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Microsoft - MTA Database Fundamentals



Only 2 Days



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6/2/2023 (Monday)


Learn how to create, manipulate and administer a database on this Microsoft MTA Database Fundamentals course. You’ll learn the basics of relational databases, data security concepts and how to implement T-SQL.

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand Core Database Concepts
  • Create Database Objects
  • Manipulate Data
  • Understand Data Storage
  • Administer a Database


Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study


Module 1: Understanding Core Database Concepts

  • Understand how data is stored in tables
  • Understand what a relational database is, the need for relational database management systems (RDBMS), and how relations are established
  • Work with the data manipulation language (DML)
  • Study data definition language (DDL)
  • Utilise T-SQL to create database objects, such as tables and views

Module 2: Creating Database Objects

  • Learn what data types are, why they are important and how they affect storage requirements
  • Understand and create tables
  • How to create and use views by using T-SQL or a graphical designer
  • Create stored procedures and functions

Module 3: Manipulating Data

  • Utilise SELECT queries to extract data from one table, extract data by using joins, combine result sets by using UNION and INTERSECT
  • Understand how data is inserted into a database, how to use INSERT statements
  • Update data in a database and learn how to write the updated data to the database by using the appropriate UPDATE statements, update by using a table
  • Delete data from single or multiple tables, ensure data and referential integrity by using transactions

Module 4: Understanding Data Storage

  • Understand the reasons for normalisation, the five most common levels of normalisation, how to normalise a database to third normal form
  • Choose appropriate primary keys, select appropriate data type for keys, select appropriate fields for composite keys and understand the relationship between foreign and primary keys
  • Learn the purpose of clustered and non-clustered indexes in a database

Module 5: Administering a Database

  • Learn database security concepts
  • How to secure a database: what objects can be secured, what objects should be secured, user accounts and roles
  • How to implement various backup types, such as full and incremental

Exam Track

You'll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training Centre, covered by your certification guarantee:

  • Microsoft Exam 98-364: Database Fundamentals

What's Included

Microsoft Official Courseware:

  • MOC 40364: Database Administration Fundamentals

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


There are no prerequisites for this entry-level course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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