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StayAhead Oracle SQL Training Course
 
 

Oracle SQL

Course Code: OSP

Duration: 3 days

 
 
 
 

Oracle SQL Course Overview

The Oracle SQL course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing SQL statements and scripts using Oracle SQL. The basic SELECT statement, the use of SQL functions and the basic table and view handling statements are introduced.

Similarly, the course is targeted to closely follow the official Oracle Database curriculum for certification.

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

Versions supported 12cR2, 18c and 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 SQL statements to query database tables
  • Using standard aggregate functions and related SELECT statement clauses
  • Joining Tables
  • Using basic subqueries and the set operators
  • Using numeric, character and date functions
  • Using conversion and other miscellaneous functions
  • Using SQL parameters
  • Using complex subqueries
  • Creating and altering tables and views
  • Inserting, updating and deleting rows in database tables
  • Managing sequences and synonyms

Oracle SQL Training Course

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
  • The Union, Intersect and Minus Operators

Oracle SQL 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 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
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

This course together with the Oracle SQL Advanced course is an excellent choice for delegates preparing to take the following exam:

  • Oracle Database SQL Fundamentals 1Z0-071

This course together with the Oracle SQL Advanced and Oracle Database 19c Administration courses are an excellent choice for delegates preparing to take the following exam:

  • Oracle Database Administration I 1Z0-082

Attending these courses and studying the 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.

This exam is not included as part of the course.

Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for the Oracle SQL 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.

Course Reviews

Very concise and clear explanations of all content and practical exercises discussed.

Rupinder - Postal/Distribution - December 2023


Brilliant 3 day course. Great pace, and spot on subject matter content. I finally get to be on a course that is relevant to my specific role. It has also helped me to iron out a few bad habits that I've picked up over the last few years. Thanks John. Much appreciated.

Patrick - Postal/Distribution - November 2023


Very good. Professional lecturer/tutor. Good, clear learning materials. Will recommend.

Stanislaw - Application support analyst - Outsourcing - October 2023


Very informative and the instructor John was very proficient in sharing his knowledge/experience.

Stephen - Inventory First Line Manager - Transport - September 2023


Thank you John, fantastic few days getting started with SQL, this course has helped me a lot.

Riley - IT Application Administrator - Utilities - July 2023


Enjoyable course, and very well presented. Tarn was clearly very knowledgeable, and explained the subjects well. Virtual machine was adequate for the tasks.

David - Junior DBA - Government - March 2023


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