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Udacity: Database Systems Concepts & Design

This course presents an example of applying a database application development methodology to a major real-world project.

Why Take This Course?
At the end of this course the learner will:

• Understand and apply the concepts of data independence, database and database management system architecture, and the role and placement of a database management system the application stack

• Understand and apply the theoretical foundation of relational databases and query languages to create SQL data structure definitions and queries that meet identified requirements

• Create a relational database application, including the requirement analysis, specification, design and implementation of relational database applications

• Evaluate alternative internal schema structures and create indices for efficient database operation

• Understand the concepts of database access control and SQL injection

Syllabus

### Database Concepts
- Techniques and tools needed to develop database applications.
- Database application development methodologies.

### Database Models
- Extended Entity Relationship Models.
- Relational Models.
- Relational Algebra, Calculus, and SQL.

### Database Management
- Database normalization.
- Database efficiency.
- Database indexing.
- Metadata management and archiving.
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Subject Databases
Provider Udacity
Language English
Hours 6 hours a week
Calendar 16 weeks long

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1 review for Udacity's Database Systems Concepts & Design

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2 weeks ago
Md Rafi Akhtar partially completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
GIT's course on Database Management System is the best course there is on the subject. It is an undergraduate-level course on DBMS, but graduates and professionals will benefit from it alike. The course starts out with fundamentals of databases, modelling a database and relation-based models. It firms your grasp on th Read More
GIT's course on Database Management System is the best course there is on the subject. It is an undergraduate-level course on DBMS, but graduates and professionals will benefit from it alike.

The course starts out with fundamentals of databases, modelling a database and relation-based models. It firms your grasp on these basics before moving on the four phases of software engineering unique to database management: Analysis, Specification, Design and Implementation.

Each phase contains a portion of the syllabus studied in depth. The entity-based model and ER diagrams are taught in the Analysis phase, while SQL and Relational Algebra and Calculus are discussed in Design.

I was taking this course concurrently with my second-year University course on the same subject, and was greatly benefited in my semesters. I recommend this course to all.

Pros: self-paced, lucid explanation, most of the topics are explained in depth, and the topics are segregated into phases that belong to software engineering, thus preparing us to tackle problems of the same arena.

Cons: a few topics, like SQL, are not dealt in great depth; very few assignments overall (although there are a couple of "Knowledge Checks" to check your grasp on the topic time to time).
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