MySQL Development and Administration Training

MySQL Development and Administration Training

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Course Length: 4 days
Delivery Methods: Multiple delivery options
Course Benefits
  • Understand the basics of Relational Databases.
  • Learn the features and benefits of MySQL.
  • Use various Data types and database design.
  • Discover a database design structure/content.
  • Use expressions in SQL statements for more functional and flexible retrieval.
  • Learn bulk data import and export operations.
  • Understand MySQL storage engines, transactions and features of the common engines.
  • Create views to reuse SELECT statements
  • Learn data retrieval using SELECT statement.
  • Troubleshoot typical warnings and errors.
  • Change or add data.
  • Understand MySQL data validation.
  • Delete data from tables.
  • Generate aggregated query data using various criteria.
  • Connect data from multiple table rows using various types of JOIN constructs.
  • Use several different types of sub-queries.
  • Extensive coverage of MySQL Functions and expressions.
  • Use expressions in SQL statements for more functional and flexible retrieval.
  • Learn to export and import data.
  • Understand the MySQL Architecture.
  • General characteristics and resources used.
  • Common Database Administration tasks.
  • Utilize the various MySQL administration programs.
  • Learn the MySQL Administrator Graphical User Interface.
  • Use the INFORMATION_SCHEMA database to access metadata.
  • Install and Upgrade MySQL 5.0 for the most common operating systems.
  • Start and shutdown MySQL.
  • Configure MySQL server options at runtime.
  • Setup and manage numerous server logs.
Available Delivery Methods
Public Class
Public expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Guaranteed to run .
Private Class
Private classes are delivered for groups at your offices or a location of your choice.
Course Overview

This course covers SQL select and Data Manipulation Language statements such as insert, update and delete. In addition, the training covers database utilities including the mysql command line tool and backup/restore/recovery utilities, logging, storage engines, stored routine creation and execution, user account creation and maintenance, server startup and shutdown and performance tuning. Many instructor-led interactive demonstrations and computer exercises are used in the training to transfer these important topics to the student.

Course Outline
  1. Introduction to Database Concepts and MySQL
    1. Features of a Relational Database
    2. Where does SQL Fit in?
    3. Database Access
    4. Why MySQL?
    5. The History of MySQL
  2. Installation, Configuration, and Upgrading
    1. MySQL Software
    2. MySQL Software Features
    3. Preparing to Install MySQL
    4. Available Client Software
    5. After the Download
    6. Configuring the Server
    7. Starting the Server
    8. The Initial User Accounts
    9. Verifying Server Operation
    10. Upgrading
    11. Copying a Database between Architectures
    12. Environment Variables
  3. Database Design
    1. Developing the Design of a Database
    2. Database Entities
    3. The Primary Key
    4. Foreign Key Relationships
    5. Data Models and Normalization
    6. Second Normal Form (2NF)
    7. Third Normal Form (3NF) and Beyond
    8. Translating a Data Model into a Database Design
  4. Using the mysql Command-Line Tool
    1. Running the mysql Client
    2. Customizing the mysql Prompt
    3. mysql Commands
    4. Using the Help Command
    5. Some Useful mysql Options
    6. Working with a Database
    7. Examining Table Definitions
    8. Other SHOW Options
  5. DDL and Data Definition Language
    1. DDL and DML Overview
    2. Building Table Definitions
    3. Identifiers
    4. Column Definitions
    5. Numeric Datatypes
    6. ENUM and SET Types
    7. Date and Time Datatypes
    9. UNIQUE Constraints
    10. Primary Keys
    11. Modifying Tables
    12. Foreign Keys
    13. Renaming and Dropping Tables
  6. DML and Data Manipulation Language
    1. DDL and DML Overview
    2. Data Values: Numbers
    3. Data Values: Strings
    4. Working with NULL Values
    5. Bulk Loading of Data
    6. Bulk Data Format
    7. Working with Special Values in Bulk
    8. Data
    9. Adding New Table Rows with INSERT
    10. Copying Rows
    11. UPDATE
    12. REPLACE
    13. Removing Table Rows
    14. Transactions
    15. InnoDB: Using Transactional Processing
    16. Locking Tables
  7. Queries -- the SELECT Statement
    1. SELECT Syntax Summary
    2. Choosing Data Sources and Destinations
    3. for SELECT
    4. Presentation of Table Data with
    5. SELECT
    6. Being Selective About Which Rows are
    7. Displayed
    8. User-Defined Variables
    9. Expressions and Functions
    10. Control Flow Operators and Functions
    11. Function Names
    12. Comparison Operators and Functions
    13. String Functions
    14. Numeric Operators and Functions
    15. Date and Time Functions
    16. Forcing Data Interpretation
    17. Miscellaneous Functions
  8. Building a Result Set from Several Sources
    1. UNION
    2. Combining Data from Two Tables
    3. Using WHERE to Choose Matching
    4. Rows
    6. OUTER JOINs
    7. Multiple Tables, Fields, Joins, and
    8. Ordering
    9. SELECT * and USING Columns
  9. Advanced SQL Techniques
    1. MySQL Pattern Matching
    2. Multipliers, Anchors, and Grouping
    3. GROUP BY
    4. Aggregates
    5. Subqueries
    6. Subquery Comparisons and Quantifiers
    7. Other Subqueries
    8. Subquery Alternatives and Restrictions
    9. InnoDB Multi-Table Updates and
    10. Deletes
    11. Building a VIEW
    12. Updatable VIEWs
  10. MySQL Storage Engines
    1. Storage Engine Overview
    2. Other Storage Engine Types
    3. The Basics of Commonly Used Storage
    4. Engines
    5. MyISAM Limits and Features
    6. MyISAM Data File Format
    7. InnoDB and Hardware Limitations
    8. InnoDB Shared Tablespace
    9. Configuration
    10. InnoDB Per-Table Tablespaces
    11. InnoDB Data Management
    13. MERGE and ARCHIVE
  11. Utilities
    1. Client Overview
    2. Specifying Options for Command-Line
    3. Clients
    4. Client Option Files
    5. Checking Tables with myisamchk and
    6. mysqlchk
    7. Using myisamchk and mysqlchk for
    8. Repairs
    9. mysqlshow and mysqlimport
    10. Using mysqldump
    11. The Query Browser
    12. MySQL Query Browser: Deeper
    13. MySQL Administrator: Basic
    14. Operations
    15. MySQL Administrator: Monitoring the
    16. Server and User Administration
    17. Third Party Tools
  12. Administering a Database and Users
    1. The Server-Side Programs
    2. Starting the MySQL Server
    3. Using SET for Server Options
    4. Table Management
    5. Server Log Files
    6. mysqladmin
    7. Backup and Restore
    8. Miscellaneous Functions
    9. User Account Management
    10. Understanding User Privileges
    11. User Account Rights Management
    12. User Account Privileges
    13. Managing Access to the Database Environment
  13. Database Programmability
    1. Stored Routines: Basic Concepts
    2. Routine Creation and Use
    3. Flow Control Statement
    4. Writing Blocks of Code
    5. Triggers
    6. Stored Routines, Triggers, and the
    7. Binary Log
    8. Table HANDLERs
    9. Prepared Statements
  14. Optimization and Performance Tuning
    1. Hardware Limitations
    2. Optimizing the MySQL Server's
    3. Interaction with the External
    4. World
    5. Adjusting the MySQL Server
    6. Configuration
    7. Optimizing Your Database
    8. Optimizing Queries
    9. The Use of Indexes to Support Queries
    10. Thinking about JOIN Queries
    11. Query Sorts, Indexes, and ShortCircuiting
    13. Table Locks
    14. Some General Optimizations
    15. Optimizations Specific to MyISAM
    16. Optimizations Specific to InnoDB
  15. MySQL Programming Interfaces
    1. Database Application Architectures
    2. Connecting MySQL to ODBC
    3. Connecting MySQL to MS/Office and
    4. MS/Access
    5. Connecting to MySQL from Perl
    6. Programming Perl to MySQL
    7. Connecting to MySQL from PHP
    8. Programming PHP to MySQL
Class Materials

Each student will receive a comprehensive set of materials, including course notes and all the class examples.

Class Prerequisites

Experience in the following would be useful for this MySQL class:

  • Prior experience installing software.
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