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Introduction To SQL

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Duration: 1 Days*

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  • Hands-on Database Design, SQL Queries & Scripting.
  • Learn how to manage, maintain and export large databases.
  • No previous experience of SQL needed.

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Introduction to SQL Course Overview

SQL (Structured Query Language) is the most popular database language in the world. It is used widely by a variety of database systems to create queries and manipulate data. Therefore, SQL certified individuals are very much valued for their extensive knowledge and skill. SQL is generic, thus is compatible with the majority of database systems, which explains its widespread use, prominence, and the need for training in this crucial area.

During this SQL training course, delegates will be introduced to the fundamentals of SQL and will gain an insight into the essentials of relational databases. As this is a one day course, delegates will swiftly acquire an understanding of vital querying language concepts and will emerge from this course as well-informed individuals who are able to implement their knowledge immediately within their own organisation.

Throughout this training course, delegates will engage in tasks and exercises to ensure that they become familiar with the basic features of SQL in practical terms. On course completion, delegates will be able to comfortably use SQL. Attendees will not be experts (if this is desired, see our Advanced SQL training course), but will be able to use SQL to conduct daily tasks and queries. Most importantly, delegates will be able to use SQL to select, organise, insert, delete, and review data within a database. They will also possess an understanding of some advanced SQL statements and will be familiar with the main functions of SQL such as conversions, SQL syntax, and dates.

Introduction to SQL Course Outline

This Introduction to SQL training course explores the following modules: 

SQL – An Overview

  • Relational Databases
  • Using SQL
  • Using Object Explorer
  • Hiding system objects

Creating databases

  • Designing databases
  • Primary keys
  • Indexing fields

Working with tables

  • Creating tables
  • Allowing nulls
  • Identity fields
  • Database diagrams
  • Designing database diagrams
  • Joining tables

Data Manipluation Language

  • SELECT, DISTINCT Operations
  • Functions
  • Ordering Data
  • Inserting, Updating & Deleting rows

Queries

  • Writing queries
  • Indentation and case
  • Setting criteria using WHERE
  • Wildcards
  • Setting criteria for dates
  • Dealing with nulls

Exporting

  • Results, text and grid options
  • Copying and pasting column headings
  • Exporting using SQL & the menu

Calculations

  • Calculated columns
  • Aliases
  • String functions and concatenation
  • Using GetDate
  • Converting dates
  • Useful date functions

Joins

  • Inner joins
  • Table aliases
  • Left and right outer joins
  • Cross joins
  • Full outer joins
  • Self joins

Aggregation and grouping

  • SUM, AVG, MIN, MAX
  • Counts
  • Grouping by fields
  • Using HAVING to filter results

Views

  • The view designer
  • Limitations of the designer
  • Scripting views

Who should this SQL Training Course?

This training course is designed for anyone who is interested in learning more about SQL language and databases.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites - this course is open to individuals looking to develop their knowledge of Structured Query Language. Some experience of using Windows and relational databases would be useful, but is not compulsory.

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.
Along with 1 day of training with an experienced instructor, all delegates will be provided with a course manual and refreshments.
Our experienced trainers are always prepared to answer any questions you might have and they are available throughout the course to support you and your learning.
Please arrive at the venue for 8.45am.

What's Included in this Introduction to SQL Course?

  • A Comprehensive SQL Course Folder 
  • Full Access to Training Slides and Trainer Notes
  • Certificate of Attendance 
  • 24/7 Support Before, During & After your Course
  • Refreshments Available Throughout the Day (Classroom Only)

What will you gain from this Introduction to SQL Course?

During this course you willl:

  • Learn how read SQL 
  • Learn how to write queries
  • Learn how to work with tables and fields
  • Learn how to join multiple tables together in a query
  • Learn how to output data for analysis

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