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MCSA: 70-461 Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Databases (20461D)


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This 5-day instructor led course is part of the MCSA SQL Server certification track. It provides students with the technical skills required to write basic Transact-SQL queries for Microsoft SQL Server 2014. This course is the foundation for all SQL Server-related disciplines, namely, Database Administration, Database Development and Business Intelligence. This course prepares students for exam 70-461.

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Who benefits from this course?

  • Anyone pursuing MCSA SQL Server certification
  • Anyone interested in learning the new features and data capabilities of SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
  • Any Database Administrators, Database Developers, and Business Intelligence professionals who wish to sharpen their skillset
  • Anyone responsible for report writing, business analysis and client application development


  • Working knowledge if relational databases
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality

About This Course

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the basic architecture and concepts of Microsoft SQL Server 2014.
  • Understand the similarities and differences between Transact-SQL and other computer languages
  • Write Transact-SQL queries using the SELECT statement
  • Query multiple tables
  • Limit the rows that queries return and control the order in which the rows are displayed
  • Describe SQL Server 2014 data types
  • Use Transact-SQL functions
  • Aggregate data using Transact-SQL
  • Nest Transact-SQL queries using subqueries
  • Describe and implement table expressions
  • Compare rows between two input sets
  • Write queries that use window functions
  • Use the PIVOT operator to change the orientation of data
  • Create and execute stored procedures
  • Enhance your T-SQL code with programming elements
  • Implement error handling and transactions in Transact-SQL
  • Describe techniques to improve query performance
  • Query SQL Server metadata


This course requires that you meet the following prerequisites:
  • Working knowledge of relational databases.
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system and its core functionality.

Exam Details

Exam 70-461: Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012/2014

The Logistics of Your Exam

  1. The cost of the exam is an additional $165
  2. Locate a Pearson Vue testing center near you

  3. Create a Microsoft Profile and register for your exam

  4. Review Microsoft Exam Policies prior to taking your exam

Exam Information

Exam Code 70-461
Number of Questions 40-60
Passing Score 700 (on a scale of 1-1000)
Types of Questions
  • Case Studies

  • Multiple choice

  • Multiple response

  • Active screen

  • Best answer

  • Build List

  • Drag and drop

  • Hot area

  • Repeated answer choices

  • Short answer

  • Mark review

  • Review screen

Length of Test 120 minutes
Exam Results Provided within minutes of completing exam

Course Schedule

08/27/2019 - 09/26/2019 08:30 am - 10:30 am

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