It is very common for databases to be part of a company's I.T. infrastructure. In this course, SQL Server: Understanding Database Fundamentals (98-364), you will learn the information and skills necessary to pass the 98-364 exam. First, you will learn core database concepts around database structure and how data is stored, along with statements used to create objects and manipulate data. Next, you will discover database design concepts and relational integrity, plus the impact of primary, foreign, and composite keys. Finally, you will explore how to administer a database, including authentication methods, regular database maintenance, and how to back up and restore databases. When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to start creating and using databases, and to pass the 98-364 Understanding Database Fundamentals exam.
Tim is a Principal Consultant with SQLskills. He has worked with SQL server for the past 15 years, in a variety of roles including DBA, Lead DBA, and multi-department manager, which have given him extensive experience planning and implementing large-scale environment changes and upgrades.
Course Overview Hello. My name is Tim Radney, and welcome to my course, SQL Server: Understanding Database Fundamentals. I am a SQL Server consultant with SQLskills, as well as a Microsoft data platform MVP. I've been fortunate to meet and network with IT professionals all over the world from speaking at events, doing in-person training, Twitter, and more. Meeting so many people, I often find myself mentoring others. Many ask where can I get started working with SQL Server? Well, this course was built for just that reason. This course will help individuals gain an understanding of database fundamentals and help prepare individuals for the Microsoft exam, Understanding Database Fundamentals, Exam 98-364. This course will begin with an introduction into what is SQL Server, its versions and editions, as well as explaining what a database is. Then we'll move into core database concepts detailing how databases are formed and how data is stored within the database. You'll easily grasp these concepts, and then we'll move into the statements used to create objects and manipulate data. From there, we'll jump into high-level database design concepts and how that has an impact on data storage. You'll learn about relational integrity and the impact of primary, foreign, and composite keys. Then we'll wrap up with how to administer a database by learning authentication methods, how users can log in, various maintenance that needs to be done within SQL Server, and how to back up and restore databases. There will be demos all along the way to show you how all this works. You can also download SQL Server Developer Edition, SQL Server Management Studio, and the AdventureWorks database to follow along. I hope you'll join me as we explore getting started with SQL Server and building your knowledge of database fundamentals.