MySQL for Beginners

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A 4 day beginner course covering all the MySQL basics, allowing students to get on their way with a solid foundation of MySQL.

MySQL Training Overview:

Here is your chance to learn how this powerful relational database management system can make your life easier and more fun. This class covers all the basics and will get you on your way, with a solid foundation. This instructor led, hands-on class covers the fundamentals of SQL and relational databases, using MySQL as a teaching tool.

Course Objectives:

  • Create a database design using an efficient structure
  • Be able to extract basic database information using the SELECT command
  • Be able to troubleshoot syntax and understand typical warnings and errors
  • Be able to delete or modify a database, and table row data Grouping query data with Aggregation
  • Connect data from multiple table rows using JOIN
  • Perform nested sub-queries
  • Use of Simple Functions (String, Date, Numerical)
  • Describe MySQL connectors, their major features and differences
  • Understand MySQL storage engines, transactions and features of the common engines
  • Understand the features and benefits of MySQL
  • Be able to install and start the MySQL server
  • Understand the basics of Relational Databases
  • Understand the SQL and MySQL languages
  • Understand Data/Column types with regard to efficient database design
  • Be able to view a database design structure/content

Target Audience:

New or existing users of MySQL, who have little or no previous experience with a relational database management system.


  • Basic computer literacy
  • Command line experience
  • Knowledge of database concepts

Duration: 4 Days

Course Outline:



  • Features and Benefits of MySQL
  • MySQL Products and Service
  • Community vs. Enterprise
  • MySQL Certification Program
  • MySQL Website
  • MySQL Architecture
  • Install and Start MySQL

Database Basics

  • SQL Language and MySQL
  • Database Design
  • Database Modeling
  • Keys
  • Normalization
  • Data Types
  • What is NULL?
  • Viewing Database Structure

Database Creation

  • Create a New Database Structure
  • Creating a Database
  • Creating a Table

Basic Queries


  • The SELECT Command
  • MySQL Query Browser
  • Troubleshooting

Database Maintenance

  • Delete an Entire Database
  • Maintaining Tables
  • Maintaining Columns
  • Indexes and Constraints
  • Data Manipulation

Delete/Modify Table Row Data


  • The INSERT Command
  • The REPLACE Command
  • The UPDATE Statement
  • The DELETE Command



  • Simple Functions
  • Grouping with Functions

Exporting/Importing Data


  • Exporting Data
  • Importing Data

Sub Queries


  • What is a Sub query?
  • Categories of Sub queries
  • Sub query Types
  • Placing Sub queries
  • Other Sub query Uses

Supplementary Information


  • Creating VIEWs
  • Transactions
  • Storage Engines
  • Retrieving Metadata



  • Course Review
  • Training and Certification Website
  • Course Evaluation
  • QA Session

Subroutines and Modules


  • Subroutines
  • Subroutine return values
  • Subroutine return values: example
  • Passing subroutine arguments
  • Subroutine arguments
  • Getting at subroutine arguments
  • Lexical variables revisited
  • Find the bugs!
  • Modules
  • The library directories
  • Using subroutines from modules
  • Standard modules

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