In this course you learn how to do SQL programming for managing databases such as MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server. This course is essential for all back-end and CMS developers as well as database admins and managers.

This self-paced SQL coding and database design course teaches you relational database fundamentals and SQL programming skills. Topics covered include relational database architecture, database design techniques, and simple and complex query skills.

This course is intended for analysts, developers, designers, administrators, and managers new to the SQL programming language. Upon completion, you will understand SQL functions, join techniques, database objects and constraints, and will be able to write useful SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements. Comprehensive hands on exercises are integrated throughout to reinforce learning and develop real competency.

Learning Objectives

You will learn the following:

  • Design normalized table structures for relational databases
  • Create databases and tables
  • Using primary and foreign keys
  • Writing SQL queries
  • Using inner and outer joins
  • Using set operators (UNION, INTERSECT, EXCEPT)
  • Using subqueries
  • Using triggers and stored procedures
  • Using aggregate functions to return totals and subtotals

Topics and Subtopics

The following outline is covered in this course:

1- Functional Dependencies

  • Functional Dependencies
  • Rules of Functional Dependencies
  • Inference Rules
  • Dependency Diagram

2- Normalization

  • What Is Normalization?
  • First normal form (1NF)
  • Second normal form (2NF)
  • Third normal form (3NF)
  • Boyce-Codd normal form (BCNF)

3- Database Development Process

  • Software Development Life Cycle – Waterfall
  • Database Life Cycle
  • Requirements Gathering & Analysis
  • Logical Design
  • Implementation & Populating the Database

4- Database Users

  • End Users

5- SQL Structured Query Language

  • Create Database
  • Create tables
  • Data Type
  • Optional Column Constraints
  • Table Constraints
  • User Defined Types

 6- SQL Data Manipulation Language

  • SELECT SQL statements
  • SELECT statement alone and with WHERE criteria
  • Using wildcards in the LIKE clause
  • SELECT statement with ORDER BY clause
  • SELECT statement with GROUP BY clause
  • Restricting rows with HAVING
  • INSERT SQL statements
  •  UPDATE SQL statements
  •  DELETE SQL statements
  • SQL Built-in Functions
  • Aggregate
  • Conversion
  • Date
  • Mathematical
  • Joining Tables
  • Inner join
  • Left outer join
  • Right outer join
  • Full outer join
  • Cross join

Project 1- SQL Lab with Solution


Good knowledge of database logic, concepts and design.

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