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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Database Management Essentials by University of Colorado System

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About the Course

Database Management Essentials provides the foundation you need for a career in database development, data warehousing, or business intelligence, as well as for the entire Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence specialization. In this course, you will create relational databases, write SQL statements to extract information to satisfy business reporting requests, create entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) to design databases, and analyze table designs for excessive redundancy. As you develop these skills, you will use either Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL to execute SQL statements and a database diagramming tool such as the ER Assistant or Visual Paradigm to create ERDs. We’ve designed this course to ensure a common foundation for specialization learners. Everyone taking the course can jump right in with writing SQL statements in Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL....

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Jun 28, 2020

Very good to every beginner out there trying to get into database management , tasks are really educational , only the normalization section needs more clarification. but as a total it is awesome


Oct 20, 2016

Excellent introduction to DB Management, I learned everything that I wanted to learn from it. I highly recommend it and actually I am already enrolled to the next course of the specialization.

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By Donatien L

Jan 27, 2016

Interesting, I would have liked to deepen SQL knowledge and practice. The conceptual parti seems a little bit too important.

By Saatvik N

Oct 29, 2020

Good for the most part, but some parts were covered too fast, and normalization was covered without adequate explanation

By Carl E D

Jul 25, 2021

The instructions are a bit of a mess which highly affects the purely peer-reviewed assignments.

By William T M

Feb 5, 2021

Some of the lectures were very vague. Lecture not as clear

By Rana Q U Z

Sep 2, 2016

This course is really helpful About Database Systems.

By Cesar O M

Jan 3, 2016

I wish to have more contact with the academic crew.

By Amber B

Oct 5, 2016

Need more lessons on nested queries and subqueries

By Ayush J

May 14, 2020

You can give a better explanation of ERD concepts

By Von C

May 3, 2022

peer graded submissions are faulty/mediocre.

By Madhusoodhan S

Nov 18, 2016

A free book to read would have been nice.


Jun 20, 2020

not enough explanation about tools

By Aditi

Jan 3, 2020

Baaic understanding about Database

By Marcel N

Sep 13, 2016

Peer Review is sub-optimal

By Meena V

Dec 14, 2018

Very time consuming.

By Mordi O

Oct 29, 2015

looking good, so far


Aug 9, 2017

Good Solid

By Aditya s

Feb 7, 2022

concept covered in this course are good and good amount of concepts are covered but explanation of those concept was worthless. I could not understand a single concept from this course. lecturer kept on reading from screen continuously without even taking a stop and i will say that if had not taken 4 weeks to realize this than i would have dropped course the course immediately has it is not worth it if u have to go to youtube to understand each and every concept or video and then do the assignment from this course. it was an headache personally. 2 star only for assignments of this course that's it.

By Georg M F

Mar 17, 2016

I could not finish because videos were stuttered - even with bigger bandwidth - and as a consequence I could not finish the course and the exercises in my limited free time (therefore, only 2 stars). Is the problem solved now - cause I d like to resume the course again. If that's more successful now I would start the next parts of the specialization.

Thank you for an answer!

By Talal N

Apr 22, 2020

The course and concept were good but the way it was taught in the videos and Lecture slides was absolute garbage. The course was built in utter disdain by the lecturers, it seems. Full picture was always absent in lectures.

By Martin L

Jan 20, 2016

Poor english, hard to follow assignments (instructions spread out over 3-4 microsoft word documents with no links between them). Teaches SQL with MixedCase namings, all-named constraints and other non-standard syntax.

By Doris C

Jun 10, 2018

No help to upload Oracle Application for use with lesson - not good. Also have to buy the text book which is fine. Should provide option to buy thru Amazon Kindle - easy to use.

By Shubham K

Jan 4, 2016

Expected a lot more from the course. Also, the teaching style isn't very engaging either.

By Martin O

Jan 6, 2022

Course needs to be updated and be more concise

By Arshad U

Jun 20, 2020

basic introductory information

By Khaled

May 29, 2022

unable to install Oracle