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SQL workshop

It is said that relational database systems are easy to use. This is true when compared with non-relational systems. Nevertheless a profound training in SQL, the 'de facto standard language for RDBMS', is still necessary when you want to do more than simple queries on one or two tables.

This course gives a thorough training, both theoretical and (mainly) practical, in the use of SQL, and primarily its data manipulation aspects, i.e., translating database questions into an SQL query.

After successful completion of the course, the students will be able to read complex SQL and especially also be able to formulate complex SQL statements in a readable and maintainable way.

This course is mainly practical in nature; it builds on the course SQL and relational databases fundamentals and precedes the more advanced SQL advanced course.


datedur.lang.  location  price
05 Apr2EWoerden  (NL)900 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 
30 May2ELeuven  (BE)900 EUR  (excl. VAT) 
25 Jun2NWoerden  (NL)900 EUR  (exempt from VAT) 

Intended for

Analysts, application programmers, database administrators, system programmers, end users. You can test for yourself to see if this course contains enough new information for you by filling out the on-line self-testthe on-line self-test.


Some experience with relational databases and SQL (see course SQL and relational databases fundamentals) is an absolute prerequisite. You can test for yourself to see if you have enough background by filling out the on-line self-test.

Main topics

Training method

Most of the time is devoted to practical exercises and to discussing the solutions. Exercises can be made either on Db2 for z/OS, Db2 for LUW, Oracle, MySQL, MariaDB, SQL Server, or PostgreSQL. (Please indicate your choice on the registration form.)


2 days.

Course leader

an ABIS instructor.

Global score

4.2/5 (based on 597 evaluations)


good, well explained but i know the content for the most (, )
Excellent. I totally recommend it. (, )
The course design is crisp. (, )
Goede cursus, wel nogal moeilijk voor iemand met beperkte voorkennis (, )
Zeer goed opgebouwd - pedagogisch aangepakt (, )
Très bon cours, cependant la partie sur les subqueries était nettement plus difficile (, )
Als iemand zonder enige IT-kennis en achtergrond (buiten SQL fundamentals) vond ik dit zeer moeilijk vandaar een zwakke Niveau beoordeling + de voorbeelden in de cursus zijn te simpel i.v.m. de oefeningen. De trainer was wel zéér goed. (, )
prima had wel een dagje langer gekund voor mij (, )
Zeer leerzaam. (, )
geeft goed overzicht en voldoende praktijk om te oefenen (, )

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