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Foundations of Databases

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Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 9 weeks
  • Times: Flexible
  • Cost : $1,029

Next Start Date:

January 12, 2021

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About this Course


In this course, you'll learn the technical and practical concepts underlying databases. You'll gain experience using relational database management systems (RDBMS) by designing and implementing  relational databases. You'll also program Structured Query Language (SQL) script to create database objects and transactions.

You can take this course on its own or use it to prepare for one of these programs:

Designed For

Anyone interested in developing fundamental database and SQL skills.

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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Beginning to intermediate SQL programing
  • The database development life cycle (spec, design, build, operate)
  • The differences between transactional and decision support objects
  • Techniques for using entity relationship diagrams (ERD)
  • Database modeling and normalization

GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

  • Write complex queries to analyze data
  • Create professional database designs to support real-world business requirements
  • Complete a database project that applies all the skills of the course

Learning Format

Online, Group-Paced

Start and finish your course with the same group of students, with frequent opportunities to interact with your instructors and classmates along the way. This course is 100 percent online, with set due dates for assignments but no class meetings. Learn More »

Course Sessions

Online, Group-Paced

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from January 12, 2021, to March 16, 2021. Instructors hold regular online office hours. These sessions are optional but recommended; they may be recorded for those who can’t attend.

Online

Meet your instructor

Randal Root

Senior Consultant and Technical Instructor

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from April 6, 2021, to June 8, 2021. Instructors hold regular online office hours. These sessions are optional but recommended; they may be recorded for those who can’t attend.

Online

Meet your instructor

Randal Root

Senior Consultant and Technical Instructor

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

Closed Sessions

This course is offered 100 percent online and runs from October 12, 2020, to December 14, 2020. Instructors hold regular online office hours. These sessions are optional but recommended; they may be recorded for those who can’t attend.

Online

Meet your instructor

Randal Root

Senior Consultant and Technical Instructor

NONCREDIT COURSE

You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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