Faculty Training Institute (FTI) has introduced a new course that helps testers uncover the mystery of data using the power of Structured Query Language (SQL).  The 2-day short course - Structured Query Language for Testers is ideal for testers who want to increase the value they bring to their testing team and organisation. The course equips delegates with the ability to

transact between application and database and generate reports and other information artefacts i.e. (forms, reports, letters, statements, invoices, etc.)

The demand for Structured Query Language (SQL) skills is on the increase. A tester proficient in SQL is a valuable asset to the Quality Assurance (QA) process, the testing team, project team and ultimately to the organisation.  The growing demand for testers with the ability to test through applications and system functionality is a required skill.

The course is for test professionals who want to augment their knowledge of databases. Delegates who complete the course will be able to read and interpret an Entity Relationship Diagram, understand the components of a database, data types and operators used with SQL. Attendees will also be able to script and execute basic and complex SQL statements to read, update and delete data as well as learn to factor in performance into the SQL statements.

Business Analysts who work in a data intensive environment or with data management systems will also benefit from attending the course. Similarly, the course will be of direct benefit to Developers who want a SQL refresher or IT project teams that need to have the complexity of databases demystified.

For further information about Structured Query Language for Testers commencing on  29 September in Cape Town and 6 October in Johannesburg, please contact Eleanor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 021 6834506 in Cape Town or Annastasia on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /011 807948 in Johannesburg.

Delegates can also look forward to additional new QA and Testing courses. This October and November, FTI is introducing its Certificate Programme in Software Testing, Personal and Leadership Skills for Testers. These courses complement FTI’s highly popular 3 day Fundamentals of Software Quality Assurance and 3 day Effective User Acceptance Testing courses. Please visit to find out more.


Established in 1989, Faculty Training Institute is a leading provider of training courses and related services to organisations across Southern Africa.  FTI focuses on skills for the knowledge professional in the domains of Business and Systems Analysis, Project Management, QA and Testing, Business, Process and Information Modelling, Enterprise Architecture and problem solving, thinking  and communication skills. Visit

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