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SQL for Beginners

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Total Duration: 12 Hours
Course level: Beginner
Delivery Method: Instructor-led Physical Classes or Virtual Classes
Certification: Certificate of Completion will be provided after completing the course

Course Overview

SQL stands for Structured Query Language designed for managing data in relational database management systems and it is one of the most important, widely used programming languages in the business world. SQL is essential for any professional including technical and non-technical roles like data/business analyst, marketing, operations, finance, sales, and support.

This training course will teach you the essentials of SQL. In this course you’ll learn how to use SQL to create a database & tables, retrieve data from a database, filter data, aggregation, use functions, subqueries, join multiple tables and create views.


  • You should have basic computing knowledge.
  • Familiarity with relational database concepts is helpful but not essential.
Software to download
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition: View installation guide. Other releases (i.e. SQL Server 2012/2014/2019) and editions (i.e. Express, Developer, Trial, Standard/Enterprise) can be used too.
  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS): View installation guide
If you are unable to download and install the Microsoft SQL Server then you may use the online SQL editor https://sqliteonline.com

Course Dates, Prices & Enrolment

All Training Physical Classes Virtual Classes
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Training MethodDates and TimesPrice 
Online Training using Zoom 06 Jul 2024 - 14 Jul 2024
2 Saturdays & 2 Sundays
10:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET
£360 £420
(approx. $456 USD)
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Classroom Training 16 Jul 2024 - 18 Jul 2024
Tue, Wed & Thu
05:00 AM - 09:00 AM ET
(approx. $532 USD)
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Classroom Training 27 Jul 2024 - 28 Jul 2024
Saturday to Sunday
05:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET
(approx. $532 USD)
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Course Content

  1. Understanding Databases and DBMS
    • Database and DBMS
    • Introduction to MS SQL Server
    • Introduction to Azure SQL Database
  2. Structured Query Language (SQL) and T-SQL
    • Introduction to SQL and Transact-SQL (T-SQL)
    • USE Command
    • Create Databases using SQL
    • Drop Databases using SQL
    • Creating, Altering and Removing Tables using SQL
    • Commenting and Saving SQL
  3. Data Manipulation Language
    • Introduction to DML
    • INSERT statements
    • UPDATE statements
    • DELETE statements
  4. Retrieving Data
    • Introduction to the SELECT Statement
    • Retrieving Columns
    • Using DISTINCT to find unique values
    • Concatenating Columns
    • Creating Calculated Field
    • Limiting Results by using TOP Clause
  5. Filtering Data
    • Using WHERE for filtering
    • Using the NOT operator
    • Using the LIKE operator
    • Using IS NULL and IS NOT NULL
  6. Sorting Data Using ORDER BY
    • Sorting Data
    • Sorting by Multiple Columns
    • Specifying Sort Direction
  7. Aggregation and grouping
    • Grouping by fields
    • Using HAVING to filter results
  8. Built-In Functions
    • Introduction to Built-In Functions
    • Using System Functions
    • Conversion Functions - CONVERT
    • Using Mathematical functions
    • Using String Functions
  9. Date and Time Functions
    • DAY, MONTH and YEAR
    • Using CONVERT to format a date/time
  10. Combining multiple SELECT Results
    • UNION
  11. Subqueries
    • Introduction of Subqueries
    • Subqueries vs Joining Tables
    • Subqueries with Comparison Operators
    • Subqueries with IN and NOT IN Operators
  12. Joins
    • Inner joins
    • Table aliases
    • Left and right outer joins
    • Full outer joins
    • Aggregate Queries with Multiple Tables

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Participant Reviews

“The Database Design with Microsoft SQL Server course was excellent value for money and well taught. It took us from very basic what is SQL questions through to more complicated coding in a short period and although our group had differing levels of experience we still all learnt something. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to jump in to SQL.”

Tom 01/12/2020

“Well structured course, covering a huge content of information. The class was conducted in a way that each subject matter logically followed to the next, so that the subject was clear to understand, and enjoyable. The trainer was clearly an expert in the area and willing to answer all questions and ensure that all members understood the current topic before moving on. Will be attending more classes in the future”

Melanie 31/10/2019

“Hands on training”

Roberta 10/06/2019

“I highly recommend this SQL course by London Academy of IT for beginners and intermediate users”

Rebecca 30/05/2019

“Recommend for all levels of ability. Great course”

David 07/03/2019

“The class was one of the best educational experiences I have experienced”.

Mohammad 11/02/2019

“Very good course. Good pace and balance between theory and practical, with content clearly explained along the way. Would recommend to anyone not quite understanding the aspects of db design from online sources”.

Laura 11/02/2019

“The Database Design course is well structured and easy to comprehend from the start. The teacher is clearly knowledgeable and makes a great effort to clear all your doubts along the way. I highly recommend this course”

Katherine 25/01/2019

"Highly recommended intro to SQL - perfect for starting your MS SQL Server education."

Catherine McGahey, 22/09/2015

"Value for money. Lesson was well paced and explained so that each student could catch up and understand session. Very supportive teacher."

Claudia Adele, 15/09/2015

"Very informative class, teacher was very knowledgeable about his subject. Highly recommend."

Keely Cooper, 01/09/2015

"This course is essential for a beginner, it will give you fundamental tools to become competent working with SQL."


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