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How to learn SQL Server 2008 programming from video?

The following is the sqlusa.com screencast video course syllabus for SQL Server 2008 programming. Lesson video can be paused at any time so that you can practice along on your own copy of SQL Server. Read accompanying book for in-depth understanding of the subject.

Note: Training videos are distributed on 8GB/16GB USB memory sticks which are more reliable than CD-s.

Audience: SQL Server developers/db designers/dw architects

CD 1 - SAMPLE DATABASES (2 hours 47 minutes)
1. Installing SQL Server Sample Databases
2. Conceptual Diagram of AW2008 Entity Model
3. Visio Diagram of AdventureWorks2008 Database
4. Primary Key and Foreign Key; RDBMS Basics
5. 1NF, 2NF & 3NF Normal Forms in AdventureWorks2008
6. AdventureWorks2008; Bike Manufacturer OLTP DB
7. AW2008 Business Scenarios & AW Data Dictionary
8. Reviewing AdventureWorks2008 New Features
9. AdventureWorksDW2008 Data Warehouse Database
10. HierarchyID Based Trees in AdventureWorks2008
11. Creating, Saving & Emailing Database Diagrams
12. pubs Book Publishing Sample Database Overview
13. Northwind Food & Drink Supplier Sample DB
14. Advanced Review of pubs Database Diagram
15. Advanced Review of Northwind Database Diagram
16. Accounting DB Review: GL, AP, AR & Inventory


CD 2 - DATABASE DESIGN (2 hours 54 minutes)
1. Understanding Logical Data Modelling
2. Working with Table Column Data Types
3. New; DATE, TIME, DATETIMEOFFSET & DATETIME2
4. CREATE TABLE by Script & Using Object Explorer
5. Primary Key and Foreign Key Constraints
6. Database Diagram Design in Object Explorer
7. Logical Database Modelling with Visio
8. Relational Database Design with Visio
9. Reverse Engineering a Database with Visio
10. ALTER TABLE and Changing Tables by MS
11. Designing Compressed Tables & Indexes
12. Partitioned Table, Partition Function and Scheme
13. Create Partition & Manage Partition Wizards
14. The Data Compression Wizard
15. Code, Translate and Lookup Table Design
16. Database Design and Programming Standards


CD 3 - SELECT STATEMENT (3 hours 1 minute)
1. Inner Join, Self Join, Outer Join and Cross Join
2. Basic SQL SELECT and SELECT INTO Statements
3. Sorting SELECT Query Results with ORDER BY
4. Exploring CTEs, Nested & Correlated Subqueries
5. SELECT with UNION, UNION ALL, ROLLUP and CUBE
6. Date & Time, String and Math System Functions
7. Exploring Configuration & System Statistical Functions
8. Dynamic SQL for Automatic Query Generation
9. The GROUP BY Clause & Aggregate Functions
10. Working with Hierarchy ID and Metadata Functions
11. TOP, ROW_NUMBER, RANK, DENSE_RANK and NTILE
12. Understanding Recursive Queries & Tree Processing
13. Creating Comma-Delimited Lists with XML Path
14. Crosstab (Matrix) Query with CTE and PIVOT
15. Building Multidimensional Crosstab Query
16. Architecting Business Intelligence Dashboards


CD 4 - MODIFY DATA (3 hours 2 minutes)
1. INSERT INTO Statement with VALUES Clause
2. Understanding INSERT and SELECT Subquery
3. INSERT and EXECUTE Statement
4. Data Removal with the DELETE Statement
5. Data Modification with the UPDATE Statement
6. Working with the MERGE Statement
7. Synchronizing Two Tables with MERGE
8. Modifying Data with Cursors, Subqueries & JOINs
9. Logged and Minimally-Logged Operations
10. Creating Audit Trail with the OUTPUT Clause
11. Combining INSERT with CTE and OUTPUT
12. UPDATE with CTE, OVER & PARTITION BY
13. Deleting Duplicate Rows with CTE
14. Updating Binary Mask and CSV List Columns
15. Using UPDATE with the FROM Clause
16. UPDATE with GROUP BY Aggregate Subquery


CD 5 - DATA INTEGRITY (3 hours)
1. Data Integrity Constraints in AdventureWorks2008
2. Surrogate Key Architecture, Natural Key & GUID
3. PK, FK, UNIQUE & CHECK Constraints; Defaults
4. Data Integrity Enforcement with Triggers
5. Working with Data Integrity Templates
6. Stored Procedure vs. Ad-hoc SQL Script
7. Entity, Domain and Referential Database Integrity
8. Entity Integrity Definition Using Management Studio
9. Listing and Scripting Data Integrity Objects
10. Understanding Domain Integrity Enforcement
11. Implementing Referential Integrity Constraints
12. Creating User Defined Integrity Objects
13. Exploring Table-Level CHECK Constraints
14. Enterprise-Level Business Rules Enforcement
15. Transactions for Data Integrity Maintenance
16. Comparing and Synchronizing Databases


CD 6 - PROGRAMMABILITY (3 hours 4 minutes)
1. Stored Procedure Design and Programming
2. Exploring Table-Valued, XML & OUTPUT Parameters
3. Stored Procedures in AdventureWorks2008 Database
4. DML - Data Manipulation Language Triggers
5. Trigger Examples with DELETED & INSERTED Tables
6. Discovering INSTEAD OF Triggers & AFTER Triggers
7. DDL - Data Definition Language Triggers
8. Designing & Creating Views - Modifying Data
9. Table-Valued, Scalar-Valued & Inline Functions
10. Understanding Plan Guides for High Performance
11. Temporary Tables, Table Variables & tempdb
12. EXECUTE AS for Execution Context Definition
13. Multiple, Nested, Cascading & Recursive CTE-s
14. Grouping Sets for Multiple Groupings Definition
15. Spatial Data Types: Geography & Geometry
16. Applying Manual Debugging Techniques


CD 7 - TRANSACT-SQL (3 hours 1 minutes)
1. TRANSACT-SQL, Batch, and Scripts
2. BEGIN, COMMIT, ROLLBACK TRANSACTION
3. Using TRY…CATCH Blocks for Exception Handling
4. Locks, Isolation Levels and Deadlocks
5. Snapshot Isolation for OLTP Concurrency
6. PROGRAMMING STATEMENTS in Transact-SQL
7. User Defined and System Stored Procedures
8. Working with Linked Servers & 4-part Reference
9. Exploring CROSS APPLY & OUTER APPLY Operators
10. DBA Script Generator Using Query Editor
11. Discovering Undocumented T-SQL Features
12. Dynamic PIVOT and Matrix (Crosstab) Scripts
13. INTERSECT and EXCEPT Set Operators
14. FILESTREAM Data and SPARSE Columns
15. Optimizing with Database Engine Tuning Advisor
16. Debugging with the Transact-SQL Debugger


BONUS CD - T-SQL Scripts
CD 1 T-SQL Scripts
CD 2 T-SQL Scripts
CD 3 T-SQL Scripts
CD 4 T-SQL Scripts
CD 5 T-SQL Scripts
CD 6 T-SQL Scripts
CD 7 T-SQL Scripts

Exam Prep 70-461
Exam 70-461
DATETIME SELECT SELECT INTO DATE PAD STRING DYNAMIC SQL CURSOR MONEY FORMAT PERCENT STORED PROCEDURE SQL SERVER AGENT JOB OPTIMIZATION WHILE LOOP OVER PARTITION BY UPDATE