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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:London, Manchester
  • Next Introduction to SQL course locationNext course:Wed 29 August 2018
  • 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

"Brilliant - the trainer was very helpful."

Alexandra Rowland-Hyde (Helena Partnerships)

"Good pace, knowledgeable tutor."

Bruce Moyes (Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd)

"I was very pleased with the course, the content, the exercises, the instructor. We had a very good instructor who took the time to explain everything in detail to each one of us in a professionally and friendly way. I have already recommended your services to my colleagues. "

Marie Poujardieu (ista Energy Solutions Ltd)

"Excellent course, content and delivery. Manuals, exercises and take away info is excellent. Will highly recommend to anyone. I like the six person limit and easy to use website which I'll use in the future."

Robert Cooper (Royal Sun Alliance (RSA Group))

"I have attended the following courses; Introduction to SQL, Excel VBA Macros and PowerPivot/Excel Power BI. All three were excellent and covered everything I expected and more! The courses were delivered by extremely knowledgeable, professional and friendly trainers and I would have no hesitation in recommending Wise Owl."

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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
Wed/Thu 29-30 August 2018 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 27-28 September 2018 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 02-03 October 2018 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 16-17 October 2018 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 23-24 October 2018 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 15-16 November 2018 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 04-05 December 2018 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 13-14 December 2018 2 £695 Book places
Date(s) Venue
29/08
27/09
02/10
16/10
23/10
15/11
04/12
13/12

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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