torsdag den 8. august 2013

Querying SQL Server 2012 is PASS

Just finished the 70-461 Exam "Querying Microsoft SQL Server 2012" and fortunately it was a (comfortable) PASS.

Much of the topics is something I have used extensively before, but these items are more or less new for me and I am happy to know a bit more now:
  • Pivoting and unpivoting data
  • Common table expressions (covered in this previous post)
  • Windows functions (eg. PARTITION, OVER, ROW_NUMBER())
  • Full-text data
  • XML queries
  • The MERGE statement
  • OUTPUT-clauses for INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE.
  • TRY-CATCH error handling
  • Extended events

So now I have begun on this book:
 The exercises in this book requires no less than six Windows 2008 R2 servers (one DC, 4 ordinary servers and 1 server core), so the first step will be to punish my ESXi by creating this setup.

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