Designing a SQL Server 2005 Cursor Strategy

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


recognize how to design and implement an appropriate cursor strategy in SQL Server 2005

Target Audience

Developers who use Microsoft Office SQL Server 2005 and consultants providing consulting services for SQL Server 2005. individuals looking to pass the 70-442 PRO: Designing and Optimizing Data Access by Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 certification exam and those individuals targeting toward the Microsoft certification: Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Database Developer certification path


Three or more years database programming experience including expertise in troubleshooting triggers, queries, stored procedures, user-defined functions, and user-defined types writing Transact-SQL queries, performing database performance optimization, designing and troubleshooting the data access layer of the application, designing databases, implementing databases at the physical level, and gathering business requirements

Expected Duration

55 min.

Course Objectives

Designing a SQL Server 2005 Cursor Strategy

  • recognize result set-based operations and use cursors to perform row-based operations.
  • recognize how to utilize the alternatives to cursors and identify the most effective cursor, depending on the application.
  • utilize cursors to perform row-based operations and to distinguish result set-based operations and the appropriate usage of cursors.