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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
G7896 Tues., May 16West CountyMark Ratliff
G7943 Thurs., May 25West CountyBill Barry
G7959 Mon., June 19West CountyMark Ratliff
E8011 Tues., July 11West CountyMark Ratliff
E8054 Wed., Aug. 2West CountyBill Barry
E8101 Tues., Aug. 15West CountyMark Ratliff

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
G7787 Tues., May 2West CountyBill Barry
G7897 Wed., May 17West CountyMark Ratliff
G7944 Fri., June 2West CountyBill Barry
G7960 Mon., June 26West CountyMark Ratliff
E8012 Wed., July 12West CountyMark Ratliff
E8055 Thurs., Aug. 10West CountyBill Barry
E8102 Tues., Aug. 22West CountyMark Ratliff

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
G7898 Thurs., May 18West CountyBill Barry
G7945 Wed., June 7West CountyMark Ratliff
E8013 Thurs., July 13West CountyMark Ratliff
E8103 Tues., Aug. 29West CountyMark Ratliff

Advanced SQL Queries: Level 1

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of SQL or equivalent experience.) Continue your path to mastery of SQL Commands with more complex queries and advanced features of SQL to access information from a relational database. Work with complex joins from multiple tables, three or more table queries, and learn to reference the same data set multiple times. Understand how to do sub-queries to handle multi-table tasks and when to use sub-queries versus using joins. Review Date Queries and understand how to use the Datename and Datepart functions. Topics include working with aggregate data and using the Over(), Group By, and Having clauses. Additional topics include Top Record/Top Percent queries and using the Rank() and Dense_Rank() functions.  [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
G7930 Mon., May 22West CountyMark Ratliff
E8018 Thurs., July 20West CountyBill Barry

Advanced SQL Queries: Level 2

(Prerequisite: Advanced SQL Queries: Level 1 or equivalent experience.) Take your SQL skills to the next level and learn to write more advanced select queries. Building on the skills learned in the prior SQL classes, enhance your queries with date and string functions. Learn special purpose, irregular pattern, and top value queries. Use correlated subqueries to create running totals and subtotals. Explore metadata queries and schemabinding. Pivoting query results will also be covered.  [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
G7931 Tues., May 23West CountyMark Ratliff
E8019 Wed., July 26West 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.