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MySQL foundation

A 3 day
training course

MySQL foundation training course description

The MySQL foundation 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, alter and drop a MySQL database.
  • Write SQL statements.
  • Use SQL expressions and functions.
  • Create and alter tables, indexes and views.
  • Use transactions.
  • Grant and revoke access privileges.
  • Export and import data.

MySQL foundation training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone who needs to access and work with a MySQL Database.
An understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful.
3 days

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 rating:

Customer reviews

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

MySQL foundation 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, supported data types, storage engines and table types, Information_Schema and MySQL Databases.
Hands on: using a database.

Using the MySQL client
What is the MySQL client? getting started and logging in, selecting a database, client commands, entering and executing SQL statements, retrieving previous commands, creating, editing and executing SQL files, redirecting output into a file, command line execution of MySQL scripts.
Hands on: Using the MySQL client.

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

The LIMIT clause, UNION, UNION ALL, aggregate functions, GROUP BY clause, using Rollup with GROUP BY, HAVING clause.
Hands on: using limit, union and aggregate functions.

Subqueries and joins
Subqueries, cartesian products, table aliases, natural joins, join using, join on, multi-table joins. Hands on: using subqueries and joins.

Numeric and character functions
Function types, testing functions, numeric functions character functions.
Hands on: using numeric and character functions.

Data, time and other functions
Date and time column types, date and time formats, 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, show create table, 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 rows, replacing rows, updating rows, deleting rows, Truncate statement, The 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 using SQL, importing using SQL, exporting from the command line, importing from the command line.
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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