Course description

This is a zero to hero course on Microsoft SQL Databases and Querying. There are no pre-requisites for this course. If you are looking to get acquainted with the concept of Databases and Queries then this is the right course for you.

We will explore best practices in database development using SQL Server Express 2017 and will be building a small school management system database.

All you need is a windows machine and we will walk through setting up an environment, to creating a database, creating your first table and writing queries.

At the end of this course, you should be comfortable writing queries for multiple situations and reports.

What you’ll learn

  • Install SQL Server

  • Install SQL Management Studio

  • Connect to an Instance

  • Create a database

  • Create Tables

  • Run Queries against Tables

  • General use of the Management Studio

  • Create Relationships

  • Use Aggregate functions to do quick mathematical operations

  • Export data to Excel using the Management Studio

  • Practical use of SQL

Are there any course requirements or prerequisites?

  • A Windows PC (or Windows running on a Virtual Machine if using Linux/Mac)

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for beginners with absolutely no experience is database.

  • This course is for you if you are already comfortable with basic database operations.

  • This course is for you if you feel a bit 'rusty' and need to refresh your knowledge.

  • This course is for you if you want to understand design principles in database development.

  • This course is for you if you are proficient in Microsoft Access and want to learn a new Database Management System

Course curriculum

  • 1
    SQL Database Development
    • Introduction to SQL Server and Databases FREE PREVIEW
    • Download and Install SQL Server Express 2017 FREE PREVIEW
    • Connect to Database Instance and Create a Database
    • Drop or Remove Database
    • What is a Database Table?
    • Create an SQL Database Table
    • Insert Data into the Table with SQL Script
    • Insert Data into the Table with Management Studio
    • Select Data from the Table with SQL Script
    • More Advanced Select Queries Part 1
    • Update Data in the Table
    • Update Data in the Table with Management Studio GUI
    • Delete Data from the Table with SQL Script
    • Delete Data from the Table with Management Studio GUI
    • What are Relationships, Foreign Keys and Normalization
    • Create a Relationship in SQL Server
    • Insert Records in Related Tables
    • Run Queries on Related Tables (Inner Joins)
    • Left, Right and Full Joins
    • Grouping Data using SQL GROUP BY Clause
    • SQL AVG Aggregate Function
    • SQL COUNT Aggregate Function
    • SQL MAX and MIN Aggregate Functions
    • SQL SUM Aggregate Function

Meet your instructor!

Trevoir Williams
Software Engineer and part time lecturer


I am a Software Engineer and part time lecturer.

With a Master's Degree in Computer Science, I have spent over a decade teaching Web, Software and Database Development Courses. I also have as much industry experience in Web Application Development and Azure Cloud System and Server Administration.

I enjoy teaching IT and Development courses and hope to impart the latest in industry standards and knowledge to my students.

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"Microsoft SQL Server 2017 for Everyone!"

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