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Code School: Try SQL

by Chari Clark

Learn basic database manipulation skills using the SQL programming language.

What you'll learn

In this beginner level SQL course, you can try out the SQL language and learn the basics:

  1. explore the ins and outs of databases and how the SQL language interacts with them
  2. discover how to add, remove, and manipulate data using SQL
  3. learn how to create, manage and manipulate entire databases and tables with SQL fundamentals
When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to manage and manipulate databases effectively with SQL.

Course FAQ

What is SQL coding used for?

Structured Query Language (SQL) is a programming language used for storing, querying, and manipulating data within relational databases.

How long does it take to learn SQL?

This can vary greatly from person to person. But if you already work with computer programming or have some programming knowledge then you could possibly learn basic SQL skills in two to three weeks! This SQL tutorial is the perfect place to begin!

Pluralsight offers several SQL Learning Paths:

What are the basic commands of SQL?

Some of the most basic and frequently used SQL commands are:

  • SELECT - which extracts data
  • UPDATE - which updates data
  • DELETE - which deletes data
  • INSERT INTO - which inserts new data
There are many other commands for managing and modifying databases, tables, and indexes.
What will I learn in this course?

This SQL course will teach you the basic database manipulation skills used with SQL coding. Some topics covered include:

  • An introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Guiding data criteria
  • Adding data
  • Changing current data
  • Removing data
  • Creating and removing databases and tables
  • Manipulating tables
  • Much more
Who should take this course?

Anyone who whats to learn SQL programming language should take this SQL course. If you work with large databases and data, this course will help you learn to effectively manipulate that data to get valuable insights.

Are there prerequisites to this course?

You do not need any prior SQL programming experience before taking this course. If you have prior experience with programming and coding then you may have an advantage to learning the material more quickly.

About the author

Chari is a career database administrator, with experience covering all known (and some unknown) database systems. He has a deep passion for teaching, helping others in any way possible, and fishing.

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