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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.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Select data from related tables using SQL statements.
- Update data in related tables using SQL statements.
- Summarize the importance of backing up relational data.
- Evaluate at least three approaches to securing relational data.