Students learn the basics of SQL, advanced queries, stored procedures, and reporting services. SQL (Structured Query Language) is great for someone who is interested in working with databases, including non-programmers looking to improve their business intelligence skills or programmers looking to build and manipulate databases for their applications. Learners create their own custom database over the course of the class, using SQL, SSRS and SSMS to construct a tool with dashboards and a clear design.
Students will need access to a laptop to participate in the course. While LaunchCode does not provide laptops to people who are in the process of applying, we can explore resources with our enrolled learners if they are unable to replace a laptop that stops functioning during class. (For affordable laptop and wifi access, we recommend looking into PCS FOR PEOPLE
, CONNECT ALL
, and the AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM
). Chromebooks and tablets will not be sufficient for use in this course. A PC with Windows 10 is required for this class. Please apply all system upgrades before coming to class.
Although this course is free, it is challenging and requires commitment. Outside of class, you are expected to spend 5-10 hours per week doing readings, watching videos, working on practice problems, and completing assignments. No previous coding experience is required for this class.
Please note the blue tags in each available course below to determine which course is offered in the format and location you wish to apply to.
Special Course Designations
We believe that these opportunities should be available to anyone with the passion, drive, and aptitude to learn them. In order to support increasing diversity within the field of technology, we offer some classes specifically targeted toward groups of individuals who are underrepresented in the field of technology. For example, courses marked with the audience tag Women+ are held specifically for women and people of marginalized genders.