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The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Third Edition. Read the Introduction.

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Part I: SQL Concepts Overview

1. Welcome to the World of SQL

Part II: Building Your Database

2. Defining Data Structures
3. Managing Database Objects
4. The Normalization Process
5. Manipulating Data
6. Managing Database Transactions

Part III: Getting Effective Results from Queries

  7. Introduction to the Database Query
  8. Using Operators to Categorize Data
  9. Summarizing Data Results from a Query
10. Sorting and Grouping Data
11. Restructuring the Appearance of Data
12. Understanding Dates and Times

Part IV: Building Sophisticated Database Queries

13. Joining Tables in Queries
14. Using Subqueries to Define Unknown Data
15. Combining Multiple Queries into One

Part V: SQL Performance Tuning

16. Using Indexes to Improve Performance
17. Improving Database Performance

Part VI: Using SQL to Manage Users and Security

18. Managing Database Users
19. Managing Database Security

Part VII: Summarized Data Structures

20. Creating and Using Views and Synonyms
21. Working with the System Catalog

Part VIII: Applying SQL Fundamentals in Today's World

22. Advanced SQL Topics
23. Extending SQL to the Enterprise, the Internet, and the Intranet
24. Extensions to Standard SQL


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