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Database Design   

Grasp the basics of designing new databases or redesigning existing databases.

Competencies:
  • Create databases from scratch and apply formal design processes
  • Modify an existing database so that it conforms to the first normal form of relational integrity
  • Modify an existing database so that it conforms to the second normal form
  • Modify an existing database so that it conforms to the third normal form
  • Redesign an existing database that meets requirements based on specific business rules, that enforces data integrity per the business rules and database design recommended techniques, and that conforms to the third normal form

Learn how to design and create new databases, as well as work with relationships between tables in existing databases. Students will create databases from scratch and apply formal design processes. Course covers how to identify database fields and data types, and group fields into tables. Students will learn to understand primary and foreign keys, and apply them to database design.

This course is recommended for anyone who needs to either create new databases or redesign existing databases. It's also recommended for anyone who needs to convert an Excel spreadsheet into a database.

Prerequisite:
  • Basic Relational Database Essentials, familiarity with a database product, or equivalent knowledge

 

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