Introduction to Database Queries

Learn the fundamentals of interacting with relational database management systems, including issuing queries that return results sets and modify data. 5 Weeks 6-8 Hours per week recommended
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About This Course:

This is the 1st course in the introductory, undergraduate-level offering that makes up the larger Introduction to Databases MicroBachelors Program. We recommend taking them in order, unless you have a background in these areas already and feel comfortable skipping ahead.

  1. Introduction to Databases
  2. Advanced Database Queries
  3. Advanced Database Administration

These topics build upon the learnings that are taught in the introductory-level Computer Science Fundamentals MicroBachelors program, offered by the same instructor.

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts, organization, and implementation models of databases, with an emphasis on the relational model. Among the topics covered are the development of simple queries that retrieve and mutate the data in a database. Data Manipulation Language (DML) is a subset of SQL that is used by database developers to create, maintain, and query facts in the database. Students gain a thorough understanding of the DML syntax and the options available when retrieving facts back from the database. Database development and administration skills are required in most Information Technology, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science jobs. The course utilizes the open-source relational database MySQL. MySQL and it’s open-source fork MariaDB are used in millions of web apps to persist the application data and provide query processing. The applied SQL labs expand on the classroom lectures to provide students with hands-on experience with a relational database management system (RDBMS) and structured query language (SQL).

If you successfully complete all the courses within the program, with a passing grade of 70% or better via the verified (paid) track, you’ll not only receive a certificate highlighting your achievement, but also have the option to collect real college credit (included in the price!) that you can count towards a pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

Industry Certification Preparation
This program covers much of the material that is assessed on the MySQL8.0 Database Developer Oracle Certified Professional exam. The exam is not included in the cost of the program.

What You’ll Learn:

  1. Use tools to issue queries to a database
  2. Develop queries in SQL to create data stored in a database.
  3. Develop queries in SQL to read data stored in a database.
  4. Develop queries in SQL to update data stored in a database.
  5. Develop queries in SQL to delete data stored in a database.

Meet Your Instructor:

Aspen Olmsted

Adjunct Professor at New York University Tandon School of Engineering Aspen Olmsted is an adjunct faculty member in the New York University Tandon School of Engineering in the Computer Science and Engineering department. Aspen's fulltime job is as an assistant professor and Graduate program director at the College of Charleston. He obtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of South Carolina. Before his academic career, he was CEO of Alliance Software Corporation. Alliance Software developed N-Tier enterprise applications for the performing arts and humanities market. Dr Olmsted’s research focus is on the development of algorithms and architectures for distributed enterprise solutions that can guarantee security and correctness while maintaining high-availability. In his Secure Data Engineering Lab, Aspen mentors over a dozen graduate and undergraduate students each year
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Duration

5 weeks

Experience Level

Introductory

Learning Partner

New York University (NYUx)

Pacing

Self-paced

Program Type

MicroBachelors®

Subject

Computer Science