- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 103
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryComputer Science 107: Database Fundamentals has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging database topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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|Course Progress||Best Score|
|Lesson 1 - Database Fundamentals - Assignment: Database Evaluation Essay|
The objective of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of databases by reviewing relational database models and designs, the foundations of SQL (structured query language), database modifications, and business intelligence applications.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
|Proctored Final Exam||100|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Assignments are intended to assess your application, analysis, and critical thinking skills in relation to the concepts you learn in the course. One assignment is required for this course. You can access them here.
- All assignment scores will total up to 100 points.
- Your assignment(s) will be graded by a Study.com instructor.
- The instructor will provide a graded rubric for you along with feedback on what you did well and what could be improved.
- If you are unsatisfied with your score, you will be able to revise and resubmit your assignment(s) twice. You are free to resubmit an assignment within two weeks of your most recent exam attempt or at any point if you have an active college accelerator membership.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of a database and its structure.
- Explain the difference in various database models.
- Utilize data modeling tools to design a database.
- Use Structured Query Language (SQL) to create a database and manipulate data in a database.
- Explain database security and policy development.
- Explain the different methods to connect and display data from a database.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Computer Science 107: Database Fundamentals consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Computer Science 107: Database Fundamentals by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Computer Science 107: Database Fundamentals final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to Database Fundamentals||Define data, database management and database terminology; identify database models; describe the advantages of database systems.|
|Relational Database Model||Identify non-relational tables and use basic terminology; explain the importance of keys, foreign keys, dependencies and terminology.|
|Structured Query Language||Identify basic SQL statements for creating database structures and adding data to a database; formulate statements for selecting, deleting and modifying data.|
|Data Types in SQL||Identify SQL data types; identify and describe the usage of different data types in SQL.|
|Variations of SQL||Explain primary differences between and purposes of SQL extensions and variations.|
|Relational Data Modeling||Diagram data and draw a database schema.|
|Relational Database Design||Explain the different dependencies between tables in a database; determine level of normalization.|
|Creating, Modifying & Deleting Databases||Explain how SQL statements are formatted for use in a database management system; describe how to remove data from a database and recognize consequences that can cascade from this.|
|Database Administration & Security||Define the roles and responsibilities of database administrators; describe the purpose and process of data security and locking data.|
|DBMS & Data Processing Applications||Identify various database management systems; explain how markup is used to display data in a logical and readable manner.|
|Business Intelligence & Data Warehouses||Define and describe business intelligence; describe how big data is being used to influence business decisions.|
|Non-Relational Databases||Identify various database types, such as flat file databases, hierarchical databases and NoSQL databases; explain the reason for selecting something other than an RDBMS.|
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|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
|Please note: Assignments are required to complete this course for credit. You have submitted / required assignments for this course.|
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