Introduction to SQL

The 1 day Introduction to SQL course is designed to give delegates practical experience in using ANSI standard SQL. As it is a generic course, some of the differences between different vendors' implementations will be noted.

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Skills Gained

The delegates will practise:

  • Creating SQL statements to query a database table
  • Using standard aggregate functions and related SELECT statement clauses
  • Joining Tables
  • Using basic subqueries and the set operators

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to understand and use SQL to manipulate a database.

There are no formal pre-requisites for this Introduction to SQL course, although an understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful.

Course Objectives

To provide the knowledge and skills needed to retrieve and update data held in a relational database.

Note

There is an overlap between the content of this 1 day Introduction to SQL course and the content on the suggested follow-on Oracle and MySQL/MariaDB courses. You may wish to review the content of the 3 day Oracle SQL course, the 3 day Introduction to MySQL course or the 3 day Introduction to MariaDB course and if more suitable to your training needs attend one of those courses rather than this 1 day Introduction to SQL course.

Requirements

Some previous programming or database experience would be useful.

Follow-On Courses

  • Oracle SQL
  • Introduction to MySQL
  • Introduction to MariaDB

NOTE: Course technical content is subject to change without notice.

Course Contents - DAY 1

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials

  • Course Structure and Agenda

  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: RELATIONAL DATABASE CONCEPTS

  • What is a Relational Database?

  • Relational Database Structures

  • Tables, Rows and Columns

  • Indexes, Primary Keys and Foreign Keys

  • Data Types

  • The Data Dictionary

Session 2: RETRIEVING DATA WITH THE SELECT STATEMENT

  • The Select Statement

  • The Select and From Clauses

  • Conditions and the Where Clause

  • Other Conditional Operators

  • Logical Operators

  • The Order By Clause

  • Column Aliases

  • Arithmetic Operations

  • Precedence of Operators

Session 3: AGGREGATE FUNCTIONS

  • Overview of Built in Aggregate Functions

  • The Group By Clause

  • The Having Clause

Session 4: JOINING TABLES

  • Overview of Table Joins

  • Inner Joins

  • Table Aliases

  • Outer Joins

  • Self Joins

  • ANSI Join Syntax

Session 5: BASIC SUBQUERIES AND SET OPERATORS

  • Overview of Subqueries

  • Basic Subqueries

  • Set Operators

£ 445.00 ex.vat

Data sheet

Course Duration 1 Day
Location Various