SQL Querying Fundamentals
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COURSE LENGTH: 1 Day

COURSE COST: $475.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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COURSE OVERVIEW

Many organizations use databases to store their most critical information: the information that manages their day-to-day operations. After the data is stored in databases, however, it is useless unless you can retrieve it for further business analysis. One example of a database management system is Microsoft SQL Server 2012. The language you use to retrieve information from SQL Server 2012 databases is the Structured Query Language (SQL). This course, SQL Querying: Fundamentals, will teach you to use SQL as a tool to retrieve the information you need from databases.

Course Objectives:
In this course, you will compose SQL queries to retrieve desired information from a database.

AUDIENCE AND PREREQUISITES

This course is intended for 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. Completion of one of the following Logical Operations courses or equivalent knowledge and skill are highly recommended:
Using Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 10 Microsoft® Windows® 7 Transition from Windows® 10

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*Course cost listed does not include the cost of courseware. Cost is: $ 68.17. Please contact us at learn@vtec.org or 207-775-0244 for additional pricing information, or if you have any questions. Course is subject to minimum enrollment. Course maybe run as a live distance learning, Virtual Led Instructor. class if minimum enrollment has not been met.

Students attending from their home/work computers must have SQL Server 2012/2014 already loaded on their PC. A sample database will be provided for the class.

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Course Objectives:
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 the data obtained from a query before it is displayed on-screen.
Retrieve data from multiple tables.
Export the results of a query.

Lesson 1: Executing a Simple Query
Topic A: Connect to the SQL Database
Topic B: Query a Database
Topic C: Save a Query
Topic D: Modify and Execute a Saved Query

Lesson 2: Performing a Conditional Search
Topic A: Search Using One or More Conditions
Topic B: Search for a Range of Values and NULL Values
Topic C: Search Data Based on Patterns

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

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

Lesson 5: Retrieving Data from Multiple Tables
Topic A: Combine the Results of Two Queries
Topic B: Compare the Results of Two Queries
Topic C: Retrieve Data by Joining Tables

Lesson 6: Exporting Query Results
Topic A: Generate a Text File
Topic B: Generate an XML File