2015-02-28 Alta

Prerequisites

Matric

Intended Audience

    • This course is for database developers and administrators at beginner level.
    • Some familiarity with relational databases and basic SQL might be helpful.
    • Some programming experience might be helpful.

After this course you should

    • Know basic SQL syntax
    • Know SQL database design concepts
    • Know Advanced querying
    • Know how to do hard core database manipulation with Subqueries, Joins and Transactions
    • Understand effective and efficient database design and creation
    • Be able to query, normalize and join data
    • Be ready to prepare for the MTA DBA Fundamentals Exam 98-364

Further Training

Course Material

    • Course material included.

Course Contents

 Day 1:

  • Data and Tables – a place for everything
  • Data in categories
  • What’s in a Database
  • CREATE TABLE Statement
  • Data types
  • DESCribed
  • INSERT Statement
  • NULL, NOT NULL
  • DEFAULT
  • The SELECT Statement – gifted data retrieval
  • How to query data types
  • Comparison Operators
  • AND, OR, LIKE, BETWEEN, IN, NOT IN

Day 3:

  • Advanced SELECT – Seeing your data with new eyes
  • CASE expression
  • ORDER BY
  • SUM, MIN, MAX, AVG, GROUP BY
  • COUNT, LIMIT
  • Multi-table Database Design – Outgrowing your table
  • Schema
  • How to go from one table to two
  • Create a table with a Foreign Key
  • Relationships between tables
  • Patterns of data
  • Junction table
  • 1NF
  • Partial functional dependency
  • Transitive functional dependency
  • 2NF
  • 3NF

Day 5:

  • Constraints, Views and Transactions
  • CHECK CONSTRAINT
  • Creating a view
  • Inserting, updating and deleting with views
  • View with CHECK OPTION
  • Transactions
  • The ACID Test
  • Security – protecting your assets
  • GRANT statement
  • GRANT variations
  • REVOKE privileges
  • REVOKING a used GRANT OPTION
  • MTA-Exam 98-364 Review Prep
 Day 2:

  • DELETE and UPDATE – a change will do you good
  • Smart table design – why be normal?
  • Atomic data
  • Primary Key
  • ALTER – Rewriting the past
  • Renaming the table
  • DROP column
  • UPDATE, SET


Day 4:

  • JOINS and multi table operations
  • CREATE, SELECT, INSERT at the same time
  • AS, column aliases
  • Inner JOINS
  • Subqueries – Queries within queries
  • Natural Join
  • Noncorrelated subqueries
  • Correlated subqueries
  • EXISTS and NOT EXISTS
  • OUTER JOINS, SELF JOINS and UNIONS
  • Left and right outer join
  • A self-referencing foreign key
  • INTERSECT and EXCEPT
  • Turning a subquery into a join

Duration and pricing

  • Full-time over 5 days (R8995 excl VAT)
  • Part-time over 4 weeks (2 nights per week, 3 hour sessions) (R10995 excl Vat)
  • Part-time over 8 Saturdays, 3 hour sessions (R10995 excl Vat)
  • Distance-learning over up to 3 months (R7995 excl Vat)
  • Excluding MTA MS exam, including SQL assessment for competency certificate .

Certificate

  • Upon completion of this course we will issue you with attendance certificate to certify your attendance and / or completion of the prescribed minimum examples.
  • You will also  get the competency  certificate if you pass the Beginning SQL assessment on the last day of the course
  • External students that did not attend the course, may write the assessment at a cost of R950.

Schedule for Johannesburg (Jhb) and Cape Town (CT)

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Brochure

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Questions

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