A number of powerful tools are available to help you build databases and database applications. However, if you do not apply a systematic, structured approach to the use of those tools, you will probably produce systems that fail to meet user needs. Many projects bog down or are never completed for lack of a disciplined approach to development. This course will guide you step-by-step through all the phases of a system development project to guarantee that the resulting product will not only work as it was designed to work, but also that the design truly responds to user needs.
- Learn the major types of database systems and where they are used.
- Learn how to build a conceptual model of a database system, based on what the users tell you.
- Learn how to create a database using the SQL language.
- Build a database application that facilitates access to the data in an Access database.
- Discuss issues of database security and data integrity.
"I have thoroughly gained a lot from this class and gained a much needed foundation to spring from. The instructor did an excellent job from beginning to end, taking a beginner to a level where they feel comfortable doing more. I would recommend this class to anyone new to databases, including those new to web development and dynamic sites. Thank you and again, great job!"
- S. Cannon, Atlanta, GA
This course is part of the Database Certificate.
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser, and a database management system, including Microsoft Access, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or MySQL. Software is not included in course fee. If you would like to purchase the educational version of this software, please contact the coordinator after registering.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Go to www.ed2go.com/ksuconed. Find your course by browsing the catalog or using the search bar. Click the ‘Add to Cart’ button (this site does not accept payments - you will not be charged here). Select your start date and then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org.