Synopses & Reviews
Ace your preparation for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-461 with this 2-in-1 Training Kit from Microsoft Press. Work at your own pace through a series of lessons and practical exercises, and then assess your skills with practice tests on CD–featuring multiple, customizable testing options.
Maximize your performance on the exam by learning how to:
- Create database objects
- Work with data
- Modify data
- Troubleshoot and optimize queries
For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
About the Author
Itzik Ben-Gan is a mentor and cofounder of SolidQ. A Microsoft MVP for SQL Server since 1999, Ben-Gan teaches and consults internationally on T-SQL querying, programming, and query tuning. He is the author of Microsoft SQL Server T-SQL Fundamentals and coauthor of Inside Microsoft SQL Server: T-SQL Querying and Inside Microsoft SQL Server:T-SQL Programming. He has written numerous articles for SQL Server Magazine and MSDN, and speaks at industry events such as Microsoft TechEd, DevWeek, PASS, and SQL Server Connections.
Dejan Sarka is a mentor with SolidQ and focuses on development of database and business intelligence applications. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences such as TechEd, SqlDevCon, and PASS. He is the founder of the Slovenian SQL Server and .NET Users Group. As main author or coauthor, Dejan has written nine books about SQL Server. He has also developed three courses for SolidQ: Data Modeling Essentials, Data Quality and Master Data Management, and Data Mining.
Ron Talmage is a mentor with SolidQ. He is a SQL Server MVP, PASS Northwest US Regional Mentor, and current Chapter Leader of the Redmond-based Pacific Northwest SQL Server Users Group. He has been involved with SQL Server since version 4.21a, and has contributed to numerous SQL Server white papers and articles. His current focus is on database administration for relational data warehouses using SQL Server.
Table of Contents
IntroductionChapter 1: Foundations of QueryingChapter 2: Getting Started with the SELECT StatementChapter 3: Filtering and Sorting DataChapter 4: Combining SetsChapter 5: Grouping and WindowingChapter 6: Querying Full-Text DataChapter 7: Querying and Managing XML DataChapter 8: Creating Tables and Enforcing Data IntegrityChapter 9: Designing and Creating Views, Inline Functions, and SynonymsChapter 10: Inserting, Updating, and Deleting DataChapter 11: Other Data Modification AspectsChapter 12: Implementing Transactions, Error Handling, and Dynamic SQLChapter 13: Designing and Implementing T-SQL RoutinesChapter 14: Using Tools to Analyze Query PerformanceChapter 15: Implementing Indexes and StatisticsChapter 16: Understanding Cursors, Sets, and Temporary TablesChapter 17: Understanding Further Optimization Aspects