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SQL Server Data Manipulation Essentials

by Pinal Dave

This course will teach you to optimize SQL Server performance and manage workloads effectively.

What you'll learn

Address the key need for enhancing SQL Server database efficiency and handling larger workloads. In this course, SQL Server Data Manipulation Essentials, you will learn to fine-tune your SQL Server's operations. First, you'll understand how to effectively fetch data. This includes learning to write straightforward SELECT statements, using WHERE clauses to filter your data, and mastering JOIN operations to merge tables effectively. Next, you'll dive into inserting, updating, and deleting records. This knowledge is crucial for keeping your database up-to-date and maintaining its accuracy. Finally, you'll tackle making your database queries run quicker and more smoothly. You'll learn about creating indexes and other optimization techniques that are essential for a database that can grow without slowing down. When you’re finished with this course, you'll be equipped with the necessary skills to manage SQL Server databases efficiently, ready to address the common performance challenges you'll encounter in the professional world.

About the author

Pinal Dave is an SQL Server Performance Tuning Expert and independent consultant with over 21 years of hands-on experience. He holds a Master of Science degree and numerous database certifications. Pinal has authored 14 SQL Server database books and 61 Pluralsight courses. To freely share his knowledge and help others build their expertise, Pinal has also written more than 5,700 database tech articles on his blog at

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