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University of Colorado System

Database Management Essentials

University of Colorado System via Coursera


Database Management Essentials provides the foundation you need for a career in database development, data warehousing, or business intelligence, as well as for the entire Data Warehousing for Business Intelligence specialization. In this course, you will create relational databases, write SQL statements to extract information to satisfy business reporting requests, create entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) to design databases, and analyze table designs for excessive redundancy. As you develop these skills, you will use either Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL to execute SQL statements and a database diagramming tool such as the ER Assistant or Visual Paradigm to create ERDs. We’ve designed this course to ensure a common foundation for specialization learners. Everyone taking the course can jump right in with writing SQL statements in Oracle, MySQL, or PostgreSQL.

Taught by

Michael Mannino


3.8 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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  • Sara J. Carvajal completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    Really good course. If you are a beginner or self-taught in SQL, this 'fills' some holes about databases. The difficult part for me were the ERDs I suggest you practice them a lot if you've never used them before.
  • Jason Michael Cherry completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    A solid course that serves as a good introduction to relational database management systems. There's some basics here, especially about ERD's, that a person who's self-taught in this stuff may be unfamiliar with. This course serves as a good stepping stone to more applied relational database work.
  • David Pike

    David Pike completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.

    Excellent course. Well thought out and detailed. Be prepared to spend a little time on the assignments if you are an intermediate learner as I was.
  • Excellent course content that will help all the beginners to have deep understanding on the basics of database management
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