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Oracle® Foundation Training Course From Activia

Oracle® Fundamentals

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Course Aims

The Oracle Fundamentals course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing SQL statements and scripts using Oracle SQL. The basic SELECT statement, the use of SQL functions, SQL*Plus parameters and the basic table and view handling statements are introduced.
The course also provides practical experience in using Oracle's PL/SQL programming language to implement conditional execution, loop control, cursor handling and exception handling.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who needs to use and understand Oracle SQL to query and update an Oracle database; and who also needs an introduction to the PL/SQL programming language.
An understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful.

Course Outline

Relational Database Concepts
• What is an Oracle Database  • Relational Database Structures  • Tables, Rows and Columns  • Indexes, Primary Keys and Foreign Keys  • Supported Datatypes  • The Data Dictionary 
Using SQL*Plus
• What is SQL*Plus  • Getting Started  • Entering and Executing SQL Statements  • Editing SQL Statements  • Creating, Editing and Executing SQL Files 
Using SQL Developer
• What is Oracle SQL Developer  • Starting SQL Developer  • Configure a Connection  • Navigation Tabs  • SQL Worksheet 
Retrieving Data With The Select Statement
• The SELECT Statement  • The SELECT and FROM Clauses  • Conditions and the WHERE Clause  • Other Conditional Operators  • Logical Operators  • The ORDER BY Clause  • Column Aliases  • Arithmetic Expressions  • Precedence of Operators 
Aggregate Functions
• Overview of Built In Aggregate Functions  • The GROUP BY Clause  • The HAVING Clause 
Joining Tables
• Overview of Table Joins  • Inner Joins  • Table Aliases  • Outer Joins  • Self Joins  • ANSI Standard Joins  • Set Operators 
Numeric, Character and Date Functions
• Function Types  • Using the Table dual to try out Functions  • Numeric Functions  • Character Functions  • String Concatenation  • Date Arithmetic and Date Functions 
Conversion and Miscellaneous Functions
• Conversion Functions  • The NVL and NVL2 Functions  • The DECODE Function  • CASE Expressions  • The COALESCE and NULLIF Functions 
SQL*Plus Parameters
• Command Line Substitution Parameters  • The Accept Command  • The Define and Undefine Commands 
Using Subqueries
• Overview of Subqueries  • Use a Subquery as an Alternative to Join  • Handle Multiple Records in Subqueries  • Subquery in a Having Clause  • Anti-Join  • In-Line Views  • Top-N Queries  • Complex Subqueries  • Multi Column Subqueries  • Correlated Subqueries  • Subquery Rules  • Combining Unrelated Aggregates  • Using the ANY, ALL and SOME Operators 
Managing Data
• Inserting Rows  • Updating Rows  • Deleting Rows  • Verifying Updates  • Transaction Control  • Commit and Rollback  • Savepoints  • Commits and Constraints  • Amending Data in SQL Developer 
Managing Tables
• Creating Tables  • Specifying Constraints  • Altering Tables, Columns and Constraints  • Dropping Tables, Columns and Constraints  • Copying Tables 
Managing Indexes and Views
• Creating Indexes  • Dropping Indexes  • Listing Indexes  • Creating and Using Views  • Dropping Views  • Listing Views 
Managing Sequences and Synonyms
• Create a Sequence  • View Sequence Details  • Create a Synonym  • List Synonyms 
PL/SQL Fundamentals
• What is PL/SQL?  • Basic Elements  • Variables and Constants  • Data Types  • Initialising Variables and Assigning Values  • Using SQL Statements in Code  • Generating Output to SQL or SQL Developer 
Program Logic
• IF THEN ELSIF ELSE Statements  • CASE Statements  • The Basic Loop Construct  • WHILE and FOR Loops  • Nested and Labelled Loops  • The GOTO Statement  • The CONTINUE Statement 
Using Cursors
• What is a Cursor?  • Implicit and Explicit Cursors  • Cursor Operations  • Declaring, Opening and Closing Cursors  • Fetching Rows  • Status Checking  • Using Cursors FOR UPDATE  • The Cursor FOR Loop  • Parameterised Cursors 
Exceptions and Nested Blocks
• The EXCEPTION Section  • Types of Exception  • Handling Named System-Raised Exceptions  • Handling Un-named System-Raised Exceptions  • User-Declared Exceptions and Application Errors  • WHEN OTHERS THEN NULL  • Nested and Labelled Blocks  • Propagation of Exceptions  • Scope of Variables and Cursors  • Scope of Goto Statements 
Pl/SQL Records and Index-By Tables
• Declaring Record Types  • Handling PL/SQL Records  • Nested Records  • Declaring PL/SQL Index-By Tables or Associative Arrays  • PL/SQL Table Built-in Functions  • Manipulating PL/SQL Tables or Associative Arrays 

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With seventeen fully equipped training centres , Activia should be your first choice for training course in Oracle Foundation wherever you are in the UK.
We provide Oracle® Foundation SQL Training courses in the following locations:

  • London
    We have six centres in London, serving the City in Bank and Liverpool Street, and Canary Wharf from our London Bridge (SE1) centre, as well as North, West and South West London, in Finchley, Baker Street and London Victoria.
  • Surrey and Sussex
    Our Croydon centre serves Croydon, Reigate and Redhill as well as Crawley, Gatwick and Brighton.
  • Berkshire
    We serve Berkshire and the Thames Valley with three centres in Reading, Slough and Bracknell.
  • Bristol
    Covering Bristol, Avon, Bath and South West England
  • Milton Keynes
    Serving Buckinghamshire, covering Milton Keynes, Aylesbury and High Wycombe, as well as Luton and Bedford.
  • Birmingham
    Serving Warwickshire and the Midlands: Birmingham, Walsall and Dudley, as well as Wolverhampton, Solihull and Tamworth.
  • Nottingham
    Serving Nottingham, Long Eaton and Derby, as well as Loughborough, Melton Mowbray and Leicester.
  • Manchester
    Serving Lancashire and the North West, covering Manchester, Salford, Stockport and Oldham as well as Bolton, Rochdale, Wigan, Warrington and Macclesfield.
  • Sheffield
    Serving South Yorkshire, covering Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster as well as Chesterfield and Wakefield.
  • Leeds
    Serving Yorkshire and the North of England, covering Leeds, Bradford and Harrogate as well as Halifax, Wakefield and Castleford.
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
    Serving Tyneside, also Sunderland and Gateshead, as well as North Shields, South Shields and Whitley Bay.

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