Introduction to SQL (Using MySQL)

Introduction to SQL (Using MySQL) online course
Course Name

Introduction to SQL (Using MySQL)

SQL stands for Structured Query Language. SQL is a standard language that was designed to query and manage data in relational database management systems (RDBMS). An RDBMS is a database management system that is used today in every type of desktop or web-based application.

MySQL is one of the most popular RDBMS used today and a solid understanding of SQL is critical if you want to have a successful career in web development.

This class is intended for analysts, developers, designers, administrators, and managers new to the SQL programming language. Upon completion, students will understand SQL functions, join techniques, database objects and be able to write queries and stored procedures.

Applicable Job Roles: web programmers, web application developers, database administrator, webmasters, and web project managers.

Course Objectives:

  • Overview of MySQL and PHPMyAdmin
  • Understand basic concepts of how a database stores information via tables
  • Understanding of SQL syntax used with MySQL
  • Learn how to retrieve and manipulate data from one or more tables
  • Know how to filter data based upon multiple conditions
  • Updating and inserting data into existing tables
  • Learning how the relationships between tables will affect the SQL.
  • The advantages of store procedures with storing data using variables and functions.
  • How SQL can be used with programming languages like PHP to create dynamic websites for visitors.
  • Review of some sample PHP projects interacting with MySQL.
Week 1: SELECT Statement
  • Review of MySQL and PHPMyAdmin
  • Setting up your sample database and tables
  • SQL Overview
  • SELECT statement review
    • Filtering your data with WHERE clause
    • ORDER By clause
    • Selecting all columns
Week 2: Single Table Queries
  • Elements of SELECT
    • Operators of WHERE clause (=, <>, >, <, BETWEEN, LIKE, IN)
    • DISTINCT keyword
  • AND & OR keywords
  • Column Aliasing
  • In and Between
  • Updating Tables
    • UPDATE statement
    • INSERT INTO statement
Week 3: Joins: Multiple Table Queries
  • Cross Joins
  • Inner Joins
  • Outer Joins
Week 4: Sub Queries
  • Understanding the differences between a sub query and a join
  • Functions
    • Min()
    • Max()
    • Sum()
    • Now()
    • Avg()
Week 5: Programmable Objects
  • Variables
  • Stored Procedures
Week 6: Overview of PHP and MySQL
  • PHP basic syntax
  • Executing SQL commands from PHP code.
  • Sample PHP projects
No prerequisites for this class.
You will need the MySQL database with the phpMyAdmin interface to access it. Almost all UNIX/LINUX hosting account will have this, but please check before registering for class.
Course Books
No book is required for this class.
Course Price
  • Member Price: $120 US
  • Non-Member Price: $220.00 US
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Additional Information:
Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our "Terms and Refund Policy" before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software migh be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

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How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures, reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class. Web Study certificate is also available. Click on the Certificates link on the top navigation bar for more information.


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