Our SQL training courses will teach you how to make the most of this powerful database querying language.
Led by highly experienced database administrators our courses are very hands-on and practical.
We believe that skills are only developed through hands-on practice and so we make sure that you practice the techniques that we teach you. That way you leave the course confident and ready to put them to use.
We also provide private onsite training for groups and individuals throughout the UK. This allows us to customise the course topics to your exact requirements, and run the training on a date that suits you.
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|Introduction||1 Day||This is an introductory course. It assumes no prior knowledge of relational databases.|
|Advanced||2 Days||This course assumes you already have a good understanding of SELECT queries.|
It covers more advanced concepts like transaction processing, the use of UNION and JOIN and parameterised data.
|SSRS||4 Days||This course assumes familiarity with MS SQL Server and SQL Server Management Studio as well as the SQL language and using the SELECT statement in particular.|
It covers all aspects of SSRS including the design, creation and authoring of advanced reports.
|SSIS||4 Days||This course assumes familiarity with MS SQL Server and SQL Server Management Studio as well as the SQL language.|
It covers all aspects of using SSIS for data transfer and ETLing of data, including database security, logging and error handling.
|Fundamentals of Server Administration||3 Days||This course assumes you already have a good understanding of the SQL language, the MS Server environment and the basics of relational database design.|
It covers the basics of the installation, configuration and creation of databases. It also looks at task automation and database monitoring and troubleshooting.
Unsure which course is right for you? Please call us on 01483 688488. We’d be very happy to advise you.
We frequently deliver our training to teams at in-house. Please call us if you would like to discuss this.
Organising an in-house training session allows us to tailor the course content specifically to your requirements and run the course at a time and place of your choosing.
Everything in our course is aimed at making you a faster and more relaxed SQL user.
We believe that real querying skills and in-depth understanding can only be developed through practical application. This means that our courses are deliberately hands-on and include lots of practical examples.
This ensures that you spend plenty of time constructing and working with database queries and database tables. Our exercises are carefully chosen to emphasise the most important aspects of each lesson.
From a high-level SQL can appear deceptively simple. However, when you apply its concepts across large datasets it very quickly becomes complex, requiring a detailed understanding of how it works.
There are often multiple ways to approach something in when working with databases. Using the correct method to approach an operation can mean that it runs orders of magnitude more quickly, speeding up your day-to-day work hugely.
SQL is the international standard language for querying and manipulating relational databases. It allows users to very quickly interrogate, edit and amend database tables.
It is the ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) standard language for communicating with relational databases.
Most of these systems also include some proprietary terms within their SQL. However, regardless of this, a capable SQL user can still work with these databases.
Microsoft has a very widely used database product SQL Server which is manipulated using SQL as you would expect. Access to SQL Server is also available over the cloud.
For more information on our courses relating specifically to Microsoft SQL Server click here.
SQL was first developed by IBM during the early 1970’s and is fundamentally unchanged since that time. I’s structure of using Clauses, Expressions, Predicates, Queries and Statements is still used.
Clauses are the underlying discrete parts of a statement or query.
Expressions are formulas which produce values or tables.
Predicates are conditions that limit the application of a query.
Queries select a subset of the data in the database according to the various user input criteria. and Statements being used to make changes to the
Statements are used to make changes to the databases’ design or set up.
Our classes will lead you through all of these concepts. We will ensure that you have both the theoretical underpinning and the practical knowledge to make the most of this powerful programming language.
This course will give delegates an introduction to the features and capabilities of Structured Query Language (SQL). It requires no previous knowledge of SQL.
It covers the basic elements of SQL using SQL Server as an example database.
Delegates will have a good understanding of the SELECT statement by the end of this one day course. This includes joining multiple tables, grouping, aggregate functions and sorting data.
This course will further develop your ability manage a relational database and introduces data manipulation language and database definition language. It requires that you have a good understanding of the basics of SQL before you attend.
It uses Microsoft SQL Server as a training database.
After this course, delegates will have a good understanding of all DML statements (SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE) and all of the DDL statements needed to build database objects (CREATE, DROP, ALTER). This course also covers the use of views, access control, transaction control, advanced select queries and using SQL scripts.
This 2 day course also covers the use of views, access control, transaction control, advanced select queries and using SQL scripts.
A certificate of attendance will be provided to you upon completion of this course.
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