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Introduction to Basic Database Concepts

Learn the basic fundamentals of databases
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  • 41 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
You will know what is Client - Server Computing
You will know what is a database
You will know what is a Flat file database
You will know what is a hierarchical database
You will know what is a RDBMS
You will know what is is a Database schema
You will know what is a Primary Key
You will know what is a Foreign key
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  • A basic knowledge of how to use a computer and internet.

Databases are used in applications or devices with software that stores and retrieves information. Applications like Facebook, Twitter,Instagram,Pinterest,Snapchat,Google Hotmail Mobile phones and other portable devices all have the ability to store and retrieve data. They all are able to achieve this using a database. Places like Banks,Hospitals,Airlines Supermarkets all use databases to store and retrieve data or information. Things like your Social security number ,Hospital Records number or Bank account number are all stored in a database .

There are several concepts associated with databases and we will explore some of them in this course. We will learn about primary keys,foreign keys,schemas,Flat file database,hierarchial databases.

We interact with databases daily in our lives like when we read our emails or post something on Facebook or twitter . This course will teach you the very basics of some database concepts and the course is video based and less than1 hour.

What You Learn in this course:

  • What is a Client – Server Computing
  • What you will learn includes
  • What is a database
  • What is a Flat file database
  • What is a Flat hierarchical database
  • What is a RDMS
  • What is a Database schema
  • What is a Primary Key
  • What is a Foreign key
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suitable for anyone who knows how to get on the internet.
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Database Fundamentals
10 Lectures 41:12

This video gives you an introduction to various applications and places that you can find databases.

Preview 02:23

This lecture describes what a database is and also tables with columns and rows.

Preview 04:16

This lecture describes what type of database is a flat file database and also creates an example flat file database

Preview 05:06

This lecture describes what a hierarchical database is and illustrates on a live database.

Hierarchical Database

This lecture explains what RDBMS stands for.


This lecture descibes what a schema is asnd shows you a sample schema from a real world database.


This lecture describes what a primary key is and shows an example from a real world database.

Primary Key

This lecture describes what a foreign key is and shows an example from a real world database.

Foreign Key

This lecture illustrates with diagram the way a client - server computing works.

Client - Server Computing

This concluding video highlights what you learnt in this course.


This quiz will test your understanding of the basic database concepts you have learnt in this course.

Database Basic Concepts
11 questions
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