Introduction to SQL Training

Introduction to SQL Training

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Next Live Class:Nov 5-6, 2020 10AM-5PM ET
Course Topics
  • Understand how relational databases work.
  • Learn to use SQL to output reports.
  • Learn to write SQL queries to retrieve data from multiple tables.
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Course Overview

This SQL training course is designed for students new to writing SQL queries. A typical student will need to learn SQL to build applications or to generate business reports. For the most part, the SQL learned in the course is applicable to all major databases. In the few cases in which there are differences between the databases, these differences will be pointed out.

Course Outline
  1. Relational Database Basics
    1. Brief History of SQL
    2. Relational Databases
    3. Tables
      1. Rows
      2. Columns
      3. Relationships
      4. Datatypes
      5. Primary Keys
      6. Foreign Keys
      7. Relational Database Management System
    4. Popular Databases
      1. Commercial Databases
      2. Popular Open Source Databases
    5. SQL Statements
      1. Database Manipulation Language (DML)
      2. Database Definition Language (DDL)
      3. Database Control Language (DCL)
  2. Simple SELECTs
    1. Introduction to the Northwind Database
    2. Some Basics
      1. Comments
      2. Whitespace and Semi-colons
      3. Case Sensitivity
    3. SELECTing All Columns in All Rows
    4. Exercise: Exploring the Tables
    5. SELECTing Specific Columns
    6. Exercise: SELECTing Specific Columns
    7. Sorting Records
      1. Sorting by a Single Column
      2. Sorting By Multiple Columns
    8. Ascending and Descending Sorts
    9. Exercise: Sorting Results
    10. The WHERE Clause and Logical Operator Symbols
      1. Checking for Equality
      2. Checking for Inequality
    11. Exercise: Using the WHERE Clause to Check for Equality or Inequality
    12. Checking for Greater or Less Than
    13. Exercise: Using the WHERE Clause to Check for Greater or Less Than
    14. Checking for NULL
    15. Exercise: Checking for NULL
    16. WHERE and ORDER BY
    17. Exercise: Using WHERE and ORDER BY Together
    18. Checking Multiple Conditions with Boolean Operators
      1. AND
      2. OR
      3. Order of Evaluation
    19. Exercise: Writing SELECTs with Multiple Conditions
    20. The WHERE Clause and Logical Operator Keywords
      1. The BETWEEN Operator
      2. The IN Operator
      3. The LIKE Operator
      4. The NOT Operator
    21. Exercise: More SELECTs with WHERE
  3. Advanced SELECTs
    1. Calculated Fields
      1. Concatenation
      2. Mathematical Calculations
      3. Aliases
    2. Exercise: Calculating Fields
    3. Aggregate Functions and Grouping
      1. Aggregate Functions
      2. Grouping Data
    4. Exercise: Working with Aggregate Functions
    5. Selecting Distinct Records
    6. Built-in Data Manipulation Functions
      1. Common Math Functions
      2. Common String Functions
      3. Common Date Functions
    7. Exercise: Data Manipulation Functions
  4. Subqueries, Joins and Unions
    1. Subqueries
    2. Exercise: Subqueries
    3. Joins
      1. Table Aliases
      2. Multi-table Joins
    4. Exercise: Using Joins
    5. Outer Joins
    6. Unions
      1. UNION ALL
      2. UNION Rules
    7. Exercise: Working with Unions
  5. Conditional Processing with CASE
    1. Using CASE
    2. Exercise: Working with CASE
Class Materials

Each student in our Live Online and our Onsite classes receives a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

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