Author: Rick Morelan
Publisher: Joes 2 Pros International LLC
Release Date: 2012-11
Finally a book for the true SQL Server beginner! Whether you are brand new to data bases and are thinking of getting your 70-461 certification or already a semi-pro working in the field and need some fingertip support, this is this is the book for you. Joes 2 Pros does not assume you already know anything about data bases or SQL server. The Author, Rick Morelan, started out as a true beginner after he decided he had had enough of working on a fishing boat in Alaska. Rick struggled for years to acquire the knowledge necessary just to get his foot in the door. Many years later as an instructor, who was not happy with the instructional material available for his SQL students, he began the process of creating his own material. In 2009 Rick released his first book, "Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros: The SQL Hands-On Guide for Beginners" for SQL 2008. Due to its clear writing style, easy to follow images and free downloadable labs it quickly became a top seller on Amazon. This book builds on the success of the previous series and will help anyone transform themselves from a beginner "Joe" into a SQL 2012 "Pro." For those of you who have read the 2008 series for the 70-433 Exam you will find a lot of the same material from the SQL 2008 book in this SQL 2012 book. This is because much of the 70-461 test covers the same material as the 70-433. I have added material that is new to the test and removed material that is no longer relevant. If you have already read this series or have already passed the 70-433 exam you may choose to read my book which covers only the changes from 70-433 to 70-461 entitled "Joes 2 Pros SQL 2012 Queries 70-461 Exam for SQL 2008 Pros."
Once you know the basics of the SQL language, it's time to take the next step toward specialization: query writing! All objects in SQL support the need to get data in and out of databases, and writing queries is the key to capturing the data you want. "SQL Queries 2012 Joes 2 Pros Volume 2" shows you a proven roadmap that has helped many beginning SQL students get their certifications and launch their careers. If you want to get ready for MCTS certification, this is the second book of the Joes 2 Pros series. This book is totally focused on providing a fun, hands-on experience as it evolves your basic SQL skills and amps up your level of query writing expertise. This is Volume II of the Joes 2 Pros certification track designed to prepare you for the 70-461 SQL 2012 exam. If you are a total beginner, we recommend you first become familiar with the material in the "Beginning SQL Joes 2 Pros." For those of you who have read the 2008 series for the 70-433 Exam you will find a lot of the same material from the SQL 2008 book in this SQL 2012 book. This is because much of the 70-461 test covers the same material as the 70-433. I have added material that is new to the test and removed material that is no longer relevant. If you have already read this series or have already passed the 70-433 exam you may choose to read my book which covers only the changes from 70-433 to 70-461 entitled "SQL 2012 Querying, what's new and Cool."
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 You also get an exam discount voucher—making this book an exceptional value and a great career investment.
Author: Rick Morelan
Publisher: Joes 2 Pros International LLC
Release Date: 2012-11-01
The SQL developer needs to be able to create processes for the working database by using one of the many programming objects (like functions, stored procedures, constrains, or triggers). By creating objects that talk with SQL you simply the way other programs (like applications or web pages) can interconnect. These eternal programs only need to call on the names of your programming objects by name rather than needing to submit large pieces of advance code. With SQL Queries 2012 Joes 2 Pros(r) Volume 4, you learn how programming objects work in SQL Server. For those of you who have read the 2008 series for the 70-433 Exam you will find a lot of the same material from the SQL 2008 book in this SQL 2012 book. This is because much of the 70-461 test covers the same material as the 70-433. I have added material that is new to the test and removed material that is no longer relevant. If you have already read this series or have already passed the 70-433 exam you may choose to read my book which covers only the changes from 70-433 to 70-461 entitled "Joes 2 Pros SQL 2012 Queries 70-461 Exam for SQL 2008 Pros"
Author: Rick A. Morelan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2011-06-01
The SQL developer needs to be able to create processes for the working database by using one of the many programming objects (like functions, stored procedures, constrains, or triggers). By creating objects that talk with SQL you simply the way other programs (like applications or web pages) can interconnect. These eternal programs only need to call on the names of your programming objects by name rather than needing to submit large pieces of advance code. With SQL Programming Development (Volume 4 of 5) in the SQL Server Joes 2 Pros development series, you learn how programming objects work in SQL Server.
Best preparation for Microsoft Certification Exam 70-461, job interview & successful database developer career. Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The book covers all the official published Microsoft exam topics. Very good chance of passing the certification exam after studying the book thoroughly. Study & practice at your own pace through a series of illustrated lessons with practical database diagrams & T-SQL scripts. Contents at a Glance CHAPTER 1: SQL Server Sample & System Databases CHAPTER 2: Installing SQL Server 2012 CHAPTER 3: Structure of the SELECT Statement CHAPTER 4: SQL Server Management Studio CHAPTER 5: Basic Concepts of Client-Server Computing CHAPTER 6: Fundamentals of Relational Database Design CHAPTER 7: Normal Forms & Database Normalization CHAPTER 8: Functional Database Design CHAPTER 9: Advanced Database Design Concepts CHAPTER 10: The Art of Database Design CHAPTER 11: New Programming Features in SS 2012 CHAPTER 12: JOINing Tables with INNER & OUTER JOINs CHAPTER 13: Basic SELECT Statement Syntax & Examples CHAPTER 14: Subqueries in SELECT Statements CHAPTER 15: SELECT INTO Table Creation & Population CHAPTER 16: Modify Data - INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE & MERGE CHAPTER 17: The Magic of Transact-SQL Programming CHAPTER 18: Exporting & Importing Data CHAPTER 19: Maintaining Data Integrity in the Enterprise CHAPTER 20: Query & Stored Procedure Optimization CHAPTER 21: Advanced T-SQL Programming Topics SPECIAL: How to Prepare for the Exam & Job Interview. Relational database design and SQL (Structured Query Language) programming teach-by-practical-diagrams-&-examples book for developers, programmers, systems analysts and project managers who are new to relational database and client/server technologies. Also for database developers, database designers and database administrators (DBA), who know some SQL programming and database design, and who wish to refresh & expand their RDBMS design & development technology horizons. The book has special orientation for passing Exam 70-461(Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012), job interview and performing well on the job. Familiarity with at least one computer programming language, Windows file system & Excel is assumed. Since the book is career advancement oriented, it has a great number of 3NF database design examples with metadata explanations along with practical SQL queries (over 1,600 SELECT queries) and T-SQL scripts, plenty to learn indeed. Great emphasis is placed on explaining the FOREIGN KEY - PRIMARY KEY constraints among tables, the connections which make the collection of individual tables a database. The database diagrams and queries are based on historic and current SQL Server sample databases: pubs (PRIMARY KEYs 9, FOREIGN KEYs 10), Northwind (PRIMARY KEYs 13, FOREIGN KEYs 13) and the latest AdventureWorks series. Among them: AdventureWorks, AdventureWorks2008, AdventureWorks2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 71, FOREIGN KEYs 90), & AdventureWorksDW2012 (PRIMARY KEYs 27, FOREIGN KEYs 44). The last one is a data warehouse database which is the basis for multi-dimensional OLAP cubes. Sample databases installation instructions are included. The book teaches through vivid database diagrams and T-SQL queries how to think in terms of sets at a very high level, focusing on set-based operations instead of loops like in procedural programming languages. There is a chapter dedicated to the new programming features of SQL Server 2012 and XML. The best way to master T-SQL programming is to type the query in your own SQL Server Management Studio Query Editor, test it, examine it, change it and study it. Wouldn't it be easier just to copy & paste it? It would, but the learning value would diminish rapidly. You need to feel relational database design and the SQL language in your DNA. SQL queries must "pour" out from your fingers into the keyboard.
Author: Tiberiu Covaci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-05-06
A perfectly crafted prep guide that prepares you for the MCSD 70-483 The MCSD 70-483 exam is the entry-level Microsoft certification exam for C# developers and this must-have resource offers essential coverage of the exam that will test your competency in C# programming. Each chapter covers one of the core subject domains that comprise the exam. Among the authors are experienced trainers who advised Microsoft on the development of its certification programs, affording them a unique understanding of both the objectives and what it takes to master them. This invaluable knowledge is passed to you so that you will not only be prepared to take the exam, but also become a better C# developer Features a step-by-step lab tutorial for each lesson covered in the book, encouraging you to practice what you've just learned in order to reinforce your learning Includes an accompanying website that includes more than 100 simulated test questions and answers Shares solutions to the hands-on labs presented in the book Contains complete sample code Offers a unique author approach that not only teaches you how to answer a set of exam questions but also provides you with an understanding of the underlying concepts and skills needed to succeed as a professional C# programmer MCSD Certification Toolkit is all you need to fully prepare for exam 70-483!
Information is everywhere. But imagine the CIO of a company who has spent millions implementing databases and applications, yet doesn't know how to view that data in a way to make good decisions that make the company more profitable. That is where you come in. As a database professional you will be asked to provide answers to questions from the CIO and others in the company from that data. If your company is using SQL Server to host some of the company's data, chances are you will use SQL Server Reporting Services to create professional looking reports to hand to the CIO. This book is meant to be a fantastic value that gets you started with SSRS. You will learn with many hands-on exercises that build on skills from chapter to chapter. Each chapter has a "Points to Ponder" section that summarizes the content, and you will also find a short review quiz at the end.
This proceedings volume presents selected papers from the 7th International Conference on Emerging Databases: Technologies, Applications, and Theory (EDB 2017), which was held in Busan, Korea from 7 to 9 August, 2017. This conference series was launched by the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE) Database Society of Korea as an annual forum for exploring novel technologies, applications, and research advances in the field of emerging databases. This forum has evolved into the premier international venue for researchers and practitioners to discuss current research issues, challenges, new technologies, and solutions.
Author: Ralph Kimball
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Updated new edition of Ralph Kimball's groundbreaking book on dimensional modeling for data warehousing and business intelligence! The first edition of Ralph Kimball's The Data Warehouse Toolkit introduced the industry to dimensional modeling, and now his books are considered the most authoritative guides in this space. This new third edition is a complete library of updated dimensional modeling techniques, the most comprehensive collection ever. It covers new and enhanced star schema dimensional modeling patterns, adds two new chapters on ETL techniques, includes new and expanded business matrices for 12 case studies, and more. Authored by Ralph Kimball and Margy Ross, known worldwide as educators, consultants, and influential thought leaders in data warehousing and business intelligence Begins with fundamental design recommendations and progresses through increasingly complex scenarios Presents unique modeling techniques for business applications such as inventory management, procurement, invoicing, accounting, customer relationship management, big data analytics, and more Draws real-world case studies from a variety of industries, including retail sales, financial services, telecommunications, education, health care, insurance, e-commerce, and more Design dimensional databases that are easy to understand and provide fast query response with The Data Warehouse Toolkit: The Definitive Guide to Dimensional Modeling, 3rd Edition.
This IBM® Redbooks® publication describes IBM DB2® SQL compatibility features. The latest version of DB2 includes extensive native support for the PL/SQL procedural language, new data types, scalar functions, improved concurrency, built-in packages, OCI, SQLPlus, and more. These features can help with developing applications that run on both DB2 and Oracle and can help simplify the process of moving from Oracle to DB2. In addition, IBM now provides tools to simplify the enablement process, such as the highly scalable IBM Data Movement Tool for moving schema and data into DB2, and an Editor and Profiler for PL/SQL provided by the IBM Data Studio tool suite. This Oracle to DB2 migration guide describes new technology, preferred practices for moving to DB2, and common scenarios that can help you as you move from Oracle to DB2. This book is intended for IT architects and developers who are converting from Oracle to DB2. DB2 compatibility with Oracle is provided through native support. The new capabilities in DB2 that provide compatibility are implemented at the lowest and most intimate levels of the database kernel, as though they were originally engineered for DB2. means that the DB2 implementation is done without the aid of an emulation layer. This intimacy leads to the scalable implementation that DB2 offers, providing identical performance between DB2 compatibility features and DB2 other language elements. For example, DB2 runs SQL PL at the same performance as PL/SQL implementations of the same function.
Author: Ian H. Witten
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Data Mining: Practical Machine Learning Tools and Techniques, Fourth Edition, offers a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, along with practical advice on applying these tools and techniques in real-world data mining situations. This highly anticipated fourth edition of the most acclaimed work on data mining and machine learning teaches readers everything they need to know to get going, from preparing inputs, interpreting outputs, evaluating results, to the algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data mining approaches. Extensive updates reflect the technical changes and modernizations that have taken place in the field since the last edition, including substantial new chapters on probabilistic methods and on deep learning. Accompanying the book is a new version of the popular WEKA machine learning software from the University of Waikato. Authors Witten, Frank, Hall, and Pal include today's techniques coupled with the methods at the leading edge of contemporary research. Please visit the book companion website at http://www.cs.waikato.ac.nz/ml/weka/book.html It contains Powerpoint slides for Chapters 1-12. This is a very comprehensive teaching resource, with many PPT slides covering each chapter of the book Online Appendix on the Weka workbench; again a very comprehensive learning aid for the open source software that goes with the book Table of contents, highlighting the many new sections in the 4th edition, along with reviews of the 1st edition, errata, etc. Provides a thorough grounding in machine learning concepts, as well as practical advice on applying the tools and techniques to data mining projects Presents concrete tips and techniques for performance improvement that work by transforming the input or output in machine learning methods Includes a downloadable WEKA software toolkit, a comprehensive collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks-in an easy-to-use interactive interface Includes open-access online courses that introduce practical applications of the material in the book
The Common Table Expression (CTE) is one of the more powerful and often overlooked features in Microsoft SQL Server. This Joes 2 Pros book will show some of the more interesting things you can do with a CTE. We will learn how CTEs are a great alternative to derived table queries, how to do data paging with a CTE, and recursive queries with tree path and hierarchical output. This book will also cover how to use the DELETE, UPDATE, and INSERT statements with a CTE, and how to use CTEs in stored procedures and functions. We will discover what is good and bad with CTEs when it comes to performance, and how to avoid performance pitfalls. The twelve chapters take us from the most basic introduction of a CTE all the way to the more complex usage scenarios where a CTE can change the way you look at writing T-SQL queries. Learn how to use a single CTE or multiple CTEs in a single statement as well as nesting them.
This book will flow in a "Question & Answer" mode from start to finish to help you grasp concepts faster and get to the point quickly. Once you understand the concepts, it gets easier to see twists using that concept within a scenario and to ultimately solve them. Though each of these chapters are geared towards convenience we highly recommend reading each of the sections irrespective of the roles you might be doing since each of the sections have some interesting trivia about working with SQL Server. In the industry the role of accidental DBA's (especially with SQL Server) is very common. Hence if you have performed the role of DBA for a short stint and want to brush-up your fundamentals then the upcoming sections will be a great review.
Author: John W. Satzinger
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-02-01
Refined and streamlined, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E helps students develop the conceptual, technical, and managerial foundations for systems analysis design and implementation as well as project management principles for systems development. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter text focuses on content that is key for success in today's market. The authors' highly effective presentation teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. The book highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. The Seventh Edition's refined sequence of topics makes it easier to read and understand than ever. Regrouped analysis and design chapters provide more flexibility in course organization. Additionally, the text's running cases have been completely updated and now include a stronger focus on connectivity in applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.