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Introduction to SQL

A 1 day
HANDS ON
training course

Intro to SQL training course description

A hands on course focusing on the use of SQL. In particular this course does not concentrate on any particular version of SQL but rather enables delegates to recognise the differences found in SQL on different platforms.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Explain the difference between standard SQL and different flavours.
  • Use SQL statements to query databases.
  • Use SQL statements to define databases.

Intro to SQL training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with databases.
Prerequisites:
None.
Duration:
1 day

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall ratings:

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 SQL training course contents

What is SQL?
What is SQL? History, standards, What is SQL used for? Dialects, ANSI SQL, PL/SQL, Transact SQL, front ends.

Database basics
RDBMS, Tables.
Hands on: Investigating a database.

Basic SQL commands
Data retrieval, SQL DML, SQL DDL, SQL queries, SELECT, WHERE clause.
Hands on: Querying a database.

SQL data retrieval
Aggregate functions, Scalar functions, variations. GROUP BY. HAVING, ORDER BY. Combining conditions. IN and BETWEEN.
Hands on: Selecting data from an existing database.

SQL basic data manipulation
INSERT, UPDATE, MERGE, DELETE. Transaction controls: START TRANSACTION, COMMIT, ROLLBACK.
Hands on: Modifying data in tables.

SQL Data Definition
USE, CREATE, DROP, TRUNCATE, ALTER.
Hands on: Defining new tables and elements.

Table joins
Multiple tables, joins, keys, inner joins, left joins, right joins.

Data control
GRANT, REVOKE.

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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