SQL, or Structured Query Language, serves as the backbone of modern data management and manipulation. Understanding its principles allows technical professionals to create, maintain, and interrogate databases, giving them the power to make data-driven decisions that can shape the success of their organizations. From e-commerce platforms to complex inventory systems, SQL is the key to managing big data and transforming it into actionable insights.
Geared for experienced technical professionals, Introduction to SQL Programming is a three-day, hands-on course that will provide you with a solid understanding of SQL programming, providing you with the tools, techniques, and insights required to excel in database management and analysis.
Throughout the course, you’ll learn how to handle data challenges with creativity and precision, learning how to extract, analyze, and interpret large datasets. This includes developing abilities to craft, interpret, and optimize SQL queries, analyze data, and implement effective database solutions, leading to informed, data-driven decision-making. You’ll explore relational design principles, entity relationship diagrams, and the creation of efficient data models to represent complex relationships within data. The course also covers how to construct, interpret, and optimize SQL queries, including the use of functions, joins, subqueries, and advanced analytical techniques.
Through extensive lab work, you’ll gain the foundational knowledge and practical skills required to tackle various data challenges with confidence and creativity. You’ll exit the course equipped with the SQL knowledge and skills needed to craft, interpret, and optimize SQL queries, analyze data, and implement effective database solutions, leading to informed, data-driven decision-making within your organization.
NOTE: This course provides a complete, hands-on introduction to SQL including the use of both SQL Developer and SQL*Plus in some cases, however Oracle tooling is not the focus of the course, and other tooling or database options may be available. Please advise if you want to use another tool in class and we can coordinate alternative options with you in advance of the delivery.
Working in a hands-on learning environment, led by our expert instructor, you’ll explore:
- Basic RDBMS Principles: Learn the art of relational design, entity relationship diagrams, data domains, and more.
- The SQL Language and Tools: Get acquainted with SQL*Plus, EZConnect, and other vital SQL and PL/SQL commands.
- Using SQL Developer: Configure connections, understand different tabs, and become proficient in Query Builder.
- Essential Query Mechanics: Grasp SQL query basics, functions, ANSI 92 Joins, ANSI 99 Joins, and delve into subqueries.
- Advanced Analytics: Explore regular expressions, analytics, ranking functions, pattern matching, and more. Throughout the course, hands-on labs will enable participants to apply the learned concepts directly, simulating real-world projects. Whether designing intricate data structures or performing nuanced data analyses, these exercises provide a practical understanding of how SQL can be applied on the job.
- Data Analysis Essentials: Discover how to extract, analyze, and interpret data, deriving insights that can guide organizational strategies.
- Database Management: Learn to construct and manage sophisticated database systems, ensuring efficiency and reliability.
- Versatile Tool Utilization: Master tools like SQL Developer and SQL*Plus, harnessing their full capabilities to optimize your database operations.
Need different skills or topics? If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate. We offer additional SQL, database, data analytics and other related courses which may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your development objectives.
Setup Made Simple! Learning Experience Platform (LXP)
All applicable course software, digital courseware files or course notes, labs, data sets and solutions, live coaching support channels and rich extended learning and post training resources are provided for you in our “easy access, no install required” online Learning Experience Platform (LXP), remote lab and content environment. Access periods vary by course. We’ll collaborate with you to ensure your team is set up and ready to go well in advance of the class. Please inquire about set up details and options for your specific course of interest.