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Database online course?

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I'm looking to take an online course on introduction to databases, on a University level? I Googled of course, but I need ur advise? I started the Stanford course, but it's way too hard for me as an intro.
I'm specifically interested in development and Sql.

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[quote name='ultimate99' timestamp='1360092036' post='595503228']
I'm looking to take an online course on introduction to databases, on a University level? I Googled of course, but I need ur advise? I started the Stanford course, but it's way too hard for me as an intro.
I'm specifically interested in development and Sql.
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That Stanford course is actually quite good. If you're not interested in relational algebra or XML, I suggest you just pick up a book on SQL (or read the Oracle SQL docs, they're quite thorough), and go from there.

Are you trying to learn programming and databases? That's a whole other can of worms.

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I'm trying to take an Introductory course in databases because I'm applying for grad school. So they prefer a university-level course.

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I found these offered by Waterloo University: http://www.ed2go.com/waterloo/online_course/sql/detail/Introduction_to_SQL.html

Now, should I go for Introduction to Database development or Introduction to SQL?

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IMO "SQL", as it's usually taught, is easy. Database design is not.

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I've enrolled for the SQL course. but what about the development, is it more difficult as it's theoretically based?

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SQL is easy. Just make sure you pay attention to database design and normalization... that's the hard part, but vitally important.

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