In this course, you’ll get an overview of what SQL Server is all about, and tour some of its more prominent features. We'll start by looking at the product itself, and its various editions, and talk about how Microsoft is constantly shifting features around the various editions. Then we'll explore some of the tools you get in the product, as well as the extensive documentation and sample applications available to help you learn SQL Server's many features. One of the main tools you're likely to use with SQL Server is Management Studio, a nearly all-encompassing set of tools that let you administer and develop code in just about every nook and cranny of the product.Then you'll see how you can work with data tables, views, and queries, where you really can start getting things done with SQL Server. You'll see how to create and edit tables and views, generate scripts, and view data from one or more tables. We'll wrap up with a short discussion about the Business Intelligence features, or BI, in SQL Server.
Each LearnNowOnline training course is made up of Modules (typically an hour in length). Within each module there are Topics (typically 15-30 minutes each) and Subtopics (typically 2-5 minutes each). There is a Post Exam for each Module that must be passed with a score of 70% or higher to successfully and fully complete the course.
This course does not require any prior experience with Microsoft SQL Server or with database programming.
Meet the expert
Don Kiely is a featured instructor on many of our SQL Server and Visual Studio courses. He is a nationally recognized author, instructor, and consultant specializing in Microsoft technologies. Don has many years of teaching experience, is the author or co-author of several programming books, and has spoken at many industry conferences and user groups. In addition, Don is a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations.
Time to complete
Introducing SQL Core 2016 (23:27)
Using SSMS (15:33)
Installing and Exploring the Sample Database (26:12)
Database Objects (23:29)
SSMS Features and Help (28:58)
SQL Server Data Tools (08:08)
Working with Tables (11:48)
Creating a View (10:10)