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Introduction to Databases and SQL Querying

A step by step introduction to the concept of Databases and Introduction to SQL Querying.
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Last updated 7/2015
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This is an introductory course on Databases and SQL Querying. There are no pre-requisities for this course. If you are looking to get acquainted with the concept of Databases and Queries for maybe your next interview as an analyst, this is the right course for you. All you need is a windows machine and we will walk through step by step, right from setting up your environment to creating your first table to writing your first query. This course is structured in a way that you can follow along with me. At the end of this course, you should be comfortable writing simple queries including queries related to Dates, String manipulation, Aggregation etc.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginners with absolutely no experience is database. The course will make you familiar with SQL Syntax and introduce you to the concept of databases. No Prior Programming experience is required. This course is probably not for you if you're looking to learn more advanced and complex queries
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What Will I Learn?
Query a database, Create Tables and Databases and be proficient with basic SQL querying
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  • There is absolutely no pre-requisites for the course. We will walk through very basic installation to setting up your environment to creating your first table and writing queries against it
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction and Setup
2 Lectures 21:55

This is the first lesson of the multi-part series in Introduction to Databases and SQL. The course is aimed at providing 101 level introduction to Databases and writing basic queries. There is no pre-requisite to this course.

Introduction to Databases

Here we look at how to setup your database environment. We Download and install SQL 2014 express edition and walk through SQL management studio. This will help viewers of this course to follow along with me.

Installing / Setting up Environment / SQL Management Studio
Introduction to Querying
2 Lectures 17:28

Here we walk through how to create your first SQL table. We look at inserting some basic data and basic querying.

Creating your First SQL Table

We walk through installing some sample databases, especially the adventure works database. This will help us the viewers to follow along with me. Adventure works database is a sample database provided by Microsoft.

Installing Sample Database (Adventure Works) and Querying
Deep Dive into Querying
2 Lectures 31:26

We introduce basic SQL syntax and look at some code. We query the adventure works database and look at the following clauses:


Lets Start Writing some SQL code

Deep Dive into SQL Querying
SQL Joins
2 Lectures 36:32

We introduce the concept of SQL Joins here. We walk through concepts of INNER JOIN, OUTER JOIN, LEFT OUTER JOIN, RIGHT OUTER JOIN, FULL OUTER JOIN AND CROSS JOIN.

SQL Joins (1/2)

We look at SQL syntax for SQL Joins here. We walk through syntax for INNER JOIN, OUTER JOIN, LEFT OUTER JOIN, RIGHT OUTER JOIN, FULL OUTER JOIN AND CROSS JOIN.

SQL Joins (2/2)
Dates / Aggregation and String Functions
3 Lectures 29:51

Next we start looking at SQL Date functions. Date functions like DATEADD(), DATEDIFF(), DATEPART() , GETDATE() are useful functions and makes it easier to easily query data having dates.

TSQL Date Functions

Next we walk through aggregation functions like SUM(), COUNT(), AVG(). We also walk through some String functions like LEFT(), RIGHT(), LTRIM(), RTRIM(), CONCAT(), UPPER(), LOWER(), LEN()

TSQL Aggregation and String Functions

We conclude our series of lectures on Introduction to Databases and Querying.


Introduction to Databases and Querying

(Database concepts, Table concepts , Basic Queries, SELECT , CRUD, JOINS, AGGREGATIONS, Dates Etc.)

Next Steps:

-Stored Procedures, Customer Functions, Triggers, Views, Temporary Tables

Advanced Concepts

-Database Tuning, Query Tuning, Indexing, CLR, Profiler, Loading Very large datasets


SSIS - Transferring data between systems and cleaning it up (beginners, Intermediate, Advanced)


SSRS, Tableau

Big Data Analytics

Hadoop for beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

About the Instructor
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I am a coder, manager, educator and a gamer. I love data and analytics. In my day job, I work with database technologies including SQL , Big Data and Tableau. I am passionate about technologies and love coding and managing teams. In my spare time I like to teach Big Data analytics, Databases, Programming etc. I am currently working on certain machine learning and Data Science projects and love to explore more in the Statistics field.

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