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DBD231A: Relational Database Design - A Practical Approach

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Tuition: $245.00 per student

Length: 1 day

Synopsis: In this course students will learn the general principles involved in designing a database that complies with the relational database model. The conceptual content of this course is not specific to any software application but Microsoft Access will be used to perform the tasks in the lessons pertaining to queries. Visio or an equivalent modeling tool will be used for diagramming exercises. Students should have some familiarity with data tables and basic knowledge of how to create queries in Microsoft Access or equivalent.

Formats: Custom scheduled corporate groups (min. 2 students) at your facility or online. Single individuals may arrange a private class.

Scheduling: Flexible. Group and private training can be scheduled to suit your needs.

Group Discounts: 2-4 students 20%, 5-8 30%, >8 quote


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Session 1Design, Normalization3.0 Hours
  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Relational Databases - The Basics of Relational Databases, Planning the Database
  • Lesson 2: Designing Tables- Deciding on Tables and Fields, Selecting ,Primary Key Fields, Identifying Table Relationships, More on Keys and Relationships
  • Lesson 3: Data Normalization - Solving Data Problems, Higher Normal Forms
Session 2Integrity, SQL Queries3.0 Hours
  • Lesson 4: Data Integrity - Referential Integrity, Field-level Integrity, Table-level Integrity, Reviewing and Finalizing the Database Design
  • Lesson 5: Query Basics - Performing Queries, Multiple Table Queries
  • Lesson 6: More on Queries - Other Types of Queries, SQL, Optimizing Query Performance

Materials: Complete student manual, training certificate.


Location: Classes are normally taught on-site at your facilities or at our studio in San Juan Capistrano, Orange County, California. We may also be able to host the class in a rented university classroom near you. Please see FAQs if interested.

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