Introduction to SQL Programming Training

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The ability to write the SQL language — the cornerstone of all relational database operations — is essential for anyone who develops database applications. The SQL Language is an ANSI/ISO standard language used by all relational database products. In this training course, you learn how to optimize the accessibility and maintenance of data with the SQL programming language, and gain a solid foundation for building, querying, and manipulating databases. This course describes the standard language, but also identifies deviations from the standard in two widely-used database products, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server. For the hands-on exercises, the course environment allows the students to choose between working with the PostgreSQL database product or Microsoft SQL Server.

 

Introduction to SQL Programming Training

Key Features of this SQL Programming Training:

  • SQL programming training taught by a real-world SQL expert instructor
  • Choose from blended on-demand and instructor-led learning options
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • After-course computing sandbox included
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • Exclusive LinkedIn group membership for peer and SME community support

You Will Learn How To:

  • Write SQL code based on ANSI/ISO standards to build database structures
  • Update database content with SQL and transaction handling
  • Retrieve data with filter conditions and from multiple tables using various types of join
  • Process data with row and aggregate functions

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On-Demand & Live Review Session

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  • Library of on-demand courses 
  • 1-day instructor-led review sessions
  • Pre-configured practice labs
  • Practice exams, flashcards, and performance tracker
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  • 3 days of instructor-led training — View Schedule
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • After-course computing sandbox
  • Tuition can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
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  • Library of on-demand courses 
  • 3-day instructor-led course
  • Earn 17 NASBA CPEs (live, in-class training only)
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit and computing sandbox included
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • Practice exams, flashcards, and performance tracker
  • 1-day instructor-led review sessions
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On-Demand & Live Review Session

SQL Programming Training Important Information

  • Blended Learning Training Description

    This product offers access to a library of Microsoft on-demand courses including SQL, Windows, Exchange, and more. At any time during your annual access to this offering, you may attend one of our 1-day review sessions focused specifically on Writing SQL Queries (4551). 

SQL Programming Blended Learning FAQs

  • What background do I need?

    No specific experience is required.

  • Is the on-demand content the same as the 3-day instructor class?

    No. While many of the same points are covered, taking the instructor-led Introduction to SQL Programming course provides the deepest dive into that area. This offering is indented for those who wish to gain a broad knowledge of the topics described in the course outline above - including SQL.

  • What on-demand content will I receive?

    An outline of the content you will receive can be seen above. You will also get access to any new on-demand content that becomes available during your annual enrollment period.

  • How many labs will I receive?

    You will get access 19 pre-configured lab bundles spanning the Microsoft curriculum.

  • How many practice exams will I have access to?

    17 practice exams spanning the Microsoft curriculum are included

  • How will I access my course materials if I choose this method?

    Once payment is received, you will receive an email from Learning Tree with all the links and information you need to get started.

  • How can I sign up for a review session?

    Once you are enrolled in the program, specific details and dates will be sent to you.

SQL Programming Blended Learning Course Outline

  • SQL Overview

    • Outlining SQL as the cornerstone of database activity
    • Applying the ANSI/ISO standards
    • Describing the fundamental building blocks: tables, columns, primary keys and foreign keys
  • Building the Database Schema

    Creating tables and columns

    • Building tables with CREATE TABLE
    • Modifying table structure with ALTER TABLE
    • Adding columns to an existing table
    • Removing tables with DROP TABLE

    Protecting data integrity with constraints

    • Guaranteeing uniqueness with primary key constraints
    • Enforcing integrity with foreign key constraints
    • Imposing business rules with check constraints

    Improving performance with indexes

    • Expediting data retrieval with indexes
    • Recommending guidelines for index creation
  • Manipulating Data

    Modifying table contents

    • Adding table rows with INSERT
    • Changing row content with UPDATE
    • Removing rows with DELETE

    Applying transactions

    • Controlling transactions with COMMIT and ROLLBACK
    • Deploying BEGIN TRANSACTION in SQL Server
  • Working with the SELECT Statement

    Writing Single Table queries

    • Retrieving data with SELECT
    • Specifying column expressions
    • Sorting the result with ORDER BY
    • Handling NULL values in expressions

    Restricting rows with the WHERE filter

    • Testing for equality or inequality
    • Applying wildcard characters
    • Avoiding NULL value pitfalls
  • Querying Multiple Tables

    Applying the ANSI/ISO standard join syntax

    • Matching related rows with INNER JOIN
    • Including nonmatched rows with OUTER JOIN
    • Creating a Cartesian product with CROSS JOIN

    Combining results with set operators

    • Stacking results with UNION
    • Identifying matching rows with INTERSECT
    • Utilizing EXCEPT to find nonmatching rows
  • Employing Functions in Data Retrieval

    Processing data with row functions

    • Conditional formatting with the CASE expression
    • Utilizing the CASE expression to simulate IF tests
    • Dealing with NULL values

    Performing analysis with aggregate functions

    • Summarizing data using SUM, AVG and COUNT
    • Finding the highest/lowest values with MAX and MIN
    • Defining the summary level with GROUP BY
    • Applying filter conditions with HAVING
  • Constructing Nested Queries

    Applying subqueries in filter conditions

    • Correlated vs. noncorrelated subqueries
    • Testing the existence of rows

    Including subqueries in expressions

    • Placing subqueries in the column list
    • Creating complex expressions containing subqueries
    • Handling subqueries that return no rows
  • Developing In-Line and Stored Views

    Breaking down complex problems

    • Selecting data from a query result set
    • Subqueries in the FROM clause

    Creating views in a database

    • Building reusable code
    • Updateable vs. non-updateable views

In Class & Live, Online Training

SQL Programming Course Information

  • SQL Programming Course Description

    This SQL Class includes 17 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a real-world SQL expert instructor.

  • Recommended Experience

    • Knowledge of relational database at the level of:
      • Course 382, Relational Database Design, Tools & Techniques
  • Software

    For the hands-on exercises, the course environment allows the students to choose between working with PostgreSQL database product or Microsoft SQL Server.

  • After-Course Computing Sandbox

    You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course. Note: The Sandbox is not available for the On-Demand option.

SQL Programming Course Outline

  • SQL Overview

    • Outlining SQL as the cornerstone of database activity
    • Applying the ANSI/ISO standards
    • Describing the fundamental building blocks: tables, columns, primary keys and foreign keys
  • Building the Database Schema

    Creating tables and columns

    • Building tables with CREATE TABLE
    • Modifying table structure with ALTER TABLE
    • Adding columns to an existing table
    • Removing tables with DROP TABLE

    Protecting data integrity with constraints

    • Guaranteeing uniqueness with primary key constraints
    • Enforcing integrity with foreign key constraints
    • Imposing business rules with check constraints

    Improving performance with indexes

    • Expediting data retrieval with indexes
    • Recommending guidelines for index creation
  • Manipulating Data

    Modifying table contents

    • Adding table rows with INSERT
    • Changing row content with UPDATE
    • Removing rows with DELETE

    Applying transactions

    • Controlling transactions with COMMIT and ROLLBACK
    • Deploying BEGIN TRANSACTION in SQL Server
  • Working with the SELECT Statement

    Writing Single Table queries

    • Retrieving data with SELECT
    • Specifying column expressions
    • Sorting the result with ORDER BY
    • Handling NULL values in expressions

    Restricting rows with the WHERE filter

    • Testing for equality or inequality
    • Applying wildcard characters
    • Avoiding NULL value pitfalls
  • Querying Multiple Tables

    Applying the ANSI/ISO standard join syntax

    • Matching related rows with INNER JOIN
    • Including nonmatched rows with OUTER JOIN
    • Creating a Cartesian product with CROSS JOIN

    Combining results with set operators

    • Stacking results with UNION
    • Identifying matching rows with INTERSECT
    • Utilizing EXCEPT to find nonmatching rows
  • Employing Functions in Data Retrieval

    Processing data with row functions

    • Conditional formatting with the CASE expression
    • Utilizing the CASE expression to simulate IF tests
    • Dealing with NULL values

    Performing analysis with aggregate functions

    • Summarizing data using SUM, AVG and COUNT
    • Finding the highest/lowest values with MAX and MIN
    • Defining the summary level with GROUP BY
    • Applying filter conditions with HAVING
  • Constructing Nested Queries

    Applying subqueries in filter conditions

    • Correlated vs. noncorrelated subqueries
    • Testing the existence of rows

    Including subqueries in expressions

    • Placing subqueries in the column list
    • Creating complex expressions containing subqueries
    • Handling subqueries that return no rows
  • Developing In-Line and Stored Views

    Breaking down complex problems

    • Selecting data from a query result set
    • Subqueries in the FROM clause

    Creating views in a database

    • Building reusable code
    • Updateable vs. non-updateable views

SQL Programming Training FAQs

  • Do I need experience with SQL to take this course?

    No. This course was designed to teach you the fundamentals of the SQL language. You will learn SQL over 3 days with instructor-led training and hands on experience in the SQL Server environment..

  • Why is SQL important?

    SQL is the standard language for relational database management systems. Your ability to produce good database applications will be highly dependant on your knowledge of SQL.

  • What’s the difference between Oracle and MS SQL?

    Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server are both types of relational database management systems. Although all relational database management systems use SQL, unfortunately, different products have different dialects of SQL. One of the benefits of taking this course is that it will cover all of the topics using product-specific features of the latest versions of both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Is online training available?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want, including online training.

Unlimited Access to Everything

SQL Programming Training Important Information

  • Premium Training Bundle Description

    This product offers access to a library of Microsoft on-demand courses including SQL, Windows, Exchange, and more. At any time during your annual access to this offering, you may attend one of our 1-day review sessions focused specifically on Writing SQL Queries (4551). Enrolling in this bundle also grants you access to any of our multi-day Introduction to SQL Programming (925) course events. 

  • Recommended Experience

    • Knowledge of relational database at the level of:
      • Course 382, Relational Database Design, Tools & Techniques
  • Software

    For the hands-on exercises, the course environment allows the students to choose between working with PostgreSQL database product or Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Industry Credits & Certification

    This course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications

    • 17 NASBA Credits (live, in-class attendance required)
  • After-Course Computing Sandbox

    You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course. Note: The Sandbox is not available for the On-Demand option.

SQL Programming Premium Training FAQs

  • Do I need experience with SQL to take this course?

    No. This course was designed to teach you the fundamentals of the SQL language. You will learn SQL over 3 days with instructor-led training and hands on experience using either the PostgreSQL database product or Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

  • Why is SQL important?

    SQL is the standard language for relational database management systems. Your ability to produce good database applications will be highly dependant on your knowledge of SQL.

  • What’s the difference between Oracle and MS SQL?

    Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server are both types of relational database management systems. Although all relational database management systems use SQL, unfortunately, different products have different dialects of SQL. One of the benefits of taking this course is that it will cover all of the topics using product-specific features of the latest versions of both Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server.

SQL Programming Premium Training Outline

  • SQL Overview

    • Outlining SQL as the cornerstone of database activity
    • Applying the ANSI/ISO standards
    • Describing the fundamental building blocks: tables, columns, primary keys and foreign keys
  • Building the Database Schema

    Creating tables and columns

    • Building tables with CREATE TABLE
    • Modifying table structure with ALTER TABLE
    • Adding columns to an existing table
    • Removing tables with DROP TABLE

    Protecting data integrity with constraints

    • Guaranteeing uniqueness with primary key constraints
    • Enforcing integrity with foreign key constraints
    • Imposing business rules with check constraints

    Improving performance with indexes

    • Expediting data retrieval with indexes
    • Recommending guidelines for index creation
  • Manipulating Data

    Modifying table contents

    • Adding table rows with INSERT
    • Changing row content with UPDATE
    • Removing rows with DELETE

    Applying transactions

    • Controlling transactions with COMMIT and ROLLBACK
    • Deploying BEGIN TRANSACTION in SQL Server
  • Working with the SELECT Statement

    Writing Single Table queries

    • Retrieving data with SELECT
    • Specifying column expressions
    • Sorting the result with ORDER BY
    • Handling NULL values in expressions

    Restricting rows with the WHERE filter

    • Testing for equality or inequality
    • Applying wildcard characters
    • Avoiding NULL value pitfalls
  • Querying Multiple Tables

    Applying the ANSI/ISO standard join syntax

    • Matching related rows with INNER JOIN
    • Including nonmatched rows with OUTER JOIN
    • Creating a Cartesian product with CROSS JOIN

    Combining results with set operators

    • Stacking results with UNION
    • Identifying matching rows with INTERSECT
    • Utilizing EXCEPT to find nonmatching rows
  • Employing Functions in Data Retrieval

    Processing data with row functions

    • Conditional formatting with the CASE expression
    • Utilizing the CASE expression to simulate IF tests
    • Dealing with NULL values

    Performing analysis with aggregate functions

    • Summarizing data using SUM, AVG and COUNT
    • Finding the highest/lowest values with MAX and MIN
    • Defining the summary level with GROUP BY
    • Applying filter conditions with HAVING
  • Constructing Nested Queries

    Applying subqueries in filter conditions

    • Correlated vs. noncorrelated subqueries
    • Testing the existence of rows

    Including subqueries in expressions

    • Placing subqueries in the column list
    • Creating complex expressions containing subqueries
    • Handling subqueries that return no rows
  • Developing In-Line and Stored Views

    Breaking down complex problems

    • Selecting data from a query result set
    • Subqueries in the FROM clause

    Creating views in a database

    • Building reusable code
    • Updateable vs. non-updateable views

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