Learning SQL with Microsoft SQL Server Training Course


21 hours (usually 3 days including breaks)


  • NO previous SQL or database experience is required.


Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) for storing and retrieving data.

In this instructor-led, live training (onsite or remote), participants will learn the essentials of the SQL language needed to query a Microsoft SQL Server database.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Install and configure Microsoft SQL Server
  • Query a Microsoft SQL Server database using Microsoft’s Transact-SQL (T-SQL) language
  • Understand the essentials of database design
  • Optimize a database through normalization
  • Use aggregate functions to generate results similar to those of “pivot-tables”
  • Access Microsoft SQL Server through Excel


  • Data analysts
  • Business Intelligence professionals
  • Business managers
  • Excel experts who wish to expand their analysis skill set

Format of the Course

  • Interactive lecture and discussion
  • Lots of exercises and practice
  • Hands-on implementation in a live-lab environment

Course Customization Options

  • This training is based on the latest version of Microsoft SQL Server
  • To request a customized training for this course, please contact us to arrange.

Course Outline


Installing and Configuring Microsoft SQL Server

Overview of Microsoft SQL Server Features

Overview of Transact-SQL Concepts

Querying a Database using SELECT

Filtering the Data with WHERE

Sorting the Data with ORDER BY

Querying Multiple Tables with Joins

Grouping Data with GROUP BY

Using Aggregate Functions to Perform Calculations on Resulting Data

Filtering Groups with HAVING

Creating a New Database

Understanding the Database Model

Optimizing the Database through Normalization

Enhancing your Queries with Procedures

Writing Functions and Sub-routines

Using Conditions to Control the Flow

Connecting to Microsoft SQL Server through Excel


Summary and Conclusion

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