SQL: Fundamentals of Querying

Course Details:
Duration: 1 day(s) Price per student: $270

Open Enrollment Schedule (Clear Search)

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Course Description: 

You will compose SQL queries to retrieve desired information from a database.

Course Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Connect to the SQL Server database and execute a simple query.
  • Include a search condition in a simple query.
  • Use various functions to perform calculations on data.
  • Organize data obtained from a query before it is displayed on-screen.
  • Retrieve data from tables.
  • Format an output, save a result, and generate a report.

Target Student:

Individuals with basic computer skills, familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology, and who want to use SQL to query databases.


Basic end-user computer skills and some familiarity with database terminology and structure are required.

Course Content: 

Lesson 1: Executing a Simple Query

  • Topic 1A: Connect to the SQL Database
  • Topic 1B: Query a Database
  • Topic 1C: Save a Query
  • Topic 1D: Modify a Query
  • Topic 1E: Execute a Saved Query

Lesson 2: Performing a Conditional Search

  • Topic 2A: Search Using a Simple Condition
  • Topic 2B: Compare Column Values
  • Topic 2C: Search Using Multiple Conditions
  • Topic 2D: Search for a Range of Values and Null Values
  • Topic 2E: Retrieve Data Based on Patterns

Lesson 3: Working with Functions

  • Topic 3A: Perform Date Calculations
  • Topic 3B: Calculate Data Using Aggregate Functions
  • Topic 3C: Manipulate String Values

Lesson 4: Organizing Data

  • Topic 4A: Sort Data
  • Topic 4B: Rank Data
  • Topic 4C: Group Data
  • Topic 4D: Filter Grouped Data
  • Topic 4E: Summarize Grouped Data
  • Topic 4F: Use PIVOT and UNPIVOT Operators

Lesson 5: Retrieving Data from Tables

  • Topic 5A: Combine Results of Two Queries
  • Topic 5B: Compare the Results of Two Queries
  • Topic 5C: Retrieve Data by Joining Tables
  • Topic 5D: Check for Unmatched Records
  • Topic 5E: Retrieve Information from a Single Table Using Joins

Lesson 6: Presenting Query Results

  • Topic 6A: Save the Query Result
  • Topic 6B: Generate an XML Report


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