Free online database course through Stanford!

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Free online database course through Stanford!

Postby sam » Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:54 pm

Stanford University is offering free online courses through the School of Engineering.  One of them is Introduction to Databases, which runs from October 10 through December 12, 2011.

Course Description

This course covers database design and the use of database management systems for applications. It includes extensive coverage of the relational model, relational algebra, and SQL. It also covers XML data including DTDs and XML Schema for validation, and the query and transformation languages XPath, XQuery, and XSLT. The course includes database design in UML, and relational design principles based on dependencies and normal forms. Many additional key database topics from the design and application-building perspective are also covered: indexes, views, transactions, authorization, integrity constraints, triggers, on-line analytical processing (OLAP), and emerging "NoSQL" systems.

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