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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Introduction

Module 1 provides the context for Database Management Essentials. When you’re done, you’ll understand the objectives for the course and know what topics and assignments to expect. Keeping these course objectives in mind will help you succeed throughout the course! You should read about the database software requirements in the last lesson of module 1. I recommend that you try to install the DBMS software this week before assignments begin in week 2....
4 videos (Total 15 min), 6 readings
4 videos
Course introduction video lecture41s
Course objectives video lecture5m
Topics and assignments video lecture6m
6 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 110m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Optional textbook10m
Overview of database management software requirements10m
Oracle installation notes10m
Making a connection to a database on a local Oracle server10m
3 hours to complete

Introduction to Databases and DBMSs

We’ll launch into an exploration of databases and database technology and their impact on organizations in Module 2. We’ll investigate database characteristics, database technology features, including non-procedural access, two key processing environments, and an evolution of the database software industry. This short informational module will ensure that we all have the same background and context, which is critical for success in the later modules that emphasize details and hands-on skills. ...
7 videos (Total 49 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Organizational Roles video lecture6m
DBMS overview and database definition feature video lecture7m
Non-procedural access video lecture6m
Transaction processing overview video lecture6m
Data warehouse processing overview video lecture6m
DBMS technology evolution video lecture7m
8 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 610m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 710m
Optional reading10m
2 practice exercises
Learning check-in2m
Module02 Quiz20m
Week
2
5 hours to complete

Relational Data Model and the CREATE TABLE Statement

Now that you have the informational context for database features and environments, you’ll start building! In this module, you’ll learn relational data model terminology, integrity rules, and the CREATE TABLE statement. You’ll apply what you’ve learned in practice and graded problems using a database management system (DBMS), either Oracle or MySQL, creating tables using the SQL CREATE TABLE statement and populating your tables using given SQL INSERT statements. ...
5 videos (Total 37 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Integrity rules video lecture8m
Basic SQL CREATE TABLE statement video lecture7m
Integrity constraint syntax video lecture8m
Assignment 1 Notes video lecture6m
11 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
University database statements for Oracle and MySQL10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Optional reading10m
DBMS installation and configuration notes10m
Practice Problems for Module 310m
Extra Problems for Module 310m
Assignment for Module 310m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Module 3 practice problems44m
Week
3
5 hours to complete

Basic Query Formulation with SQL

This module is all about acquiring query formulation skills. Now that you know the relational data model and have basic skills with the CREATE TABLE statement, we can cover basic syntax of the SQL SELECT statement and the join operator for combining tables. SELECT statement examples are presented for single table conditions, join operations, and grouping operations. You’ll practice writing simple SELECT statements using the tables that you created in the assignment for module 3. ...
5 videos (Total 46 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
SELECT statement introduction video lecture13m
Join Operator video lecture8m
Using Join operations in SQL SELECT statements video lecture9m
GROUP BY clause video lecture9m
11 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 110m
University database examples10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Practice Problems for Module 410m
Extra Problems for Module 410m
Assignment for Module 410m
Optional reading10m
DBMS installation and configuration notes10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Module 4 Practice Problems22m
5 hours to complete

Extended Query Formulation with SQL

Now that you can identify and use the SELECT statement and the join operator, you’ll extend your problem solving skills in this module so you can gain confidence on more complex queries. You will work on retrieval problems with multiple tables and grouping. In addition, you’ll learn to use the UNION operator in the SQL SELECT statement and write SQL modification statements. ...
6 videos (Total 53 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Multiple table problems video lecture8m
Problems involving join and grouping operations video lecture9m
SQL set operators video lecture8m
SQL modification statements video lecture6m
Query formulation errors video lecture8m
11 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 610m
Optional textbook reading material10m
DBMS installation and configuration notes10m
Practice Problems for Module 510m
Extra Problems for Module 510m
Assignment for Module 510m
1 practice exercise
Quiz for Module 5 Practice Problems30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Notation for Entity Relationship Diagrams

Module 6 represents another shift in your learning. In previous modules, you’ve created and populated tables and developed query formulation skills using the SQL SELECT statement. Now you’ll start to develop skills that allow you to create a database design to support business requirements. You’ll learn basic notation used in entity relationship diagrams (ERDs), a graphical notation for data modeling. You will create simple ERDs using basic diagram symbols and relationship variations to start developing your data modeling skills. ...
4 videos (Total 35 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Basic ERD notation video lecture10m
Relationship variations I video lecture7m
Relationship variations II video lecture8m
7 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Practice Problems for Module 610m
Assignment for Module 610m
4 hours to complete

ERD Rules and Problem Solving

Module 7 builds on your knowledge of database development using basic ERD symbols and relationship variations. We’ll be practicing precise usage of ERD notation and basic problem solving skills. You will learn about diagram rules and work problems to help you gain confidence using and creating ERDs. ...
6 videos (Total 58 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Extended diagram rules video lecture11m
ERD problems I video lecture6m
ERD problems II video lecture7m
ER Assistant Demonstration video11m
Software demonstration video for Visual Paradigm14m
9 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
ER Assistant download10m
Download for Visual Paradigm10m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Practice Problems for Module 710m
Assignment for Module 710m
Week
5
4 hours to complete

Developing Business Data Models

In Module 8, you’ll use your ERD notation skills and your ability to avoid diagram errors to develop ERDs that satisfy specific business data requirements. You will learn and practice powerful problem-solving skills as you analyze narrative statements and transformations to generate alternative ERDs. ...
4 videos (Total 37 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Analyzing narrative problems12m
Design transformations I7m
Design transformations II video lecture7m
7 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Practice Problems for Module 810m
Assignment for Module 810m
3 hours to complete

Data Modeling Problems and Completion of an ERD

Now that you have practiced data modeling techniques, you’ll get to wrestle with narrative problem analyses and transformations for generating alternative database designs in Module 9. At the end of this module, you’ll learn guidelines for documentation and detection of design errors that will serve you well as you design databases for business situations. ...
3 videos (Total 24 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Data modeling problems II video lecture7m
Finalizing an ERD video lecture9m
6 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Practice Problems for Module 910m
Assignment for Module 910m
Week
6
3 hours to complete

Schema Conversion

Modules 6 to 9 covered conceptual data modeling, emphasizing precise usage of ERD notation, analysis of narrative problems, and generation of alternative designs. Modules 10 and 11 cover logical database design, the next step in the database development process. In Module 10, we’ll cover schema conversion, the first step in the logical database design phase. You will learn to convert an ERD into a table design that can be implemented on a relational DBMS. ...
3 videos (Total 19 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Conversion rules video lecture6m
Conversion problems video lecture5m
6 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Optional textbook reading material10m
Practice Problems for Module 1010m
Assignment for Module 1010m
Week
7
4 hours to complete

Normalization Concepts and Practice

Module 11 covers normalization, the second part of the logical database design process. Normalization provides tools to remove unwanted redundancy in a table design. You’ll discover the motivation for normalization, constraints to reason about unwanted redundancy, and rules that detect excessive redundancy in a table design. You’ll practice integrating and applying normalization techniques in the final lesson of this course. ...
6 videos (Total 41 min), 8 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Functional dependencies video lecture7m
Normal forms video lecture9m
Practical concerns video lecture7m
Normalization problems video lecture8m
Course Conclusion1m
8 readings
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 1 and extras10m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 210m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 310m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 410m
Powerpoint lecture notes for lesson 510m
Optional textbook reading materials10m
Practice Problems for Module 1110m
Assignment for Module 1110m
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By LLNov 15th 2016

Excellent course content, very well presented, great slide decks.\n\n(When I hear "DB Management" I think of tablespaces and indexes. The course should be named "Data Modelling Essentials" instead. )

By FMJun 22nd 2017

Of all the database courses I have ever done, this one covers the concepts best and exhaustively. I highly recommend it to all beginners and advanced users who want to review the basics.

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Michael Mannino

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Business School, University of Colorado Denver

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