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SQL (Using Microsoft SQL Server) Classes

Our SQL language courses (Introduction to SQL, Intermediate Applications of SQL, and Advanced Applications of SQL) are taught using Microsoft SQL Server. The courses cover generic syntax, so it does not matter which server (SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL, etc.) or version you are using. These courses do not cover special features of any particular SQL package. Students using the MySQL database could also take these classes.

Introduction to SQL

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Access or equivalent experience with another database.) This course introduces SQL using Microsoft SQL Server to demonstrate generic SQL commands that can be used with a variety of client/server database systems. Learn how to do ad-hoc queries on a database to select the information you need. Topics include SQL syntax, data definition language, and data manipulation language. Learn how to create and update tables, as well as order data, group data, and generate totals. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8101 Tues., Aug. 15West CountyMark Ratliff
E8149 Tues., Sept. 5West CountyBill Barry
E8187 Fri., Sept. 15West CountyBill Barry
E8233 Tues., Oct. 3West CountyBill Barry
E8246 Mon., Oct. 16West CountyBill Barry
E8318 Wed., Nov. 8West CountyBill Barry
E8340 Mon., Nov. 20West CountyMark Ratliff
E8368 Tues., Dec. 12West CountyBill Barry

Intermediate Applications of SQL

(Prerequisite: Introduction to SQL or equivalent experience.) This course is designed for those who want to use more advanced SQL commands and work with data in multiple tables. This course uses Microsoft SQL Server to demonstrate generic SQL commands that can be used with a variety of client/server database systems. Learn how to do more complicated queries on a database to select the information you need. Understand how to specify multiple criteria, work with the various clauses, use the aggregate functions, sort data, and eliminate duplicate values. Learn about different types of joins, such as inner joins, outer joins, and Cartesian products. Additional topics include creating views, changing tables, copying data between tables, and working with date data.  [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8102 Tues., Aug. 22West CountyMark Ratliff
E8150 Tues., Sept. 12West CountyBill Barry
E8188 Fri., Sept. 22West CountyBill Barry
E8234 Wed., Oct. 4West CountyBill Barry
E8247 Tues., Oct. 17West CountyBill Barry
E8319 Thurs., Nov. 9West CountyBill Barry
E8341 Mon., Nov. 27West CountyBill Barry
E8369 Tues., Dec. 19West CountyBill Barry

Advanced Applications of SQL

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of SQL or equivalent experience.) This course uses Microsoft SQL Server to demonstrate generic SQL commands that can be used with a variety of client/server database systems. Learn how to properly design a relational database and structure tables within the database. Learn the purpose of and how to specify primary and foreign keys. Understand the advantages of referential integrity and how it can affect data maintenance and prevent errors. Additional topics include creating indexes, using the UNION operation to combine the results of two queries into a single result set, and using ROLLUP and CUBE to summarize data. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8103 Tues., Aug. 29West CountyMark Ratliff
E8189 Fri., Sept. 29West CountyMark Ratliff
E8248 Wed., Oct. 18West CountyBill Barry
E8342 Mon., Dec. 4West CountyBill Barry

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

Classes are also available in SQL Programming using Transact-SQL to extend the functionality of your database.

You may also be interested in other SQL Server classes including SQL Server Reporting Services, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Administration, and SQL Server Relational Database Design.