Introduction to SQL Training

Course Number: SQL101-W

Duration: 2 days

Format: Live, online

Overview

This SQL course will help you to master the basics of the SQL language. Designed for professionals who need to manage and manipulate data, this course covers the most common and frequently used SQL commands. The SQL learned in the course is applicable to all major databases, including SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL. Whether you need SQL to build applications or generate reports, this class will prepare you to use SQL with confidence!

This class starts with the basics of relational databases. You will learn to use simple SELECT queries to pull data, and then move on to more advanced SELECTs and data manipulation. You will shape the results of your queries to create relevant reports. Once you have mastered the basics, you will get hands-on with complex data retrieval methods like subqueries, joins, outer joins, and unions. Next, you will use CASE statements to specify conditions when gathering data. Finally, you will use INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE while learning best practices for maintaining your records.

By the end of this class, you will be ready to use SQL to achieve your business goals. 

Objectives

  • Manage and manipulate your data using SQL.
  • Understand the basics of relational databases.
  • Gather data using SELECT queries and then use the WHERE clause to shape the results.
  • Handle complex data retrieval tasks with ease using subqueries, joins, outer joins, and unions.
  • Leverage CASE Statements to retrieve the most relevant data. 
  • Use INSERT, UPDATE, and DELETE to maintain your records.
  • Create insightful, data-driven reports.

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Outline

  • Relational Database Basics
    • Brief History of SQL
    • Relational Databases
    • Tables
      • Rows
      • Columns
      • Relationships
      • Datatypes
      • Primary Keys
      • Foreign Keys
      • Relational Database Management System
    • Popular Databases
      • Commercial Databases
      • Popular Open Source Databases
    • SQL Statements
      • Database Manipulation Language (DML)
      • Database Definition Language (DDL)
      • Database Control Language (DCL)
  • Simple SELECTs
    • Introduction to the Northwind Database
    • Some Basics
      • Comments
      • Whitespace and Semi-colons
      • Case Sensitivity
    • SELECTing All Columns in All Rows
    • Exercise: Exploring the Tables
    • SELECTing Specific Columns
    • Exercise: SELECTing Specific Columns
    • Sorting Records
      • Sorting by a Single Column
      • Sorting By Multiple Columns
    • Ascending and Descending Sorts
    • Exercise: Sorting Results
    • The WHERE Clause and Logical Operator Symbols
      • Checking for Equality
      • Checking for Inequality
    • Exercise: Using the WHERE Clause to Check for Equality or Inequality
    • Checking for Greater or Less Than
    • Exercise: Using the WHERE Clause to Check for Greater or Less Than
    • Checking for NULL
    • Exercise: Checking for NULL
    • WHERE and ORDER BY
    • Exercise: Using WHERE and ORDER BY Together
    • Checking Multiple Conditions with Boolean Operators
      • AND
      • OR
      • Order of Evaluation
    • Exercise: Writing SELECTs with Multiple Conditions
    • The WHERE Clause and Logical Operator Keywords
      • The BETWEEN Operator
      • The IN Operator
      • The LIKE Operator
      • The NOT Operator
    • Exercise: More SELECTs with WHERE
  • Advanced SELECTs
    • Calculated Fields
      • Concatenation
      • Mathematical Calculations
      • Aliases
    • Exercise: Calculating Fields
    • Aggregate Functions and Grouping
      • Aggregate Functions
      • Grouping Data
    • Exercise: Working with Aggregate Functions
    • Selecting Distinct Records
    • Built-in Data Manipulation Functions
      • Common Math Functions
      • Common String Functions
      • Common Date Functions
    • Exercise: Data Manipulation Functions
  • Subqueries, Joins and Unions
    • Subqueries
    • Exercise: Subqueries
    • Joins
      • Table Aliases
      • Multi-table Joins
    • Exercise: Using Joins
    • Outer Joins
    • Unions
      • UNION ALL
      • UNION Rules
    • Exercise: Working with Unions
  • Conditional Processing with CASE
    • Using CASE
    • Exercise: Working with CASE
  • Inserting, Updating and Deleting Records (if time allows)
    • Inserting Records
    • Updating and Deleting Records

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