SQL Bootcamp: Learning the Language

at General Assembly - Online

Course Details
$250 8 seats
Start Date:

Tue, Jun 09, 12:00pm - 7:00pm ET

Purchase Options
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 20
Teacher: Craig Sakuma

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this sql class:

SQL is a powerful language, and tool, for data analysis and data handling. In this bootcamp, you’ll dive deep into SQL syntax and database structures, while applying your new SQL skills to address business problems. This bootcamp will take absolute beginners through the basics of SQL to an ability to write queries with confidence.


  • Understand SQL vocabulary such as tables, schema, functions and JOINS.
  • Understand the differences between different data management systems for SQL databases.
  • Create basic SQL queries by applying Boolean logic, sorting functions, and commenting.
  • Apply SQL aggregate functions [MIN, MAX, SUM, AVG, COUNT].
  • Use CAST to change a column’s type for a query.
  • Use advanced SQL commands [OR, GROUP BY, HAVING] and conditional operators [ =,!=,>,<, IN, NOT IN, and BETWEEN] to filter data.
  • Apply string, date, and math functions to manipulate how data is presented.
  • Apply UNION to tables and columns for merging data.
  • Use JOINS to create relationships between tables to obtain data.

Prereqs & Preparation

  • A basic technical aptitude, orientation to computers, and curiosity to learn new tools will make you successful in this bootcamp. No prior knowledge of SQL is required.
  • Download the DB Browser that is compatible with your operating system.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This course will occur completely online using Zoom and Slack.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your course launches.
  • Each individual course participant must have purchased a ticket

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes:
For students enrolling in 12 week part time and immersive classes, it is not recommended that you book more than one class simultaneously.

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Refund Policy
If you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at [email protected] at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.


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Reviews of Classes at General Assembly (2,526)

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SQL Bootcamp: Learning the Language
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/21/2019
Nigel was a great instructor and made the material fun and easy to understand. Highly recommend!
SQL Bootcamp: Learning the Language
Reviewed by Jenny Z. on 10/20/2019
Nigel was a great instructor. I feel like I have a good basic foundation for SQL after this class.
SQL Bootcamp: Learning the Language
Reviewed by Yangsin L. on 10/8/2019
Nigel is a great instructor! He doesn't use coding jargon and breaks down every step. His class provides the opportunity to work hands-on with SQL and practice both together as a group and independently. If you're looking for a no-fuss, straightforward class to learn SQL, this is it.
SQL Bootcamp: Learning the Language
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/29/2019
Rachel is a great instructor! Very friendly and engaging, a lovely person. The "SQL Bootcamp: Learning the Language" was full of practical examples and instruction throughout. My only gripe was the pacing of the class could be better or it needs an additional hour to get through all of the material in one day. Too much time was spent on the easier concepts earlier in the day (I thought there were too many examples of simple to understand concepts) versus the more difficult concepts later on, which seemed to be rushed in the last hour of class (you can't cover JOINS in one hour). There was no dedicated "lab" time as well. I would also recommend she prints out or provides an electronic version of the examples shown on the front board at the start of class because when she switched to the view of her computer to walk the class through the examples, I could never remember what the example was since it was no longer in front of me. General Assembly also really needs to fix the climate control. It was uncomfortably cold all day!
SQL Bootcamp: Learning the Language
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/23/2019
Nigel was great! very knowledgable, explained things well, and had good energy - if I had to critique anything it would be not spending enough time practicing JOINS, but understand it's difficult with the amount of time we had to work with
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