Advanced SQL Overview

Advanced SQL Training Course Outline

Module 1: Creating Tables

  • Creating Tables in SQL
  • Inserting Data
  • Inserting Multiple Rows
  • View Table

Module 2: Stored Procedure Basics

  • Pros and Cons of Stored Procedures 
  • Creating Stored Procedures
  • Two Ways to Execute
  • System Stored Procedures

Module 3: Variables

  • Declaring Variables
  • SET Versus SELECT
  • Global Variables
  • Tricks with Variables

Module 4: Parameters and Return Values

  • Passing Parameters
  • Default Values and WHERE Clauses
  • Output Parameters
  • Using RETURN

Module 5: Scalar Functions

  • Introduction to Scalar Functions
  • Various Scalar Functions
  • Advantages of Scalar Functions

Module 6: Testing Conditions

  • IF/ELSE Conditions
  • Using CASE Where Possible

Module 7: Looping

  • While Loop
  • Breaking Out of a Loop
  • Basic Transactions
  • Using DELETE and UPDATE
  • Sys.Objects

Module 8: Temporary Tables and Table Variables

  • Using Temporary Tables
  • Creating Table Variables
  • Pros and Cons of Each Approach

Module 9: Table Valued Functions

  • In-line Table-Valued Functions
  • Multi-Statement Table-Valued Functions
  • Limitations of User-Defined Functions

Module 10: Derived Tables and CTEs

  • Using Derived Tables
  • Common Table Expressions (CTEs)
  • Recursive CTEs

Module 11: Subqueries

  • Subquery
  • Using ALL, ANY and IN
  • Correlated Subqueries
  • Using EXISTS

Module 12: Cursors

  • What is Cursor?
  • Life Cycle of Cursor
  • Types of Cursor
  • Syntax of Fetching Rows

Module 13: Error-Handling

  • Using TRY/CATCH
  • System Error Functions
  • Custom Error Messages
  • Obsolete @Error Function
  • SQL Server Debugger

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Who should attend this Advanced SQL Course?

The Advanced SQL Training Course is designed for individuals who want to strengthen their knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and learn advanced techniques for database management and data manipulation. This course will benefit a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Senior Data Analysts
  • Database Administrators
  • SQL Developers
  • Data Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Database Architects
  • IT Professionals Specialising in Databases

Prerequisites of the Advanced SQL Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend the Advanced SQL Course. However, delegates are recommended to have a foundational understanding of SQL.

Advanced SQL Course Overview

The Advanced SQL Training Course delves into complex database querying, optimisation, and management techniques. As data becomes more crucial across industries, SQL proficiency is indispensable. This course explores advanced SQL concepts like stored procedures, triggers, advanced joins, and query optimisation strategies, empowering individuals to tackle intricate database challenges proficiently.

Proficiency in Advanced SQL is essential for Data Engineers, Analysts, and Database Administrators aiming to optimise database performance and handle intricate data operations. Mastering this subject allows professionals to streamline database systems, enhance data retrieval efficiency, and unlock deeper insights, enabling better decision-making from complex datasets.

This intensive 2-day training equips delegates with specialised skills to navigate complex databases efficiently. Delegates will gain hands-on experience crafting intricate queries, optimising database performance, and implementing advanced SQL functionalities. The course focuses on practical applications, providing real-world scenarios for comprehensive understanding and immediate implementation.

Course Objectives

  • To understand and implement complex SQL queries with multiple joins and subqueries
  • To utilise advanced SQL functions, stored procedures, and triggers effectively
  • To optimise database performance through indexing and query optimisation techniques
  • To master techniques for managing large datasets and data integrity in SQL
  • To comprehend and apply transaction management and concurrency control methods
  • To practice advanced SQL techniques through hands-on exercises and case studies
  • To create and optimise views and indexes for improved data retrieval

After completing this SQL Training, delegates will receive a certification acknowledging their proficiency in Advanced SQL. This SQL Course is a testament to their expertise in handling complex databases, optimising query performance, and effectively managing intricate data scenarios, enhancing their career prospects in the data-driven industry.

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What’s included in this Advanced SQL Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • Advanced SQL Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Advanced SQL. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Advanced SQL, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Advanced SQL. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Advanced SQL sessions.


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Our Classroom courses with limited class sizes foster discussions and provide a personalised, interactive learning environment


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Advanced SQL FAQs

SQL (Structured Query Language) is the world’s most widely used database language, used by a large variety of database systems for creating queries and manipulating data. To find out more about SQL, take a look at our SQL Topic page.
On this SQL training course with The Knowledge Academy, you will be provided with: A courseware book, Manual, Certificate, and Refreshments
Following are advantages of SQL: • No coding needed • Well defined standards • Portability • Multiple data views • Interactive language • Security features are better.
After completing the SQL Training, consider advancing your skills with courses in data analytics, database administration, or programming languages like Python. Additionally, pursue certifications and hands-on projects to enhance your expertise and career prospects.
It would be useful for you to have some previous programming or database experience. The Introduction to SQL training course provided by The Knowledge Academy supplies candidates with this experience and as such, is considered a prerequisite for this Advanced SQL course.
SQL is a domain-specific language used in programming, designed for manipulating, and managing data in a relational database management system, or for stream processing in relational data stream management system.
The training fees for Advanced SQL certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Advanced SQL.
Please see our SQL Courses courses available in the United Kingdom
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