Take Introduction to Relational Databases online at your own pace

Gain practical experience managing a relational database, including basic commands and queries in SQL. Go at your own pace and get the support you need with Sophia’s student-friendly tech.

  • ACE Credit®-recommended for 3.0 semester credits

Course description

Sophia's Introduction to Relational Databases course will build mastery of foundational commands in SQL, with a focus on Postgresql. Students will actively practice writing SQL queries in a modifiable database. Their hands-on work will build their understanding of the key aspects of operating a database. Students will also get an introduction to challenges in administering and designing databases.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 19 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes), 5 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), and a Final Milestone (this is like a final exam) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Master basic Create, Read, Update, and Delete interactions with a SQL database
  • Discover and manage resources for complex SQL database interactions
  • Understand data security requirements for managing a relational DBMS
  • Demonstrate deeper understanding of the concepts of the relational data model in its modern use
  • Demonstrate mastery of the concepts of the entity-relationship model and normalization technique

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