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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 2008 Courses: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Administration, SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services, SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Application Development (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS), SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence: Integration Services and Analysis Services
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
SQL Programming Course Overview:
|Relational Database Fundamentals
||Writing Basic SQL Queries
|Advanced Query Techniques
||Manipulating Table Data Using SQL's Data Manipulation Language (DML)
|Creating a Database
||Managing Database Objects
"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!"