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Oracle SQL and PL/SQL Developer

The Oracle SQL Developer course teaches you how to use SQL to build applications or generate business reports and helps you master SQL using an Oracle database. You will also learn PL/SQL extension language to write sophisticated queries against an Oracle database.

This course prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer or take on more responsibility within your current career. Designed for those new to writing SQL queries, this course is perfect for those who love to learn and like working with data.

6 Months / 120 Course Hrs
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Course Code: GES336

What You Will Learn
  • Build applications or generate business reports using Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Master SQL using an Oracle database
  • Use PL/SQL extension language to write sophisticated queries against an Oracle database
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 120 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Turn your passion for working with data into a profession by learning to write SQL queries
  • Prepare to enter the job market as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer or to take on more responsibility in your current role
  • Set yourself apart from competitors by taking a challenging course in PL/SQL development

Outline

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Introduction to SQL

Begin the course by learning about relational database basics, simple SELECTs, and more.

Advanced SELECTs

Move on to understand advanced SELECTs, subqueries, joins, and unions.

Advanced Oracle SQL Queries

Learn about users and schemas, pseudo columns and functions, using subqueries, joining tables, and more.

SQL Functions

Understand the difference between SQL character and non-character functions, and how to effectively use the two.

Oracle PL/SQL Training

Explore the environment for PL/SQL development, as well as PL/SQL basics. Learn how to declare variables and work within the block.

Uses of PL/SQL

Complete the course by mastering a detailed list of uses for PL/SQL. Master an understanding of nested blocks, subprograms, stored procedures and functions, packages, database triggers, data retrieval techniques, and specialized topics.

Details

Introduction to SQL
    I.    Relational Database Basics
            A.    Brief History of SQL
            B.    Relational Database
            C.    Popular Databases
            D.    SQL Statements
    II.    Simple SELECTs
            A.    Introduction to the Northwind Database
            B.    Some Basics
            C.    SELECTing All Columns in All Rows
            D.    Exploring the Tables
            E.    SELECTing Specific Columns
            F.    Sorting Records
            G.    The WHERE Clause and Operator Symbols
            H.    Using the WHERE clause to check for equality or inequality
            I.    Using the WHERE clause to check for greater or less than
            J.    Checking for NULL
            K.    Using WHERE and ORDER BY Together
            L.    The WHERE Clause and Operator Words
            M.    More SELECTs with WHERE
            N.    Checking Multiple Conditions
            O.    Writing SELECTs with Multiple Conditions
    III.    Advanced SELECTs
            A.    Calculated Fields
            B.    Calculating Fields
            C.    Aggregate Functions and Grouping
            D.    Working with Aggregate Functions
            E.    Built-in Data Manipulation Functions
            F.    Data Manipulation Functions
    IV.    Subqueries, Joins and Unions
            A.    Subqueries
            B.    Joins
            C.    Using Joins
            D.    Outer Joins
            E.    Unions
            F.    Working with Unions

    V.    Introduction to SQL Exam

Advanced Oracle SQL Queries
    I.    Users and Schemas
            A.    Introduction to Users and Schemas
            B.    About the HR Schema
            C.    Creating An Application Schema
            D.    Exercise: Create a User
    II.    Pseudo Columns & Functions
            A.    Using The Dual Table
            B.    Functions
            C.    Exercise: Use the SYSCONTEXT function
            D.    Pseudo-Columns
            E.    Using Rowid
            F.    Using Rownum
            G.    Exercise: Use ROWNUM
    III.    Using Subqueries
            A.    Simple Subqueries
            B.    Inline Views
            C.    Correlated Subqueries
            D.    Scalar Subquery
            E.    Exercise: Subqueries
    IV.    Joining Tables
            A.    Review of Joins
            B.    Equijoins
            C.    Cross Joins
            D.    Reflexive Join
            E.    Non-Key Join
            F.    Natural Joins
            G.    Semijoins and Antijoins
            H.    Using Named Subqueries
            I.    Exercise: Join Exercises
    V.    Rollup & Cube
            A.    About Group Processing
            B.    EMP_DETAILS_VIEW
            C.    Simple GROUP BY
            D.    ROLLUP Function
            E.    GROUPING Function
            F.    Using Cube
            G.    Exercise: Practice GROUP BY, ROLLUP and CUBE
    VI.    Using Set Operators
            A.    Set Operators Defined
            B.    Relationship to Mathematical Set Theory
            C.    Restrictions on Set Operators
            D.    Exercise: Set Operators Exercise
    VII.    Conditional Processing
            A.    The DECODE Function
            B.    The Case Expression
            C.    Exercise: Conditional Processing
    VIII.    SQL Functions (Character)
            A.    What Are SQL Functions?
            B.    Character Functions
            C.    Regular Expressions
            D.    Exercise: Character Functions
    IX.    SQL Functions (Non-Character)
            A.    Numeric Functions
            B.    Date/Time Functions
            C.    Date Format Functions
            D.    Date Arithmetic Functions
            E.    Null Value Functions
            F.    Exercise: SQL Non-Character Functions
    X.    SQL Data Manipulation Language
            A.    The INSERT Statement
            B.    The UPDATE Statement
            C.    The DELETE Statement
            D.    Transactions
            E.    Complex Table References
            F.    The MERGE statement
            G.    Exercise: Data Manipulation Language (DDL)
    XI.    Advanced Oracle SQL Queries Exam

Oracle PL/SQL Training
    I.    The Environment for PL/SQL Development
            A.    Prerequisites
            B.    Connecting to Oracle
            C.    Executing PL/SQL Code
            D.    SQL Developer Configuration
            E.    The PL/SQL Development Cycle
    II.    PL/SQL Basics
            A.    PL/SQL Block
            B.    Anonymous Block Structure
            C.    Named Block Structure
            D.    Executing Blocks
            E.    Calling PL/SQL Functions
            F.    Executing PL/SQL Blocks and Functions
    III.    Declaring Variables
            A.    Variable Usage
            B.    Variable Data Types
            C.    Variable Naming
            D.    Variable Assignment
            E.    Complex Variable Types
            F.    More Information
            G.    Variable Declaration, Initialization and Display
    IV.    Within the Block
            A.    Conditional Processing t
            B.    Iterative Processing
            C.    Salary Classification using Conditional Statements
            D.    Salary Increases using Loops
    V.    Handling Exceptions
            A.    Overview of Exceptions
            B.    Causing System Generated Exceptions
            C.    Handling System Generated Exceptions
            D.    Identifying System Generated Exceptions
            E.    OTHERS Exception Handler
            F.    User Defined Exceptions
            G.    Exception Handling for Invalid Salary
    VI.    Use of SQL in PL/SQL
            A.    Implicit Cursors
            B.    %TYPE and %ROWTYPE Attributes
            C.    EXECUTE IMMEDIATE statement
            D.    Cursors Attributes
            E.    Implicit Cursor
            F.    Explicit Cursors
            G.    Explicit Cursor
            H.    Cursor FOR loop
    VII.    Nested Blocks
            A.    Nesting Blocks
            B.    Scope of Variables
            C.    Scope of Exceptions
            D.    Nested Subprograms
            E.    Exception Propagation in Nested Blocks
            F.    Block Variable Visibility
    VIII.    Introducing Subprograms
            A.    Anonymous blocks
            B.    Types of Subprograms
            C.    Finding Subprograms through SQL Developer
            D.    Finding Subprograms in the Oracle Data Dictionary
            E.    Object Dependencies
            F.    Subprogram information in the Oracle Data Dictionary
    IX.    Stored Procedures and Functions
            A.    Creating Subprograms
            B.    Modifying Subprograms
            C.    Removing Subprograms
            D.    Application Maintenance
            E.    Exercise Title
            F.    Parameters
            G.    Cursors as Parameters
            H.    Subprogram Development Techniques
            I.    Addressing Compilation Errors
            J.    Directives for Debugging
            K.    Issues with Booleans
            L.    Integrated Development Environments
            M.    PL/SQL Subprograms with Parameters
    X.    Packages
            A.    Structure of Packages
            B.    Purpose of Packages
            C.    Wrap Utility
            D.    Positional vs Named Parameter Notation
            E.    Subprograms Omitted from Specifications
            F.    Using PL/SQL Packages
    XI.    Database Triggers
            A.    Purpose of Triggers
            B.    Invocation of Triggers
            C.    Coding Triggers
            D.    Validation Trigger
            E.    Modifying Triggers
            F.    Viewing Triggers
            G.    Enabling/Disabling Triggers
            H.    Trigger Errors
            I.    System and User Event Triggers
            J.    Logon Counter Trigger
    XII.    Data Retrieval Techniques
            A.    Cursor Review
            B.    Cursor Parameters
            C.    Cursor Variables
            D.    Dynamic SQL
            E.    Employee Report by State/Province
    XIII.    Using Oracle Supplied Packages
            A.    Oracle Supplied Packages
            B.    Identifying Available Packages
            C.    Identifying Package Subprograms
            D.    Selected Oracle Supplied Package Demos
            E.    Packages related to Input/Output
            F.    Packages related to Networking
            G.    DBMS_SQL: Dynamic SQL
            H.    DBMS_URL: Working with URLS
            I.    The DBMS_APPLICATION_INFO
    XIV.    Specialized Topics
            A.    Application Partitioning
            B.    Subprograms in other Languages
            C.    Oracle Object Features
            D.    Statistical Analysis
            E.    Data Mining
            F.    Use Oracle Object Features

    XV.     Oracle PL/SQL Training Exam

    XVI.    Final Exam

    XVII.   Oracle SQL Developer Final Project

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Instructors & Support

Nat Dunn

Nat Dunn founded Webucator in 2003 to combine his passion for technical training with his business expertise and to help companies benefit from both. His previous experience was in sales, business and technical training, and management. Nat has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations from Pomona College.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course; however, some prior programming language knowledge is helpful.

Requirements:
Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC.
  • Dual monitors are helpful but are not required.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Chrome (preferred), Microsoft Edge, or Firefox browsers.
  • Oracle Database Express Edition (XE) 12c or 18c - Free edition of Oracle RDBMS (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Oracle SQL Developer - The client interface for connecting to Oracle (download and installation instructions are provided in course).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.

Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

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Does this course prepare for a certification?

This course does not prepare you for a certification but prepares you to enter the job market as an entry-level Oracle SQL Developer. 

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

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