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About the Course

Back-end developers write applications that end-users use to interact with databases. Some common tasks that end-users carry out using these applications include storing, searching, extracting and manipulating data. Therefore, it’s essential that all back-end developers possess strong knowledge and experience with how databases work. In this course, you’ll receive an introduction to databases and explore the different ways in which they can be used to store and manage data. You’ll also learn to distinguish between different types of database management systems. You’ll then practice basic creation and data selection tasks with the use of Structured Query Language (SQL) commands. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: - Demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and principles that underpin how databases work - Identify and explain the different types of core technology and management systems used in databases - Identify and interpret basic SQL statements and commands - Manipulate records in a database with the use of SQL statements and commands - Outline alternatives to SQL - and plan and design a simple relational database system You’ll also gain experience with the following: - Fundamental concepts in database - Basic MySQL syntax and commands - Database management systems - Relational databases...

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Dec 15, 2022

It was a informative and precise course with sufficient labs to get hands on.

I found Normalization is pretty tricky to implement. More detailed readings shall help me improve and gain confidence.


Oct 9, 2022

They do not teach Databases and SQL anywhere like here. Meta sure does Software Engineering very differently. If you want to be the best, I guess you ought to learn from the best.

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By Timothy P

Aug 22, 2022

I think that this course gives the nessesary amount of information in regards to databases. It really dives into database structure as well as basic SQL commands. When I say "basic" commands, I really mean the bare-bones commands, nothing too intense. For instance, they don't talk about "joining" tables or even doing "Union" commands. Another thing is that while they dive into the database structure, they really do not discuss different database tools (Azure Data Studio, dbeaver, etc...).

Overall, this is a solid course for introduction to databases and SQL. While it skips over some key points in SQL, it does provide some fantastic first steps on how to structure a query and create a database.

By Dylan D

Dec 19, 2022

To be honest this module was probably the worst of the entire course thus far. I will outline some of the issues below.

- asks questions about concepts it hasn't taught you and expects you to figure them out by reading between the lines THEN proceeds to cover these topics in depth videos after it already forced you to learn them on your own. seems counter intuitive and a bit boring towards the end when youre covering things you already figured out last week.

- it is clearly written by multiple people who all have different coding styles which creates problems when they change from snake_case to camelCase to alllowercase in the same quiz and its unclear which to adhere to and simply not typing it exactly as the current one causes you to miss questions on assignments.

- there is clear typos, grammatical and spelling errors throughout the course which does not make it looks as professional as it claims to be.

By Noah S

Aug 24, 2022

Information was good, instruction was good, some errors and typos apparent in the assessments.

By sisi L

Apr 16, 2023

Minor mistakes are spotted in reading materials and practice quizzzes. Plus why users don't have DOWNLOAD option for reading sections still? I feel like some of video instructions are too simple; the concepts presented in it are sometimes not worth repeating that much. Most of the additional resources could be found by uses using Google too. Last point, the lab platform is horribly simple for typing SQL queries, with a lack of UI, auto-suggest etc, etc. This part of the feature definitely needs some overhaul.

By Yu C

Oct 23, 2023

Materials like some readings are poorly prepared. Some are not carrying much information addition to the related videos. Labs are poorly designed, being too easy, and not covering all the contents taught in lectures. Quizzes are too easy on covering key knowledge, but sometime tricky at weird ways, like stating a query containing a clause WHERE id = seven, then asking you whether the query is doing what it's supposed to do. The answer is False, just because it's "seven" not "7". I mean, who would make this type of mistake? You designed a quiz question like this instead of questioning on real knowledge.

By Tadeo B

Oct 1, 2022

The most challenging course from the certification so far, yet not that difficult. I enjoyed the Labs since I learnt a few new concepts and refresh my SQL skills. ✅ Pros: - Summarizes pretty good all the concepts and skills you need to get started with Relational Databases and SQL. - Provides enough information and Labs to learn what you need to conceptualize, design, and maintain Relational Databases. - After this course, you should be able to implement a fully functional database for a project. ❌ Cons: - I would've loved to have more Labs, since I enjoyed a lot working on the ones that are included. - This course would be more valuable if you were taught how to deploy a Relational Database in the cloud, or in your own server (this might be covered in a later course so this might not really be a con).

By Sam Y

Oct 9, 2022

This is the best IT course I have taken anywhere! The course developers are geniuses in Educational Technology. I hope they get to develop more courses like this.

By Usama

Nov 27, 2022

As per my experience, this is the most interesting course for me in this professional certification because it is very well organized and very knowledgeable.

By Ivan F

Oct 12, 2022

The course content is for way too beginners. The quizzes were confusing. I felt the quizzes were not evaluating your knowledge but your attention to spaces and details.

By prg

Nov 11, 2023

The "Introduction to Databases for Back-End Development" course is a fantastic starting point for anyone interested in back-end development. It provides a comprehensive overview of database concepts, making it easy for beginners to grasp. The course content is well-structured and the instructors are knowledgeable, making the learning experience enjoyable and fruitful. Highly recommended for aspiring back-end developers!

By Pinaet P

Mar 1, 2023

Overall, I found this course to be an excellent resource for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of databases and back-end development. The instructor's knowledge, teaching style, and the course materials all contribute to making this course an enjoyable and valuable learning experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and skills in this field.

By Pankaj J

Jul 31, 2023

Like other courses in this certification, this course for Database Management is well above par for intermediate to semi-advanced database knowledge. The supplements provided in the course are very helpful. The course in-particular just guides about different parts of the technology stack in a beginner way but the supplements are really the core. This is a brilliant course.

By Khant L T

Feb 9, 2024

This is the best course to start in database if you have no knowledge about databases. Although this course is in the Back-End Development series, you don't need any back-end knowledge to start this course. This course is purely about SQL databases. If you are looking for a course that will set a strong foundation in your back-end database, I 100% recommend this one.

By Viktor K

Aug 23, 2022

This is a wonderful course, made with soul. This is a wonderful story in simple words, step by step, about complex topics. Huge thanks to the amazing creators and Meta Corporation. I am a refugee from Ukraine studying to find a job and this course has been a huge support for me and my family during a difficult time after russia's dastardly attack on Ukraine. 

By Ion C

Jan 9, 2024

Me gusto el curso, muy bien explicado todo. Bueno para mí que doy primeros pasos me ha servido de mucho. Junto con las horas de practica que puedes implementar los conocimientos teóricos que lo vas adquiriendo paso a paso. Si recién estas sumergiéndote en el mundo del desarrollo o solo quieres comprender como funcionan las bases de datos lo recomendó 100%.


Apr 10, 2023

This really a magniificent course and It'a a pleasure for me to do hardwork for this course. Here, I have got a clear idea and my skills are progressing in a very good manner. I think my hardwork really become worthy enough and it has given me enough satisfaction each and every step of this wonderful learning journey.

By Tymur Y

Dec 14, 2022

I really liked the topic of working with relational databases, as well as about sampling, updating, inserting into operators.

The course will be useful for all those who are going to work on projects with SQL databases, as well as for those who are just starting to learn them.


By Prem

Oct 12, 2022

The course was basic and well design to furtur progress in databases managment . Course has already cover all the basic and idea behind the database design and other aspect ! Love that course and now I have relavent skill to built my basic work database using mysql.


Aug 3, 2023

Excellent introduction for designing and implementing databases in SQL. I think it would have been nice to include the operators for performing different operations for related tables using JOIN for example, but I guess they considered that a more advanced topic.

By Hongbo W

May 23, 2023

I've used database in my own data visualization project for several month. But it turns out I can still get new and useful knowledge from this course.. This programme is well constructed, the course material is sufficient for a database beginner. Thank you Meta!

By Sourav S

Aug 21, 2023

The entire course was perfect however, in the last graded quiz, I didnt know one question, and I tried many techniques, even running it locally,however the test didnt accpet it so...... Apart from this the lectures where great and the tutors are amazing too.


Oct 23, 2022

It was really a best experience I have ever gained. The most special thing about this course is that it provide the lab for the exercise I loved it. Thank you so much team meta for such a great learning experience.

By Omotunde J

Dec 16, 2022

It was a informative and precise course with sufficient labs to get hands on.

I found Normalization is pretty tricky to implement. More detailed readings shall help me improve and gain confidence.


Sep 3, 2022

Perfect course for those who want to learn about databases. Straight to the point and great quizzes alongside with labs. Last quiz had some problems with the first 10 SQL questions.

By Izundu D

Oct 10, 2022

They do not teach Databases and SQL anywhere like here. Meta sure does Software Engineering very differently. If you want to be the best, I guess you ought to learn from the best.