Learn how to use the Oracle database management system to plan, organize, and manage your data. Introduction to Oracle will provide you with a practical hands-on approach to relational databases concepts and Oracle’s database management system. This course will introduce you to the Structured Query Language (SQL), Oracle’s SQL*Plus, and other valuable tools used to develop, manage, and reference an Oracle database.
In this six-week online course, you will learn how to create an Oracle database, build various database objects for the database, and write simple SQL statements that access the data from the database. This course will teach you how to write Data Definition Language statements to create, update, and delete database objects. You will learn how to execute Data Control Language statements to give or delete access rights to database objects. You will write Data Manipulation Language statements to insert, update, and delete records from a database. Finally, you will learn how to query the data and create finished reports.
In this lesson, you’ll gain a solid understanding of terms and concepts surrounding a relational database. You’ll learn what’s involved in the planning of a database and the steps involved in designing a database. Then, jump right in and create an actual database that you will use to practice the rest of the lessons in this course.
In this lesson, you’ll learn about database users and you’ll even have an opportunity to create a user of your very own. This lesson will not only provide you with a crash course in SQL*Plus, but it will also help you create all the tables you’ll need for your database. Then, you’ll learn about the five integrity constraints that Oracle supports, as well as what their purposes are.
Execute the INSERT and SELECT commands to insert rows of data into the tables and query the data you inserted. Then, you’ll gain experience with additional SQL*Plus know-how as you learn how to correct errors and manipulate lines in the SQL buffer.
In this lesson, you’re going to learn more about the SELECT command, the most commonly used SQL statement, which allows you to query the data in a database. Then, learn more advanced features of the INSERT command and the different methods of inserting rows of data and apply those skills to load data into your tables.
Learn how to modify data in the database’s tables using the UPDATE command. Then, you’re going to learn how to display data from multiple tables. You’ll learn how to utilize your working knowledge of the SELECT statement and explore the world of joins.
In this lesson, you’ll learn about other database objects and learn how to put them to use, too. Then you’ll make use of the data dictionary and query some useful views. Finally, you’re going to learn how to format query results to generate a finished report.
Prerequisites / Requirements
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
- PC: Windows XP or later.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
- Oracle’s Database Software. The Database Software is available for downloading from Oracle’s website (www.oracle.com). Download the Oracle Database that supports your operating system. This course provides post-installation instruction on Oracle. Installation support will not be provided in the course. Installation support is provided from Oracle’s website.
- Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional material requirements:
- The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
WHEN CAN I GET STARTED?
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE EACH LESSON?
The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
WHAT IF I NEED AN EXTENSION?
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.