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Relational Database Design Concepts On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

This relational database design class develops relational database design skills and techniques

Course Description/Agenda


Students Will Learn:
  • Building a Logical Data Model
  • Entity-Relationship Diagrams
  • Data Normalization Forms
  • SQL Statement Syntax
  • Manipulating Query Results
  • Designing for Performance
  • Table Indexing

Course Description: This relational database design class develops relational database design skills and techniques. Practical methodologies such as E-R diagrams and normalization forms are emphasized. Attention is placed on designing for data integrity and efficiency at the same time. During hands on lab sessions students are required to design multiple database models from business requirements and specifications. Through hands on experience using SQL programming code to create, populate and manage relational tables, students will experience the necessity of proper design methods and gain an in depth understanding of the link between design, creation, and utilization. The impact of alternative designs on maintainability and database performance is emphasized.

Course Prerequisites: General computer knowledge. Familiarity with relational database concepts is helpful but not required.

Relational Database Design Concepts Course Overview:

Developing Relational Databases
  • Relational Database Fundamentals
  • Database Development Methodology Overview

Transforming to Physical Design

  • Migrating Entities to Tables
  • Selecting Primary Keys
  • Defining Columns
  • Enforcing Relationships with Foreign Keys
  • Enforcing Business Rules
    • NOT NULL, UNIQUE and CHECK Constraints
    • Assigning DEFAULT Values
    • DELETE and UPDATE Rules
  • Database VIEWs
  • Designing for Security: Users and Roles
Building a Logical Data Model
  • Understanding Data Analysis and Modeling
  • Identifying Entities and Attributes
  • Isolating Keys
  • Relationships between Entities (One-to-One, One-to-Many, Many-to-Many)
  • Creating Entity-Relationship Diagrams
  • Complex Modeling Issues
    • Exclusive and Recursive Relationships
  • Normalization as a Design Technique
  • Progressive Steps to Normalization (First, Second, and Third Normal Form)
  • Higher Levels of Normalization
  • Using Normalization to Build an E-R Diagram
  • Referential Integrity Enforcement and Implications
Designing for Performance
  • Indexing
  • Denormalization
  • Addressing Data Contention
Populating the Database
  • Creating and Manipulating Data
    • INSERT
    • UPDATE
    • DELETE
    • TRUNCATE
  • Controlling transactions
    • COMMIT
    • ROLLBACK
Constructing the Database
  • Creating the Database Objects
    • The Schema
    • Creating Tables, Indexes, Constraints and Views
  • Creating Roles and GRANTing Privileges
  • Managing Database Objects
    • Dropping Tables, Indexes and Views
    • Revoking Privileges
    • ALTERing Tables, Indexes and Views
    • Enabling and Disabling Constraints
Basic SQL Queries
  • Displaying Table Structures
  • SELECTing Column Data From a Table or View
  • SELECT DISTINCT Values
  • COUNTing Rows
  • Restricting Rows Using the WHERE Clause
  • Using Operators
    • Logical
    • Mathematical
    • Comparison
    • Concatenation
  • Sorting Results Using ORDER BY
  • Joining Multiple Tables
Manipulating and Summarizing Results
  • Using Row Functions
  • Using Column Functions
  • Handling NULLs
  • Aggregating Results Using GROUP BY
  • Restricting Groups with the HAVING Clause
Advanced Query Techniques
  • Outer Joins
  • Set processing: UNION, EXCEPT/MINUS and INTERSECT
  • Grouping, Filtering and Sorting Query Results
  • Subqueries
  • Tips for Developing Complex SQL Queries

 

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