#1 You administer a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database that contains a table named OrderDetail. You discover that the NCI_OrderDetail_CustomerID non-clustered index is fragmented. You need to reduce fragmentation. You need to achieve this goal without taking the index offline. Which Transact-SQL batch should you use?
#2 A table named Profits stores the total profit made each year within a territory. The Profits table has columns named Territory, Year, and Profit. You need to create a report that displays the profits made by each territory for each year and its previous year. Which Transact-SQL query should you use?
#3 Your database contains a table named Purchases. The table includes a DATETIME column named PurchaseTime that stores the date and time each purchase is made. There is a non- clustered index on the PurchaseTime column. The business team wants a report that displays the total number of purchases made on the current day. You need to write a query that will return the correct results in the most efficient manner. Which Transact-SQL query should you use?
Explanation: Two answers will return the correct results (the «WHERE CONVERT…» and «WHERE … AND … » answers). The correct answer for Microsoft would be the answer that is most «efficient». Anybody have a clue as to which is most efficient? In the execution plan, the one that I’ve selected as the correct answer is the query with the shortest duration. Also, the query answer with «WHERE CONVERT…» threw warnings in the execution plan…something about affecting CardinalityEstimate and SeekPlan. I also found this article, which leads me to believe that I have the correct answer:
#4 The procedure can be called within other transactions. You need to ensure that when the DELETE statement from the HumanResourcesJobCandidate table succeeds, the modification is retained even if the insert into the Audit.Log table fails. Which code segment should you add to line 14?
#5 You develop a database for a travel application. You need to design tables and other database objects. You create a view that displays the dates and times of the airline schedules on a report. You need to display dates and times in several international formats. What should you do?
#6 You use Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database to develop a shopping cart application. You need to rotate the unique values of the ProductName field of a table-valued expression into multiple columns in the output. Which Transact-SQL operator should you use?
#7 You are a database developer of a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. You are designing a table that will store Customer data from different sources. The table will include a column that contains the CustomerID from the source system and a column that contains the SourceID. A sample of this data is as shown in the following table. You need to ensure that the table has no duplicate CustomerID within a SourceID. You also need to ensure that the data in the table is in the order of SourceID and then CustomerID. Which Transact- SQL statement should you use?
#8 You develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 server database that supports an application. The application contains a table that has the following definition: CREATE TABLE Inventory (ItemID int NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY, ItemsInStore int NOT NULL, ItemsInWarehouse int NOT NULL) You need to create a computed column that returns the sum total of the ItemsInStore and ItemsInWarehouse values for each row. Which Transact-SQL statement should you use?
#9 You administer a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database that has multiple tables in the Sales schema. Some users must be prevented from deleting records in any of the tables in the Sales schema. You need to manage users who are prevented from deleting records in the Sales schema. You need to achieve this goal by using the minimum amount of administrative effort. What should you do?
#10 You are a database developer at an independent software vendor. You create stored procedures thatcontain proprietary code. You need to protect the code from being viewed by your customers. Which storedprocedure option should you use?
#11 You develop a database for a travel application. You need to design tables and other database objects. You need to store media files in several tables. Each media file is less than 1 MB in size. The media files will require fast access and will be retrieved frequently. What should you do?
#12 You administer a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The database contains a Product table created by using the following definition: You need to ensure that the minimum amount of disk space is used to store the data in the Product table. What should you do?
#13 You develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. You need to create and call a stored procedure that meets the following requirements: Accepts a single input parameter for CustomerID. Returns a single integer to the calling application. Which Transact-SQL statement or statements should you use? (Each correct answer presents part of the solution. Choose all that apply.)
#14 Unless stated above, no columns in the Employee table reference other tables. Confidential information about the employees is stored in a separate table named EmployeeData. One record exists within EmployeeData for each record in the Employee table. You need to assign the appropriate constraints and table properties to ensure data integrity and visibility. On which column in the Employee table should you create a self-reference foreign key constraint?
#15 You develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database that contains a heap named OrdersHistorical. You write the following Transact-SQL query: INSERT INTO OrdersHistorical SELECT * FROM CompletedOrders You need to optimize transaction logging and locking for the statement. Which table hint should you use?
#16 You develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. You create a view from the Orders and OrderDetails tables by using the following definition. You need to improve the performance of the view by persisting data to disk. What should you do?
#17 You are developing a database that will contain price information. You need to store the prices that include a fixed precision and a scale of six digits. Which data type should you use?
Explanation: Numeric is the only one in the list that can give a fixed precision and scale. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179882.aspx
#18 You develop a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database. The database is used by two web applications that access a table named Products. You want to create an object that will prevent the applications from accessing the table directly while still providing access to the required data. You need to ensure that the following requirements are met: Future modifications to the table definition will not affect the applications’ ability to access data. The new object can accommodate data retrieval and data modification. You need to achieve this goal by using the minimum amount of changes to the existing applications. What should you create for each application?
#19 You use a Microsoft SQL Server 2012 database that contains two tables named SalesOrderHeader and SalesOrderDetail. The indexes on the tables are as shown in the exhibit You discover that the performance of the query is slow. Analysis of the query plan shows table scans where the estimated rows do not match the actual rows for SalesOrderHeader by using an unexpected index on SalesOrderDetail. You need to improve the performance of the query. What should you do?
#20 You develop three Microsoft SQL Server 2012 databases named Database1, Database2, and Database3. You have permissions on both Database1 and Database2. You plan to write and deploy a stored procedure named dbo.usp_InsertEvent in Database3. dbo.usp_InsertEvent must execute other stored procedures in the other databases. You need to ensure that callers that do not have permissions on Database1 or Database2 can execute the stored procedure. Which Transact-SQL statement should you use?
#21 Your database contains two tables named DomesticSalesOrders and InternationalSalesOrders. Both tablescontain more than 100 million rows. Each table has a Primary Key column named SalesOrderId. The datain the two tables is distinct from one another. Business users want a report that includes aggregateinformation about the total number of global sales and total sales amounts. You need to ensure that yourquery executes in the minimum possible time. Which query should you use?
Explanation: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms180026.aspx http://blog.sqlauthority.com/2009/03/11/sql-server-difference-between-union-vs-union-alloptimalperformance-comparison/