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 June 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
04 June 2020 13:00
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Professional Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Technology and data


This course will be delivered over two half days via Zoom. Wednesday 3 & Thursday 4 June 2020, 9:30am - 1:00pm .

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

What do you need to access this course

  • To get the most from your course, it is strongly recommended that participants have two monitors. This allows the Zoom window to be in one monitor and the application that is the subject of the training in the other
  • It is possible to attend the training with a single monitor and there are some specific techniques that we can demonstrate to make the most of the available screen real estate. Please make sure you inform the trainer at info@professional.ie and ensure to attend the test session before your course if you have a single monitor
  • It is strongly advised that all participants attend the test session prior to the training - this will allow you to verify that your computer and internet connection will work properly and iron out any technical issues in advance
  • The course will be delivered using Microsoft Office 365 Professional. If you are using this software, please ensure it is installed and that you are logged in properly - some features are disabled until you log in. Please inform the trainer or email us if you are using an older version of Microsoft Office and be aware that some of the features covered in the training may not be available
  • We prepare our files on Windows 10 - if you would like to us an Apple MacBook please ensure that Office is installed and verify that the course files open properly prior to the training

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.