SQL Scripting


This is a hands-on introduction to SQL (Structured Query Language) for non-developers, giving an understanding of how databases operate and the simplest way to get data from them with SQL. SQL syntax and structure are considered, incl. short examples of the use of SQL in modern data analysis, which would form a bridge to further learning with Power BI etc. Scripts will executed on MS SQL Server, but the skills learned can be applied to any SQL version.

Venue details:  
Virtual Classroom, , Online
Start date & time:  
03 December 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
03 December 2020 16:30
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Training ticket cost:  
12.00 Training Tickets accepted
CPD hours:  
Speaker details
First nameLast name
Professional Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Technology and data


This course will be delivered via Zoom.

Who should attend

The course is designed to bring accountants, and other business professionals, up to a common level of understanding regarding the language, tools and techniques that are required for effective working in a SQL environment.

Course overview

  • Designing and Creating a Database:
  • Data Normalisation
  • Data Selection Queries
  • Joining Tables
  • The Use of Keys in Joining
  • Modifying, Inserting, Updating and Deleting Data
  • Data import and data export
  • Using Power BI to analyse data
  • Using Excel to analyse data
  • Pivot Tables and Charts

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the steps in designing and creating a Database
  • Implement Data Selection Queries with Select, Group, Like, Between etc.
  • Join Tables
  • Modify, Insert, Update and delete data with SQL
  • Implement Data import and data export
  • Have a view on using Power BI to analyze data
  • Understand using Excel to analyze data

All participants should please note the following

  • Test session. We run a test session prior to the training so that any technical or other issues can be identified and resolved in advance. It is strongly recommended that all participants attend the test session. Generally the test session will be at 16.30 on the day prior to the course and will take about 10 minutes. Login details will be sent prior to this.
  • Two monitors. Having two monitors is very strongly recommended for this training. It allows you to view the trainers PC in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other. On a single screen it can be difficult to arrange the trainers screen and your own application comfortably. If you only have a single screen please inform the trainer - ideally before the test session - and they can help you to get the best from the training session.
  • Microsoft Office version. We use Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using an older version please be aware that you might not be able to do some of the exercises that are using the latest features.
  • Windows 10. We prepare the files and deliver the course using Windows 10. If you are using a MacBook or other platform please be aware that there can sometimes be incompatibilities and there are certain features that are not available on the Macintosh edition of Microsoft Office 365 Professional. These issues can be identified and resolved during the test session.

Speaker bio

Professional Training is a group of experienced specialists providing focused training in IT and Management skills. Our trainers use a combination of tailored, flexible approaches and real-life business knowledge to develop and provide techniques and solutions for immediate implementation by our course participants. We have delivered a range of CPD programmes with Chartered Accountants Ireland since 1997. Website: www.professional.ie