MySQL for Beginners



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MySQL for Beginners

Description: 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[tm] as a teaching tool.

Duration: 4 Days


  • Database Administrators
  • Database Designers
  • Administrator

Required Prerequisites:

  • Basic computer literacy is required

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Previous experience with any command-line program
  • Knowledge of database concepts

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the features and benefits of MySQL
  • 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
  • View a database design structure and content
  • Create a database design using an efficient structure
  • Extract basic database information using the SELECT command
  • Troubleshoot syntax and understand typical warnings and errors
  • Delete or modify a database, and table row data
  • Group query data with aggregation
  • Connect data from multiple table rows using JOIN
  • Perform nested sub-queries
  • Use simple functions (String, Date, Numerical)
  • Describe MySQL connectors, their major features and differences
  • Understand MySQL storage engines, transactions and features of the common engines



  • MySQL Product
  • MySQL Services and Support
  • MySQL Resources
  • Example Databases

MySQL Server and Client

  • The client/server model overview
  • Communication protocols
  • Connectors and MySQL
  • The LAMP Stack
  • Installation of the MySQL server
  • MySQL Server and Client Startup

Database Basics

  • Basics of Relational Databases
  • SQL Language and MySQL

Database Design

  • Database Modeling
  • Keys
  • Normalization

Table Data Types

  • Data Types
  • Numeric Data Types
  • Temporal Data Types
  • Character String Data Types
  • The Meaning of Null
  • Database and Table Creation
  • Database Structure Creation
  • Database Creation
  • Table Creation

Basic Queries

  • The SELECT Statement
  • MySQL Workbench for SQL Development
  • Troubleshooting

Database and Table Maintenance

  • Deleting an Entire Database
  • Maintaining Tables
  • Maintaining Columns
  • Indexes and Constraints

Table Data Manipulation

  • Delete/Modify Table Row Data
  • The INSERT Statement
  • The REPLACE Statement
  • The UPDATE Statement
  • The DELETE Statement
  • Functions
  • Simple Functions
  • Grouping with Functions

Joining Tables

  • Combining Multiple Tables
  • Inner Joins
  • Outer Joins

Table Queries

  • What is a Subquery
  • Categories of Subqueries
  • Subquery Types
  • Placing Subqueries
  • Other Subquery Uses
  • Converting Subqueries to Joins

Exporting and Importing Data

  • Exporting Data
  • Importing Data


  • MySQL Enterprise Monitor
  • MySQL Workbench

Supplemental Information

  • Creating Views
  • Transaction
  • Storage Engines
  • Retrieving Metadata
  • Performance Schema
  • MySQL Enterprise Backup


  • Course Review
  • MySQL Training and Certification
  • Course Evaluation


using an existing table
  • Confirming the creation of a new table
  • Copying an existing table structure
  • Creating a temporary table
  • Adding, removing and modifying table columns
  • Adding, removing and modifying indexes and constraints
  • Table Data Manipulation

    • Manipulating Table Row Data
    • The INSERT Statement
    • The REPLACE Statement
    • The UPDATE Statement
    • The DELETE Statement


    • Functions in MySQL Expressions
    • Using Functions
    • String Functions
    • Temporal Functions
    • Numeric Functions
    • Control Flow Functions
    • Aggregate Functions
    • Spaces in Function Names

    Exporting and Importing Data

    • Exporting with a Query
    • Exporting with a MySQL Utility
    • Importing from a Data File
    • Importing with a MySQL Utility

    Joining Tables

    • Combining Multiple Tables
    • Joining Tables with SELECT
    • Comma-Separated Joins
    • Inner Joins
    • Outer Joins
    • Table Name Aliases

    Table Subqueries

    • Advantages of Using a Subquery
    • Placement of Subqueries
    • Subquery Categories
    • Subquery Result Table Types
    • Subquery Type/Placement
    • Finding Mismatches
    • Modifying Tables using Subqueries
    • Converting Joins to Subqueries

    MySQL Graphical User Interface Tools

    • MySQL Workbench
    • MySQL Enterprise Monitor

    Supplementary Information

    • Storage Engines
    • Creating Views
    • Transactions
    • Retrieving Metadata
    • Performance Schema
    • MySQL Enterprise Backup


    • Course Goals
    • MySQL Curriculum Path
    • MySQL Resources
    • Evaluation
    • Final QA
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