MySQL with Information Technology

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In this Free Guided Project, you will:

Recognize the role of MySQL in an information system.

Describe the features of MySQL.

Create and populate a MySQL database.

Showcase this hands-on experience in an interview

Clock1.5 hours
CloudNo download needed
VideoSplit-screen video
Comment DotsEnglish
LaptopDesktop only

In this project you will explore how MySQL fits into information systems. You will become familiar with MySQL features as you explore database management system options and participate in hands-on exercises using MySQL Workbench to create and populate a table in a MySQL relational database. 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.


Familiarity with navigating in Windows.

Skills you will develop

Database (DBMS)Mysql WorkbenchRelational DatabaseMySQLSQL

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Review the purpose and function of MySQL as its role in an information system is examined.

  2. Examine the features of MySQL as compared to other popular relational database management systems.

  3. Launch MySQL Workbench and become familiar with the user interface as you practice starting and stopping the database server.

  4. Use MySQL Workbench to create a database with a table containing multiple fields/columns and a designated primary key.

  5. Use MySQL Workbench to add rows of data to a MySQL database table using a built-in GUI and using SQL code.

How Guided Projects work

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

Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

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