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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:Tue 08 January 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

"Good instructor, good content, very hands on training. Small class sizes are good for learning."

Mirat Santilale (Virgin Media)

"Very good manuals and exercises. The trainer was enthusiastic and very clear. Easy to listen to and understand. Enjoyable course."

Vikesh Patel (WorldPay UK Ltd)

"Good pace, knowledgeable tutor."

Bruce Moyes (Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd)

"Good content, engaging trainer with clear depth of knowledge."

Thomas Whatley (Bank of Ireland (UK) Plc)

"Good content and very enthusiastic trainer. Decent location and good lunch."

Simon Heath (Bourne Leisure Ltd)

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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 08-09 January 2019 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 31st Jan/1st February 2019 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 19-20 February 2019 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 28th Feb/1st March 2019 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 14-15 March 2019 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 09-10 April 2019 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 16-17 April 2019 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 30th Apr/1st May 2019 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 30-31 May 2019 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 11-12 June 2019 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 16-17 July 2019 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 25-26 July 2019 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 22-23 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
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08/01
31/01
19/02
28/02
14/03
09/04
16/04
30/04
30/05
11/06
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25/07
22/08
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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