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Course Description

If you've decided to build a website or need a database, MySQL is an open-source option that's very cost effective and affordable. Without knowing how to install, configure, design and maintain the database, you risk having a poor performing environment that can be detrimental to your application. This MySQL course helps new and intermediate level database programmers understand how to set up MySQL.

We first discuss very basics of MySQL and why the database is popular over other options. We then move on to table design. Table design is the heart of your application, because it determines the way your data is stored. It also determines the effectiveness of data integrity, which protects your data from corruption and inaccuracies. A good table design is paramount for quality software, and we help you understand data design and modeling.

This course covers database maintenance and configuration as well. We explain good architecture and habits that allow you to build scalable solutions instead of configuring your database for a small application that must be then reconfigured for a more scalable project. Scalability should be a primary concern if you want your application and database to grow without issues.

Finally, we discuss how to work with PHP and your MySQL server. PHP and MySQL work seamlessly together, and you'll become a stronger data designer if you understand the application creation process. This course gets you started with very basic SQL design and configuration to building a basic application that displays your information to your customers.

Course Requirements

There are no pre requisites. Anyone over the age of 13 is welcome to join this course. It is recommended though that individuals have some basic computer programming knowledge. 

Course Topics

Introduction to MySQL

Designing Databases

Basic SQL

Database Structures

Doing Advanced Queries

Advanced MySQL Concepts

Managing Users and Privileges

Backing Up and Restoring MySQL Databases

MySQL Options File and Configuring and Tuning the MySQL Server

Setting Up MySQL Replication

Introduction to PHP and MySQL

Course Materials

No additional course materials required to complete this course. 

Grading Policy

A brief 10 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what MySQL is.
  • Know basic install procedures for MySQL.
  • Know types of databases and how to design them.
  • Identify basic SQL functions.
  • Describe database structures.
  • Know advanced queries and advanced concepts in MySQL.
  • Know managing users and privileges in MySQL.
  • Know backing up and restoring MySQLdatabases.
  • Describe MySQL options and configuring and tuning the MySQL server.
  • Describe setting up mysql replication, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Introduction : Why are you taking this course?1
MySQL Installation1
Lesson 1 and 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Exam9
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam10
The Final Exam60
Total Points:161

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