The course covers how to create conceptual, logical and physical designs of relational databases in response to a set of user requirements. Instructions will be provided through the use of several case studies. You will learn design methodology, entity-relationship diagrams (ERD) and normalization principles. You will use an Oracle database to design the ERD and implement a working database. SQL is the query language used to access, maintain and share data with the relational database. You will learn methods for producing readable output, creating and manipulating tables and creating and managing constraints using SQL.
The concepts and SQL language learned here apply to all major RDBMS. You will gain understanding of the relational DB and have hands-on experience in creating database and working with data. The instructor recommends MySQL as an example database.
- Relational database concepts
- Entity-relationship model
- SQL basics
- SQL functions and operators
- Restriction and formatting
- Sorting and aggregating data
- Transaction management and stored procedures
- Combining queries with set operators
- Managing tables and database performance
Skills Needed: Familiarity with general database concepts and ability to install software or databases on a personal computer.