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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:Tue 27 February 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

"Best course I've been on."

David Gerwitz (Helena Partnerships)

"Honestly, I can't think of anything that could have been done to make ths course better. Much cheaper than others but delivers just as good content."

Jamie Everitt (Anglian Community Enterprise (NHS PCSE))

"Really enjoyed the course and loved going out for lunch. I thought the course was very well organised and the setting exceeded my expectation with tea, coffee, snacks and sweets and then being taken out for lunch was a real bonus. The content of the course and Tutor were also great. Thanks."

Kelly Hall (Linney Group 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)

"The trainer is excellent - highly recommended. The website is great and informative."

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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.

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