Introduction to Relational Databases reviews
The course is a good primer on relational databases. The exercises are good. The course has just been released, and I'm under the impression there are still issues with a few questions. I found the theory about relational databases harder when comparing with the difficulty of the database exercises.
This was the hardest course I have ever taken on Sophia. I liked the course much and found the information very interesting, but I think more should be done on the practical site of the course.
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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
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.
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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