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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:Thu 23 January 2020
  • Introduction to SQL course timesTime:09.30-16.30

Course Contents

The content of this course are as follows:

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

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.

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Sample customer feedback

"The trainer was great; really knowledgeable, enthusiastic and explained everything I asked him to. Colleagues recommended Wise Owl courses..... I can see why."

Lyndsey Bell (Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service)

"Excellent course! Beginner to user straight in 2 days. Really enjoyed."

Fraser Dear (Marley Ltd)

"(Intro Power BI) Excellent pace for 2 days. Plenty of interaction and humour. Great lunch breaks. (DAX) Excellent course. Very well delivered on a "tricky" topic which could have sent me slightly mad. Great pace of delivery. This is the first time I felt I could do the same course again! (Advanced Power BI) Excellent delivery of a new course. Quick measures were very useful after the DAX course (a good compliment.)"

John Pelan (Coloplast Ltd)

"Great course with good content and pacing."

Alan Mort (Cheshire Datasystems Ltd)

"Great support material. Taught in a very digestible/relatable manner. "

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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
Thu/Fri 23-24 January 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 30-31 January 2020 2 £795 Fully booked
Tue/Wed 18-19 February 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 27-28 February 2020 2 £695 Fully booked
Tue/Wed 03-04 March 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 19-20 March 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 02-03 April 2020 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 12-13 May 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 28-29 May 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 04-05 June 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 25-26 June 2020 2 £795 Book places
Tue/Wed 07-08 July 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 13-14 August 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 15-16 September 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 22-23 September 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 15-16 October 2020 2 £695 Book places
Tue/Wed 17-18 November 2020 2 £695 Book places
Thu/Fri 26-27 November 2020 2 £795 Book places
Thu/Fri 17-18 December 2020 2 £795 Book places
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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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