Database & Design
Database & Design
This course is designed for students in grades 10, 11, and 12 who are interested in mastering the concepts of database design and programming with SQL. Divided into two components, Database Design and Programming with SQL, this course provides a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices involved in building and managing databases effectively.
Based on Oracle's renowned Database Design and Programming with SQL course, this curriculum incorporates 90% of the materials from the Oracle course, supplemented with additional examples and exercises. By leveraging practical examples and projects, students will be encouraged to analyze complex business scenarios and develop a data model, which serves as a conceptual representation of an organization's information.
In the Database Design component, students will explore the fundamental building blocks of databases, including entities, attributes, relationships, and normalization. They will gain a solid understanding of how to structure data effectively to ensure data integrity and optimize database performance.
The Programming with SQL component focuses on equipping students with the skills necessary to retrieve and manipulate data using SQL. Topics covered include select statements with functions, joins, subqueries, Data Manipulation Language (DML), Data Definition Language (DDL), constraints, views, and Transaction Control Language (TCL). Through hands-on exercises and projects, students will apply SQL queries to extract useful and organized information from databases.
Furthermore, students will gain practical experience by implementing their database designs and creating physical databases using Structured Query Language (SQL). They will learn the Data Management Language (DML) to modify data within a database, the Data Dictionary Language (DDL) to create and manage the database structure, and the Transaction Control Language (TCL) to handle database transactions effectively.
The course culminates in challenging projects that require students to design, implement, and demonstrate database solutions tailored to the needs of businesses or organizations. These projects provide students with valuable real-world experience and the opportunity to showcase their understanding of database design and SQL programming.
By the end of this course, students will have developed a strong foundation in database design principles and SQL programming skills. They will be equipped to analyze complex business scenarios, create efficient data models, build databases, and retrieve and manipulate data using SQL. This course prepares students for further studies in computer science, data analytics, and related fields, as well as careers that require expertise in database management and programming.