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Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Programming Tutorial

Virtual Training Company’s Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Database Programming tutorial is the perfect tool for learning how to use SQL Server 2000 in the real world. Mark Long, a Microsoft certified instructor, begins the course be introducing you to SQL Server 2000 and some of the new features, including data transformation service enhancements, failover clustering improvements, and XML support. The course is based on the criteria needed for the Microsoft Certification Exam 70-229, a necessary exam to achieve MCDBA certification. You will learn about data integrity, including primary and foreign keys and constraints, using Transact SQL to retrieve and modify data, how to import and export data, and how to link servers together. Then move on to programming business logic and topics such as creating, executing and altering stored procedures. Mark Long finishes the course by teaching you how to optimize access to your data with indexes, query optimizer, and SQL profiler. To start learning right away, click on one of the movie topics below.

SQL Server Overview

Course Intro
SQL Server Terminology
SQL 2000 & Windows 2000
SQL 2000 Features
SQL Applications (2/3/n Tier)
Transact SQL

Course Description

Course Description

Logical Data Modeling

Logical Database Design
Naming Conventions
Logical Layers
Accessing Data

Creating a Database

Creating a Database
Database Parameters
Data File Placement
Creating Tables
Data Types Explained
Data Types Used
Altering Tables
Generating Values
Generating Scripts

Data Integrity

Types of Data Integrity
Enforcing Data Integrity
Primary Key
Foreign Key
Unique Constraints
Check Constraints
Default Constraints
Disabling Constraints
Cascading Referential Integrity

Using Transact SQL

Query Analyzer
Transact SQL Elements
Language Elements
Controlling Logic Flow
Commenting TSQL
XML (Brief XML tutorial)

Transact SQL Specifics

Grouping Data with SELECT
Summarizing Data with SELECT
XML (XML in query)

Data Import/Export

Importing and Exporting Data
Data Import/Export Methods
Using DTS

Heterogenous Data

Distributed Queries
Linked Servers

Stored Procedures

What Is a Stored Procedure?
Creating and Executing Stored Procedures
Altering and Dropping Stored Procedures
Input Parameters
Returning Values with Output Parameters
Recompiling Stored Procedures
Error Handling
Permissions Required
Guidelines for Stored Procedures

User Defined Functions

What is a UDF?
Creating a UDF
UDF Guidelines
Scalar UDF
Multi-Statement UDF
InLine UDF


What is a Trigger?
When to Use Triggers/Considerations
Creating a Trigger
Under the Hood
Nesting Triggers


What is a View?
Creating and Using a View
Advantages of Views


Index Basics
Indexes in SQL Server 2000
Guidelines for Indexing
Creating an Index
Index Options
Maintaining Indexes
Rebuilding Indexes
Index Tuning Wizard
Graphical Query Plan

Query Optimizer

Query Optimizer
Cost Limit
Graphical Execution
General Query Guidelines

SQL Profiler

SQL Profiler
Using the SQL Profiler


Database Locking
Locking Levels
Lock Types
Session Locking Options
Displaying Locking Info

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