10985MOD: Introduction to SQL Databases

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About this On Demand Course

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  • Access to the official Microsoft Video on Demand Course for 90 days from the point of first access, allowing you to start and stop when you need to.
  • Lab access for 3 months from start of access.
  • Digital edition of the Microsoft Official Curriculum (DMOC) manual for reference throughout your course. All DMOC come with fresh editions so your courseware will always be up to date.
  • MCT Support via our Microsoft Training Support Yammer Group (you will be invited to the group after registration)


The content is based on the same official courseware we use in our instructor-led training, and videos feature engaging experts hand-selected by Microsoft. Unlike other on-demand offerings that offer simulated labs, MOC On-Demand gives you a live, real-time environment for hands-on training.


About this course

This course is aimed at people looking to move into a database professional role or whose job role is expanding to encompass database elements. The course describes fundamental database concepts including database types, database languages, and database designs.



This is a foundation level course and therefore only requires general computer literacy.



Audience profile

The primary audience for this course is people who are moving into a database role, or whose role has expanded to include database technologies.


At course completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016
  • Describe database languages used in SQL Server 2016
  • Describe data modelling techniques
  • Describe normalization and denormalization techniques
  • Describe relationship types and effects in database design
  • Describe the effects of database design on performance
  • Describe commonly used database objects


Course Outline


Module 1: Introduction to databases

This module introduces key database concepts in the context of SQL Server 2016.



  • Introduction to relational databases
  • Other types of database
  • Data analysis
  • Database languages


Lab: Querying SQL Server



Module 2: Data Modelling

This module describes data modelling techniques.



  • Data modelling
  • ANSI/SPARC database model
  • Entity relationship modelling


Lab: Entity relationship modelling




Module 3: Normalization

This module describes normalization and denormalization techniques.



  • Why normalize data?
  • Normalization terms
  • Levels of normalization
  • Denormalization


Lab: Normalizing raw data



Module 4: Relationships

This module describes relationship types and effects in database design.



  • Schema mapping
  • Referential integrity


Lab: Designing relationships



Module 5: Performance

This module introduces the effects of database design on performance.



  • Indexing
  • Query performance
  • Concurrency


Lab: Query performance



Module 6: Database Objects

This module introduces commonly used database objects.



  • Tables
  • Views
  • Stored procedures
  • Other database objects


Lab: Using SQL Server in a hybrid cloud