Consuming and manipulating data.
Access and manipulate data from a Microsoft SQL Server database by creating and using ad hoc queries and stored procedures.
You might be a bit surprised to find a Microsoft SQL Server objective on a Visual C# .NET certification exam, but it really makes perfect sense. Many Visual C# .NET applications require a database to enable them to store data on a permanent basis, and SQL Server is one of the best databases to use with the .NET Framework. As you'll see later in this chapter, an entire namespace (System.Data.SqlClient) is devoted to efficient communication between .NET applications and SQL Server.
The objects in System.Data.SqlClient, though, won't do you any good ...