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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).

"Great course with good content and pacing."

Alan Mort (Cheshire Datasystems Ltd)

"Loved the small group size and content. Great trainer & days well planned & spaced out. Recommendation came from a colleague."

Lianne Pierre John (Barbican Insurance / Arch Capital Gp Ltd)

"Loved the training, everything really organised and a lot of activities to practice."

Murtaza Tirmazi (Cheshire Datasystems Ltd)

"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)

"I would like to thank the trainer for the way he ran the course and how he presented it, making plenty of time to ask questions and re-explain things if needed. Very good indeed doing the course online."

Craig Wyatt (FIS Global (WorldPay))

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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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