Learn how to use SQL to store, query, and manipulate data. SQL is a popular special-purpose programming language designed for managing data in a relational database, and is used by a huge number of apps and organizations.
Here is how:
Assess your SQL skill levelHave you worked with SQL before? Are you new to SQL and want to start with simple GROUP BY queries and learn about the subtle changes between various joining methods, including INNER JOIN, LEFT JOIN, RIGHT JOIN and OUTER JOIN? Or are you a SQL pro and you want to hone in on your skills and deepen your knowledge and practice advanced topics like subqueries, sprocs, and functional dynamic SQL?
Which of the following would you say describes your current SQL level?
- I don't know how to write SQL
- I can write a basic query
- I can use JOINS and subqueries
- I can create and manipulate views and sprocs
- I can write functional dynamic SQL
Set your SQL learning GoalYou will master SQL much faster if you take a moment to think about your goals: what will you be doing with your SQL expertise? How exactly will you apply your new knowledge to your work or personal projects? What’s the most pressing need for you or the most valuable aspect of knowing SQL? What’s the hardest problem you like to solve? Thinking of a couple of examples can accelerate your learning path dramatically and sets you up for the next step:
Connect with a live SQL TeacherSure, you can learn with recorded content and online classes. But working with a pro in a live 1:1 session is so much more effective for beginners to learn SQL and for advanced users to hone in on their SQL expertise.You could finish 20 hours of your SQL tutorial with no idea but would be left with no idea how they are applied in real time. Work with Savvy SQL experts to get hands-on practice You don’t have to be able to code or know a programming language. Savvy SQL teachers are great technical experts in their field, they are vetted by many learners who worked with them, they are really affordable, and you can connect with them anytime from the convenience of your home or office desk via live video.
Here are five featured SQL experts that have worked with students of all levels. Pick the one that’s best for you and send them a free message. Say Hi, tell them the goal you like to achieve next to get the conversation started: