SQL for Beginners with Official Microsoft Exams

United Kingdom (GB)
Online Course
21 Nov 2020
21 Dec 2020
Courses, IT, Internet
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Course overview

If you’ve ever considered having a career involving SQL but felt you lacked the knowledge or skills to launch your career, this might be what you’re looking for. This course bundle is aimed at absolute beginners who want to start a career in SQL or just develop their skills in this area. The course assumes you have no technical knowledge of SQL.

The course starts off with a series of beginner-level courses in SQL, then advances to higher-level Microsoft certification courses. The purposes of the beginner-level courses are not only to give you an introduction to SQL but to prepare you to progress to the next study level involving the Microsoft MCSA courses. By completing the two MCSA exams from these courses, you’ll earn the globally recognised Microsoft MCSA in SQL 2016 Database Administration certification.

Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive a Microsoft MCSA ‘Acclaim’ badge in SQL 2016 Database Administration that you can add to your CV or social media profile for prospective employers to see. As explained above, you’ll also receive a Microsoft certification validating your SQL skills.

Duration study load

This course bundle comprises of 50+ hours of video tutorials, as well as 25+ hours of live practice lab material; and 50+ hours of practise test material. Revision for each exam will take a minimum of 2 weeks. We recommend you spend at least 8 hours on the course per week to be able to finish it within 12 months or sooner. You will have full access to the course material and resources for 12 months and must take your exams within this period.

Course features

  • Expert instructor-led training
  • Visual demonstrations & multimedia presentations

  • Quizzes & exam simulators

  • Flashcards & educational games
  • Navigation & controls

Features of MeasureUP practice tests:

  • Questions are similar to exam questions, allowing you to test your knowledge of exam objectives
  • Detailed explanations for both correct and distractor answers reinforce the material
  • ‘Study Mode’ covers all objectives ensuring topics are covered
  • ‘Certification Mode’ (timed) prepares students for exam taking conditions
  • Instant, drill-down score reports tell you exactly the areas to focus on


Certification exams included:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): 98-364 Database Administration Fundamentals

Live practice lab included:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): 98-364 Database Administration Fundamentals*

*This live practice lab contains exercises to familiarise yourself with SQL. It will also allow you to test out your SQL skills. For more information on live practice labs.

MeasureUP practice test included:

  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): 98-364 Database Administration Fundamentals


Your course can be done from anywhere in the world. If you decide to move to a different city or even country, you can continue with the course from wherever you are. All you need is a device such as a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone, and an internet connection.


Video Learning

Access to video-based online learning material. Tutors use diagrams and illustrations to teach the classes, as well as giving demonstrations of equipment. Lessons are pre-recorded allowing you to fast-forward, rewind and pause at any time throughout the lessons. Videos can be viewed on different devices including a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, and smartphone.

Practice Labs

The hands-on live practice labs allow you to experience practical application of course concepts in an authentic online environment 24/7, all from the comfort of your home or office. The lab environment allows you to test and apply your skills as you learn. These labs also come with tasks challenging what you have learnt.

MeasureUP Practice Exams

After working your way through each textbook and practice lab, you should be ready to start revising for your official exams. To do this, we provide you with MeasureUP practice tests. MeasureUP are the official provider to Microsoft for practice tests. These are the closest experience to the actual exam you’ll be taking.

Official Microsoft Exams

Having confidently passed the practice tests, you will be ready to sit the official Microsoft exams – which we will book on your behalf. These are known as an ‘online, web-proctored exams’. This means they can be taken at home. One of the requirements of taking these exams is that you must have a web camera so a proctor can observe you during the exams. This is to ensure no cheating takes place.

Courses included in this bundle

This bundle contains 5 beginner-level courses in SQL, and 1 Microsoft MTA certification course. The knowledge and skills gained on these courses will prepare you to take the MTA certification exam. This course bundle includes the official Microsoft MTA certification exam. The course material and exam is valid for 12 months from the time of enrolment. As part of this bundle, you will get access to a MeasureUP practice test and live practice lab for the MTA certification course. This will help prepare you to pass the final exam. The live lab will allow you to put your SQL skills to practice.

What is an MCSA?

The Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) is the second level of technology certification a learner can gain from Microsoft. From here, a learner can progress onto more advanced Microsoft certifications such as the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE), and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD).

What is SQL?

The simple version… SQL stands for Structured Query Language. It is the main programming language used to interact with a database. Companies like Amazon use databases to store product information, like prices, brand names and clothing sizes. SQL talks to the database.

Core Modules

  • Code Foundations (this course will teach the basics of coding first)
  • Learn SQL
  • Analyse data with SQL
  • SQL: Table Transformation
  • SQL: Analysing Business Metrics
  • Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA): 98-364 Database Administration Fundamentals


  • Microsoft MTA Certified by a Microsoft Partner

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