SQL Server 2012 is a robust database system that provides a number of database objects used to store and view data. In order to configure a SQL Server 2012 database to meet business requirements, administrators and developers must fully understand how to design, create, and configure these database objects. These objects include tables for storing data in the database, views to allow access to the data within specific tables, and indexes to optimize the performance of the database for data retrieval. This course identifies each of these database objects and demonstrates the steps required to create them using Transact-SQL statements. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers the objectives for the exam 70-461: Microsoft SQL Server 2012: Querying. This exam is one of the requirements for the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associated (MCSA): SQL Server 2012 certification.
Candidates for this path should have two or more years of experience using SQL Server 2012 or a previous version of SQL Server, and they are seeking to prove their proficiency in writing queries. Candidates for this exam are IT professionals who have jobs in which database administration is their main area of responsibility, or they work as database developers.