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SQL Programming Course

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SQL Programming

Duration: 21 hours

Price: CDN$1,290 *Prices are subject to GST/HST

Discounts: For multiple course purchases, please contact us for applicable discounts.

Delivery Options: Perform training at your own pace via our on-demand streaming opion or attend regularly scheduled live courses via remote-live attendance.


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Students Will Learn

  • Designing normalized table structures for relational databases
  • Creating databases and tables
  • Using primary and foreign keys
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Using inner and outer joins
  • Using set operators (UNION, INTERSECT, EXCEPT)
  • Using DML for SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
  • Using subqueries
  • Using triggers and stored procedures
  • Using aggregate functions to return totals and subtotals
  • Using table expressions

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, T-SQL cursors and table-valued functions should attend the Microsoft Transact-SQL Programming course rather than this course.

Course Prerequisites

General computer knowledge.

Course Overview

Relational Database Fundamentals
  • Overview of Relational Database Concepts
  • Relational Databases and Relational Database Management Systems
  • Data Normalization
  • DDL Syntax
Writing Basic SQL Queries
  • Displaying Table Structures
  • Retrieving Column Data From a Table or View
  • Selecting Unique Values
  • Filtering Rows Using the WHERE Clause
  • Sorting Results Using ORDER BY
  • Joining Multiple Tables
  • Using Column and Table Aliases
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
    • Dropping Tables, Indexes, Constraints and Views
    • Modifying Tables, Indexes, Constraints and Views
Manipulating Query Results
  • Using Row Functions
    • Character
    • Numeric
    • Date and Time
    • Data Conversion (CAST and CONVERT)
  • Using the CASE Function
  • Handling Null Values
Advanced Query Techniques
  • Inner Joins
  • Outer Joins (Left, Right, Full)
  • Performing Self-Joins
  • Subqueries
    • Simple
    • Correlated
  • Using the EXISTS Operator
  • Tips for Developing Complex SQL Queries
  • Using Aggregate Functions
    • AVG
    • COUNT
    • SUM
    • MIN
    • MAX
  • Performing Set Operations
    • UNION
    • INTERSECT
    • EXCEPT/MINUS
  • Aggregating Results Using GROUP BY
  • Restricting Groups with the HAVING Clause
  • Creating Temporary Tables
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
    • Beginning Explicit Transactions
    • Committing Transactions
    • Rolling Back Transactions
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
Stored Procedures
  • Definition and Benefits of Use
  • CREATE PROCEDURE
    • Syntax
    • Variables and Parameters
  • Control of Program Flow
  • ALTER and DROP PROCEDURE
  • Implementation Differences
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
Working with Table Expressions
  • Overview of Table Expressions
  • Working with Views
  • Using Derived Tables
  • Common Table Expressions
  • Table-Valued Functions

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Course Benefits

  • Course materials include student guide, hands-on lab manual and USB flash drive for examples and lab work
  • Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of class
  • There are no registration fees or cancellation fees

Testimonials

I thought the class was very well done. I especially appreciated the hands on labs using computers. It was beneficial to see the code actually execute. Hands on training is the only way to learn SQL.
— S.B., FYI Solutions


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

Training Available for Multiple Locations

Perform training at your own pace via on-demand streaming or attend regularly scheduled live courses via full-duplex audio/visual connection with our remote attendance option. All courses are designed to include 50% instructor-facilitated hands on practice.