Querying SQL Server With T-SQL – Master The SQL Syntax

Querying SQL Server is an art. Master the syntax needed to harness the power using SQL / T-SQL to get data out of this powerful database. You will gain the necessary technical skills to craft basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server

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this course includes

10 Training Hours

67 On-demand Videos

Closed Captions

16 Topics

75 Prep Questions

Certificate of Completion

What you’ll


Query Tools


Introduction to T-SQL Querying


Basic SELECT Queries


Querying Multiple Tables


Sorting and Filtering Data


Working with SQL Server Data Types


Using DML to Modify Data


Using Built-In Functions


Grouping and Aggregating Data


Using Subqueries


Using Table Expressions


Using Set Operators


Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions


Pivoting and Grouping Sets


Implementing Error Handling


Managing Transactions

Elevate Your Skills in SQL and T-SQL Querying

Are you looking to master the art of querying SQL Server? Our T-SQL online practice course is designed to provide you with the in-depth knowledge and technical skills you need to excel in SQL and T-SQL querying. This course is perfect for Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals aiming to upgrade their skills in SQL Server Querying


Module 1 - Query Tools

1.1 Course Introduction
1.2 Module 1 Introduction
1.3 Intro to Management Studio
1.4 Intro to command-line query tools

Module 2 - Introduction to T-SQL Querying

2.1 Module 2 Introduction
2.2 Introducing T-SQL
2.3 Understanding Sets
2.4 Understanding the Logical Order of Operations in SELECT statements

Module 3 - Basic SELECT Queries

3.1 Module 3 Introduction
3.2 Writing Simple SELECT Statements
3.3 Eliminate Duplicates with DISTINCT
3.4 Using Column and Table Aliases
3.5 Write Simple CASE Expressions

Module 4 - Querying Multiple Tables

4.1 Module 4 Introduction
4.2 Understanding Joins
4.3 Querying with Inner Joins
4.4 Querying with Outer Joins
4.5 Querying with Cross Joins and Self Joins

Module 5 - Sorting and Filtering Data

5.1 Module 5 Introduction
5.2 Sorting Data
5.3 Filtering Data with Predicates
5.4 Filtering with the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH
5.5 Working with Unknown Values

Module 6 - Working with SQL Server Data Types

6.1 Module 6 Introduction
6.2 Writing Queries that return Date and Time Data
6.3 Writing Queries that use Date and Time Functions
6.4 Writing Queries that return Character Data
6.5 Writing Queries that use Character Functions

Module 7 - Using DML to Modify Data

7.1 Module 7 Introduction
7.2 Inserting Records with DML
7.3 Updating Records Using DML
7.4 Deleting Records Using DML

Module 8 - Using Built-In Functions

8.1 Module 8 Introduction
8.2 Writing Queries with Built-In Functions
8.3 Using Conversion Functions
8.4 Using Logical Functions
8.5 Using Functions to Work with NULL

Module 9 - Grouping and Aggregating Data

9.1 Module 9 Introduction
9.2 Using Aggregate Functions
9.3 Using the GROUP BY Clause
9.4 Filtering Groups with HAVING

Module 10 - Using Subqueries

10.1 Module 10 Introduction
10.2 Writing Self-Contained Subqueries
10.3 Writing Correlated Subqueries
10.4 Using the EXISTS Predicate with Subqueries

Module 11 - Using Table Expressions

11.1 Module 11 Introduction
11.2 Using Views
11.3 Using Inline Table-Valued Functions
11.4 Using Derived Tables
11.5 Using Common Table Expressions
Module 12 - Using Set Operators

Module 12 - Using Set Operators

12.1 Module 12 Introduction
12.2 Writing Queries with the UNION operator
12.4 Using APPLY

Module 13 - Using Window Ranking, Offset, and Aggregate Functions

13.1 Module 13 Introduction
13.2 Creating Windows with OVER
13.3 Exploring Window Functions

Module 14 - Pivoting and Grouping Sets

14.1 Module 14 Introduction
14.2 Writing Queries with PIVOT and UNPIVOT
14.3 Working with Grouping Sets

Module 15 - Implementing Error Handling

15.1 Module Introduction
15.2 Implementing T-SQL error handling
15.3 Implementing structured exception handling

Module 16 - Managing Transactions

16.1 Module 16 Introduction
16.2 Transactions and the Database Engine
16.3 Controlling Transactions
16.4 Course Wrap Up

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Your Questions, Answered

What are the differences between SQL and T-SQL when querying SQL Server databases?

SQL (Structured Query Language) is a standard language for querying and manipulating databases, whereas T-SQL (Transact-SQL) is Microsoft’s implementation of SQL for SQL Server. T-SQL includes additional procedural programming constructs, system functions, and error handling that are not available in standard SQL. Understanding the nuances between SQL and T-SQL can help you write more effective queries in SQL Server.

How can I improve my skills in T-SQL querying for SQL Server?

To improve your skills in T-SQL querying, consider taking a comprehensive T-SQL certification course that covers everything from basic SELECT queries to advanced topics like error handling and transaction management. Hands-on practice is also essential; many courses offer T-SQL online practice exercises to reinforce your learning.

What are the best practices for querying data from multiple tables in SQL Server?

When querying data from multiple tables in SQL Server, it’s crucial to understand different types of joins, such as inner joins, outer joins, cross joins, and self joins. Using the appropriate join can significantly affect the performance and accuracy of your queries. Also, always be mindful of the logical order of operations in your SELECT statements to ensure you get the expected results.

How do I use T-SQL to filter and sort data in SQL Server?

T-SQL offers various ways to filter and sort data. You can use the WHERE clause to filter data based on specific conditions and the ORDER BY clause to sort data. For advanced filtering, you can use the TOP and OFFSET-FETCH clauses. Understanding these T-SQL querying techniques is essential for effective data manipulation in SQL Server.

How can I achieve T-SQL certification to validate my skills in querying SQL Server?

Many educational platforms offer T-SQL certification courses that provide a thorough understanding of querying SQL Server. Upon completing the course and passing any required exams, you’ll earn a T-SQL certification that serves as a testament to your skills and knowledge in SQL Server querying.