Introduction to SQL Training

Introduction to SQL Training

This SQL training course is designed for students new to writing SQL queries. A typical student will need to learn SQL to build applications or to generate business reports. For the most part, the SQL learned in the course is applicable to all major databases. In the few cases in which there are differences between the databases, these differences will be pointed out.
12 Months Access / 16 Course Hrs
  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements

Details

This SQL training course is designed for students new to writing SQL queries. A typical student will need to learn SQL to build applications or to generate business reports. For the most part, the SQL learned in the course is applicable to all major databases. In the few cases in which there are differences between the databases, these differences will be pointed out.

Enrollment Options:
Self-Paced
12 Months Access Course Code: T5271
No Instructor, Start Anytime
$99.90 USD

Syllabus

  1. Relational Database Basics
    1. Brief History of SQL
    2. Relational Databases
      1. Tables
      2. Rows
      3. Columns
      4. Relationships
      5. Datatypes
      6. Primary Keys
      7. Foreign Keys
      8. Relational Database Management System
    3. Popular Databases
      1. Commercial Databases
      2. Popular Open Source Databases
      3. Valid Object References
    4. SQL Statements
      1. Database Manipulation Language (DML)
      2. Database Definition Language (DDL)
      3. Database Control Language (DCL)
  2. Simple SELECTs
    1. Introduction to the Northwind Database
    2. Some Basics
      1. Comments
      2. Whitespace and Semi-colons
      3. Case Sensitivity
    3. SELECTing All Columns in All Rows
    4. Exploring the Tables
    5. SELECTing Specific Columns
    6. Sorting Records
      1. Sorting By a Single Column
      2. Sorting By Multiple Columns
      3. Sorting By Column Position
      4. Ascending and Descending Sorts
    7. The WHERE Clause and Operator Symbols
      1. Checking for Equality
      2. Checking for Inequality
      3. Checking for Greater or Less Than
      4. Checking for NULL
      5. WHERE and ORDER BY
    8. Using the WHERE clause to check for equality or inequality
    9. Using the WHERE clause to check for greater or less than
    10. Checking for NULL
    11. Using WHERE and ORDER BY Together
    12. The WHERE Clause and Operator Words
      1. The BETWEEN Operator
      2. The IN Operator
      3. The LIKE Operator
      4. The NOT Operator
    13. More SELECTs with WHERE
    14. Checking Multiple Conditions
      1. AND
      2. OR
      3. Order of Evaluation
    15. Writing SELECTs with Multiple Conditions
  3. Advanced SELECTs
    1. Calculated Fields
      1. Concatenation
      2. Mathematical Calculations
      3. Aliases
    2. Calculating Fields
    3. Aggregate Functions and Grouping
      1. Aggregate Functions
      2. Grouping Data
      3. Selecting Distinct Records
    4. Working with Aggregate Functions
    5. Built-in Data Manipulation Functions
      1. Common Math Functions
      2. Common String Functions
      3. Common Date Functions
    6. Data Manipulation Functions
  4. Subqueries, Joins and Unions
    1. Subqueries
    2. Joins
      1. Table Aliases
      2. Multi-table Joins
    3. Using Joins
    4. Outer Joins
    5. Unions
      1. UNION ALL
      2. UNION Rules
    6. Working with Unions
  5. If time allows, one or more of the following may be covered:
    1. Conditional Processing with CASE
    2. INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
    3. Student Challenges - Design your own reports

Requirements

Operating System Options

  • Windows 8 or newer
  • Mac OS X

Text or HTML Editor

If you don't already have something to use for Plain Text editing or Web authoring, please choose one of the options listed below.

  • Windows
    • Crimson Editor (recommended)
    • Notepad
    • Adobe® Dreamweaver®
  • Mac OS X
    • TextEdit
    • TextWrangler
    • Adobe® Dreamweaver®

Browsers for Windows

You need both of the following browsers.

  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
  • Internet Explorer 6 or greater

Browsers for Mac OS X

You need both of the following browsers.

  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or greater
  • Safari 3.0 or greater