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UMBC, USMx: Relational Database Design

Learn how to design relational databases, including many popular relational database models. Relational database normal form will also be covered, so your design will conform to industry best practices.

Relational Database Design
5 weeks
8–10 hours per week
Progress at your own speed
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Starts Apr 19

About this course

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In this course you will learn how to design relational databases and model those designs for others to understand. All forms of Normal Form will be covered so your database designs conform to best practices and are optimal.

At a glance

  • Institutions: UMBCUSMx
  • Subject: Computer Science
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisites:

    Some experience in computer programming is helpful.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
  • Associated programs:
  • Associated skills:Database Management, Stored Procedure, Relational Database Design, Relational Databases, Data Integrity, Data Quality, Administrative Functions

What you'll learn

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  • Identify physical and logical models.

  • Create Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), including tools to create ERDs.

  • Create Schema Diagrams, including tools to create them.

  • Create databases in Normal Forms 1 through 5 plus Boyce–Codd Normal Form (BCNF).

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This course is part of Database Management Systems MicroMasters Program

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3 graduate-level courses
Progress at your own speed
5 months
8 - 10 hours per week

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