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University of Michigan

Database Design and Basic SQL in PostgreSQL

University of Michigan via FutureLearn


Understand and practice important PostgreSQL concepts

This four-week course from the University of Michigan is the first in the PostgreSQL and Python series, and delivers a solid foundation to PostgreSQL.

You’ll learn SQL fundamentals, basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations in PostgreSQL, and the specifics of aggregation, transactions, reading, and parsing CSV files, and entering data into a database.

Finally, a look at how PostgreSQL handles and indexes data will complete your introduction to this relational database management system (RDBMS).

Learn all you need to know about SQL programming

You’ll start by exploring basic SQL commands to implement CRUD operations in PostgreSQL, and the functions of primary, logical, and foreign keys within a database.

From there you’ll build and differentiate between one-to-many and many-to-many relationships within PostgreSQL, giving you important insights into using this RDBMS for your own database design and creation.

Get hands-on practice in PostgreSQL

Throughout the course, you’ll practice the programming concepts as they are introduced to you, by completing different assignments.

By the end, you’ll be able to alter table schemas, create stored procedures, construct advanced queries, and work with text in databases using various techniques.

Study this RDBMS with leading experts

The University of Michigan is a highly-respected institution, with a long history of providing exceptional courses as well as academic support.

This course continues the University’s high standards, and is also convened by programming experts who understand the historical significance of PostgreSQL.

Not only will you learn and practice important aspects of the SQL, but you’ll also gain insights into the key players and innovations that brought about the game-changing SQL standard.

This course is designed for anyone with a background and working knowledge of Python or programming, who would like to upskill by learning PostgreSQL.

Taught by

Charles Severance


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