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SQL Training (Structured Query Language)

For a beginners course the content was exactly what needed to be covered. Good pace and content for a beginner, good trainer with an excellent teaching manner.

Zoe Jones - Posture Ltd

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This SQL training course will teach the student how to read and write good SQL for querying, updating and maintaining SQL Server databases.

SQL Training

The course progresses through the elements of the language to build a thorough appreciation and understanding of SQL's capabilities and power.

Our SQL Training course covers ANSI-standard SQL and some of the common extensions.

This SQL training course is made up of a mix of theory and practical sessions. You will complete a series of exercises that cover all the important components of the language and allow you to practise your SQL with the help of our expert, experienced trainers.

We also provide private and in-company SQL Training courses. Call +44 (0)1273 622272.

Course Objectives

On completion of this Structured Query Language (SQL) training course, delegates will be able to:

  • describe where the SQL language came from and its set-based mode of operation
  • write SQL statements to create and manipulate database objects and data
  • read SQL effectively
  • write queries to join many related tables
  • use the features of the language to safeguard the data and its value to the user
  • recognise the dangers inherent in the language that may return the right result but would be fatally flawed with different data

Course Feedback

Michael provided a fun and interesting course - his mix of stories, examples and getting us involved was excellent.

Dan Hutchin - Google UK

Really engaging and interesting work, taught me what I needed to know and more.

Liz Sanderson - Legal & General Assurance Society Ltd

Very comprehensive in its details - Art was incredibly knowledgeable and was clearly experienced.

Karl Alexander - Legal & General Assurance Society Ltd

Excellent, well-paced course which has given me a sound grounding in SQL which I can take back to work. Very helpful tutor and clearly very knowledgable. Thank you.

Andy Huntley - Transport for London

A great step-by-step, walking you through the textbook by using examples on the computer. Really sets a great foundation for my further reporting requirements.

Jessica Bream - Pure360

I have done 3 courses at Silicon Beach Training (Dreamweaver and Photoshop) and have enjoyed them all. All of the things I have learnt on the courses I have used in my professional life. Highly recommend them.

Adrian Vaughan - Brighton Integrated Care Service

I thought that the course was very informative and has given me a good grounding of SQL.

Lisa Chaplin

SQL Training (Structured Query Language) Course Content

Introduction to Relational Databases

  • The need for an SQL standard
  • The ANSI standards
  • What is a database?
  • What is a relational database?
  • Components of a relational database
  • Normalised data
  • Anatomy of a table
  • Primary and foreign keys
  • Joins
  • Components of SQL

Data Manipulation Language

  • SELECT operations
  • Virtual columns
  • Column aliases
  • Functions
  • Restricting the rows returned
  • Multiple conditions
  • Ordering data
  • Inserting rows
  • Updating rows
  • Deleting rows

Joining tables

  • The theory of joining tables
  • Cross, Inner, Outer, Full, Left and Right
  • Composite joins
  • Table aliases
  • SQL92 and SQL89 Join syntax

Data Definition Language

  • Data types
  • Column attributes
  • Create table
  • Primary and foreign keys
  • Referential integrity
  • Alter and drop tables


  • Defining simple views
  • Views with virtual columns
  • Restricted-column views
  • Joined-table views
  • Restricted-row views
  • View restrictions

Summarised Queries

  • Table aggregates
  • GROUP BY and aggregates
  • The HAVING clause


  • Using simple Subqueries
  • Correlated Subqueries

Further Data Manipulation Language

  • Unions
  • Self joins

Data Control Language

  • Identifying users
  • Setting privileges


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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    SQL Training (Structured Query Language)

  2. Duration

    3 Days

  3. Price Starting From

    £1,995.00 + VAT

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Onsite Training

This course can be run in-company anywhere in the world & we can tailor the content to focus on your requirements.

We regularly provide training in London, Manchester, Bristol and all over the United Kingdom.

Who is this course for?

This course is perfect for those with a familiarity of the Windows environment, ideally a familiarity with relational database design and those with previous programming experience (although this is not essential).