Ch 7: Data Management & Database Management Systems

About This Chapter

This informative chapter on data management and database management systems can help if you're struggling to understand these business concepts. Each one of our video and text lessons is accompanied by a short quiz that can test your understanding and identify any areas that need more study.

Data Management & Database Management Systems - Chapter Summary

Database management systems and data management are covered thoroughly by our expert instructors in the lessons you'll find here. Review topic like data management tools, types of data and different types of databases as well as explore concepts in data mining and data warehousing. Help is available if you need assistance. Simply submit your questions through the Dashboard as you track your progress there as well. Each video lesson features video tabs you can use to quickly and easily navigate to a specific topic or section. Once you are finished with this chapter, you should be able to meet these objectives:

  • Define data management and list common tools
  • Outline the advantages and design of a relational database
  • Explain how organizations are helped by databases
  • Discuss database management system (DBMS) models
  • Detail the purpose of database administration and security
  • Identify commonly used database and spreadsheet software
  • Describe how structured query language (SQL) can be used to manipulate databases
  • Give examples of data mining

11 Lessons in Chapter 7: Data Management & Database Management Systems
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Data Management? - Definition & Tools

1. What is Data Management? - Definition & Tools

Data management encompasses the ways in which data is stored and shared by an organization. The tools used to carry out data management are defined in this lesson.

Types of Data: Text, Numbers & Multimedia

2. Types of Data: Text, Numbers & Multimedia

Discuss the basic types of data found in databases. These include character strings, integers, decimals, images, audio, video and other multimedia types.

What are Databases? - Examples & Types

3. What are Databases? - Examples & Types

In this lesson, we'll be looking at databases, which are computer mechanisms for storing and retrieving data. Test your knowledge following the lesson with a quiz.

What is a Relational Database? - Elements, Design & Advantages

4. What is a Relational Database? - Elements, Design & Advantages

The relational database is the most widely used type of database management system. Learn how the relational database organizes data using tables, keys and associations.

What is Database Management? - How Databases Help Organizations

5. What is Database Management? - How Databases Help Organizations

Organizations use large amounts of data. Database management makes it possible to organize and analyze these data. Learn why database management is important to support business operations.

Models of Database Management Systems (DBMS)

6. Models of Database Management Systems (DBMS)

Get to know the different models of database management systems and learn how each one is used to systematically organize large amounts of data in a logical manner.

Database Administration and Security: Definition and Purpose

7. Database Administration and Security: Definition and Purpose

A database administrator, or DBA, plays a critical role in managing the databases of an organization. Learn about the various roles of a DBA and the tools used to keep data safe and secure.

Database and Spreadsheet Software: Excel, Access, dBase & Lotus 1-2-3

8. Database and Spreadsheet Software: Excel, Access, dBase & Lotus 1-2-3

Spreadsheet software and database software are both used to organize and manipulate data. Each application has its own unique strengths. Learn about the functionality of both types of software.

Structured Query Language: Manipulating Databases Using SQL

9. Structured Query Language: Manipulating Databases Using SQL

Describe how to manipulate a database using the logic of Structured Query Language. Learn the basic syntax to write database queries in SQL using the SELECT statement.

Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Information for Business Intelligence

10. Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Information for Business Intelligence

Collections of databases that work together are called data warehouses. This makes it possible to integrate data from multiple databases. Data mining is used to help individuals and organizations make better decisions.

Data Mining: Applications & Examples

11. Data Mining: Applications & Examples

Data mining has a number of applications that can help companies make the most out of the information that they already have. This lesson demonstrates that as well as provides examples.

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