2 days - This SQL Introduction course enables you quickly to get the most from SQL queries and reports.


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


Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge.


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

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.

Public Course Dates

Date Location
Mon 28 Jan 2019 Reading
Mon 25 Feb 2019 Reading
Wed 27 Mar 2019 Reading
Mon 29 Apr 2019 Reading
Mon 20 May 2019 Reading
Mon 17 Jun 2019 Reading
Tue 16 Jul 2019 Reading
Wed 21 Aug 2019 Reading
Wed 18 Sep 2019 Reading
Mon 21 Oct 2019 Reading
Mon 18 Nov 2019 Reading
Mon 16 Dec 2019 Reading

£595 for 2 days (ex vat)

This course is available as a public course at our training centre. Included in the price:

  • Comprehensive SQL Introduction Manual
  • Refreshments & Lunch
  • Post SQL Introduction Course Support

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Course Outline

Introduction to databases and SQL

  • Database concepts
  • Understanding SQL concepts

Introduction to the SELECT statement

  • An overview of the SELECT statement
  • Syntax rules you’ll want to know

Calculating data

  • Aggregate functions
  • Column aliases
  • Performing calculations
  • Date functions

Selecting specific rows

  • The WHERE clause
  • The ORDER BY clause

Working with other operators

  • Searching for text
  • Logical operators
  • NULLs

Grouping data

  • The GROUP BY clause
  • The HAVING clause
  • Comparing the WHERE and HAVING clauses

Multi-table queries

  • Joins
  • Joining tables
  • Outer joins

Querying a database using Access

  • Connecting to a database
  • Querying a database
  • Generating a report of the data

Querying with unions and advanced joins

  • Querying multiple tables with unions
  • Advanced Joins
  • Calculating with COMPUTE

Querying with subqueries

  • Subqueries

Adding data

  • Inserting data

Updating and removing data

  • Updating records
  • Deleting records
  • Deleting the contents of tables

Manipulating tables and views

  • Creating tables
  • Modifying tables
  • Deleting tables
  • Adding and removing views

Manipulating indexes

  • Adding and removing indexes

Ensuring data integrity with transactions

  • Transactions

Creating databases

  • Creating a database with SQL
  • Deleting a database