Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD—featuring multiple, customizable testing options. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to: Create database objects Work with data Modify data Troubleshoot and optimize queries You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.
Computers by Itzik Ben-Gan,Dejan Sarka,Ron Talmage
Ace your preparation for Microsoft® Certification Exam 70-463 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press®. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with online practice tests—featuring multiple, customizable testing options.
200 practice questions to prepare & pass exam Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012! Study this book to perform to excellence as a database developer! The exam text book follows the official Microsoft exam guidelines. The book features over 200 practice exam questions & answers. Once you learn the book, very likely you pass the exam effortlessly. SQL (Structured Query Language) programming & relational database design teach-by-practical-diagrams-&-examples book for developers, programmers, systems analysts and project managers who are new to relational database and client/server technologies. Also for database developers, database designers and database administrators (DBA), who know some SQL programming and database design, and who wish to refresh & expand their RDBMS design & development technology horizons. The book has special orientation for passing Exam 70-461. Familiarity with at least one computer programming language, Windows file system & Excel is assumed. Since the book is career advancement oriented, it has a great number of 3NF database design examples with metadata explanations along with practical SQL queries (over 1,400 SELECT queries) and T-SQL scripts, plenty to learn indeed. Great emphasis is placed on explaining the FOREIGN KEY - PRIMARY KEY constraints among tables, the connections which make the collection of individual tables a database. The database diagrams and queries are based on historic and current SQL Server sample databases: pubs (PRIMARY KEYs 9, FOREIGN KEYs 10) , Northwind (PRIMARY KEYs 13, FOREIGN KEYs 13) and the latest AdventureWorks series. Among them: AdventureWorks, AdventureWorks2008, AdventureWorks2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 71, FOREIGN KEYs 90), & AdventureWorksDW2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 27, FOREIGN KEYs 44). The last one is a data warehouse database which is the basis for multi-dimensional OLAP cubes. Sample databases installation instructions are included. The book teaches through vivid database diagrams and T-SQL queries & stored procedures; how to think in terms of sets at a very high level, focusing on set-based operations instead of loops like in procedural programming languages. There is a chapter dedicated to the new programming features of SQL Server 2012 and XML. The best way to master T-SQL programming is to type the query in your own SQL Server Management Studio Query Editor, test it, examine it, change it and study it. Wouldn't it be easier just to copy & paste it? It would, but the learning value would diminish rapidly. You need to feel relational database design and the SQL language in your DNA. SQL queries must "pour" out from your fingers into the keyboard. Why is knowing SQL queries by heart so important? After all everything can be found on the web so why not just copy & paste? Well not exactly. If you want to be an database designer & development expert, it has to be in your head not on the web. Second, when your supervisor is looking over your shoulder, "Charlie, can you tell me what is the total revenue for March?", you have to be able to type the query without documentation or SQL forum search and provide the results to your superior promptly. The book was designed to be readable in any environment, even on the beach laptop around or no laptop in sight at all. All queries are followed by results row count and /or full/partial results listing in tabular (grid) format. Screenshots are used when dealing with GUI tools such as SQL Server Management Studio. SQL Server 2012 installation instructions with screenshots are included. Mastery of the database design & SQL programming book likely to be sufficient for career advancement as a database designer and database developer.
Computers by Adam Jorgensen,Jorge Segarra,Patrick LeBlanc,Jose Chinchilla,Aaron Nelson
Author: Adam Jorgensen,Jorge Segarra,Patrick LeBlanc,Jose Chinchilla,Aaron Nelson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Harness the powerful new SQL Server 2012 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is the most significant update to this product since 2005, and it may change how database administrators and developers perform many aspects of their jobs. If you're a database administrator or developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible teaches you everything you need to take full advantage of this major release. This detailed guide not only covers all the new features of SQL Server 2012, it also shows you step by step how to develop top-notch SQL Server databases and new data connections and keep your databases performing at peak. The book is crammed with specific examples, sample code, and a host of tips, workarounds, and best practices. In addition, downloadable code is available from the book's companion web site, which you can use to jumpstart your own projects. Serves as an authoritative guide to Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 for database administrators and developers Covers all the software's new features and capabilities, including SQL Azure for cloud computing, enhancements to client connectivity, and new functionality that ensures high-availability of mission-critical applications Explains major new changes to the SQL Server Business Intelligence tools, such as Integration, Reporting, and Analysis Services Demonstrates tasks both graphically and in SQL code to enhance your learning Provides source code from the companion web site, which you can use as a basis for your own projects Explores tips, smart workarounds, and best practices to help you on the job Get thoroughly up to speed on SQL Server 2012 with Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Bible.
Computers by Itzik Ben-Gan,Adam Machanic,Dejan Sarka,Kevin Farlee
T-SQL insiders help you tackle your toughest queries and query-tuning problems Squeeze maximum performance and efficiency from every T-SQL query you write or tune. Four leading experts take an in-depth look at T-SQL’s internal architecture and offer advanced practical techniques for optimizing response time and resource usage. Emphasizing a correct understanding of the language and its foundations, the authors present unique solutions they have spent years developing and refining. All code and techniques are fully updated to reflect new T-SQL enhancements in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and SQL Server 2012. Write faster, more efficient T-SQL code: Move from procedural programming to the language of sets and logic Master an efficient top-down tuning methodology Assess algorithmic complexity to predict performance Compare data aggregation techniques, including new grouping sets Efficiently perform data-analysis calculations Make the most of T-SQL’s optimized bulk import tools Avoid date/time pitfalls that lead to buggy, poorly performing code Create optimized BI statistical queries without additional software Use programmable objects to accelerate queries Unlock major performance improvements with In-Memory OLTP Master useful and elegant approaches to manipulating graphs About This Book For experienced T-SQL practitioners Includes coverage updated from Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Querying and Inside Microsoft SQL Server 2008 T-SQL Programming Valuable to developers, DBAs, BI professionals, and data scientists Covers many MCSE 70-464 and MCSA/MCSE 70-461 exam topics
Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-761–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of SQL Server 2016 Transact-SQL data management, queries, and database programming. Designed for experienced IT professionals ready to advance their status, Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Filter, sort, join, aggregate, and modify data • Use subqueries, table expressions, grouping sets, and pivoting • Query temporal and non-relational data, and output XML or JSON • Create views, user-defined functions, and stored procedures • Implement error handling, transactions, data types, and nulls This Microsoft Exam Ref: • Organizes its coverage by exam objectives • Features strategic, what-if scenarios to challenge you • Assumes you have experience working with SQL Server as a database administrator, system engineer, or developer • Includes downloadable sample database and code for SQL Server 2016 SP1 (or later) and Azure SQL Database Querying Data with Transact-SQL About the Exam Exam 70-761 focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to manage and query data and to program databases with Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2016. About Microsoft Certification Passing this exam earns you credit toward a Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification that demonstrates your mastery of essential skills for building and implementing on-premises and cloud-based databases across organizations. Exam 70-762 (Developing SQL Databases) is also required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification. See full details at: microsoft.com/learning
Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition, covers the basics of data modeling while focusing on developing a facility in techniques, rather than a simple familiarization with "the rules". In order to enable students to apply the basics of data modeling to real models, the book addresses the realities of developing systems in real-world situations by assessing the merits of a variety of possible solutions as well as using language and diagramming methods that represent industry practice. This revised edition has been given significantly expanded coverage and reorganized for greater reader comprehension even as it retains its distinctive hallmarks of readability and usefulness. Beginning with the basics, the book provides a thorough grounding in theory before guiding the reader through the various stages of applied data modeling and database design. Later chapters address advanced subjects, including business rules, data warehousing, enterprise-wide modeling and data management. It includes an entirely new section discussing the development of logical and physical modeling, along with new material describing a powerful technique for model verification. It also provides an excellent resource for additional lectures and exercises. This text is the ideal reference for data modelers, data architects, database designers, DBAs, and systems analysts, as well as undergraduate and graduate-level students looking for a real-world perspective. Thorough coverage of the fundamentals and relevant theory. Recognition and support for the creative side of the process. Expanded coverage of applied data modeling includes new chapters on logical and physical database design. New material describing a powerful technique for model verification. Unique coverage of the practical and human aspects of modeling, such as working with business specialists, managing change, and resolving conflict.
Gain a solid understanding of T-SQL—and write better queries Master the fundamentals of Transact-SQL—and develop your own code for querying and modifying data in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. Led by a SQL Server expert, you’ll learn the concepts behind T-SQL querying and programming, and then apply your knowledge with exercises in each chapter. Once you understand the logic behind T-SQL, you’ll quickly learn how to write effective code—whether you’re a programmer or database administrator. Discover how to: Work with programming practices unique to T-SQL Create database tables and define data integrity Query multiple tables using joins and subqueries Simplify code and improve maintainability with table expressions Implement insert, update, delete, and merge data modification strategies Tackle advanced techniques such as window functions, pivoting and grouping sets Control data consistency using isolation levels, and mitigate deadlocks and blocking Take T-SQL to the next level with programmable objects
Best preparation for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-461, job interview & successful database developer career. Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The book covers all the official published Microsoft exam topics. Very good chance of passing the certification exam after studying the book thoroughly. Study & practice at your own pace through a series of illustrated lessons with practical database diagrams & T-SQL scripts. Contents at a Glance CHAPTER 1: SQL Server Sample & System Databases CHAPTER 2: Installing SQL Server 2012 CHAPTER 3: Structure of the SELECT Statement CHAPTER 4: SQL Server Management Studio CHAPTER 5: Basic Concepts of Client-Server Computing CHAPTER 6: Fundamentals of Relational Database Design CHAPTER 7: Normal Forms & Database Normalization CHAPTER 8: Functional Database Design CHAPTER 9: Advanced Database Design Concepts CHAPTER 10: The Art of Database Design CHAPTER 11: New Programming Features in SS 2012 CHAPTER 12: JOINing Tables with INNER & OUTER JOINs CHAPTER 13: Basic SELECT Statement Syntax & Examples CHAPTER 14: Subqueries in SELECT Statements CHAPTER 15: SELECT INTO Table Creation & Population CHAPTER 16: Modify Data - INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE & MERGE CHAPTER 17: The Magic of Transact-SQL Programming CHAPTER 18: Exporting & Importing Data CHAPTER 19: Maintaining Data Integrity in the Enterprise CHAPTER 20: Query & Stored Procedure Optimization CHAPTER 21: Advanced T-SQL Programming Topics SPECIAL: How to Prepare for the Exam & Job Interview. Relational database design and SQL (Structured Query Language) programming teach-by-practical-diagrams-&-examples book for developers, programmers, systems analysts and project managers who are new to relational database and client/server technologies. Also for database developers, database designers and database administrators (DBA), who know some SQL programming and database design, and who wish to refresh & expand their RDBMS design & development technology horizons. The book has special orientation for passing Exam 70-461(Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012), job interview and performing well on the job. Familiarity with at least one computer programming language, Windows file system & Excel is assumed. Since the book is career advancement oriented, it has a great number of 3NF database design examples with metadata explanations along with practical SQL queries (over 1,600 SELECT queries) and T-SQL scripts, plenty to learn indeed. Great emphasis is placed on explaining the FOREIGN KEY - PRIMARY KEY constraints among tables, the connections which make the collection of individual tables a database. The database diagrams and queries are based on historic and current SQL Server sample databases: pubs (PRIMARY KEYs 9, FOREIGN KEYs 10), Northwind (PRIMARY KEYs 13, FOREIGN KEYs 13) and the latest AdventureWorks series. Among them: AdventureWorks, AdventureWorks2008, AdventureWorks2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 71, FOREIGN KEYs 90), & AdventureWorksDW2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 27, FOREIGN KEYs 44). The last one is a data warehouse database which is the basis for multi-dimensional OLAP cubes. Sample databases installation instructions are included. The book teaches through vivid database diagrams and T-SQL queries how to think in terms of sets at a very high level, focusing on set-based operations instead of loops like in procedural programming languages. There is a chapter dedicated to the new programming features of SQL Server 2012 and XML. The best way to master T-SQL programming is to type the query in your own SQL Server Management Studio Query Editor, test it, examine it, change it and study it. Wouldn't it be easier just to copy & paste it? It would, but the learning value would diminish rapidly. You need to feel relational database design and the SQL language in your DNA. SQL queries must "pour" out from your fingers into the keyboard.
Computers by Kalen Delaney,Adam Machanic,Paul S. Randal,Kimberly L. Tripp,Conor Cunningham,Ben Nevarez
Author: Kalen Delaney,Adam Machanic,Paul S. Randal,Kimberly L. Tripp,Conor Cunningham,Ben Nevarez
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Delve inside the core SQL Server engine—and put that knowledge to work—with guidance from a team of well-known internals experts. Whether database developer, architect, or administrator, you’ll gain the deep knowledge you need to exploit key architectural changes—and capture the product’s full potential. Discover how SQL Server works behind the scenes, including: What happens internally when SQL Server builds, expands, shrinks, and moves databases How to use event tracking—from triggers to the Extended Events Engine Why the right indexes can drastically reduce your query execution time How to transcend normal row-size limits with new storage capabilities How the Query Optimizer operates Multiple techniques for troubleshooting problematic query plans When to force SQL Server to reuse a cached query plan—or create a new one What SQL Server checks internally when running DBCC How to choose among five isolation levels and two concurrency models when working with multiple concurrent users
Get up to speed on the extensive changes to the newest release of Microsoft SQL Server The 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server changes how you develop applications for SQL Server. With this comprehensive resource, SQL Server authority Robert Vieira presents the fundamentals of database design and SQL concepts, and then shows you how to apply these concepts using the updated SQL Server. Publishing time and date with the 2012 release, Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming begins with a quick overview of database design basics and the SQL query language and then quickly proceeds to show you how to implement the fundamental concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2012. You'll explore the key additions and changes to this newest version, including conditional action constructs, enhanced controls for results paging, application integration with SharePoint and Excel, and development of BI applications. Covers new features such as SQL Azure for cloud computing, client-connectivity enhancements, security and compliance, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements Addresses essential topics including managing keys, writing scripts, and working with store procedures Shares helpful techniques for creating and changing tables, programming with XML, and using SQL Server Reporting and Integration Services Beginning Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Programming demystifies even the most difficult challenges you may face with the new version of Microsoft SQL Server.
Microsoft SQL Server is a complete set of technologies and tools that enterprises use to deliver database and business intelligence solutions. Enterprises employ database administrators to maintain and optimize their organizations’ data solutions. The role of a database administrator includes ensuring database security, availability, and performance that satisfies business requirements. Microsoft Learning now introduces the next round of its SQL Certification program with exams covering the new version of the SQL Server software, Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The exams and certification path differ significantly from the two previous versions of SQL Server. This provides an opportunity for the MS line to capitalize on the dual disruption of brand-new software and brand-new certifications. These product offerings for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will focus on the baseline database administrator professional certification, providing the skills necessary for students to enter the workforce.
Computers by Adam Jorgensen,Steven Wort,Ross LoForte,Brian Knight
Author: Adam Jorgensen,Steven Wort,Ross LoForte,Brian Knight
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
An essential how-to guide for experienced DBAs on the most significant product release since 2005! Microsoft SQL Server 2012 will have major changes throughout the SQL Server and will impact how DBAs administer the database. With this book, a team of well-known SQL Server experts introduces the many new features of the most recent version of SQL Server and deciphers how these changes will affect the methods that administrators have been using for years. Loaded with unique tips, tricks, and workarounds for handling the most difficult SQL Server admin issues, this how-to guide deciphers topics such as performance tuning, backup and recovery, scaling and replication, clustering, and security. Serves as a must-have how-to guide on the new features of the 2012 release of Microsoft SQL Server Walks you through ways to manage and monitor SQL Server and automate administration Guides you through SQL Azure for cloud computing, data replication, and data warehouse performance improvements Addresses client-connectivity enhancements, new features that ensure high availability of mission-critical applications, and tighter integration with Excel and SharePoint for data analysis and reporting Highlights major changes to the suite of SQL Server BI tools, including integration, reporting, and analysis services Includes real-world case examples and best practices from Microsoft insiders If you're a database administrator eager to get started with the newest version of SQL Server, then this book is essential reading.
The SQL Query Techniques Tutorial for SQL Server 2012
Author: Rick Morelan,Pinal Dave
Once you know the basics of the SQL language, it's time to take the next step toward specialization: query writing! All objects in SQL support the need to get data in and out of databases, and writing queries is the key to capturing the data you want. "SQL Queries 2012 Joes 2 Pros Volume 2" shows you a proven roadmap that has helped many beginning SQL students get their certifications and launch their careers. If you want to get ready for MCTS certification, this is the second book of the Joes 2 Pros series. This book is totally focused on providing a fun, hands-on experience as it evolves your basic SQL skills and amps up your level of query writing expertise. This is Volume II of the Joes 2 Pros certification track designed to prepare you for the 70-461 SQL 2012 exam. If you are a total beginner, we recommend you first become familiar with the material in the "Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros." For those of you who have read the 2008 series for the 70-433 Exam you will find a lot of the same material from the SQL 2008 book in this SQL 2012 book. This is because much of the 70-461 test covers the same material as the 70-433. I have added material that is new to the test and removed material that is no longer relevant. If you have already read this series or have already passed the 70-433 exam you may choose to read my book which covers only the changes from 70-433 to 70-461 entitled "SQL 2012 Querying, what's new and Cool."
Effectively query and modify data using Transact-SQL Master T-SQL fundamentals and write robust code for Microsoft SQL Server and Azure SQL Database. Itzik Ben-Gan explains key T-SQL concepts and helps you apply your knowledge with hands-on exercises. The book first introduces T-SQL’s roots and underlying logic. Next, it walks you through core topics such as single-table queries, joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators. Then the book covers more-advanced data-query topics such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets. The book also explains how to modify data, work with temporal tables, and handle transactions, and provides an overview of programmable objects. Microsoft Data Platform MVP Itzik Ben-Gan shows you how to: Review core SQL concepts and its mathematical roots Create tables and enforce data integrity Perform effective single-table queries by using the SELECT statement Query multiple tables by using joins, subqueries, table expressions, and set operators Use advanced query techniques such as window functions, pivoting, and grouping sets Insert, update, delete, and merge data Use transactions in a concurrent environment Get started with programmable objects–from variables and batches to user-defined functions, stored procedures, triggers, and dynamic SQL
Direct from Microsoft, this Exam Ref is the official study guide for the new Microsoft 70-762 Developing SQL Databases certification exam, the second of two exams required for MCSA: SQL 2016 Database Development certification. Exam Ref 70-762 Developing SQL Databases offers professional-level preparation that helps candidates maximize their exam performance and sharpen their skills on the job. It focuses on the specific areas of expertise modern database professionals need to succeed with SQL database development. Coverage includes: Design and development of relational database schemas, indexes, and views Modern techniques for ensuring data integrity Creating stored procedures, triggers, and defined functions Managing database concurrency Optimizing objects and infrastructure Microsoft Exam Ref publications stand apart from third-party study guides because they: Provide guidance from Microsoft, the creator of Microsoft certification exams Target IT professional-level exam candidates with content focused on their needs, not "one-size-fits-all" content Streamline study by organizing material according to the exam's objective domain (OD), covering one functional group and its objectives in each chapter Feature Thought Experiments to guide candidates through a set of "what if?" scenarios, and prepare them more effectively for Pro-level style exam questions Explore big picture thinking around the planning and design aspects of the IT pro's job role For more information on Exam 70-762 and the MCSA: SQL Server 2016 certification, visit microsoft.com/learning
Computers by Dan Holme,Danielle Ruest,Nelson Ruest,Jason Kellington
Configuring Windows Server 2008 Active Directory (2nd Edition)
Author: Dan Holme,Danielle Ruest,Nelson Ruest,Jason Kellington
EXAM PREP GUIDE Fully updated for Windows Server 2008 R2! Ace your preparation for the skills measured by Exam 70-640 - and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce and apply your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. Maximize your performance on the exam by learning to: Deploy or upgrade domain controllers, domains, and forests for Windows Server 2008 R2 Manage user accounts and groups with Windows PowerShell Implement Group Policy; configure software and security settings Configure DNS settings and zones Manage authentication Plan and manage Active Directory replication Monitor and ensure availability of directory services PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with practice tests. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers--including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies. NOTE Exam 70-640 is one of three required exams for MCSA: Windows Server 2008 certification. For a limited time, it is also valid for MCTS certification, which will be retired. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
EXAM PREP GUIDES Ace your preparation for the skills measured by three core MCITP exams—and on the job. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and reviews that fully cover each exam objective. Then, reinforce what you’ve learned by applying your knowledge to real-world case scenarios and practice exercises. PRACTICE TESTS Assess your skills with practice tests on CD. You can work through hundreds of questions using multiple testing modes to meet your specific learning needs. You get detailed explanations for right and wrong answers—including a customized learning path that describes how and where to focus your studies. Maximize your exam performance with preparation for: EXAM 70-431 Microsoft SQL Server 2005—Implementation and Maintenance Install and configure SQL Server Set up tables, indexes, columns, and constraints Use Transact-SQL to implement functions, stored procedures, and triggers Work with relational and XML data Monitor, troubleshoot, and tune queries Maintain database availability with log shipping, mirroring, and replication Prepare a backup strategy and restore a database EXAM 70-443 Designing a Database Server Infrastructure Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Install, consolidate, and configure multiple database instances Design tables, file groups, and indexes for a physical database Develop and implement security policies at the server, database, and object levels Design, implement, and configure clustering, log shipping, mirroring, and replication Develop plans for data archiving, backups, and disaster recovery EXAM 70-444 Optimizing and Maintaining a Database Administration Solution Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Monitor and troubleshoot queries, databases, and servers Manage security strategies and perform audits Help defend against attacks, worms, and viruses Detect and resolve data conflicts Diagnose faults and recover from database failures and disasters Optimize availability with failover clustering, mirroring, log shipping, and replication Customize maintenance and automate routine tasks Build, debug, and deploy SQL Server Integration Services packages Your all-in-one kit includes: Official self-paced study guides for the three required exams. Practice tests with multiple, customizable testing options and a learning plan based on your results. 1200+ practice and review questions. Case scenarios, best practices, and practice exercises. 15% exam discount from Microsoft; good for three exams. (Limited time offer). Voucher inside. 180-day evaluation version of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition. Fully searchable eBooks for all three guides.