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    About this Course

    In this 2-day instructor led course students will learn what SQL is and how it can help them query a database to answer business questions. This course will combine instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities. Students will learn how to use SQL statements to query a database. Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning.

    Audience Profile

    Individuals with basic computer skills, familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology, and who want to use SQL to query databases

    At Course Completion

    After completing this course, students will be able to:

    • connect to the SQL Server database and execute a simple query
    • include a search condition in a simple query
    • use various functions to perform calculations on data
    • organize data obtained from a query before it is displayed on-screen
    • retrieve data from tables
    • format an output, save a result, and generate a report


    Lesson 1: Executing a Simple Query

    • Topic 1A: Connect to the SQL Database
    • Topic 1B: Query a Database
    • Topic 1C: Save a Query
    • Topic 1D: Modify a Query
    • Topic 1E: Execute a Saved Query

    Lesson 2: Performing a Conditional Search

    • Topic 2A: Search Using a Simple Condition
    • Topic 2B: Compare Column Values
    • Topic 2C: Search Using Multiple Conditions
    • Topic 2D: Search for a Range of Values and Null Values
    • Topic 2E: Retrieve Data Based on Patterns

    Lesson 3: Working with Functions

    • Topic 3A: Perform Date Calculations
    • Topic 3B: Calculate Data Using Aggregate Functions
    • Topic 3C: Manipulate String Values

    Lesson 4: Organizing Data

    • Topic 4A: Sort Data
    • Topic 4B: Rank Data
    • Topic 4C: Group Data
    • Topic 4D: Filter Grouped Data
    • Topic 4E: Summarize Grouped Data
    • Topic 4F: Use PIVOT and UNPIVOT Operators

    Lesson 5: Retrieving Data from Tables

    • Topic 5A: Combine Results of Two Queries
    • Topic 5B: Compare the Results of Two Queries
    • Topic 5C: Retrieve Data by Joining Tables
    • Topic 5D: Check for Unmatched Records
    • Topic 5E: Retrieve Information from a Single Table Using Joins

    Lesson 6: Presenting Query Results

    • Topic 6A: Save the Query Result
    • Topic 6B: Generate an XML Report


    Before attending this course, students should have:

    • Basic end-user computer skills and some familiarity with database terminology and structure are required
    • The following courses or equivalent knowledge and skills are highly recommended:
      • Windows
      • Relational Databases Design (Second Edition)
      • Access: Designing a Database


    Online Event


    Live Online Training

    Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

    Online class requirements:

    • Moderate to fast Internet
    • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
    • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
    • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

    What happens when you enroll in an online class

    When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

    Online Training Advantages

    Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

    Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

    GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F