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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:Manchester, London
  • Next Introduction to SQL course locationNext course:Tue 25 June 2019
  • 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

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

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Sample customer feedback

"Excellent course which was run at a good pace for all participants. Facilities and lunch were great, a well thought out and well taught course. Would recommend."

Paul Langton (Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership)

"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)

"Really great course, resources were extremely helpful and great to have a helpful trainer. It was also great to ask questions that may be slightly off topic but would help with a day to day job."

Adam Lambert (WorldPay UK Ltd)

"Absolutely great course, would recommend to anyone! Manual is very thorough and helpful exercises will keep what we've learned ticking over. Online content will be extremely helpful. My line manager signed me up but I will definitely come back if I'm allowed."

Michael Littlehales (Virgin Media)

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

Steven Ford (Canterbury Christ Church University)

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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.

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
Tue/Wed 25-26 June 2019 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 16-17 July 2019 2 £795 Fully booked
Tue/Wed 23-24 July 2019 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 13-14 August 2019 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 03-04 September 2019 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 17-18 September 2019 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 01-02 October 2019 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 17-18 October 2019 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 05-06 November 2019 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 12-13 November 2019 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 05-06 December 2019 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 19-20 December 2019 2 £795 Book places
Date(s) Venue
25/06
16/07
23/07
13/08
03/09
17/09
01/10
17/10
05/11
12/11
05/12
19/12

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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