Demonstrate proficiency with a diagramming tool.
Describe the phases of database design.
Draw an Entity Relationship Diagram.
In this course you will be introduced to the process of designing a database. The old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words rings true in the database design process. Database designers document their designs using diagrams. To document your basic design, you will use a diagramming tool called “Dia”. You will review user requirements to identify the categories of data that will need to be included in the database, and then fill out those categories with details. You will also determine how the categories are logically related. Using Dia, you will document your logical database design using a standard database design diagram called an Entity Relationship Diagram. Generating the ERD is an important step in the database design process. Note: This course works best for learners who are based in the North America region. We’re currently working on providing the same experience in other regions.
In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:
Describe the phases of database design
Meet the ERD
Entities and Attributes n the ERD
Relationships Complete the ERD
Your workspace is a cloud desktop right in your browser, no download required
In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step
The course laid strong foundation on the basic principles of design/ER diagram , and was a great starter guide for a nice design tool like DIA.
Excellent explanation & hands-on exercise. I highly recommend it for beginners to get good insights!
i'm really happy to learn throught coursera. thanks a lot. now i hope i will be able to get a job.
its a nice little project for beginners. I suggest it for my sophomores.
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