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Classroom training -  Introduction to SQL

Classroom Training

Introduction to SQL

Classroom training course - online version also available

£695 + VAT for most venues (£795 + VAT for London)

2 days

You can use SQL to retrieve information from your corporate database (providing, of course, that you understand its structure). This two-day introductory 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 coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next Introduction to SQL course locationNext classroom course:Thu 09 September 2021
  • Introduction to SQL course timesTime:10.00-16.30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Using SQL Server

  • SQL Server Management Studio
  • Controlling windows
  • Using Object Explorer

Creating databases - overview

  • Designing databases
  • Primary keys

Working with tables

  • Creating tables
  • Allowing nulls or not
  • Identity fields
  • Creating relationships

Query Designer

  • Building queries
  • Editing queries in the designer

Simple Queries

  • Creating queries
  • Comments
  • Indentation and case

Setting criteria using WHERE

  • Wildcards (% and _)
  • Setting criteria for dates
  • Coping with nulls

Calculations

  • Calculated columns
  • Using aliases
  • String functions and concatenation

Calculations using dates

  • GetDate
  • Converting dates
  • Useful date functions

Basic joins

  • Inner joins
  • Table aliases
  • Left and right outer joins

Aggregation and grouping

  • SUM, AVG, MIN, MAX
  • Various ways to count
  • Grouping by fields
  • Using HAVING to filter results

Views

  • The view designer
  • Limitations of the designer
  • Scripting views

Covered if time allows If time

Subqueries

  • The concept of a subquery
  • Syntax of subqueries
  • Using subqueries in a query

Covered if time allows If time

Derived tables and CTEs

  • Using derived tables
  • Common Table Expressions (CTEs)
  • Multiple CTEs in a single query

There aren't any pre-requisites for this course, although you'll find it easier if you've already seen a relational database (one with lots of tables joined together).  The course uses SQL Server Management Studio, although if you're booking an onsite SQL course we will on request use Azure Data Studio instead.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Really good digestible guidance. The supporting documentation makes it easier to absorb the information given over the course. Well established company and structure. Flexibility of home learning during Covid. My company approved too."

Paul Willis (Amoria Bond)

"Chose the course as a colleague had been recommended Wise Owl, the content also looked like it suited my needs as a complete beginner to SQL. Really useful intro to SQL. I had previous experience but feel we've covered a lot of info in a clear & understandable way."

Sophie Scanlon (Public Health England)

"Great course - just what I needed to get started with SQL."

Pete Mills (LICC (The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity))

"Found the course easy to understand and it worked well online. A great instructor who made sure everyone was OK. Wise Owl was recommended to me by others."

Emma Williams (Avon Fire & Rescue Service)

"Great that we have course manuals. Content great, great pace. Excellent trainer willing to customise learning. Recommended by two colleagues. Will recommend."

Aiden Lonergan (The Christie NHS Foundation Trust)

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Scheduled Introduction to SQL training dates

Here are the classroom Introduction to SQL courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Thu/Fri 09-10 September 2021 2 £695 Book places
Mon/Tue 04-05 October 2021 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 07-08 October 2021 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 02-03 November 2021 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 09-10 November 2021 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 09-10 December 2021 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 14-15 December 2021 2 £695 Book places
Date(s) Venue
09/09
04/10
07/10
02/11
09/11
09/12
14/12

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite SQL training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

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