Oracle SQL Fundamentals

Course Code: OSF

Duration: 5 days

 
 

Oracle SQL Fundamentals Course Overview

The Oracle SQL Fundamentals course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing Oracle SQL statements and scripts. A wide range of SQL functions and data manipulation statements are introduced.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Versions supported 11gR2, 12c, 18c, 19c.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to query and update data held in an Oracle Relational Database.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Anyone who needs to use and understand Oracle SQL to query and update data in an Oracle database.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Creating Oracle SQL statements to query database tables
  • Using standard aggregate functions and related SELECT statement clauses
  • Implementing extended SQL functions
  • Joining Tables
  • Using subqueries
  • Using SQL parameters
  • Creating and altering tables and views
  • Inserting, updating and deleting rows in database tables
  • Managing sequences and synonyms
  • Retrieving Data Using Correlated Subqueries, In-Line Views and Multi-Column Subqueries
  • Using the WITH Clause
  • Inserting and Updating Rows Using Complex Subqueries
  • Creating Hierarchical Queries
  • Creating Analytic Queries
  • Using ROLLUP, CUBE and GROUPING SETS Group By Enhancements
  • Implementing the GROUPING and GROUPING_ID Functions
  • Managing Large Data Sets
  • Inserting Data Conditionally and Unconditionally
  • Merging Rows in a Table
  • Creating TIMESTAMP and INTERVAL Datatypes
  • Using TIMESTAMP, TIMEZONE and INTERVAL Functions and Literals
  • Using Regular Expressions and Implementing Related Functions
  • Managing Objects with the Data Dictionary
  • Managing Schema Objects
  • Performing Flashback Operations
  • Creating and Using External Tables
  • Controlling User Access to Database Objects

Oracle SQL Fundamentals Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: RELATIONAL DATABASE CONCEPTS

  • What is an Oracle Database
  • Relational Database Structures
  • Tables, Rows and Columns
  • Indexes, Primary Keys and Foreign Keys
  • Data Types
  • The Data Dictionary

Session 2: USING SQL*PLUS

  • What is SQL*Plus
  • Getting Started
  • Entering and Executing SQL Statements
  • The SQL*Plus Command Line History
  • Editing SQL Statements
  • The login.sql File
  • Creating, Editing and Executing SQL Files
  • The SQLcl Utility

Session 3: USING SQL DEVELOPER

  • What is Oracle SQL Developer
  • Starting SQL Developer
  • Configure a Connection
  • Navigation Tabs
  • SQL Worksheet
  • Query Builder

Session 4: RETRIEVING DATA WITH THE SELECT STATEMENT

  • The SELECT Statement
  • The SELECT and FROM Clauses
  • Conditions and the WHERE Clause
  • Other Conditional Operators
  • Logical Operators
  • The ORDER BY Clause
  • Column Aliases
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Precedence of Operators
  • Markup CSV

Session 5: AGGREGATE FUNCTIONS

  • Overview of Built In Aggregate Functions
  • The GROUP BY Clause
  • The HAVING Clause

Session 6: JOINING TABLES

  • Overview of Table Joins
  • Inner Joins
  • Table Aliases
  • Outer Joins
  • Self Joins
  • ANSI Standard Joins

Session 7: BASIC SUBQUERIES AND SET OPERATORS

  • Overview of Subqueries
  • Basic Subqueries
  • Set Operators

Oracle SQL Fundamentals Training Course

Session 8: NUMERIC, CHARACTER AND DATE FUNCTIONS

  • Function Types
  • Using the Table dual to try out Functions
  • Numeric Functions
  • Character Functions
  • String Concatenation
  • Date Arithmetic and Date Functions

Session 9: CONVERSION AND MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS

  • Conversion Functions
  • The NVL and NVL2 Functions
  • The DECODE Function
  • CASE Expressions
  • The COALESCE and NULLIF Functions

Session 10: SQL PARAMETERS

  • Command Line Substitution Parameters
  • The Accept Command
  • The Define and Undefine Commands

Session 11: COMPLEX SUBQUERIES

  • Subqueries Usage
  • In-Line Views
  • Top-N Queries
  • Subqueries with Joins
  • Multi Column Subqueries
  • Correlated Subqueries
  • Subquery Rules
  • Using the ANY, ALL and SOME Operators

Oracle SQL Fundamentals Training Course

Session 12: MANAGING DATA

  • Inserting Rows
  • Updating Rows
  • Deleting Rows
  • Verifying Updates
  • Transaction Control
  • Commit and Rollback
  • Savepoints
  • Commits and Constraints
  • Amending Data in SQL Developer

Session 13: MANAGING TABLES

  • Creating Tables
  • Specifying Constraints
  • Altering Tables, Columns and Constraints
  • Dropping Tables, Columns and Constraints
  • Recovering Dropped Tables
  • Copying Tables

Session 14: MANAGING INDEXES AND VIEWS

  • Creating Indexes
  • Dropping Indexes
  • Listing Indexes
  • Creating and Using Views
  • Dropping Views
  • Listing Views

Session 15: MANAGING SEQUENCES AND SYNONYMS

  • Create a Sequence
  • View Sequence Details
  • Create a Synonym
  • List Synonyms

Oracle SQL Fundamentals Training Course

Session 16: ACCESS CONTROL

  • System Privileges and Roles
  • Create Users
  • Alter User Details
  • Grant and Revoke Object Privileges

Session 17: RETRIEVE DATA USING SUBQUERIES

  • ANY, ALL or SOME Operators
  • Correlated Subqueries
  • In-Line Views
  • The Exists Operator
  • The WITH Clause
  • Multi-Column Subqueries
  • Insert and Update Using a Query
  • Correlated Update and Delete

Session 18: HIERARCHICAL QUERIES

  • Hierarchical data
  • The START WITH and CONNECT BY clauses
  • The LEVEL pseudo-column
  • Sequencing the output
  • Eliminating nodes and branches

Session 19: ENHANCED GROUPING FEATURES

  • Review of basic grouping concepts
  • The ROLLUP and CUBE extensions
  • The GROUPING SETS extension
  • Using the GROUPING and GROUPING_ID functions

Session 20: ANALYTIC QUERIES

  • Ranking functions
  • The NTILE and WIDTH_BUCKET functions
  • Analytic Aggregate functions
  • The FIRST and LAST Value functions
  • The LEAG and LAG Functions
  • The LISTAGG Function

Session 21: MANAGE LARGE DATA SETS

  • Multi-table Inserts
  • Conditional and Unconditional Inserts
  • Merging Data into a Table
  • Table and View Based Merge
  • A Sub Query Based Merge

Oracle SQL Fundamentals Training Course

Session 22: FLASHBACK TECHNOLOGY

  • Flashback Query
  • The AS Clause
  • Flashback Table
  • Flashback Drop

Session 23: REGULAR EXPRESSION SUPPORT

  • Regular Expression Notation
  • Character matching
  • Repetition operators
  • Sub expression grouping
  • Regular expression functions

Session 24: MANAGE OBJECTS WITH THE DATA DICTIONARY

  • The Data Dictionary
  • Useful Data Dictionary Tables
  • Using the Data Dictionary

Session 25: ADVANCED SCHEMA MANAGEMENT

  • Virtual columns
  • Invisible columns
  • Default values for table columns
  • Function Based Indexes
  • Creating and Using External Tables

Session 26: DATE, TIME AND TIMEZONE SUPPORT

  • Date, Timestamp and Interval datatypes
  • Handling dates and times
  • Handling intervals
  • Date, timestamp and interval functions and literals
  • Related NLS parameters
Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

Examinations

The Oracle SQL Fundamentals course covers the major topics required for the following exam:

  • Oracle Database SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-071

The Oracle SQL Fundamentals course also covers the SQL topics that are required for the following exam:

  • Oracle Database Administration I 1Z0-082

Attending the Oracle SQL Fundamentals course together with the Oracle Database 19c Administration course will help delegates gain many of the skills and product knowledge requirements as outlined in the exam objectives. Studying this course and its associated reference materials can form part of the preparation to achieve certification. Experience, practice, self-study and aptitude are also key requirements for exam success.

Before taking this exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

These exams are not included as part of the course.

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for the Oracle SQL Fundamentals course, although an understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful. This knowledge can be gained by attendance on the Relational Databases & Data Modelling Overview course.

Pre-Requisite Courses

Course Reviews

Excellent, well run course with good information and resources. Trainer was knowledgeable and engaging, I would thoroughly recommend this.

Phil - System Administrator - Recruitment - July 2021


The course was very well paced and the instructor has brilliantly explained the different functions available in Oracle SQL. Even though it was remotely, it was well worth the time.

Valentin - Earth Obsevation Specialist - Government - March 2021


Very informative course taught by an excellent and experienced instructor.

Harry - Trainee Software Developer


Kevin is a great instructor and his teaching style was really good with appropriate use of examples. Was definitely a great experience.

Md Zubaer - Trainee Software Developer


Instructor very good, course was well structured and achieved what it set out to do.

Charlie - Application Developer - Professional Services


Really well paced training course for both beginners and more experienced SQL users. Extra challenges were set for those who finished exercises early, which was really great for solidifying knowledge. Really great course.

Jonathan - Application Support Analyst - IT


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