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SQL Course Details

This course will teach you all you need to know about SQL from basics to advanced joins.

Delegates may choose to write the Microsoft Technology Associate Exam 98-364 Database Fundamentals

NB! Assessment requires an extra day and is charged separately.


  • Report Writers (anyone required to produce reports from a relational database)
  • Web developers wanting to add database interaction to their web sites.
  • Programmers who quickly wants to add SQL to their skills set.
  • The hobbyist who wants to begin creating SQL scripts for upload to their own ISP.
  • Students, and to those seeking a career in computing, who need a fundamental understanding of database administration with SQL.


  • Above average computer literacy
  • If you are bringing along your own laptop and you are using Microsoft SQL Server, it will be helpful to pre-install the database server and client software. Please call for assistance or arrive at least one hour before on the first day of the course so we can help you with the software installation. You will also need full administrator pri


3 Days


$621.00 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.

PC Hire:

$99   *Bring a PC

Note: information may change without notice.

About SQL

SQL or Structured Query Language is a standard language used to communicate with almost any database including MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, PostgreSQL and Oracle.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • What is SQL
    • Relational Databases
    • SQL and Standards
    • SQL Implementations
    • Client - Server
    • SQL Syntax
  • Select Statements
    • Overview of SELECT
    • Selecting One Field
    • Selecting Multiple Fields
    • Using a Wild Card
    • Calculations
    • Column Aliases
    • Oracle's Dual table
  • Sorting and Filtering
    • Sorting Results
    • Limiting Rows
    • Using WHERE
    • Using AND/OR and NOT
    • Using LIKE
  • Functions
    • String Functions
    • Conversion Functions
    • Numeric Functions
    • Date Functions
    • Aggregate (Group) Functions
  • Grouping
    • Grouping Results
    • Filtering Using Having
  • Joins
    • Inner Joins
    • Implicit inner join syntax
    • Using table aliases in joins
    • The Using statement
    • Joining Multiple Tables
    • Self Joins
    • Outer Joins
  • Set Operators
    • UNION
  • SELECT Summary
  • Sub Queries
  • Creating Structures
    • Data Types
    • Field Modifiers
    • Table Level Constraints
  • Drop Queries
  • Altering Tables
  • Insert Queries
    • Simple Insert
    • Bulk Insert
  • Update Queries
    • Update Joins
  • Indexes
    • Creating Indexes
    • Dropping Indexes
  • Transactions
  • Database Design

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.

Scheduled Dates

To apply for a booking, click on the relevant "Book Now" button below.
Note: places are only fully secured once payment has been made.

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Mon 19 Feb 2018 3 Days Closed
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