SQL Server training -  Introduction to SQL

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Introduction to SQL (2 days)

£625 + VAT for most venues (£750 + VAT for London)

You can use SQL to retrieve information from your corporate database (providing, of course, that you understand its structure). This two-day course will show you how to create tables in SQL Server, and then how to write SQL to extract information from them. You'll learn about the WHERE clause (for setting criteria); the ORDER BY clause; how to aggregate data using GROUP BY; and how to create inner, outer and full joins!

Course details

  • Locations for Introduction to SQL coursesLocations:Manchester, London
  • Next Introduction to SQL course locationNext course:Thu 29 September 2016
  • Introduction to SQL course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

Using SQL Server

  • Training topicUsing Object Explorer
  • Training topicHiding system objects

Creating databases - overview

  • Training topicDesigning databases
  • Training topicPrimary keys
  • Training topicIndexing fields

Working with tables

  • Training topicCreating tables
  • Training topicAllowing nulls or not
  • Training topicIdentity fields

Database diagrams

  • Training topicCreating database diagrams
  • Training topicJoining tables with relationships

Simple Queries

  • Training topicCreating queries
  • Training topicComments
  • Training topicIndentation and case

Setting criteria using WHERE

  • Training topicWildcards (% and _)
  • Training topicSetting criteria for dates
  • Training topicCoping with nulls

Outputting to Excel

  • Training topicResults, text and grid options
  • Training topicCopying and pasting column headings
  • Training topicExporting using SQL
  • Training topicExporting using the menu

Calculations

  • Training topicCalculated columns
  • Training topicUsing aliases
  • Training topicString functions and concatenation

Calculations using dates

  • Training topicGetDate
  • Training topicConverting dates
  • Training topicUseful date functions

Basic joins

  • Training topicInner joins
  • Training topicTable aliases
  • Training topicLeft and right outer joins

More exotic joins

  • Training topicCross joins
  • Training topicFull outer joins
  • Training topicSelf joins

Aggregation and grouping

  • Training topicSUM, AVG, MIN, MAX
  • Training topicVarious ways to count
  • Training topicGrouping by fields
  • Training topicUsing HAVING to filter results

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More complicated grouping

  • Training topicUsing COMPUTE
  • Training topicUsing ALL when grouping
  • Training topicUsing ROLLUP
  • Training topicUsing CUBE

Views

  • Training topicThe view designer
  • Training topicLimitations of the designer
  • Training topicScripting views

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Overview of functions

  • Training topicTypes of function
  • Training topicCreating functions
  • Training topicPassing arguments

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Overview of stored procedures

  • Training topicCreating stored procedures
  • Training topicPassing parameters
  • Training topicBasic variables

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Sample customer feedback

"Very clear and well-structured/presented."

Rob Moore (Cafcass)

"Excellent course - brilliant and useful (Intro to SQL). Excellent course - small groups make it easier to ask questions and the pace is suited to everyone. The exercises are all good. Would highly recommend (Advanced SQL)."

Helen Seymour (University of Leeds)

"Really good, thanks for the extras."

Lorraine McCormack (City of Oxford College)

"Really helpful course, taught efficiently and everything was explained in an easy to understand way. The location was important and the course content was also described in a good amount of detail which was important when deciding which course to pick."

Sarah Domone (ukactive)

"Great course - learnt a lot - will recommend."

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You will get more out of the course if you are already familiar with at least one relational database, whether built in Access or SQL Server.

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