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SQL Fundamentals of Querying

1 Day Instructor-led
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Course Information


Students will learn what SQL is and how it can help them query a database to answer business questions.

Target Student

Students should be familiar with the components that make up the PC, including input, output, and storage devices. They should also be familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology.


Students will learn how to use SQL statements to query a database.


Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

What's Next

SQL Fundamentals of Querying is the first course in this series. Students who want to learn more advanced features of the language can take SQL Advanced Querying.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to databases and SQL
  • Database concepts
  • Understanding SQL concepts
2. Introduction to the SELECT statement
  • An overview of the SELECT statement
  • Syntax rules you’ll want to know
3. Calculating data
  • Aggregate functions
  • Column aliases
  • Performing calculations
  • Date functions
4. Selecting specific rows
  • The WHERE clause
  • The ORDER BY clause
5. Working with other operators
  • Searching for text
  • Logical operators
  • NULLs
6. Grouping data
  • The GROUP BY clause
  • The HAVING clause
  • Comparing the WHERE and HAVING clauses
7. Multi-table queries
  • Joins
  • Joining tables
  • Outer joins
8. Querying a database using Access
  • Connecting to a database
  • Querying a database
  • Generating a report of the data

Dates & Availability

We currently don’t have any dates scheduled for this training course but offer it as a corporate, private course for your own team.

Please use the enquire button below.

Private Courses

We can arrange your own private SQL course.


Have us build a custom private course tailored to your needs.

Cost Effective

If you are looking to training a group of people private courses can be very cost effective.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

What Our Clients Think

The trainer did a fantastic job of delivering the course and providing understanding

Niall Simmons - Haven Power

Course is well structured and instructor delivered the content, and more, perfectly. No question left unanswered, no theory unexplained.

Aidan Hamill - Intact Software

Very informative course, very useful tips on how to work with SQL Management Studio. A lot of SQL quirks explained, a lot of good examples.

Magdalena Piekarska - Veolia

Very good at tailoring the course to my needs. Very individual and attentive.

Andrew Griffin - Blackfin

A great course. The trainers experience and knowledge is a great asset.

Nancy Shering - Equinix Group Ltd

I took so much away from this course and felt Stuart's teaching method was exceptional.

Rowanne Kiehl - SSE

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