Relational Database Design

Course Details:
Duration: 1 day(s) Price per student: $295

Open Enrollment Schedule (Clear Search)

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Course Description: 

At work, storing and accessing data are part of a person's day-to-day activities. One of the most efficient and powerful ways of managing data is by using relational databases. Information can be stored, linked, and managed using a simple relational database application and its associated tools. You have used databases to store and retrieve data. Now, you may want to plan and design your own database. A well-designed database allows easy maintenance and quick access of data. In this course, you will plan, design, and create a functional and efficient relational database. You can create effective database designs by applying relational database design techniques.

Course Objectives: 

You will design and create a relational database.

Target Student:

Individuals who are able to write simple queries or run queries that someone else has designed.


Microsoft Access 2007: Level 1 course is recommended.

Delivery Method:

Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze client requirements.
  • Create a preliminary design.
  • Implement the database design.
  • Generate reports.
  • Customize a database.
Course Content: 

Lesson 1: Analyzing Client Requirements

  • Topic 1A: Analyze Current Data Storage Systems
  • Topic 1B: Identify New Client Requirements
  • Topic 1C: Determine the Required Data Fields
  • Topic 1D: Group Fields into Tables
  • Topic 1E: Identify Key Fields

Lesson 2: Creating a Preliminary Design

  • Topic 2A: Create a Preliminary Entity Relationship Diagram
  • Topic 2B: Apply the First Normal Form
  • Topic 2C: Apply the Second Normal Form
  • Topic 2D: Apply the Third Normal Form
  • Topic 2E: Apply the Higher Normal Forms
  • Topic 2F: Denormalize Tables
  • Topic 2G: Incorporate Client Feedback

Lesson 3: Implementing the Database Design

  • Topic 3A: Translate Business Rules into Constraints
  • Topic 3B: Create Tables
  • Topic 3C: Create Indexes

Lesson 4: Generating Reports

  • Topic 4D: Generate Summary Reports
  • Topic 4C: Generate Reports from Multiple Tables
  • Topic 4B: Generate Reports Using Conditions
  • Topic 4A: Manipulate Data
  • Topic 4E: Create Views

Lesson 5: Customizing a Database

  • Topic 5A: Modify Constraints
  • Topic 5B: Modify Fields
  • Topic 5C: Modify Tables