flow more smoothly.

Post-Class Lab Access*

Access practice lab environment for 180 days after most classes*.


Low Cancellation Rate

Most classes run as scheduled.



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Group Training

Have a group of several students needing the same training? Then onsite training is a perfect option for you. We'll come onsite to your office so you don't have to travel. You'll be able to fully customize a course to your needs. Lastly, you can save per student versus our public classes.

How Onsite Training Works

  • An expert Instructor will come to your office and personally train the students
  • Course can be fully customized to your training needs
  • Each student receives a Course Manual with Practice Files (Materials provided before the class date)
  • Course is scheduled based on dates you provide (Subject to instructor availability)
  • We usually require about 4 weeks lead time to arrange a training session
  • Training is completed in a convenient session(s) of your choosing
  • Two 15 minute breaks and one hour long break for lunch daily

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Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/14/16 (70-461) Class Reviews

Here are a sample of Microsoft SQL Server class reviews from past students that have attended our Microsoft SQL Server training courses.



This course is intended for SQL Server database administrators, implementers, system engineers, and developers who are seeking to prove their skills and knowledge in writing queries. 


This course will be taught using 2012 software, however, 2014 and 2016 can attend due to similarities.

Certification exams are administered by third party testing companies such as Pearson Vue or Prometric. Our courses prepare you for the certification exam, which is an additional fee paid to the testing provider.. You must contact Prometric, Pearson Vue or the corresponding testing provider to take a certification exam.


Certstaffix® Class Reviews

Student Average:
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