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    About this Course

    Many organizations use databases to store their most critical information: the information that manages their day-to-day operations. After the data is stored in databases, however, it is useless unless you can retrieve it for further business analysis. This course will teach you to use SQL as a tool to retrieve the information you need from databases.  You will work with queries to manipulate and index tables. You will also create transactions so that you can choose to save or cancel data entry process.

    Audience Profile

    Students should have basic computer skills, familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology, and who want to use SQL to query databases.

    At Course Completion

    Upon successful completion of 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
    •              Format an output, save a result, and generate a report
    •              Use subqueries to generate query output.
    •              Manipulate table data by inserting and updating records in a table and deleting records from a table.
    •              Manipulate the table structure.
    •              Create views, manipulate data through views, modify the view structure, and drop views.
    •              Create indices on table columns and drop inefficient indices.
    •              Mark the beginning of a transaction, create a savepoint within a transaction, rollback a transaction, and commit a transaction.



    SQL: Fundamentals (Book 1):

    Lesson 1: Executing a Simple Query

    ·         Topic A: Connect to the SQL Database
    ·         Topic B: Query a Database

    Lesson 2: Performing a Conditional Search

    ·         Topic A: Search Using One or More Conditions
    ·         Topic B: Search for a Range of Values and NULL Values
    ·         Topic C: Search Data Based on Patterns

    Lesson 3: Working with Functions

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

    Lesson 4: Organizing Data

    ·         Topic A: Sort Data
    ·         Topic B: Rank Data
    ·         Topic C: Group Data
    ·         Topic D: Filter Grouped Data
    ·         Topic E: Summarize Grouped Data

    Lesson 5: Retrieving Data from Multiple Tables

    ·         Topic A: Combine the Results of Two Queries
    ·         Topic B: Compare the Results of Two Queries
    ·         Topic C: Retrieve Data by Joining Tables

    SQL: Advanced (Book2):

    Lesson 1: Using Subqueries to Perform Advanced Querying

    ·         Topic A: Search Based on Unknown Values
    ·         Topic B: Compare a Value with Unknown Values
    ·         Topic C: Search Based on the Existence of Records
    ·         Topic D: Generate Output Using Correlated Subqueries

    Lesson 2: Manipulating Table Data

    ·         Topic A: Insert Data
    ·         Topic B: Modify and Delete Data

    Lesson 3: Manipulating the Table Structure

    ·         Topic A: Create a Table
    ·         Topic B: Create a Table with Constraints
    ·         Topic C: Modify a Table’s Structure
    ·         Topic D: Back Up Tables
    ·         Topic E: Delete Tables

    Lesson 4: Working with Views

    ·         Topic A: Create a View
    ·         Topic B: Manipulate Data in Views
    ·         Topic C: Create Aliases
    ·         Topic D: Modify and Delete Views

    Optional Topics:

    Lesson 5: Managing Transactions

    ·         A: Create Transactions
    ·         B: Commit Transactions


    • Access 2007 or 2010
    • Basic understanding of Relational Database Design


    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