Database Management using Microsoft SQL Server Course


In today's digital world, data is at the heart of most applications and organizations. To effectively manage and work with this data, you need a powerful and versatile database management system. Microsoft SQL Server is one of the most popular and widely used database management systems in the world, known for its robustness, scalability, and extensive features.

This course is designed to empower you with the knowledge and skills required to become proficient in Microsoft SQL Server. It offers a structured learning path that covers a wide range of SQL Server topics. It is a combination of theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical exercises to ensure that you not only understand the concepts but can also apply them in real-world scenarios. By the end of this course, you'll be equipped to design and manage databases, write efficient queries, optimize database performance, and much more.


10 days

Who Should Attend:

  • Database Administrators
  • Database Developers
  • Data Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • IT Professionals
  • Business Intelligence Professionals
  • Data Engineers
  • Project Managers

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Have a strong grasp of the fundamental concepts and principles of Microsoft SQL Server, including its role in data management and its various editions.
  • Be able to design, create, and maintain relational databases in SQL Server, considering best practices for data modeling and normalization.
  • Gain proficiency in writing SQL queries to retrieve, manipulate, and filter data from SQL Server databases.
  • Learn to modify data within SQL Server databases.
  • Develop the skills to analyze and optimize SQL queries for performance and efficiency.
  • Learn how and when to use these advanced constructs effectively.
  • Understand SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) and learn how to create data integration packages for Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) processes.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SQL Server

  • Understanding Relational Databases
  • Overview of Microsoft SQL Server
  • Installation and Configuration
  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and other essential tools

Module 2: SQL Server Data Types and Query Basics

  • SQL Server Data Types
  • Writing Basic SQL Queries
  • Filtering and Sorting Data
  • Joins and Subqueries

Module 3: Database Design and Normalization

  • Principles of Database Design
  • Normalization and Denormalization
  • Entity-relationship diagrams (ERD)
  • Creating Tables and Relationships

Module 4: SQL Queries

  • SELECT statements and basic queries
  • Aggregating Data, functions and grouping
  • Window Functions
  • Working with NULL Values
  • Complex Joins and Set Operations

Module 5: Data Modification

  • Inserting, updating, and deleting data
  • Transactions and data integrity
  • Triggers and stored procedures

Module 6: Indexing and Query Optimization

  • Importance of Indexing
  • Index Types in SQL Server
  • Query Execution Plans
  • Performance Tuning

Module 7: SQL Server Administration

  • User Management and Security
  • Backup and Restore Strategies
  • Maintenance Plans
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Module 8: Advanced SQL Server Topics

  • Stored Procedures, Functions, and Triggers
  • SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Reporting Services (SSRS)
  • Introduction to Analysis Services (SSAS)

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FAQs & Course Administration Details:

This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Institute (IRES) certificate certified by the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA).
Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before start of the course. Send proof of payment to [email protected].
Accommodation and airport pickup are arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer. Email: [email protected] Phone: +254 715 077 817.