Course Code: 5582

SQL Querying Fundamentals

Class Dates:
1 Days
Class Time:
Instructor-Led Training, Virtual Instructor-Led Training


  • Course Overview
  • Organizations typically store their most critical information—the information used to manage day-to-day operations—within a database. The ability to retrieve and analyze this information is essential to the functioning of the organization. Structured Query Language (SQL) is the primary language used to accomplish such tasks. Essentially, SQL is the language you use to interact with a database.

    The ability to write SQL is an essential job skill for those who need to manage large volumes of data, produce reports, mine data, or combine data from multiple sources. Even if someone else on your team creates reports for you, having a fundamental understanding of SQL querying will help you ask the right questions and know what you're looking for in your data analysis tools.

    This course, SQL Querying: Fundamentals, will teach you to use SQL as a tool to retrieve the information you need from databases.
  • Audience
  • This course is intended for 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. Completion of one of the following Logical Operations courses or equivalent knowledge and skill are highly recommended:
    Using Microsoft® Windows® 7 or 10 Microsoft® Windows® 7 Transition from Windows® 10
  • Recommended Courses:

  • Windows 7 Level 1
  • Windows 7 Level 2

Course Details

  • Course Objectives:
  • 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 the data obtained from a query before it is displayed on-screen.
  • Retrieve data from multiple tables.
  • Export the results of a query.
  • Lesson 1: Executing a Simple Query
  • Topic A: Connect to the SQL Database
  • Topic B: Query a Database
  • Topic C: Save a Query
  • Topic D: Modify and Execute a Saved Query
  • Lesson 2: Performing a Conditional Search
  • Topic A: Search Using One or More Conditions
  • Topic B: Search for a Range of Values and NULL Values
  • Topic C: Search Data Based on Patterns
  • Lesson 3: Working with Functions
  • Topic A: Perform Date Calculations
  • Topic B: Calculate Data Using Aggregate Functions
  • Topic C: Manipulate String Values
  • Lesson 4: Organizing Data
  • Topic A: Sort Data
  • Topic B: Rank Data
  • Topic C: Group Data
  • Topic D: Filter Grouped Data
  • Topic E: Summarize Grouped Data
  • Topic F: Use PIVOT and UNPIVOT Operators
  • Lesson 5: Retrieving Data from Multiple Tables
  • Topic A: Combine the Results of Two Queries
  • Topic B: Compare the Results of Two Queries
  • Topic C: Retrieve Data by Joining Tables
  • Lesson 6: Exporting Query Results
  • Topic A: Generate a Text File
  • Topic B: Generate an XML File