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SQL and Database for Analysts - Increase your team value

Course Summary

Learn basic SQL so you can communicate better with DBAs and Developers, and increase your value as a team member.

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    Course Syllabus

    • Introductions: The course, databases and the tools
      • Introduction to the lecturer and the course
      • Introduction to Relational Databases
      • Downloading and installing MS SQL Server
      • Test yourself: Relational Databases
      • Exercise: Experiment with the spreadsheet
    • Structured Query Language (SQL), DML and SELECT
      • Overview of SQL
      • Reading from a table using SELECT
      • Some Hints
      • Exercise: Choose the information YOU want
      • Test yourself: The SELECT statement
      • Exercise: What else might you want to know?
    • Introducing Derived Columns and Functions
      • The database doesn't have to contain everything!
      • Derived columns
      • Functions (COUNT, MAX, MIN, AVG, SUM)
      • Exercise: Derived Columns and Functions
      • Test yourself: Derived Columns and Functions
    • Changing data in a table
      • DML: Data-changing statements
      • Adding new data: the INSERT statement
      • Removing data: the DELETE statement
      • Changing existing data: the UPDATE statement
      • INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE using Management Studio
      • Summary: INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE
      • Exercise: Experiment with changing data
      • Test yourself: INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE
    • More with SELECT
      • The ORDER BY clause
      • Working with text: the LIKE comparison
      • Functions and GROUP BY
      • Exercise: LIKE, ORDER BY and GROUP BY
    • The Database Manager and the Database Administrator
      • The Database Manager and the Database Administrator
      • Exercise: Exploring Instance and Database settings
      • Test yourself: The Database Manager and the DBA
    • Defining the database: Data Definition Language (DDL)
      • Introducing DDL
      • Changing and changing a table
      • Create and changing a database
      • Exercise: Creating and changing the PhoneBook
      • Test yourself: DDL
      • Exercise: Do you always have a value?
    • NULL: a load of fuss over nothing!
      • What does NULL really mean?
      • What does NULL mean in practice?
      • Exercise: NULL
      • Test yourself: NULL
      • Exercise: Who is that? Which one is that? (identity)
    • A question of identity?
      • What's the problem? Double trouble!
      • The solution: "Identifiers" or "Keys"
      • Exercise: Identity and keys
      • Test yourself: Identity and keys
      • Exercise: Using a real phone book
    • Indexes
      • What is an index and what does it do?
      • Creating and using indexes
      • Exercise: Creating and Dropping INDEXes for yourself
      • Test yourself: INDEXes
      • Exercise: More (and more) information
    • Normalization, Data Modelling and JOIN
      • What's the problem with PhoneBook?
      • How do we "Normalize" PhoneBook?
      • Exercise: Examine the normalized database
      • The SELECT statement with JOIN
      • Exercise: Normalization, Data Modeling and JOIN
      • Test yourself: Normalization, Data Modelling and JOIN
    • Temporary tables and VIEWs
      • Temporary tables: SELECT INTO
      • Introducing VIEWs
      • Exercise: Temporary tables and VIEWs
      • Test yourself: Temporary tables and VIEWs
    • Securing the database: Data Control Language (DCL)
      • Introducing DCL
      • Making security more convenient with Roles
      • Exercise: DCL and User privileges
      • Test yourself: Security and DCL
    • Course review
      • What we've covered together
      • Next steps: Where do you go from here?

Course Fee:
USD 99

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1 - 4 hours / week

This course is listed under Data & Information Management Community

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