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Introduction to MySQL

A 3 day
training course

Intro to MySQL training course description

The Introduction to MySQL course covers the basics of the SQL language as implemented by MySQL. The course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing SQL statements using the MySQL client program and MySQL Workbench. The basic SQL statements, including the use of SQL functions and the basic table and view handling statements are introduced.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Create and alter a MySQL database and query and modify data held within such a database.
  • Create, alter and drop a database.
  • Write SQL statements to select dat.
  • Write joins and subqueries.
  • Use SQL expressions and functions.
  • Insert, update, delete and replace rows.
  • Create/ alter tables, indexes and views.
  • Use transactions.
  • Grant and revoke access privileges.
  • Export and import data.

Intro to MySQL training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone who needs to access and work with a MySQL Database.
There are no formal pre-requisites, although an understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful.
3 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review

"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Intro to MySQL training course contents

Database concepts
What is a database? database management systems, tables, rows and columns, Indexes, primary keys, unique constraints and foreign keys, client-server architecture, data types, storage engines and table types, information schema.
Hands on: Using a database.

Using the MySQL client
Getting started, logging in, select a database, client commands, executing SQL statements, creating, editing and executing SQL files, command line execution of MySQL scripts.
Hands on: Using the MySQL client.

The SQL SELECT statement, case sensitivity, quotes, statement terminator, syntax conventions, the select clause, the FROM clause, conditions and the WHERE clause, logical operators, the ORDER BY clause, column aliases, arithmetic expressions, precedence of operators.
Hands on: Querying a database.

LIMIT, UNION and Aggregate functions
The LIMIT clause, UNION, UNION ALL, aggregate functions, the GROUP BY clause, using rollup with GROUP BY, the HAVING clause.
Hands on: Limit, union and aggregate.

Numeric and character functions
Function types.
Hands on: Using numeric and character functions.

Date, time and other functions
Date and time column types, formats, the date format function, functions to return date time, functions to extract components from date time, date time arithmetic, miscellaneous functions,
Hands on: Using date, time and other functions.

Databases and tables
Creating a database, selecting a database, creating tables, Auto-increment, column operations, constraint operations, copying tables, renaming tables, changing engine for tables, dropping tables, temporary tables,
Hands on: Maintaining databases and tables.

Indexes and views
What is an index? creating an index, reviewing indexes, dropping indexes, what is a view? creating views, view restrictions, dropping views.
Hands on: maintaining indexes and views.

Managing data
Inserting, replacing, updating and, deleting rows, the truncate statement, COMMIT and ROLLBACK commands, savepoints, implicit commits,
Hands on: Managing data.

Access control
Creating users, renaming users, dropping users, granting privileges, revoking privileges,
Hands on: Creating users, granting and revoking.

Import and export
Exporting and importing using SQL
Hands on: export and import data.

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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