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Business Intelligence training -  Introduction to SQL

SQL Training

SQL for Beginners Training Course

£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 coursesLocations:Glossop, London, Manchester
  • Next Introduction to SQL course locationNext course:Wed 27 May 2020
  • Introduction to SQL course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

The content of this course are as follows:

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

Views

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

Covered if time allows If time

Subqueries

  • Training topicThe concept of a subquery
  • Training topicUsing ALL, ANY and IN
  • Training topicUsing EXISTS
  • Training topicCorrelated subqueries

Covered if time allows If time

Derived tables and CTEs

  • Training topicUsing derived tables
  • Training topicCommon Table Expressions (CTEs)
  • Training topicMultiple 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.

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Sample customer feedback

"Really enjoyed the course and very impressed with the pace and class size. The trainer was brilliant too! Been on multiple Wise Owl courses now and all the content and trainers were quality."

Chris Galloway (Autonet Insurance Group)

"The course allowed me to gain a core understanding of SQL and was very enjoyable and informative."

Thania Bari (The City of Liverpool College Group)

"Great training environment and very good trainer. Well paced course that included time to cover additional topics."

Steven Ford (Canterbury Christ Church University)

"Everything was excellent; delivery, pace and content. Having never had any kind of coding 'experience,' I feel I can apply basics back at the workplace, with familiar data. Recommended by colleagues. The trainer somehow managed to inject fun into what is deemed by many to be quite a dry topic!"

Chris Charlton (Leeds City Council)

"Brilliant - the trainer was very helpful."

Alexandra Rowland-Hyde (Helena Partnerships / Torus)

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Scheduled Introduction to SQL training dates

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

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Wed/Thu 27-28 May 2020 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 02-03 June 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 23-24 June 2020 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 07-08 July 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 28-29 July 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 13-14 August 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 15-16 September 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 22-23 September 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 15-16 October 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 22-23 October 2020 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 17-18 November 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 26-27 November 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 17-18 December 2020 2 £795 Book places
Date(s) Venue
27/05
02/06
23/06
07/07
28/07
13/08
15/09
22/09
15/10
22/10
17/11
26/11
17/12

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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