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SQL Programming Course

SQL Programming

Duration: 3 days | Price: $1595 | Class Dates:

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Students Will Learn:

  • Database Design Issues
  • Data Normalization
  • SQL Statement Syntax
  • Modifying Tables with DML
  • Query Analysis
  • Inner and Outer Joins
  • Triggers and Stored Procedures

Course Description: This SQL programming course teaches students relational database fundamentals and SQL programming skills. Topics covered include relational database architecture, database design techniques, and simple and complex query skills. This class is intended for analysts, developers, designers, administrators, and managers new to the SQL programming language. Upon completion, participants will understand SQL functions, join techniques, database objects and constraints, and will be able to write useful SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.

Students who require coverage of Microsoft-specific features including T-SQL data types, stored procedure enhancements, intrinsic functions, XML data handling, indexed views, T-SQL cursors, table-valued functions and common table expressions, should attend the Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming course rather than this course.

Course Prerequisites: General computer knowledge. Familiarity with relational database concepts is helpful but not required.

Follow-up SQL 2012 Courses: Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Administration, SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence Application Development (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS), SQL Server 2012 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services

Follow-up SQL 2014 Courses: Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration, SQL Server 2014 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence Application Development (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS), SQL Server 2014 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services

SQL Programming Course Overview:

Relational Database Fundamentals
  • Overview of Relational Database Concepts
  • Relational Databases and Relational Database Management Systems
  • SQL, DML and DDL Languages
Manipulating Query Results
  • Using Row Functions
    • Character
    • Numeric
    • Date and Time
    • Data Conversion
  • Using the CASE Function
  • Handling Null Values
  • Aggregating Results Using GROUP BY
  • Restricting Groups with the HAVING Clause
Writing Basic SQL Queries
  • Displaying Table Structures
  • Retrieving Column Data From a Table or View
  • Selecting Unique Values
  • Obtaining a Row Count
  • Filtering Rows Using the WHERE Clause
  • Sorting Results Using ORDER BY
  • Joining Multiple Tables
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
Advanced Query Techniques
  • Outer Joins
  • Joining a Table to Itself
  • Subqueries
  • Grouping, Filtering and Sorting Query Results
  • Tips for Developing Complex SQL Queries
Manipulating Table Data Using SQL's Data Manipulation Language (DML)
  • Inserting Data into Tables
  • Updating Existing Data
  • Deleting Records
  • Truncating Tables
  • Implementing Data Integrity with Transactions
    • COMMIT
    • ROLLBACK
    • SAVEPOINT
Creating a Database
  • Database Development Methodology Overview
  • Building a Logical Data Model
    • Identifying Entities and Attributes
    • Isolating Keys
    • Relationships Between Entities
    • Creating Entity-Relationship Diagrams
  • Transforming to Physical Design
    • Migrating Entities to Tables
    • Selecting Primary Keys
    • Defining Columns
    • Enforcing Relationships with Foreign Keys
  • Constructing the Database Using DDL
    • Creating Tables, Indexes, Constraints and Views
Managing Database Objects
  • Dropping Tables, Indexes and Views
  • Modifying Tables, Indexes and Views
  • Enabling and Disabling Constraints
  • Managing Security
Stored Procedures
  • Definition and Benefits of Use
  • CREATE PROCEDURE
    • Syntax
    • Variables and Parameters
    • Code Examples
  • Temporary Tables
  • Control of Program Flow
  • ALTER and DROP PROCEDURE
  • Implementation Differences
User-Defined Functions
  • Definition and Benefits of Use
  • CREATE FUNCTION
    • Syntax
    • RETURN Clause and the RETURNS Statement
    • Scalar vs. Table Functions
  • Comparison with Stored Procedures
  • Returning Scalar Values and Tables
  • ALTER and DROP FUNCTION
Triggers
  • Definition and Benefits of Use
  • Alternatives (e.g., Constraints)
  • CREATE TRIGGER
    • Syntax
    • Trigger Types
  • "Inserted" (or "NEW") and "Deleted" (or "OLD") Tables
  • Event Handling and Trigger Execution
  • ALTER and DROP TRIGGER

Student Testimonials

"This was the best SQL class I have been to. The instructor did an excellent job. He presented the material in a way that ensured everyone in the class was following along. I thought the learning material was well designed. I would recommend this class to my peers."
– G.G., Kaplan University


"I want to first thank you for the training last week on SQL Programming. This was the most beneficial training I have ever received. I learned so much and have already been able to put a majority of it into use at my job. You did a great job explaining everything and answering all of my questions. I cannot thank you enough and express my gratitude on how valuable it was for me. I have already had experience in doing a self-join on a table, sub-queries, altering procedures, scalar and aggregate functions, and today I was able to use some of these to write a query that I put into a command in Crystal where I was able to create a report. Thanks!"
– C.W., HTRI

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