M10776 - Developing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases — A 5 day course

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This course has been retired. Please review the M20464 Developing Microsoft SQL Server Databases course instead.

The Microsoft M10776 5-day instructor-led course introduces SQL Server 2012 and describes logical table design, indexing and query plans. It also focusses on the creation of database objects including views, stored procedures, along with parameters, and functions. Other common aspects of procedure coding, such as transactions, concurrency, error handling, triggers, and SQL CLR are also covered in this course. The Beta version of the Microsoft MS10776 course utilizes pre-release software in the virtual machine for the labs. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) is used in this course. Some of the exercises in this course are SQL Azure enabled. Due to content overlap, delegates who have attended course M6232 should not attend this course.


On completion of the Microsoft 10776 training course, delegates should be able to:

Suitable For

The primary audience for this course is IT Professionals who want to become skilled on SQL Server 2012 product features and technologies for implementing a database.


Knowledge of writing T-SQL queries

Knowledge of basic relational database concepts OR

Attend M10774: Writing T-SQL Queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2012


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Introduction to SQL Server 2012 and its Toolset

This module stresses on the fact that before beginning to work with SQL Server in either a development or an administration role, it is important to understand the overall SQL Server platform. In particular, it is useful to understand that SQL Server is not just a database engine but it is a complete platform for managing enterprise data.

Working with Data Types

This module explains how to use and convert data types. Also it focusses on how to work with specialized data types, and character data types.

Designing and Implementing Table

This module explains how to design, create, and alter tables. Also it focusses on working with schemas.

Ensuring Data Integrity through Constraints

This module explains how to enforce data integrity, and implement domain integrity to maintain high quality data. Also it focusses on implementing Entity and Referential Integrity.

Planning for SQL Server 2012 Indexing

This module explains the core indexing concepts and effectiveness of each data type commonly used in indexes.

Implementing Table Structures in SQL Server 2012

This module explains how tables can be structured in SQL Server databases. Also it focusses on designing and working with clustered indexes.

Reading SQL Server 2012 Execution Plans

This module explains how to design additional indexes. Also it focusses on how to read and interpret execution plans.

Improving Performance through Nonclustered Indexes

This module explains how nonclustered indexes have the potential to significantly enhance the performance of applications and how to use a tool that can help design these indexes appropriately.

Designing and Implementing Views

This module introduces Views, and explains how to create and manage Views. Also it focusses on the performance consideration for Views.

Designing and Implementing Stored Procedures

This module describes the potential advantages of the use of stored procedures along with guidelines on creating them.

Merging Data and Passing Tables

This module reviews the techniques that provide the ability to process sets of data rather than individual rows. Also it focusses on how these techniques can be used in combination with TABLE parameter types to minimize the number of required stored procedure calls in typical applications.

Designing and Implementing User-Defined Functions

This module explains how to design and implement user-defined functions that enforce business rules or data consistency, and modify and maintain existing functions written by other developers.

Creating Highly Concurrent SQL Server 2012 Applications

This module explains how to use transactions and the SQL Server locking mechanisms to meet the performance and data integrity requirements of your applications.

Handling Errors in T-SQL Code

This module explores T-SQL error handling, looks at how it has traditionally been implemented, and how structured exception handling can be used.

Responding to Data Manipulation via Triggers

This module, explains what DML triggers are and how they enforce data integrity. Also it focusses on the different types of triggers available, and how to define triggers in a database.

Implementing Managed Code in SQL Server 2012

This module explains how to use CLR integrated code to create user-defined database objects that are managed by the .NET Framework.

Storing XML Data in SQL Server 2012

This module introduces XML and shows how XML data can be stored within SQL Server.

Querying XML Data in SQL Server

This module shows how XML data can be queried, including queries written in a language called XQuery.

Working with SQL Server 2012 Spatial Data

This module introduces Spatial Data, and explains how to work with SQL Server Spatial Data Types.

Working with Full-Text Indexes and Queries

This module introduces Full-Text Indexing and how to implement Full-Text Indexes in SQL Server.