SQL Training – Fundamentals of Querying

SQL is a programming language used by many to query large databases. We provide SQL training in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. Our SQL training courses are delivered at your offices and can be tailored to your needs, thus making the training very relevant.

Number on coursePrice per day
1 - 1 training£345 + VAT
2 - 4 people£595 + VAT
5 - 8 people£795 + VAT

SQL Training Objectives

You will learn how to write SQL queries to retrieve information from a SQL database.

Target Audience

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.

Upon successful completion of this one day course, students will be able to:

  • 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 data obtained from a query before it is displayed on-screen
  • Retrieve data from tables
  • Format an output, save a result, and generate a report

SQL Training Provisional Course Outline

Executing a Simple Query

  • Connecting to the SQL Database
  • Querying a Database
  • Saving a Query
  • Modifying a Query
  • Executing a Saved Query

Performing a Conditional Search

  • Search Using a Simple Condition
  • Compare Column Values
  • Search Using Multiple Conditions
  • Search for a Range of Values and Null Values
  • Retrieve Data Based on Patterns

Working with Functions

  • Perform Date Calculations
  • Calculate Data Using Aggregate Functions
  • Manipulate String Values

Organising Data

  • Sort Data
  • Rank Data
  • Group Data
  • Filter Grouped Data
  • Summarise Grouped Data
  • Use PIVOT and UNPIVOT Operators

Retrieving Data from Tables

  • Combine Results of Two Queries
  • Compare the Results of Two Queries
  • Retrieve Data by Joining Tables
  • Check for Unmatched Records
  • Retrieve Information from a Single Table Using Joins

Presenting Query Results

  • Save the Query Result
  • Generate an XML Report

To request further details of any of our courses, or to make a booking, please contact us by ringing 07477 578417 or by sending an email to info@archwayct.co.uk or filling in our contact form.