Full program description

NICF - Developing SQL Databases

What's In It For Me

  • Be trained in using Microsoft SQL Server.
  • Gain knowledge and skills to develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database.
  • Learn how to use SQL Server product features and tools.

Course Overview

This course is scheduled to be launched in Q3 2017. To express your interest to enroll in this course, please complete this online form. We will contact you when we get closer to course launch date.

NTUC LearningHub Course Code: NICF111

Skillsconnect Code: [TBC]

Microsoft Course Code: 20762A

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2016 database. The course focuses on teaching individuals how to use SQL Server 2016 product features and tools related to developing a database.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2016 product features and technologies for implementing a database. The secondary audiences for this course are individuals who are developers from other product platforms looking to become skilled in the implementation of a SQL Server 2016 database.

Course Duration

4 Days

Course Outline

Introduction to Database Development

This module is used to introduce the entire SQL Server platform and its major tools. It will cover editions, versions, basics of network listeners, and concepts of services and service accounts.

  • Introduction to the SQL Server Platform
  • SQL Server Database Development Tasks

Designing and Implementing Tables

This module describes the design and implementation of tables. (Note: partitioned tables are not covered).

  • Designing Tables
  • Data Types
  • Working with Schemas
  • Creating and Altering Tables

Advanced Table Designs

This module describes more advanced table designs.

  • Partitioning Data
  • Compressing Data
  • Temporal Tables

Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

This module describes the design and implementation of constraints.

  • Enforcing Data Integrity
  • Implementing Data Domain Integrity
  • Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

Introduction to Indexes

This module describes the concept of an index and discusses selectivity, density and statistics. It covers appropriate data type choices and choices around composite index structures.

  • Core Indexing Concepts
  • Data Types and Indexes
  • Heaps, Clustered, and Nonclustered Indexes
  • Single Column and Composite Indexes

Designing Optimized Index Strategies

This module includes covering indexes and the INCLUDE clause, hints, padding / fillfactor, statistics. It also execution plans and the DTE.

  • Index Strategies
  • Managing Indexes
  • Execution Plans
  • The Database Engine Tuning Advisor
  • Query Store

Columnstore Indexes

This module introduces Columnstore indexes.

  • Introduction to Columnstore Indexes
  • Creating Columnstore Indexes
  • Working with Columnstore Indexes

Designing and Implementing Views

This module describes the design and implementation of views.

  • Introduction to Views
  • Creating and Managing Views
  • Performance Considerations for Views

Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

This module describes the design and implementation of stored procedures.

  • Introduction to Stored Procedures
  • Working with Stored Procedures
  • Implementing Parameterized Stored Procedures
  • Controlling Execution Context

Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

This module describes the design and implementation of functions, both scalar and table-valued. (Also discusses where they can lead to performance issues).

  • Overview of Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Scalar Functions
  • Designing and Implementing Table-Valued Functions
  • Considerations for Implementing Functions
  • Alternatives to Functions

Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

This module describes the design and implementation of triggers.

  • Designing DML Triggers
  • Implementing DML Triggers
  • Advanced Trigger Concepts

Using In-Memory Tables

This module covers the creation of in-memory tables and native stored procedures. Furthermore, advantages of in-memory tables are discussed, for example the removal of transaction blocking.

  • Memory-Optimized Tables
  • Natively Compiled Stored Procedures

Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server

This module describes the implementation of and target use-cases for SQL CLR integration.

  • Introduction to CLR Integration in SQL Server
  • Implementing and Publishing CLR Assemblies

Storing and Querying XML Data in SQL Server

This module covers the XML data type, schema collections, typed and un-typed columns and appropriate use cases for XML in SQL Server.

  • Introduction to XML and XML Schemas
  • Storing XML Data and Schemas in SQL Server
  • Implementing the XML Data Type
  • Using the Transact-SQL FOR XML Statement
  • Getting Started with XQuery
  • Shredding XML

Storing and Querying Spatial Data in SQL Server

This module describes spatial data and how this data can be implemented within SQL Server.

  • Introduction to Spatial Data
  • Working with SQL Server Spatial Data Types
  • Using Spatial Data in Applications

Storing and Querying BLOBs and Text Documents in SQL Server

This module covers full text indexes and queries.

  • Considerations for BLOB Data
  • Working with FILESTREAM
  • Using Full-Text Search

Mode of Assessment

Students must complete a paper-based NICF assessment during class.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded NICF Statement of Attainments (SOAs)

Upon completion of the course, students will also be awarded with SOAs from SSG.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Design and Implement Tables.
  • Describe advanced table designs
  • Ensure Data Integrity through Constraints.
  • Describe indexes, including Optimized and Columnstore indexes
  • Design and Implement Views.
  • Design and Implement Stored Procedures.
  • Design and Implement User Defined Functions.
  • Respond to data manipulation using triggers.
  • Design and Implement In-Memory Tables.
  • Implement Managed Code in SQL Server.
  • Store and Query XML Data.
  • Work with Spatial Data.
  • Store and Query Blobs and Text Documents.

Pre-requisites

  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.
  • Working knowledge of Transact-SQL.
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.

Funding Information

  • SSG Funding

​​This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG with Cat-B Funding (PME Level).

Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture credit to offset course fee payable after SSG funding.

Price

Course Fee with SSG Cat-B funding

Individual Sponsored

Company Sponsored

w/o GST

w GST

Non-SME

 

SME

 

w/o GST

w GST

w/o GST

w GST

Original Course Fee

$2,400.00

$2,568.00

$2,400.00

$2,568.00

$2,400.00

$2,568.00

Singapore Citizens & PRs aged 21 years and above

$1,920.00

$2,088.00

$1,920.00

$2,088.00

$800.00

$968.00

Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

$800.00

$968.00

$800.00

$968.00

$800.00

$968.00

Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above who are not earning more than $2,000 per month (WTS Scheme)

$120.00

$288.00

$120.00

$288.00

$120.00

$288.00

Remarks:

Individual Sponsored

  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset course fee payable after funding.
  • Eligible Singapore Citizens can use their PSEA funds to offset course fee payable after funding.

Company Sponsored

  • Absentee Payroll claimable by SMEs: Up to 80%of hourly basic salary capped at $7.50/hr
  • Absentee Payroll claimable by Non-SMEs: Up to 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50/hr
  • Absentee payroll claimable by companies (SMEs and Non-SMEs) sponsoring candidates under WTS Scheme: Up to 95% of hourly basic salary (no dollar cap)

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Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees

 

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