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SQL Introduction to Querying

2 Day Course
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Course Information

Overview

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.

Benefits

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

Prerequisites

Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

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
9. Querying with unions and advanced joins
  • Querying multiple tables with unions
  • Advanced Joins
  • Calculating with COMPUTE
10. Querying with subqueries
  • Subqueries
11. Adding data
  • Inserting data
  • SELECT INTO
12. Updating and removing data
  • Updating records
  • Deleting records
  • Deleting the contents of tables
13. Manipulating tables and views
  • Creating tables
  • Modifying tables
  • Deleting tables
  • Adding and removing views
14. Manipulating indexes
  • Adding and removing indexes
15. Ensuring data integrity with transactions
  • Transactions
16. Creating databases
  • Creating a database with SQL
  • Deleting a database

Dates & Prices

Attend one of our public SQL courses:

Small Class Sizes

Maximum of 5 students per course.

Reference Manual

High quality reference manual supporting the topics covered.

Post Course Support

Unlimited post course email support on the course topics.

Delivery Options:
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Private Courses

We can arrange your own private SQL course.

Tailored

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

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

Andrew Griffin - Blackfin

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

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

Nancy Shering - Equinix Group Ltd

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

Aidan Hamill - Intact Software

Really enjoyed this course. It delivered exactly what I wanted out it.

Malkit Singh - Regatta Ltd

This course was great, the trainer was very knowledgeable and has improved my knowledge considerably. The facilities are fantastic. Thank You!

Kurtis Fleming - HM Revenue & Customs

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