If you're a beginner and you want to learn SQL database reporting skills as quickly as possible, you've found the right course.
If you want to get started straight away, simply click on the free lessons below. If you find the free lessons useful you can then move on to the complete e-book or printed book.
Course Outline and Free Lessons
About the course
Almost every company in the world now relies on databases for their day to day operations, but they’re often unable to extract the data they need from their databases. Reporting software can help but can’t solve every problem. Every organization can benefit from a staff member who knows how to generate database reports using the SQL language, but SQL is a rare skill among most office staff.
Part of the reason that few people have SQL skills is that most related courses try to teach every aspect of database theory, including database design and server administration.
This course is different. It focuses entirely on database reporting and won’t slow you down by trying to teach skills that you don’t need. This course also focuses on skills that will be useful on many different types of database rather than teaching obscure commands that will only work on a certain type of database.
If you want to learn practical SQL reporting skills in the shortest time possible, this is the course for you.
How to use this course
This course works entirely with practical examples. To get the most out of the course you should follow each lesson’s examples on your own computer.
To follow the course’s examples, you will need a Windows computer with SQL Server Express installed. SQL Server Express can be downloaded for free and you will find full instructions on how to install it at the beginning of the course.
The SQL skills taught in this course are also applicable to other database products such as MySQL. You could theoretically complete this course using a different type of database but it’s highly recommended that you use SQL Server Express.