SQL Programming and Database Design

Register this workshop for $190
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9am-6pm DC time or 1pm-10pm GMT

Workshop Code: hsts-w6

You will learn:

  • Design normalized table structures for relational databases
  • Create databases and tables
  • Using primary and foreign keys
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Using inner and outer joins
  • Using set operators (UNION, INTERSECT, EXCEPT)
  • Using DML for SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE
  • Using subqueries
  • Using triggers and stored procedures
  • Using aggregate functions to return totals and subtotals

Workshop Description

This SQL programming and database design workshop teaches students relational database fundamentals and SQL programming skills. Topics covered include relational database architecture, database design techniques, and simple and complex query skills. This workshop is intended for analysts, developers, designers, administrators, and managers new to the SQL programming language. Upon completion, participants will understand SQL functions, join techniques, database objects and constraints, and will be able to write useful SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.

Workshop Prerequisites

General computer knowledge. Familiarity with relational database concepts is helpful but not required.

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Workshop Info

Highlights

  • 6 hour hands-on training led by experienced instructors
  • Digital workshop contents

Enrollment Fee

In-person in DC or Online: $190 per 6 hour workshop


Workshop Session Dates

Our workshops are offered all year around. Upon registration we enroll you to the earliest available class but you can reschedule it free of charge. Location

  • Our office (1525 Newton St, NW, Ste 212 Washington DC, 20010) located 2 blocks from the Columbia Height metro

Time

  • Saturdays 9AM-4:30PM (1 hour Lunch)
  • Weekdays 6:30PM-9:30 PM

Workshop Outline

1- Relational Database Fundamentals

  • Overview of Relational Database Concepts
  • Relational Databases and Relational Database Management Systems
  • Data Normalization
  • DDL Syntax

2- Writing Basic SQL Queries

  • Displaying Table Structures
  • Retrieving Column Data From a Table or View
  • Selecting Unique Values
  • Filtering Rows Using the WHERE Clause
  • Sorting Results Using ORDER BY
  • Joining Multiple Tables
  • Using Column and Table Aliases

3- Creating a Database

  • Database Development Methodology Overview
  • Building a Logical Data Model
    • Identifying Entities and Attributes
    • Isolating Keys
    • Relationships Between Entities
    • Creating Entity-Relationship Diagrams
  • Transforming to Physical Design
    • Migrating Entities to Tables
    • Selecting Primary Keys
    • Defining Columns
    • Enforcing Relationships with Foreign Keys
  • Constructing the Database Using DDL
    • Creating Tables, Indexes, Constraints and Views
    • Dropping Tables, Indexes, Constraints and Views
    • Modifying Tables, Indexes, Constraints and Views

4- Manipulating Query Results

  • Using Row Functions
    • Character
    • Numeric
    • Date and Time
    • Data Conversion (CAST and CONVERT)
  • Using the CASE Function
  • Handling Null Values

5- Advanced Query Techniques

  • Inner Joins
  • Outer Joins (Left, Right, Full)
  • Joining a Table to Itself
  • Subqueries
  • Tips for Developing Complex SQL Queries
  • Using Aggregate Functions
    • AVG
    • COUNT
    • SUM
    • MIN
    • MAX
  • Aggregating Results Using GROUP BY
  • Restricting Groups with the HAVING Clause
  • Creating Temporary Tables

6- Manipulating Table Data Using SQL's Data Manipulation Language (DML)

  • Inserting Data into Tables
  • Updating Existing Data
  • Deleting Records
  • Truncating Tables
  • Implementing Data Integrity with Transactions
    • Beginning Explicit Transactions
    • Committing Transactions
    • Rolling Back Transactions
    • Defining Save Points

The following topics may be included at the discretion of your instructor.

7- User-Defined Functions

  • Definition and Benefits of Use
  • CREATE FUNCTION
    • Syntax
    • RETURN Clause and the RETURNS Statement
    • Scalar vs. Table Functions
  • Comparison with Stored Procedures
  • Returning Scalar Values and Tables
  • ALTER and DROP FUNCTION

8- Stored Procedures

  • Definition and Benefits of Use
  • CREATE PROCEDURE
    • Syntax
    • Variables and Parameters
  • Control of Program Flow
  • ALTER and DROP PROCEDURE
  • Implementation Differences

9- Triggers

  • Definition and Benefits of Use
  • Alternatives (e.g., Constraints)
  • CREATE TRIGGER
    • Syntax
    • Trigger Types
  • "Inserted" (or "NEW") and "Deleted" (or "OLD") Tables
  • Event Handling and Trigger Execution
  • ALTER and DROP TRIGGER

10- Working with Views

  • Benefits of Using Views
  • Creating Views
  • ALTER and DROP VIEW
Register this workshop for $190