Illinois Tech
Introduction to Relational Databases
Illinois Tech

Introduction to Relational Databases

Taught in English


Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Gerald Balekaki
Yousef Elmehdwi

Instructors: Gerald Balekaki


(13 reviews)

Beginner level

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48 hours to complete
3 weeks at 16 hours a week
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What you'll learn

  • Describe what relational databases are, and how they are used.

  • Master the Relational Database Model.

  • Demonstrate comprehensive SQL skills.

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There are 4 modules in this course

Welcome to Introduction to Relational Databases! In this course, we will cover the topics of: Database Overview, Relational Algebra, SQL. This learning module provides a comprehensive introduction to relational databases, their applications, and components. Starting with an introduction to databases and their diverse applications, the module discusses the components of relational database schemas, including relations, attributes, and keys. Students will learn to design simple database schemas and understand key database concepts such as records, data retrieval and modification, and primary/foreign keys. The module includes real-world examples for practical understanding.

What's included

7 videos9 readings1 quiz5 assignments1 discussion prompt

This learning module explores the fundamental concepts and operations of relational algebra, the theoretical foundation of relational databases. It introduces basic relational algebra concepts such as 'relation', 'tuple', and 'operation', and then dives into fundamental relational algebra operations, including selection, projection, and union. Students will also learn about more advanced operations like joins and division, expanding their understanding of how complex data relationships can be managed. Further, the module will cover composite and aggregation operations to handle more intricate data manipulations, as well as operations for modifying relations. This module gives students a firm theoretical foundation to work with relational databases.

What's included

7 videos5 readings6 assignments

This learning module provides an in-depth understanding of SQL (Structured Query Language), the standardized language used for managing relational databases. Starting with the fundamentals, students will learn to utilize SELECT and set operations to extract relevant information from database tables. The module then transitions into more complex queries involving joins, enabling students to locate and amalgamate information from multiple database tables. It further delves into modifying database tables, defining their structures, creating referential integrity constraints to maintain database consistency, and controlling user database access via SQL commands. Learning SQL will equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage and manipulate data in relational databases .

What's included

12 videos5 readings8 quizzes

This module contains the summative course assessment that has been designed to evaluate your understanding of the course material and assess your ability to apply the knowledge you have acquired throughout the course. Be sure to review the course material thoroughly before taking the assessment.

What's included

1 assignment


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4.7 (6 ratings)
Gerald Balekaki
Illinois Tech
3 Courses2,043 learners

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