CIW Database Design Specialist

40 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

The CIW Database Design Specialist course provides introductory vendor-neutral training for individuals planning to pursue product-focused database specialization. This course introduces you to DB2, Oracle Database 11g, MS SQL and mySQL. You will also learn about Structured Query Language (SQL) and database optimization through normalization.

Topics Include:
  • Relational database fundamentals
  • Database planning
  • Database design methodology, including logical and physical database design
  • Optimization and normalization
  • Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • Relational algebra
  • Transactions and database security
Prerequisites:

It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of the purpose and function of a database. Also, students should be familiar with an operating system such as Microsoft Windows before taking this course. The Database Design Specialist courseware does not provide entry-level computer literacy.

Average Salary - $71,382 for Database Design Specialist

The 2015 annual mean salary of an IT professional who has been awarded the CIW Database Design Specialist certification is $71,382. This salary was calculated based on the 14,000+ IT professionals who responded to the 2016 IT Skills and Salary survey that was conducted by Global Knowledge in September of 2015.

Target Audience:
  • IT managers/directors
  • Application developers
  • Web development professionals
  • Software programmers
  • Enterprise developers

The CIW Database Design Specialist course prepares candidates to take the CIW Database Design Specialist exam, which if passed earns the individual the Database Design Specialist certification.

Course Outline:

Introduction to Databases
  • Introduction to Databases
  • What Is a Database?
  • File-Based Databases
  • The Evolution of Databases
  • Relational Databases and Database Management Systems (DBMSs)
  • Origins of Relational Databases
Relational Database
  • Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Relational Databases
  • Multitier Database Architecture
  • Relational Model Terminology
  • Using Tables to Represent Data Characteristics of Relations
  • Data Models Entities and Data Relationships
  • Relational Integrity
  • Database Languages
  • Data Dictionaries
Database Planning
  • Introduction to Database Planning
  • Database Design Life Cycle
  • Database Requirements
  • Document
  • ProAudio Case Study
  • Selecting a DBMS
  • Selecting an Application Interface
Overview of Database Design Methodology
  • Introduction to Database Design Methodology
  • Effects of Poor Database Design Practices
  • Database Design Phases
  • Conceptual Database Design
  • Entity-Relationship (ER) Models
Normalization
  • Introduction to Normalization
  • What Is Normalization?
  • Normal Forms First
  • Normal Form Second
  • Normal Form Third
  • Normal Form Boyce-Codd
  • Normal Form (BCNF)
Logical Database Design
  • Introduction to Logical Database Design
  • Logical Database Design
  • Creating a Logical Data Model Using a Database Definition Language
  • Validating the Logical Data Model
  • Defining Integrity Constraints
  • Creating an Enterprise Data Model
Physical Database Design
  • Introduction to Physical Database
  • Design Physical Database
  • Design MySQL Query Browser
  • Creating Enterprise Constraints
  • Using Secondary Indexes
  • Denormalization
  • Creating User Views
  • Designing Database Access Rules
Structured Query Language
  • Introduction to Structured Query Language
  • SQL Basics
  • Data Definition Language
  • Data Manipulation Language
  • Retrieving Data from Relations
  • Data Control Language
Relational Algebra
  • Introduction to Relational Algebra
  • Defining Relational Algebra
  • Selection Projection
  • Cartesian Product Union
  • Difference
  • Intersection Joins
Transactions and Database Security
  • Introduction to Database Transactions and Security Transactions
  • Concurrency
  • Control Database Security

All necessary materials are included.

Certification(s):

The CIW Database Design Specialist course prepares candidates to take the CIW Database Design Specialist exam, which if passed earns the individual the Database Design Specialist certification.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**