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SQL and Relational Databases 101 BDU

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

Data is one of the most critical assets of any business. Data needs a database to store and process data quickly. SQL is a language used for a database to query data.

In this introductory course, you'll learn the basics of the SQL language and the relational databases. You'll start by learning about the relational model and relational model concepts and constraints. By the end of this course, you will have learned and used the five basic SQL statements, some advanced SQL syntax, and join statements.

This isn't your typical textbook introduction. You're not just learning through lectures. At the end of each module there are assignments, hands-on exercises, review questions, and also a final exam. Successfully completing this course earns you a certificate. So let's get started!

Course Syllabus

  • Module 1 -SQL and Relational Databases 101
    • Introduction to SQL and Relational Databases
    • Information and Data Models
    • Types of Relationships
    • Mapping Entities to Tables
    • Relational Model Concepts
  • Module 2 - Relational Model Constraints and Data Objects
    • Relational Model Constraints Introduction
    • Relational Model Constraints Advanced
  • Module 3 - Data Definition Language (DDL) and Data Manipulation Language (DML)
    • CREATE TABLE statement
    • INSERT statement
    • SELECT statement
    • UPDATE and DELETE statements
  • Module 4 - Advanced SQL
    • String Patterns, Ranges, and Sets
    • Sorting Result Sets
    • Grouping Result Sets
  • Module 5 - Working with multiple tables
    • Join Overview
    • Inner Join
    • Left Outer Join
    • Right Outer Join
    • Full Join

Recommended skills prior to taking this course

  • None



Course Staff

Rav Ahuja

Rav Ahuja

Rav Ahuja is a Senior Manager with IBM Canada Lab specializing in AI, Data Science and Big Data analytics. He is part of the Emerging Technologies team and is involved in incubating solutions for Data Scientists and Analytics Professionals. Rav is also a co-founder of Cognitive Class (CC) and leads the work on CC partnerships and offerings for businesses. He presents at events worldwide and has authored numerous papers, articles, books and courses on subjects in managing and analyzing data. Rav holds B. Eng. from McGill University and MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

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  2. Classes Start

    Any Time, Self-Paced
  3. Estimated Effort

    3 hours