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Learn about the structure of a database, and how to establish relationships within your database by studying the course Introduction to Database Concepts. You will learn about the objects and data that make up a database, and the ways to create databases to store data.
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The course begins by introducing you to the core concepts of databases. You will learn about applications for performing tasks and interacting with a database. Next, you will be introduced to concepts that you need to understand to be able to construct a database. You will learn about the normalization process of organizing data in a database, and the constraints that make data consistent and unique when required. You will learn about referential integrity and how constraints are a fundamental part of it.
Finally, you will be introduced to objects that make up a database and the various datatypes you can store within a database. You will learn about creating, altering and deleting databases using the Data Definition Language.
This course will be of interest to those wishing to learn about the core concepts of databases, database creation and database structure.
Module 1: Core Database Concepts
Module 2: Relational Concepts
Module 3: Creating Databases and Database Objects
Module 4: Introduction to Database Concepts Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Describe a database and give an example of real life uses;
- List common database terms and explain their part in a database;
- Describe normalization;
- Explain three forms of normalization;
- Describe referential integrity;
- Recognize how constraints are part of referential integrity;
- Describe different data types. - Discuss how to create a basic database;
- Describe Data Definition Language (DDL) statements for creating databases.
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