Fundamentals of Databases Using MySQL

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In this course, students will work with databases by identifying the fundamental concepts of databases, creating a preliminary database design, applying normalization techniques, and familiarizing yourself with relational database management systems.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  • identify the fundamental concepts of databases and explore the MySQL RDBMS interface elements.
  • create a preliminary database design.
  • apply normalization techniques to a database.
  • use SQL commands to execute simple queries.
  • use SQL compound statements to query efficiently.
  • manage databases by creating views, indexes, and transactions.
  • administer and maintain a database.


Target students can be persons who are familiar with the Windows environment and any Office productivity application, and who wish to acquire competency in performing basic database operations and administration using the MySQL RDBMS or various similar SQL-based RDBMS products. The other student profile would be IT systems managers who will be working within a MySQL RDBMS-based enterprise IT department and need to interact in a productive manner with MySQL RDBMS technical professionals. It can also be used by students who wish to gain familiarity with database system terminologies and usage so as to pursue a career as a MySQL RDBMS technical professional.


Familiarizing Yourself with the Fundamentals of Databases

  • Identify the Database Development Life Cycle
  • Explore the MySQL RDBMS

Creating a Preliminary Database Design

  • Analyze Database Requirements
  • Identify Key Fields
  • Create Entity Relationship Diagrams

Applying Normalization Techniques

  • Normalize Tables
  • Denormalize Tables

Using the SQL Commands to Work with Tables

  • Discuss Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Create Tables Using the Data Definition Language (DDL) Commands
  • Modify Data Using Data Manipulation Language (DML) Commands

Working with Databases

  • Use SQL Compound Statements
  • Create Triggers

Managing Databases

  • Create Indexes
  • Create Views
  • Create Transactions

Administering a Database

  • Perform Database Administration
  • Perform Backup and Recovery

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Teaching mode:
Online - Self paced
Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 1 day
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