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Database Concepts




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course covers database concepts. Topics include data analysis, the principal data models with emphasis on the relational model, entity-relationship diagrams, database design, normalization, and database administration.



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Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Explain the purpose and utility of a database.
  • Identify the database model most commonly used in business today
  • Distinguish between several commercial relational database management systems

Week 2

  • Explain the purpose of an entity-relationship diagram.
  • Create an entity-relationship diagram for a given business scenario.
  • Explain the purpose of normalization with respect to a relational data model.
  • Given an entity-relationship diagram depicting a non-normalized relational data model, normalize the data model

Week 3

  • Create a multi-table relational database in a relational database management system (RDBMS) such as Microsoft® Access® using Structured Query Language (SQL) statements.
  • Create relational tables within a relational database that correspond to a normalized entity-relationship diagram.
  • Populate relational tables with data using SQL statements.

Week 4

  • Select data from related tables using SQL statements.
  • Update data in related tables using SQL statements.

Week 5

  • Summarize the importance of backing up relational data.
  • Evaluate at least three approaches to securing relational data.  


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