Course Code: GES854
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft SQL. You’ll cover T-SQL and stored procedures, and also learn how to select data types, subqueries, data sets, and aggregates.
Understand how to create tables, read XML data, and alter views with T-SQL. Learn how to modify data, stored procedures, triggers and functions. Additionally, you’ll learn how to optimize queries, indexes, and statistics.
Master installing and configuring the 2012 SQL server. Understand how to maintain instances and databases.
Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases (Continued): Explore managing data, implementing security, and implementing high availability.
Learn the fundamentals of dimensions and fact tables before covering data flow, variables, parameters, and package logic.
Explore logging and SSIS, troubleshooting, debugging, and data quality. In this final section of the course, you’ll also learn about scripting and master data services, and fuzzy transformations.
Laurel has over 20 years experience in Information Technology, curriculum development and teaching. In addition to her extensive teaching background, Laurel's experience includes instructional design, programming, business requirements analysis, and quality assurance. She couples this experience with a strong and diverse technical background. Laurel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Computer Information Systems from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.
David brings over 10 years experience in IT, education, instruction, curriculum design, combined with extensive management and leadership experience in the private and non-profit sectors. His passion for technology and education has led David to work as an academic dean, student services director, technology coordinator, teacher, consultant, and technology columnist and blogger. David holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science, both in Technology Education, from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. In addition, he has earned IT industry certifications and has been published in a book on gamification in the classroom.
Aaron brings over 10 years experience in technology and technology-related instructional design, teaching and tutoring. His experience includes instructional design and curriculum development for Loyola University Medical Center, DeVry University, as well as corporate training clients. Aaron holds a Master of Science Education in Learning Design and Technology, from Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana; and a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Biology from the University of Illinois/Urbana Champaign, in Champaign, Illinois.
Students should have a basic understanding of how to use a computer, in addition to basic networking skills. These skills can be learned in programs such as CompTIA A+ and Network+.
This program can be taken on a Mac or a PC. On a PC, it is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.
On a Mac, the program is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 and later operating systems, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari 5.1.9 or later browsers. Mac users must have BootCamp working with a compatible Windows OS, or another method to simulate a Windows OS for the duration of their enrollment.
We highly recommend that you use Chrome and Firefox in place of other web browsers.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
To complete the labs, you must install and configure VirtualBox (instructions provided in program):
Upon registering, you will receive the following materials:
No additional materials are required for this program.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you are given twelve (12) months to complete the program.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
Each student is paired with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
Yes, this program prepares you to take the MCSA certification exams 70-461, 70-462, and 70-463, which qualify you for the MCSA: SQL Server 2012 Certification. Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive vouchers for these Microsoft exams.
Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready. Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.