Introduction to SQL Training

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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.

Goals
  1. Understand how relational databases work.
  2. Learn to use SQL to output reports.
  3. Learn to write SQL queries to retrieve data from multiple tables.
Outline
  1. Relational Database Basics
    1. Brief History of SQL
    2. Relational Databases
      1. Tables
      2. Rows
      3. Columns
      4. Relationships
      5. Datatypes
      6. Primary Keys
      7. Foreign Keys
      8. Relational Database Management System
    3. Popular Databases
      1. Commercial Databases
      2. Popular Open Source Databases
      3. Valid Object References
    4. 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. Exploring the Tables
    5. SELECTing Specific Columns
    6. Sorting Records
      1. Sorting By a Single Column
      2. Sorting By Multiple Columns
      3. Sorting By Column Position
      4. Ascending and Descending Sorts
    7. The WHERE Clause and Operator Symbols
      1. Checking for Equality
      2. Checking for Inequality
      3. Checking for Greater or Less Than
      4. Checking for NULL
      5. WHERE and ORDER BY
    8. The WHERE Clause and Operator Words
      1. The BETWEEN Operator
      2. The IN Operator
      3. The LIKE Operator
      4. The NOT Operator
    9. More SELECTs with WHERE
    10. Checking Multiple Conditions
      1. AND
      2. OR
      3. Order of Evaluation
    11. Writing SELECTs with Multiple Conditions
  3. Advanced SELECTs
    1. Calculated Fields
      1. Concatenation
      2. Mathematical Calculations
      3. Aliases
    2. Calculating Fields
    3. Aggregate Functions and Grouping
      1. Aggregate Functions
      2. Grouping Data
      3. Selecting Distinct Records
    4. Working with Aggregate Functions
    5. Built-in Data Manipulation Functions
      1. Common Math Functions
      2. Common String Functions
      3. Common Date Functions
    6. Data Manipulation Functions
  4. Subqueries, Joins and Unions
    1. Subqueries
    2. Joins
      1. Table Aliases
      2. Multi-table Joins
    3. Using Joins
    4. Outer Joins
    5. Unions
      1. UNION ALL
      2. UNION Rules
    6. Working with Unions
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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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The content was comprehensive and even though I have basic SQL knowledge, I was able to learn new techniques to make my SQL statements more efficient.
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Great class! I learned exactly what I wanted to from this class.
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The instructor was great at explaining not only how to do something but also what not to do.
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The instructor provided me with a wealth of information regarding SQL, which I can utilize at work.
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