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Intermediate Level

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Hours to complete

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Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Serbian

Skills you will gain

PhpmyadminMySQLRelational DatabaseSQL
Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 8-10 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Serbian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Installing PHP and SQL

Our first technical task is to work through the installation steps including installing a text editor, installing MAMP or XAMPP (or equivalent), creating a MySql Database, and writing a PHP program....
Reading
5 videos (Total 37 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Installing MAMP on a Macintosh7m
Installing MAMP on Windows 1014m
Installing XAMPP on Windows 109m
Bonus: Office Hours in the Hague3m
Reading4 readings
Textbook & Course Resources10m
Help Us Learn More About You!10m
Installing LAMP On Linux10m
Assignment Specifications: Installing PHP/MySQL10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)

We learn about single table queries and the basic syntax of the SQL language....
Reading
6 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Basic SQL Operations21m
Data Types in SQL8m
Database Keys and Indexes13m
Bonus: Liz Fong - Standardizing SQL7m
Bonus: Office Hours Orlando, Florida2m
Reading1 reading
Assignment Specifications: Single-Table SQL10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
SQL Queries30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
5 hours to complete

Database Design

Covering database design with multiple tables, foreign keys, and the JOIN operation.. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
Normalization and Foreign Keys9m
Building a Physical Data Schema17m
Relational Database Design #413m
Bonus: Office Hours Houston, TX4m
Fun: Dr. Chuck gets a Educational Technology Tattoo1m
Reading1 reading
Assignment Specifications10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Database Models30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Many-To-Many

We learn how to model many-to-many relationships like those needed to represent users, roles, and courses....
Reading
2 videos (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
Bonus: Office Hours Portland, Oregon5m
Reading2 readings
Assignment Specifications: Many-to-Many Databases10m
Post-Course Survey10m
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Top Reviews

By KHDec 3rd 2018

Thank you for teaching assistants for helping me while I had questions and got stuck during the course. Thank you for Coursera and Dr Chuck and teaching assistants again for the opportunity to learn.

By DDDec 4th 2017

Professor Severance is top notch. He keeps the pace fast and the lessons bite sized. I've tried other SQL courses and dropped out because none of the others were as easy to understand and engaging.

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Charles Severance

Associate Professor
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About University of Michigan

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future....

About the Web Applications for Everybody Specialization

This specialization is a basic introduction to building web applications, and is an excellent starting point for learners who already have a basic understanding of programming, HTML, and CSS. In Web Applications for Everybody, learners will be introduced to web and database applications in PHP, using SQL for database creation, as well as functionality in JavaScript, jQuery, and JSON. This specialization (and its prerequisites) will prepare learners with no experience in programming or technology for an entry level web developer position in PHP....
Web Applications for Everybody

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • All software used in this course is free and open source and can be installed on Windows, Macintosh or Linux computers.

  • Yes - the textbook “The Missing Link: An Introduction to Web Development and Programming" is freely downloadable in PDF and ePub formats and print copies can be purchased if desired.

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