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Introduction to MySQL

About the Course

Course Duration: 3 days

Price: £995

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The Introduction to MySQL course covers the basics of the SQL language as implemented by MySQL. The course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing SQL statements using the MySQL client program and MySQL Workbench. The basic SQL statements, including the use of SQL functions and the basic table and view handling statements are introduced.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

• Using client programs to access a MySQL database
• Creating, altering and dropping a MySQL database
• Writing SQL statements to select data from a MySQL database
• Writing joins and subqueries
• Using SQL expressions
• Using SQL aggregate functions and scalar functions
• Inserting, updating, deleting and replacing rows
• Creating and altering tables, indexes and views
• Using transactions
• Granting and revoking access privileges on tables and views
• Exporting and importing data

Who will the course benefit?

Anyone who needs to access and work with a MySQL Database.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites, although an understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful.

Follow-on Courses

• MySQL for Developers
• MySQL Database Administration
• PHP Programming & MySQL for Web Development

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.

Exam

There is no exam requirement for this course.

Together with the MySQL for Developers course, this course covers the major topics required for the MySQL 5.6 Developer Certified Professional Exam(1Z0-882).
Together with theMySQL Database Administration course, this Introduction to MySQL course will teach the major topics required for the delegate to work towards achieving the MySQL 5.6 Database Administrator Certified Professional Exam(1Z0-883).

Before taking any exam, ensure you have the recommended experience. The Oracle website lists all exam requirements and these are updated regularly.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills needed to create and alter a MySQL database and query and modify data held within such a database.

Syllabus – Key points

Course Contents – DAY 1

Course Introduction

• Administration and course materials
• Course structure and agenda
• Delegate and trainer introductions

Session 1: DATABASE CONCEPTS

• What is a database?
• Database management systems
• Tables, rows and columns
• Indexes, primary keys, unique constraints and foreign keys
• Client-Server architecture
• Supported data types
• Storage engines and table types
• The Information_Schema and MySQL Databases
• Exercise: Using a MySQL Database

Session 2: USING THE MySQL CLIENT

• What is the MySQL client?
• Getting started and Logging in
• Selecting a database
• Client commands
• Entering and executing SQL statements
• Retrieving previous commands
• Creating, editing and executing SQL files
• Redirecting output into a file
• Command line execution of MySQL Scripts
• Exercise: Using the MySQL Client

Session 3: BASIC SELECT

• The SQL SELECT statement
• Case sensitivity
• Quotes
• Statement terminator
• Syntax conventions
• The select clause
• The FROM clause
• Conditions and the WHERE clause
• Logical operators
• The ORDER BY clause
• Column aliases
• Arithmetic expressions
• Precedence of operators
• Exercises: Querying the sample database

Session 4: LIMIT, UNION AND AGGREGATE FUNCTIONS

• The LIMIT clause
• UNION
• UNION ALL
• Aggregate functions
• The GROUP BY clause
• Using Rollup with GROUP BY
• The HAVING clause
• Exercises: Using Limit, Union and Aggregate Functions

Course Contents – DAY 2

Session 5: SUBQUERIES AND JOINS

• Subqueries
• Cartesian products
• Joins with original syntax
• Table aliases
• Natural joins
• Join using
• Join on
• Multi-table joins
• Exercises: Using Subqueries and Joins

Session 6: NUMERIC AND CHARACTER FUNCTIONS

• Function types
• Testing functions
• Numeric functions
• Character functions
• Exercise: Using Numeric and Character Functions

Session 7: DATE, TIME AND OTHER FUNCTIONS

• Date and time column types
• Date and time formats
• The date format function
• Functions to return date time
• Functions to extract components from date time
• Date time arithmetic
• Miscellaneous functions
• Exercise: Using Date, Time and other functions

Course Contents – DAY 3

Session 8: DATABASES AND TABLES

  • Creating a database
  • Selecting a database
  • Obtaining database metadata
  • Table properties
  • Creating tables
  • Auto_increment
  • Show create table
  • Column operations
  • Constraint operations
  • Copying tables
  • Renaming tables
  • Changing engine for tables
  • Obtaining table metadata
  • Altering tables
  • Dropping tables
  • Temporary tables
  • Memory tables
  • Exercises: Maintaining databases and tables

Session 9: INDEXES AND VIEWS

Introduction to MySQL Outline

  • What is an index?
  • Structure of an index
  • Creating an index
  • Reviewing indexes
  • Composite indexes
  • Altering a table to add an index
  • Dropping indexes
  • What is a view?
  • Creating views
  • View restrictions
  • Dropping views
  • Exercise: Maintaining indexes and views

Session 10: MANAGING DATA

• Inserting rows
• Replacing rows
• Updating rows
• Deleting rows
• The truncate statement
• The COMMIT and ROLLBACK commands
• Savepoints
• Implicit commits
• Exercise: Managing data

Session 11: ACCESS CONTROL

Session 12: IMPORT AND EXPORT

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