SQL and Database for Analysts - Increase your team value
What you'll learn
- By the end of the course you will have created databases, containing several tables and associated objects.
- You will have added, updated and deleted data in those tables.
- You will have created report queries which retrieve and manipulate that data.
- You will have changed what a user is allowed to see and do in a database.
- The primary requirement for this course is an inquisitive, analytical mind. You want to "understand how things work."
- You do not need to be a programmer or mathematician. What little programming or mathematics is needed, I will explain during the course.
- If you are going to do the exercises, then you will need a PC capable of running MS SQL Server, and have Administrator authority to install software.
- You will find the course easier if you have experience using a text editor such as Notepad, or Word, and a spreadsheet such as Excel. You should also know how to create and use subdirectories in the Windows directory structure.
This course teaches the principles of Relational Databases and the SQL language. It is intended for "Analysts". Knowledge of Relational Databases and SQL is one of the most valued technical skills an analyst can have. It will make you a more valued member of any team.
This course is suitable for a novice. I start by explaining how Relational Databases relate to your experience in the everyday world. When you have completed the course and exercises you will have created a database containing several related tables, updated the data they contain and written many queries which extract and summarise that data.
I teach using a mixture of lectures, demonstrations and exercises. You will learn by seeing, hearing and doing. With each step you build your knowledge using what you have learned already. An on-line course sets you free to work at your own pace and to review and revisit earlier material, even after you have completed the course.
Who this course is for:
- Business Analysts
- Technical Analysts
- IT Specialists
I'm Tom Gillies and I have been a Business and Technical Analyst in the Information Technology industry for the past thirty years.
My courses are based on my real-world experiences. I am teaching as I wish I had been taught. My objective is to give you enough knowledge to make you reasonably self-sufficient, and enough experience to give you reasonable confidence, while understanding your limitations. I think you will find working at your own pace liberating and you can contact me during the course if you wish to.
I started my working life as an engineer. I have a BSc in Chemical Engineering from Aston University in Birmingham, England. As a result of my work as an engineering designer, I became interested in computing and eventually I joined IBM as a Systems Engineer, working in pre-sales for customers in the aerospace industry.
Within IBM, I moved to a consultancy group and worked directly for customers as a Business or Technical Analyst for twenty-five years. I served a wide variety of customers from large “blue chip" corporations and government departments to start-ups. I have designed, developed and maintained computer systems, large and small, on a wide variety of platforms.
In my experience of the Information Technology industry, I have found that some skills have been of lasting value. SQL is one such technical skill. Problem solving, some analysis techniques and the so-called "soft skills" are others. All of these improve your ability to communicate with both the business and technical staff make you a more valuable member of a team.
I live in the Republic of Ireland and, when I'm not working for Customers, or writing and supporting courses, I am improving my skill in the Russian language.