10985 Introduction to SQL Databases

This course is being retired by Microsoft on December 31, 2021.

This three-day instructor-led 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.


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

Course Objectives
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


  • 1 - Introduction to databases

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

    • Data modelling
    • ANSI/SPARC database model
    • Entity relationship modelling
  • 3 - Normalization

    • Why normalize data?
    • Normalization terms
    • Levels of normalization
    • Denormalization
  • 4 - Relationships

    • Schema mapping
    • Referential integrity
  • 5 - Performance

    • Indexing
    • Query performance
    • Concurrency
  • 6 - Database Objects

    • Tables
    • Views
    • Stored procedures
    • Other database objects

Course Schedule

*Indicates a course that spans over multiple days.

**Indicates a course that is only a half day.