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Database Design and Basic SQL in PostgreSQL

Build on your basic programming background as you learn database design and other basic skills in PostgreSQL.

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Understand and practice important PostgreSQL concepts

This four-week course from the University of Michigan is the first in the PostgreSQL and Python series, and delivers a solid foundation to PostgreSQL.

You’ll learn SQL fundamentals, basic CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations in PostgreSQL, and the specifics of aggregation, transactions, reading, and parsing CSV files, and entering data into a database.

Finally, a look at how PostgreSQL handles and indexes data will complete your introduction to this relational database management system (RDBMS).

Learn all you need to know about SQL programming

You’ll start by exploring basic SQL commands to implement CRUD operations in PostgreSQL, and the functions of primary, logical, and foreign keys within a database.

From there you’ll build and differentiate between one-to-many and many-to-many relationships within PostgreSQL, giving you important insights into using this RDBMS for your own database design and creation.

Get hands-on practice in PostgreSQL

Throughout the course, you’ll practice the programming concepts as they are introduced to you, by completing different assignments.

By the end, you’ll be able to alter table schemas, create stored procedures, construct advanced queries, and work with text in databases using various techniques.

Study this RDBMS with leading experts

The University of Michigan is a highly-respected institution, with a long history of providing exceptional courses as well as academic support.

This course continues the University’s high standards, and is also convened by programming experts who understand the historical significance of PostgreSQL.

Not only will you learn and practice important aspects of the SQL, but you’ll also gain insights into the key players and innovations that brought about the game-changing SQL standard.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Introduction to SQL

    • Welcome

      Welcome to the course!

    • Lectures

      Getting started with SQL.

    • Assignments

      Assignment content for week 1.

    • Week Wrap-up

      Wrapping up the week.

  • Week 2

    Single Table SQL

    • Lectures

      Getting started with Single Table SQL

    • Assignments

      Assignment content for week 2.

    • Week Wrap-up

      Wrapping up the week.

  • Week 3

    One-to-Many Data Models

    • Lectures

      Getting started with One-to-Many data Models

    • Assignments

      Assignment content for week 3.

    • Week Wrap-up

      Wrapping up the week.

  • Week 4

    Many-To-Many Data Models

    • Lectures

      Getting started with Many-to-Many data models

    • Assignments

      Assignment content for week 4.

    • Week Wrap-up

      Wrapping up the week.

    • Wrap Up

      Wrapping up this course

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply psql and SQL commands to implement CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) operations for tables in a PostgreSQL database
  • Identify and utilise the functions of primary, logical, and foreign keys within a database
  • Create and differentiate between one-to-many and many-to-many relationships within PostgreSQL
  • Explore the key people, organisations, and innovations that were instrumental to building the SQL standard

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone with a background and working knowledge of Python or programming, who would like to upskill by learning PostgreSQL.

Who will you learn with?

Charles is a Clinical Professor and teaches in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is the Chair of the Sakai Project Management Committee (PMC).

Who developed the course?

University of Michigan

As the #1 public research university in the United States, U-M has been a leader in research, learning, and teaching for more than 200 years, with 102 Grad programs in the top 10 — U.S. News & World Report (2019).

  • Established

    1817
  • Location

    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 30Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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