Oracle Database 12c: SQL II – Intermediate


3 days


This course builds upon the prerequisite Oracle Database 12c: SQL I – Introduction and considers intermediate-level SQL topics such as writing database queries using the SQL-99 syntax and exploiting the power of built-in functions that extend the capabilities of SQL.

You will learn how to complete of an application schema definition by creating database objects such as relational views, sequences, synonyms, indexes and others to compliment the table definitions. The crucial topic of data integrity and how this is protected using declarative constraints is covered.

With this course we will also leave the idyllic realm of the learning environment and begin to explore such practical real-world considerations as database object security and database performance.

Course Objectives

This course demonstrates how one can build intermediate-level and even advanced queries using the SQL-99 join syntax, along with other advanced query topics. It also considers both ANSI/ISO and native Oracle SQL built-in functions and the tremendous power that functions offer to SQL operations. It is difficult for one to use SQL within a production environment without liberal use of the built-in functions. Among many other tasks, the built-in functions allow one to move beyond the use of primitive date data types and values to include timestamps, time zones and to address other realistic date and time challenges. Finally attention is given to how one completes an application schema by creating database objects to compliment table definitions. One cannot implement a production database application simply with table and column definitions but needs to create and manage views, indexes, constraints and other object types.


Oracle Database 12c: SQL I - Introduction is a mandatory prerequisite.

Course Content

  • Understanding the data models

  • About the SQL-99 standard

  • Enhancing groups with rollup & cube

  • Using the case expression

  • SQL functions: character handling

  • SQL functions: numeric handling

  • SQL functions: date handling

  • Database objects: relational views

  • Database objects: indexes

  • Database objects: creating other objects

  • Database objects: object management using DDL

  • Database objects: security

  • Data integrity using constraints

  • Managing constraint definitions

  • The data dictionary structure


The Exam Oracle SQL Expert exam 1Z0–047 is retired on July 31, 2017. The suggested alternative is 1Z0-071  to earn the Oracle Database SQL Certified Associate Certification.

Get in touch with the Exam Center in Hasselt or Kontich.

What’s next?

We recommend the Oracle Database 12c: PL/SQL I - Introduction as next.


Next training dates

  • 30 January to 1 February 2019

  • 4 to 6 June 2019

Training cost

2.250 EUR (VAT excluded) per person

Practical details

3 days
From 9 AM to 5 PM




De Villermontstraat 9
2550 Kontich

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Upon your request we can organize this training for you.