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SQL Essentials

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Tue Sep 22, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Live Online $400

Class Code


Class Description

This class covers how to create or delete database and tables, and how to grant/revoke access. Data insertion, deletion, or modification will be practiced.

Topics covered in this class include:

  • Introduction to databases and MySQL
  • SQL Commands Types (DDL, DML, DCL, TCL)
  • Creating users and grant/revoke accesses
  • Creating schemas and tables
  • Inserting, deleting, and updating data
  • Data Retrieval using the SELECT statement
  • SQL conversion functions: CASE, DATE_FORMAT, NULLIF, COALESCE, etc.
  • Sorting and filtering data, wildcard filtering, and regular expressions.
  • Manipulating and aggregating data: SUM, AVG, MAX, MIN, COUNT, and DISTINCT
  • Working with Subqueries
  • Joining tables: Inner versus Outer Joins; Left/Right Joins; and Full Outer Joins
  • UNION, INTERSECT, and MINUS Operators


About the Instructor: Arafat Mokhtar

Arafat Mokhtar is a Business Intel Engineer at Stanford School of Medicine, who supports the Human Resources Group with data collections, validation, cleansing, and analytics to provide actionable data insights used by leadership management to make data-driven decisions on the organization workforce. He develops code to automate data analytics processes, proposes data solutions, and develops measurable business metrics.


Arafat holds a Ph.D. in Particle Physics and spent several years as a postdoctoral fellow at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He has 10+ years of teaching experience and conducted a number of Python and R training sessions for Stanford Technology Training Programs.

University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, or students. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.