SQL Querying: Advanced

In the course SQL Querying: Fundamentals, you learned the basics of SQL querying. Now that you have a foundation in how to query databases, you will learn in this course how to identify and use advanced querying techniques. In addition, you might find that you need to perform tasks such as modifying the structure of a table; inserting, updating, or deleting data; and indexing tables to optimize query performance. In this course, you will learn how to complete these tasks and more.

In today’s competitive environment, information is one of the most important factors in determining the success of an organization. If you are able to manage and retrieve information efficiently, you can streamline the organization’s processes and give it a competitive edge. As the organization grows, you will need to handle large amounts of data. Under such circumstances, you might need to query multiple tables simultaneously and with increasing frequency. You must step up the speed of generating query output to cope with the increasing demands of data storage, management, and retrieval.

This course is the second part of a two-course series that covers the skills needed to gain a foundational understanding of SQL.
– SQL Querying: Fundamentals
– SQL Querying: Advanced (this course)

Completion of this course will earn 0.575 CEUs.


Course Objectives:

In this course, you will work with advanced queries to manipulate and index tables. You will also create transactions so that you can choose to save or cancel the data entry process.
You will:
– Use subqueries to generate query output.
– Manipulate table data by inserting and updating records in a table and deleting records from a table.
– Manipulate the table structure.
– Create views, manipulate data through views, modify the view structure, and drop views.
– Create indexes on table columns and drop inefficient indexes.
– Mark the beginning of a transaction, roll back a transaction, and commit a transaction.

Target Student:

Students should have basic computer skills, SQL skills, and be familiar with concepts related to database structure and terminology.


To ensure your success, we recommend you first take the following Logical Operations courses, or have equivalent skills and knowledge:

SQL Querying: Fundamentals


  • Lesson 1: Using Subqueries to Perform Advanced Querying

    • Topic 1A: Search Based on Unknown Values
    • Topic 1B: Compare a Value with Unknown Values
    • Topic 1C: Search Based on the Existence of Records
    • Topic 1D: Generate Output Using Correlated Subqueries
    • Topic 1E: Filter Grouped Data Within Subqueries
    • Topic 1F: Perform Multiple-Level Subqueries
  • Lesson 2: Manipulating Table Data

    • Topic 2A: Insert Data
    • Topic 2B: Modify and Delete Data
  • Lesson 3: Manipulating the Table Structure

    • Topic 3A: Create a Table
    • Topic 3B: Create a Table with Constraints
    • Topic 3C: Modify a Table's Structure
    • Topic 3D: Back Up Tables
    • Topic 3E: Delete Tables
  • Lesson 4: Working with Views

    • Topic 4A: Create a View
    • Topic 4B: Manipulate Data in Views
    • Topic 4C: Create Aliases
    • Topic 4D: Modify and Drop Views
  • Lesson 5: Indexing Data

    • Topic 5A: Create Indexes
    • Topic 5B: Drop Indexes
  • Lesson 6: Managing Transactions

    • Topic 6A: Create Transactions
    • Topic 6B: Commit Transactions

Course Schedule

10/06/23 October 6, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
10/30/23 October 30, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
10/31/23 October 31, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
11/28/23 November 28, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
11/30/23 November 30, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
12/14/23 December 14, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
12/29/23 December 29, 2023
9:00 am
4:30 pm
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**Indicates a course that is only a half day.