Oracle is a world-leading object-relational database management system. Since its first release in the late 70s, Oracle has been at the forefront of database management systems. This hands-on course will provide a comprehensive overview of this leading management system.
No starting dates
Starting date to be confirmed
- Duration: 10 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £490 (unconfirmed)
- Location: Online (unconfirmed)
Introduction to SQL and Relational Databases with Oracle Course overview
Using the industry-standard Oracle Relational Database Management System, the short course teaches database design and manipulation concepts, including:
- Entity modelling
- Table creation and integrity constraints
- SQL statements such as joins, nested queries and group by
There is also an overview of Oracle metadata and security privileges, using views and main principles in performance management.
This very popular Oracle database course is a leading introductory course into the world of SQL and database management.
It provides an extremely thorough grounding in the subject and is aimed at those looking for a cohesive introduction to SQL and to develop practical knowledge of Oracle.
Who is it for?
The short course is ideal for anyone looking to develop their career across a wide variety of sectors. Although a technical skill, database system management is used across all industries and sectors.
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Classes take place in the evenings once a week for 10 consecutive weeks.
City Short Courses follow the academic year, delivering courses over three terms. These include:
- Autumn - October
- Spring - January
- Summer - April
- Led by a professionals from the sector
- Accessible, online learning taught in small groups
- Awarded a City, University of London certificate
What will I learn?
- Database management systems and the relational model
- Basic design and entity-relationship modelling
- The SQL*Plus environment: editing using the buffer and Oracle scripting
- Data manipulation language: select statements; filtering rows with where, using predicate logic (and, or and not operators)
- Using (inner, equi-) joins to extract data from more than one table
- Oracle functions and statements: text functions and conversion functions; nesting functions; the describe statement
- Report writing: formatting output using SQL and SQL*Plus
- Data definition language: creating tables, altering tables, dropping tables
- Data manipulation language: inserting, updating, deleting and copying rows in a table
- Views: creating views, describing views, dropping views
- SQL Aggregate functions, group by and having the SQL standard and Oracle-specific SQL
- Review of differences in key SQL statements between vendors.
By the end of the course, you will be able to
- Use command-line based operating environments
- Understand the basic of database theory and design
- Manipulate and define data in tables using SQL
- Use effectively core features of Oracle's SQL*Plus utility
- Gain enough basic knowledge to explore and learn more SQL independently.
Assessment and certificates
You will be awarded an official City, University of London certificate if you attend over 70 per cent of the classes. The course is not formally accredited.
Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
Strong computer literacy.
Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.