Teaching MySQL to Total Beginners?
April 16, 2010 9:36 AM Subscribe
I've just been put in charge of teaching two executives in my company how to use MySQL. Oh dear God, please help me!
posted by fogster to computers & internet (14 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a developer who's very comfortable with SQL, which is why I was asked to offer a 'course' on MySQL to a few executives in my small company who have been encouraged to learn how to pull data from the database directly.
Regardless of whether or not this is a good idea, I've been asked to offer some tutorials. We set them up with MySQL Query Browser and gave them read-only access to a slave copy of our database. But there's a very strong gap to overcome -- I explained the difference between a database and a table, for example, but I'm not sure it's fully sunk in. They're very good with Excel, but I'm realizing that SQL is totally foreign to them. I now have an opportunity to give a couple presentations, rather than trying one-on-one coaching.
Are there any good resources, like tutorials for absolute beginners I can borrow from? Do you have any advice?