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Key Objectives of SQL Training

Training conceptSQL, or Structured Query Language, is a language that lets users communicate with a database. For virtually all relational database management systems, SQL is the preferred method of communication. The idea of SQL is common in most tech-friendly businesses, but the reality is that few people have a working understanding of this language.

By taking an introduction to SQL, participants will be familiar with how SQL works, what it is and how to practically apply it to everyday work at the office.

Take a closer look at the primary objectives of SQL Training as offered by Ashford Global.

Conduct a Simple Query

The first step in learning how to utilize SQL is figuring out how to connect to the SQL server database and conduct a simple query. A query is a question for the database, or a simple question that gives you the answer without the need to review all of the data at once.

You could execute a query to bring up ID numbers, for instance, or to view specific transactions completed on a certain date.

Query With a Search Condition

An advanced version of the basic query is a query that also includes a search condition. You might, for instance, complete the same query mentioned above: Viewing all the transactions completed on a certain date.

By adding a search condition, you can eliminate any transactions under a certain price point, or you could focus exclusively on those transactions that happened in the afternoon.

Save Queried Results

An integral part of knowing how to use SQL is understanding how to save the answers you find through queries. Thankfully, a portion of SQL Training is devoted to helping users learn what to do with the information that turns up in a query.

Information can be saved in a separate document, or it can be formatted to go into reports or emailed to a third party. By knowing how to save queried results, employees won’t have to waste time conducting the same queries time and again. Plus, results can be shared among staff, improving efficiency overall.

Generate Reports

Taking saved query results and turning them into reports is a way for raw data to be packaged into a straightforward, easy-to-understand item. Reports can be generate for all kinds of queries, and they are integral to the operations of most businesses.

Generated reports might be able to showcase to lenders or investors the kind of income that is being earned, or it might be a practical way to demonstrate to marketing departments how sales are improving immediately following big campaigns. In short, using SQL to generate reports is a way to make the most of the data collected around-the-clock on any given day.

Perform Calculations on the Data

Another fantastic benefit of SQL Training with Ashford Global is that participants will learn how to perform basic calculations on the data they bring up in queries. This can streamline everything from payroll trends to creating budgets for a business, and it is simpler than most individuals realize.

In a single day of SQL Training available through Ashford Global, employees can learn to harness the capability of Structured Query Language and boost capability and efficiency in the workplace.

Contact us for more information about setting up training to make your business more effective.


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Jon Francum

Jon is the Director of Training at Ashford Global IT.

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