Pass SQL Exam 70-461 & Job Interview: Programming SQL Server 2012

Pass SQL Exam 70-461 & Job Interview: Programming SQL Server 2012

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by Kalman Toth
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481858328
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/28/2012
Pages:
822
Sales rank:
732,166
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.63(d)

Meet the Author

Kalman Toth has been working with relational database technology since 1990 . His relational database career since then includes database design, database development, database administration, OLAP architecture and Business Intelligence development. Applications included enterprise-level general ledger & financial accounting, bond funds auditing, stock market feeds processing, broker-dealer firm risk management, derivative instruments analytics, consumer ecommerce database management for online dating, personal finance, physical fitness, diet and health. He has designed over 20 databases. His MSDN forum participation in the Transact-SQL and SQL Server Tools was rewarded with the Microsoft Community Contributor award in 2011 and 2012. Kalman has a Master of Arts degree in Physics from Columbia University and a Master of Philosophy degree in Computing Science also from. Kalman is moderator on the T-SQL & Database Design MSDN forums. Currently a full-time writer of computer & puzzle books.

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