Introduction to MariaDB

3 Day Course
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The Introduction to MariaDB course covers the basics of the SQL language as implemented by MariaDB. The course is designed to give delegates practical experience in writing SQL statements using the MySQL client program and MySQL Workbench. The basic SQL statements, including the use of SQL functions and the basic table and view handling statements are introduced.


The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Using client programs to access a MariaDB database
  • Creating, altering and dropping a MariaDB database
  • Writing SQL statements to select data from a MariaDB database
  • Writing joins and subqueries
  • Using SQL expressions
  • Using SQL aggregate functions and scalar functions
  • Inserting, updating, deleting and replacing rows
  • Creating and altering tables, indexes and views
  • Using transactions
  • Granting and revoking access privileges on tables and views
  • Exporting and importing data

Target Audience

Anyone who needs to access and work with a MariaDB Database or is migrating from MySQL to MariaDB.

Additional Information

  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.

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Database Concepts (9 topics)

  • What is a database?
  • Database management systems
  • Tables, rows and columns
  • Indexes, primary keys, unique constraints and foreign keys
  • Client-Server architecture
  • Supported data types
  • Storage engines and table types
  • The Information_Schema and MySQL Databases for MariaDB
  • Exercise: Using a MariaDB Database

Using the MySQL Client with MariaDB (10 topics)

  • What is the MySQL client?
  • Getting started and Logging in
  • Selecting a database
  • Client commands
  • Entering and executing SQL statements
  • Retrieving previous commands
  • Creating, editing and executing SQL files
  • Redirecting output into a file
  • Command line execution of SQL Scripts
  • Exercise: Using the MySQL Client

Basic SELECT (14 topics)

  • The SQL SELECT statement
  • Case sensitivity
  • Quotes
  • Statement terminator
  • Syntax conventions
  • The select clause
  • The FROM clause
  • Conditions and the WHERE clause
  • Logical operators
  • The ORDER BY clause
  • Column aliases
  • Arithmetic expressions
  • Precedence of operators
  • Exercises: Querying the sample database

LIMIT, UNION and Aggregate Functions (8 topics)

  • The LIMIT clause
  • Aggregate functions
  • The GROUP BY clause
  • Using Rollup with GROUP BY
  • The HAVING clause
  • Exercises: Using Limit, Union and Aggregate Functions

Subqueries and Joins (9 topics)

  • Subqueries
  • Cartesian products
  • Joins with original syntax
  • Table aliases
  • Natural joins
  • Join using
  • Join on
  • Multi-table joins
  • Exercises: Using Subqueries and Joins

Numeric and Character Functions (5 topics)

  • Function types
  • Testing functions
  • Numeric functions
  • Character functions
  • Exercise: Using Numeric and Character Functions

Date, Time and Other Functions (8 topics)

  • Date and time column types
  • Date and time formats
  • The date format function
  • Functions to return date time
  • Functions to extract components from date time
  • Date time arithmetic
  • Miscellaneous functions
  • Exercise: Using Date, Time and other functions

Databases and Tables (13 topics)

  • Creating a database
  • Selecting a database
  • Creating tables
  • Auto_increment
  • Show create table
  • Column operations
  • Constraint operations
  • Copying tables
  • Renaming tables
  • Changing engine for tables
  • Dropping tables
  • Temporary tables
  • Exercises: Maintaining databases and tables

Indexes and Views (9 topics)

  • What is an index?
  • Creating an index
  • Reviewing indexes
  • Dropping indexes
  • What is a view?
  • Creating views
  • View restrictions
  • Dropping views
  • Exercise: Maintaining indexes and views

Managing Data (9 topics)

  • Inserting rows
  • Replacing rows
  • Updating rows
  • Deleting rows
  • The truncate statement
  • The COMMIT and ROLLBACK commands
  • Savepoints
  • Implicit commits
  • Exercise: Managing data

Access Control (6 topics)

  • Creating users
  • Renaming users
  • Dropping users
  • Granting privileges
  • Revoking privileges
  • Exercise: Creating users, granting and revoking

Import and Export (5 topics)

  • Exporting using SQL
  • Importing using SQL
  • Exporting from the command line
  • Importing from the command line
  • Exercise: Export and import data


There are no formal pre-requisites, although an understanding of databases and exposure to information technology in general would be useful.

Scheduled Dates

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul
MARI 3 Days $1,305
MARI 3 Days $1,305

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