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Database (DB) DesignEntity–Relationship (E-R) ModelDatabase (DBMS)SQL

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Intermediate Level

Approx. 29 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 4-6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Chinese (Simplified)

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.

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4 videos (Total 15 min), 6 readings
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.

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7 videos (Total 49 min), 8 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
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.

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5 videos (Total 37 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
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.

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5 videos (Total 46 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
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.

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6 videos (Total 53 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
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.

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4 videos (Total 35 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
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.

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6 videos (Total 58 min), 9 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
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
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Top reviews from Database Management Essentials

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

Associate Professor
Business School, University of Colorado Denver

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