SQL Basics

Training Summary
Come prepared to learn the Structured Query Language (SQL) across multiple database platforms in this fast paced and hands-on course. The course begins with a discussion of relational concepts and terminology and quickly moves into a very practical discussion of data retrieval and manipulation using SQL. Each topic is reinforced with hands-on workshops. Examples and workshops are provided for multiple platforms such as Db2 for z/OS, Db2 for Linux, Unix & Windows, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL. Differences between the RDBMSs are highlighted throughout the material and especially the SQL workshops. Students will leave with the ability to code queries involving simple to intermediate complexity.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
Programmers, Analysts, Database Administrators, End Users and IT Managers who are exposed to, or are required to perform the activities associated with data stored in a relational database.
Course Topics
  • SQL and Relational Databases Overview
  • SELECT Statements
  • SELECT WHERE Clause Operators
  • SQL Case Logic
  • SQL Built-in/Supplied Functions
  • SQL Aggregate Functions/Group By, Having Clauses
  • Insert, Update, Delete, Merge, Truncate Statements
  • Inner/Outer Joins
  • Basic Subqueries

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