Relational database design

Databases used by software and websites are designed to take advantage of the benefits of using a database. In this course, you’ll learn how to design a relational database the right way, to ensure that your database is efficient, reduces the chance of errors in your data, and makes it easy for developers to work with.

   1,989 students completed this course

   95% recommend it to other students

   Teacher: Ben Brumm


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95% of students recommend

“Very good introduction. I work with developers on daily basis and course content help me a lot to grasp some fundamentals but crucial concepts. Thanks!”

“The course was simple to follow and link up information and knowledge. Kudos!”

“Well explained. Stayed with concepts rather than software specific descriptions – good intro.”


Course plan

Lesson 1. Why Design a Relational Database?
Lesson 2. What’s the Goal of Your Database?
Lesson 3. Identifying Entities
Lesson 4. Identify the Attributes
Lesson 5. First Normal Form
Lesson 6. Relationships Between Tables
Lesson 7. Second Normal Form
Lesson 8. Second Normal Form, Part 2
Lesson 9. Third Normal Form
Lesson 10. Data Types and Next Steps
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  • Format
    One lesson delivered via email daily
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Time
    5 minutes reading a day

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