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COMP 4678 - Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Development

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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Course Details

​Following on from COMP 1630, students who already understand data modeling, relational database design and SQL are provided with an in-depth understanding of designing and implementing MS SQL 2016 Server databases advanced T-SQL and scripting methods. There is an overview of BI tools (MS SQL Server Reporting Services, MS SQL Server Integration Services) and comparisons between different editions of MS SQL Server. Topics include: architecture, new SQL 2016 components, T-SQL review, new T-SQL constructs for SQL Server 2016, programmable objects, security for the database developer and performance tuning procedures. Exercises and labs help students obtain a thorough understanding of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 from a database developer perspective, with a focus on how to create views, stored procedures and triggers. Successful participants will be able use procedural code in TSQL and .NET to develop and manage the data layer for software applications. Please note: COMP 4678 will be offered in the winter (January) and fall (September) terms.


COMP 1630 or equivalent knowledge.





Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 76437

Thu Jan 14 - Thu Apr 01 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 14 - Apr 01 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 14 - Apr 01 Online Delivery
See Notes below


Marin Kostadinovic

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 in class and 12 online. Late registration is not permitted. Please sign in to the Learning Hub on the course start date for details on how the course will be delivered online.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Use MS SQL Server 2016 tools.
  • Enumerate MS SQL Server 2016 features and components.
  • Create databases, tables, indexes using T-SQL and Management Studio.
  • Describe MS SQL Server 2016 security architecture.
  • Utilize MS SQL 2016 tools and components.
  • Create and alter database table definitions using DDL.
  • Write T-SQL queries.
  • Handle Transact-SQL runtime errors.
  • Develop functions and procedures in .NET CLR.
  • Create views, stored procedures, triggers in Transact-SQL.
  • Manipulate XML data with MS SQL 2016.
  • Use MS SQL Server 2016 Geospatial data types.
  • Integrate managed code with MS SQL Server 2016.
  • Describe performance tuning procedures in MS SQL Server 2016.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

COMP 4678 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Applied Data Analytics
    Part-time   Certificate
  2. Applied Database Administration and Design
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Computer Systems
    Part-time   Diploma

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Winter 2021

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If you are taking this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Downtown Campus Bookstore.

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Exam Ref 70-761 Querying Data W. Transact-Sql
Author Ben-Gan
Publisher Ms
Copyright 2017
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-1-50930-433-2
Price $43.50

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