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Oracle Database - SQL Fundamentals Level 1


his course introduces participants to the fundamentals of SQL using Oracle Database 11g database technology. In this course participants learn the concepts of relational databases and the powerful SQL programming language. This course provides the essential SQL skills that allow developers to write queries against single and multiple tables, manipulate data in tables, and create database objects.The participants also learn to use single row functions to customize output, use conversion functions and conditional expressions. In addition, the usage of group functions to report aggregated data is also dealt with. Demonstrations and hands-on practice reinforce the fundamental concepts.

In this course, participants use Oracle SQL Developer as the main tool and SQL*Plus is available as an optional tool. This is appropriate for a 10g and 11g audience. There are minor changes between 10g and 11g features in SQL.

Upon completion of this course, students will have learned to:

  • Create reports of sorted and restricted data. 
  • Retrieve row and column data from tables with the SELECT statement. 
  • Display data from multiple tables. 
  • Use DML statements to manage data. 
  • Use DDL statements to manage database objects. 

A Live Virtual Class (LVC) is exclusively for registered students; unregistered individuals may not view an LVC at anytime. Registered students must view the class from the country listed in the registration form. Unauthorized recording, copying, or transmission of LVC content may not be made. 


  • Retrieve data from tables. 
  • Create reports of sorted and restricted data. 
  • Employ SQL functions to generate customized data. 
  • Display data from multiple tables using the ANSI SQL 99 JOIN syntax. 
  • Create reports of aggregated data. 
  • Use the SET operators to create subsets of data. 
  • Run data manipulation statements (DML) to update data in the Oracle Database 11g. 
  • Identify the major structural components of the Oracle Database 11g. 
  • Run data definition language (DDL) statements to create schema objects. 
  • Audience


  • Application Developers 
  • End Users 
  • Forms Developer 
  • Functional Implementer 
  • PL/SQL Developer 
  • Portal Developer 
  • Reports Developer 
  • Technical Consultant 



  • Overview of Oracle Database 11g and related products 
  • Overview of relational database management concepts and terminologies 
  • Introduction to SQL and its development environments 
  • The HR schema and the tables used in this course 
  • Oracle Database documentation and additional resources 

Retrieve Data Using the SQL SELECT Statement 

  • List the capabilities of SQL SELECT statements. 
  • Generate a report of data from the output of a basic SELECT statement 
  • Usage of arithmetic expressions and NULL values 
  • Implement Column aliases 
  • Describe the concatenation operator, literal character strings, alternative quote operator, and the DISTINCT keyword 
  • Display the table structure using the DESCRIBE command 

Restrict and Sort Data 

  • Write queries with a WHERE clause to limit the output retrieved 
  • Use the comparison operators and logical operators 
  • Identify the rules of precedence for comparison and logical operators 
  • Usage of character string literals in the WHERE clause 
  • Write queries with an ORDER BY clause 
  • Sort output in descending and ascending order 
  • Substitution Variables 

Use Single-Row Functions to Customize Output 

  • Differentiate between single row and multiple row functions 
  • Manipulate strings using character functions 
  • Manipulate numbers with the ROUND, TRUNC and MOD functions 
  • Perform arithmetic with date data 
  • Manipulate dates with the date functions 

Conversion Functions and Conditional Expressions 

  • Describe implicit and explicit data type conversion 
  • Describe TO_CHAR, TO_NUMBER, and TO_DATE conversion functions 
  • Nesting multiple functions 
  • Apply the NVL, NULLIF, and COALESCE functions to data 
  • Use conditional IF THEN ELSE logic in a SELECT statement 

Aggregated Data Using the Group Functions 

  • How aggregation functions help to produce meaningful reports? 
  • Use the AVG, SUM, MIN, and MAX function 
  • How to handle Null Values in a group function? 
  • Divide the data in groups by using the GROUP BY clause 
  • Exclude groups of date by using the HAVING clause 

Display Data From Multiple Tables Using Joins 

  • Write SELECT statements to access data from more than one table 
  • Join Tables Using SQL:1999 Syntax 
  • View data that does not meet a join condition by using outer joins 
  • Join a table by using a self join 
  • Create Cross Joins 

Use Sub-queries to Solve Queries 

  • Use a Subquery to Solve a Problem 
  • Execute Single-Row Sub-queries 
  • Deploy Group Functions in a Sub-query 
  • Multiple-Row Subqueries 
  • Use the ANY and ALL Operator in Multiple-Row Sub-queries 
  • Use EXISTS Operator 

SET Operators 

  • What are SET operators? 
  • Use a SET operator to combine multiple queries into a single query 
  • Use the ORDER BY Clause in Set Operations 

Data Manipulation 

  • Add New Rows to a Table 
  • Change the Data in a Table 
  • Use DELETE and TRUNCATE Statements 
  • Save and discard changes with the COMMIT and ROLLBACK statements 
  • Implement Read Consistency 
  • Describe the FOR UPDATE Clause 

Use DDL Statements to Create and Manage Tables 

  • Categorize Database Objects 
  • Create Tables using the CREATE TABLE Statement 
  • Identify the data types 
  • Describe Constraints 
  • Create a table using a subquery 
  • How to alter a table? 
  • Drop a table 

Other Schema Objects 

  • Create, modify, and retrieve data from a view 
  • Perform Data manipulation language (DML) operations on a view 
  • Drop a view 
  • Create, use, and modify a sequence 
  • Create and maintain indexes 
  • Create and drop synonyms 


3 Days




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  • Daily refreshments & lunch


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PFH provides customised training for groups of 1 to 12 at either PFH's Training Centres at Cork or Galway or on-site at your premises. Content can be taken from any of our course oulines and customised to suit the exact requirmements of your group and scheduled on dates that suit your delegates.  Group rates apply contact us for rates.


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Seminar Training is based solely on demonstrating the New Features and is non hands-on training.  The benefits of this type of training is that attendees can get an initial feel for the New Interface of any given application and it can save a lot of time and money during an initial roll out.  This type of training instils an element of confidence when people return to their desks to work with the New Interface or Application.


Depending on how the roll out is managed with the installations, training could be run in tandem with this, and groups may also benefit from the trainer doing some “floor walking”  following the seminars to assist people when they are back at their desks.


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