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Introduction to SQL
Learn the core concepts of SQL.

The Introduction to SQL training course explores key concepts, techniques, and commands necessary for developers and system administrators to effectively write queries against common SQL databases, like MySQL.

This course is not intended to be a DBA-level course; rather, it focuses on building a practical, hands-on knowledge for engineers writing queries to support application development.

After this course, you will be able to:

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the history of SQL, and current support in your database
  • List the databases and tables in your database
  • Create new databases, tables, and import data into the tables
  • Query a table based using variable select data
  • Order query results
  • Update and insert data into a table
  • Create inner and outer joins

This course will be delivered in 3 Days

DI will work with you and your team to define the most appropriate delivery structure, schedule and dates. Structure, schedule and dates will be determined by project schedule, team availability and classroom availability. And of course, it will also be determined by DI’s instructor availability.

  • Introduction to SQL
    • What is SQL?
    • How does SQL differ based on database vendor?
    • Current SQL ANSI Standards
    • Functionality supported by SQL
  • Database Concepts
    • Core database terminologies
    • Database design process
    • Overview of Database Normalization
  • Introduction to MySQL
    • Downloading & Installing MySQL
    • Configuring MySQL
    • Basic MySQL administration
    • Connecting to MySQL
    • Quick introduction to SELECT
  • Working with Tables
    • Creating tables and columns
    • Identifying current tables and databases
    • Working with tables using CREATE, ALTER, DROP TABLE
    • Loading a database tables from a data file
    • Creating data integrity through relationships (primary keys, foreign key constraints, etc.)
    • Understanding indexes
  • Working with Data
    • Adding data using INSERT
    • Modifying data using UPDATE
    • Deleting data with DELETE
    • Understanding transactions and impacts of transactions on data manipulation
  • Simple Data Querying
    • Review of SELECT concepts
    • SELECTing rows of data
    • SELECTing columns of data
    • Filtering SELECT using WHERE
    • Ordering results using ORDER BY
    • Grouping results using GROUP BY
  • Complex Data Querying
    • Understanding a join
    • Querying related rows using INNER JOIN
    • Including non-matched rows with OUTER JOIN
    • Unions
    • Handling JOIN results
  • SQL Functions
    • Math functions: count, avg, sum, round, etc.
    • Character functions: ucase, lcase, etc.
    • Time functions: now, date, etc.
    • Other functions
  • Writing a Simple JDBC Application
    • What is JDBC
    • Configuring Java to support JDBC
    • Writing a simple database query application
  • Q/A
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