Illinois Tech
Relational Database Design
Illinois Tech

Relational Database Design

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Gerald Balekaki
Yousef Elmehdwi

Instructors: Gerald Balekaki

Beginner level

Recommended experience

20 hours to complete
3 weeks at 6 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace
Progress towards a degree

What you'll learn

  • Describe the process and the design aspects involved in relational database design.

  • Develop entity-relationship diagrams using basic and extended Entity-relationship features in relational design.

  • Identify and apply normalization techniques.

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Assessments

18 quizzes, 1 assignment

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There are 4 modules in this course

This module is organized in three lessons: 1) Entity-Relationship (E-R) modeling, 2) E-R diagrams, and 3) Extended ER features and relation schemas. The learning objectives of this module are presented below. Refer to the enrichment activities at the end of each lesson.

What's included

4 videos18 readings7 quizzes1 discussion prompt

This module explores the theory and practical application of functional dependencies in relational database design, providing students with the knowledge and skills to identify and enforce data relationships, ensuring data integrity and optimization in database systems. This module is organized into three lessons: 1) Functional dependency theory, 2) Finding candidate keys and attribute closure, and 3) Deriving canonical (minimal) covers of functional dependencies. The learning objectives of this module are presented below. Please refer to the enrichment activities at the end of each lesson.

What's included

3 videos7 readings6 quizzes

The database normalization module demonstrates the principles and techniques of organizing data into well-structured tables through normalization, ensuring data integrity and reducing redundancy for efficient and scalable database systems. This module is organized in three lessons: 1) Normal Forms (NFs), 2) more Normal forms, and 3) DB Design example (applying ER modeling + Normalization). The learning objectives of this module include are presented below. Refer to the enrichment activities at the end of each lesson.

What's included

3 videos10 readings5 quizzes1 peer review

What's included

1 assignment

Instructors

Gerald Balekaki
Illinois Tech
3 Courses1,513 learners

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