Microsoft SQL Database Design

This Microsoft SQL Server Database Design course emphasizes the skills needed to design high-functioning databases in SQL Server. Not only will you learn about the fundamentals and resources required for an efficient database, but also gain insight and skill into tables, data accuracy and indexes. Plus, we explore essential programming techniques, file storage solutions and full-text search capabilities.

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this course includes

6 Training Hours

37 On-demand Videos

Closed Captions

7 Topics

75 Prep Questions

Certificate of Completion

What you’ll


Integrated Learning


Advanced Tools & Techniques


Real-world Applications


Engaging Content



Step into the realm of SQL database design with a course tailored to empower you with comprehensive knowledge of the Microsoft SQL Server platform.

Our training doesn’t just scratch the surface; we delve deep into SQL database design, unraveling the nuances of relational database design, database schema design, and more. Whether you’re aiming to become a proficient database designer or striving to hone your existing skills, our course modules, packed with 37 on-demand videos and 75 prep questions, offer a holistic training experience.


Module 1 - Designing and Building Tables

1.1 Course Introduction
1.2 Module 1 Introduction
1.3 Introduction to Database Design
1.4 Creating Tables
1.5 Data Types
1.6 Schemas
1.7 Altering Tables

Module 2 - Enforcing Data Integrity

2.1 Module 2 Introduction
2.2 Introduction to Data Integrity
2.3 Data Domain Integrity
2.4 Implementing Data Domain Integrity
2.5 Implementing Entity and Referential Integrity

Module 3 - Indexing

3.1 Module 3 Introduction
3.2 Core Indexing Concepts
3.3 Heaps, Clustered, and Nonclustered Indexes
3.4 Data Types and Indexes
3.5 Single Column and Composite Indexes

Module 4 - Stored Procedures, Functions, and Triggers

4.1 Module 4 Introduction
4.2 Introduction to Database Programming
4.3 Creating Stored Procedures
4.4 Creating User-Defined Functions
4.5 Creating Triggers

Module 5 - Blob and Filestream Data

5.1 Module 5 Introduction
5.2 Introduction to Binary Data
5.3 Considerations for BLOB data
5.4 FILESTREAM Example
5.5 File Table Example

Module 6 - Full-Text Search

6.1 Module 6 Introduction
6.2 Introduction to Full-Text Search
6.3 Full-Text Catalogs
6.4 Full-Text Indexes
6.5 Full-Text Queries

Module 7 - Azure vs On-Prem

7.1 Module 7 Introduction
7.2 SQL Server on Azure VM
7.3 Azure Managed SQL Instance
7.4 Azure SQL Database
7.5 Course Wrap Up

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Your Questions, Answered

What skills does the Microsoft SQL Server Database Design course emphasize?

This course focuses on developing the skills necessary to design high-functioning databases in SQL Server. You’ll learn about the fundamentals and resources required for an efficient database, and gain insight into tables, data accuracy, indexes, essential programming techniques, file storage solutions, and full-text search capabilities​.

What kind of practical tools and principles does the course cover?

The course covers the principles and practical tools necessary to understand and create all objects needed for a complete database. This includes a discussion of table structures, data integrity, indexes, basic programming, file storage, analytics queries, and full-text searching.

Will the course cover the use of indexes in databases?

Yes, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the benefits and requirements for generating useful indexes in both OLTP (transactional) and OLAP (reporting) databases. One of the primary benefits of commercial-grade databases is the availability of indexes to speed lookups.

Yes, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the benefits and requirements for generating useful indexes in both OLTP (transactional) and OLAP (reporting) databases. One of the primary benefits of commercial-grade databases is the availability of indexes to speed lookups.

Absolutely! The course covers all the standard techniques to maintain consistent quality data in your database using referential integrity and various types of automatic data validations​.

What about learning to write SQL code for stored procedures, functions, and triggers?

The course will teach you what each of these objects is and how to write the T-SQL code to generate them, an important aspect of both database security and performance.