Complete Microsoft SQL Server Database Design Masterclass

Complete Microsoft SQL Server Database Design Masterclass

Complete Microsoft SQL Server Database Design Masterclass

Database Design | SQL Server | T-SQL | Database Tables | Foreign Keys | SQL CRUD | Views | Triggers | Stored Procedures

Language: english

Note: 4.6/5 (1,594 notes) 144,490 students

Instructor(s): Trevoir Williams

Last update: 2022-12-30

What you’ll learn

  • Basic Database Design (Tables, Columns, Data Types, Primary Keys, Normalization)
  • Using Microsoft SQL Management Studio
  • SELECT Statements: Queries against single tables (Filtering, Ordering, Grouping)
  • DELETE: How to remove data from a database
  • INSERT INTO: How to insert data into a table
  • UPDATE: How to update existing data
  • Filter groups of data using the HAVING clause
  • Overall Database Development Best Practices
  • Creating Relationships and Foreign Keys
  • How to query related data from multiple tables
  • Using Aggregate Functions in SQL
  • How to export Query Results to Excel
  • How to craft SQL statements based on real scenarios
  • Create Complex Database Objects (Stored Procedures, Functions, Views, Triggers)
  • Backup and Restore Databases
  • Generate Database Scripts for Automation
  • How to manage database users and security



  • A Computer
  • A desire to learn database development




Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful and widely-used database management system used by organizations of all sizes to store and retrieve data. This course teaches you how to use Microsoft SQL Server to design, implement, and maintain a database. You will learn key concepts such as database design, query writing, and stored procedure creation. You will have the opportunity to practice your skills through hands-on exercises and projects.

This is a zero-to-hero course on Microsoft SQL Database development and querying techniques. This course provides you with fundamental SQL Server training and is enough to get you started as a Database Developer or Database Administrator. There are no prerequisites for this course.

By the end of this course, you will have a strong understanding of how to use Microsoft SQL Server to manage and manipulate data and will be able to use it effectively in your projects. Whether you are new to database management or have some experience, this course is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of Microsoft SQL Server and help you become proficient in its use.

What you’ll learn

  • How to Install SQL Server and SQL Server Management Studio (Windows or Docker for Mac and Linux)

  • How to Connect to a Database Instance and create Databases and Tables

  • How to Use SQL Management Studio (SSMS)

  • How to use Azure Data Studio

  • How to Author queries to Create, Read, Update and Delete data in tables.

  • How to develop entity relationship diagrams using visual design tools

  • How to normalize a database and create relationships and foreign keys

  • How to Use Aggregate Functions to do quick mathematical operations

  • How to export data to Excel using the Management Studio

  • How to create and manage Database Views

  • How to create and manage Functions, Table Triggers, and Stored Procedures

  • How to Backup and Restore Databases

  • How to manage users and database security

Why Learn Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system developed by Microsoft. As a database server, it is a software product with the primary function of storing and retrieving data as requested by other software applications.

We will explore best practices in database development using SQL Server and will be building a small school management system database.

All you need is a capable machine, and we will walk through setting up an environment, creating a database, creating your first table, and writing queries.

At the end of this course, you should be comfortable writing queries for multiple situations and reports.

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • A Windows PC (or Docker if using Linux/Mac)

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for beginners with absolutely no experience.

  • This course is for you if you are already comfortable with fundamental database operations.

  • This course is for you if you feel a bit ‘rusty’ and need to refresh your knowledge.

  • This course is for you if you want to understand design principles in database development.

  • This course is for you if you are proficient in Microsoft Access and want to learn a new Database Management System.

  • This course is for EVERYONE!

Content and Overview

This is a complete course. I take you through various scenarios and techniques to write queries, build a database and further administrate, then we touch on more advanced topics that are in great demand in the workplace. Over 6 hours of premium content, all put together to ensure that; then get up and running with becoming e Developer and Administrator.

By the time you finish the course, you will have moved around in Microsoft SQL Manager Studio so much that it will become second nature for you when interacting with your databases on different servers. This will put your newly learned skills into practical use and impress your boss and coworkers.

The course has working files and scripts, making it easy to replicate the demonstrated code. You will be able to work alongside the author as you work through each lecture and will receive a verifiable certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

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Who this course is for

  • Beginner Database Developer
  • Intermediate Database Developers
  • Potential Database Administrators
  • Everyone!


Course content

  • Introduction
    • Introduction
    • Understanding Types of Data and Storage
  • Environment Setup
    • Download and Install SQL Server Express (Windows)
    • Install SQL Server on Mac and Linux
  • Understanding The Toolset
    • Explore SQL Server Management Studio
    • Explore Azure Data Studio
    • Explore
  • Creating And Manipulating Databases
    • Section Overview
    • Create Database using Management Studio
    • Create a Database using SQL Script
    • How to Remove a Database
    • How To Change Database Name
    • Section Review
  • Managing Tables and Data
    • What is a Database Table?
    • Create Entity Data Model
    • Create a Database Table using Management Studio
    • What is SQL?
    • Create a Database Table using SQL Script
    • Review Table Creation
    • Insert Data into the Table using Management Studio
    • Insert Data into the Table using SQL Scripts
    • Select Data from Tables – Simple Queries
    • Select Data from Tables – Adding Filtering
    • Select Data from Tables – Exporting Data
    • Update Data in Tables
    • Delete Data from the Tables
    • SQL Transactions
    • Review CRUD Operations
  • Normalization, Relationships and Foreign Keys
    • What are Relationships, Foreign Keys and Normalization
    • Normalizing Our Database
    • Creating a Relationship in SQL Server
    • Inserting Records in One To Many Related Tables
    • Inserting Records in Many To Many Related Tables
    • Using Inner Joins To Read Related Data
    • Understanding Left, Right and Full Joins
    • Foreign Key Cascade Options
    • Review
  • Group By and Aggregate Functions
    • Grouping Data using SQL GROUP BY Clause
    • SQL COUNT Aggregate Function
    • SQL AVG (Average) Aggregate Function
    • SQL MAX and MIN Aggregate Functions
    • SQL SUM Aggregate Function
    • Filtering on Aggregate Values
    • Aggregate Function Scripts
  • Advanced SQL Server Objects and Concepts
    • Section Overview
    • Create and Manage Views
    • Scalar Valued Functions
    • Inline Table Valued Functions
    • Multi Statement Table Valued Functions
    • Stored Procedures
    • Table Triggers
    • Generating Database Scripts
    • Database Backup and Restore
  • SQL Server Security
    • Section Overview
    • Create an SQL User Login
    • Add Windows Authenticated Login
    • Add Server Logins With Script
  • BONUS Discounts
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