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Course Description

This Introduction to SQL course introduces a new student to common concepts found in the application of SQL in professional environments that permits the accurate and effective use of SQL language constructs. Upon completion you will understand how to query and interact with a SQL database, how to write effective queries for use in reporting applications, and how to design simple database schemas for light applications.

What is SQL?

SQL, which stands for Structured Query Language, is the standard language used in programming to manage data that is help in relational database management systems (RDBMS), or to perform stream processing in relational data stream management systems (RDSMS). In other words, SQL is the language that is used to interact with a database.

SQL has a long history as a universal coding language, it has been used for more than four decades. It helps transition programmers into learning other computing languages like JavaScript and Python.

What is this SQL Training Like?

Cybrary’s SQL intro course is designed to teach students the basics of the SQL language. Students will learn about databases, SQL programming, SQL development, SQL in applications, and how to proceed further in their career paths. The course is online and self-paced. Upon completion, students will understand core concepts related to the application of SQL. They will also be able to write queries to use in reporting applications and create straightforward database schemas for applications.

The Introduction to SQL training is 7 hours and 40 minutes of clock time for the included lessons. Students earn 3 CEU/CPE and will receive a Certificate of Completion.

How Hard is it to Learn SQL?

SQL isn’t difficult to learn. It doesn’t require that students have any prior programming experience, which makes it a good place to get started with programming. SQL is an English-like language, so anyone who uses English, even at a basic level, can write SQL query fairly easily. Additionally, once someone knows SQL, it should be simple to work across any relational databases, as most are compatible with SQL.

Who Should Learn SQL?

SQL is a universal database query language that is widely used. Both novice and experienced IT professionals should be well-versed in SQL. Additionally, SQL training is ideal for individuals who are in these current positions, or who are looking to be in these positions in the future:

  • Project managers – It’s important that project managers know all the ins and outs of their products, and it’s the data that tells them how their product is doing.
  • Database developers – Both frontend and backend developers need to know SQL, though frontend developers may not use it as much.
  • Data scientists – These professionals are the ones who understand data better than any others. It’s essential, therefore, that they have a thorough understanding of SQL.
  • Data Analysts – Data analysts need to understand relational databases so knowing SQL is a must.
  • Data Engineers – Data engineers are the individuals who design and manage databases, so it’s vital that they know SQL.

Why Learn SQL?

There are numerous reasons to learn SQL, even though there are more modern database languages out there. Here are just a few:

  • SQL is the most commonly used database language. These days, data is a valuable asset and it’s at the center of most business-related decisions. SQL has been, and continues to be, the mot universal interface for data analysis. It powers the most frequently used databases engines like SQL Server, SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL.
  • SQL is fairly easy to learn. The major objective when SQL was created was to allow common people to get data of interest from databases.
  • SQL is a skill that is sought-after by employers. Many hiring mangers look to hire IT team members who have SQL as a skill. This doesn’t only apply specifically to SQL developers, but also to other roles like web developers, data scientists, desktop developers, SysAdmins, etc.
  • SQL knowledge can garner higher salaries. The national average annual salary for SQL Developers is $72,710, with the top end of the pay scale hitting $108,000 per year. As with other IT job openings, there are currently more SQL Developer (and related roles) openings that there are professionals to fill them. Learning SQL can put you in a small group of highly sought-after professionals.

What is the Best Way to Learn SQL?

SQL has been around for a long time, and it isn’t going anywhere soon. It’s an essential query language for IT professionals to know. It is a starting point for learning other languages like Python and JavaScript.

Cybrary’s Intro to SQL course is a great way to learn SQL. The online course is convenient, self-paced, and thorough. To register for this course and get started, click the Register button at the top right of this screen.

Instructed By

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Kitt Parker

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Certificate of Completion

Certificate Of Completion

Complete this entire course to earn a Introduction to SQL Certificate of Completion