Databases A Beginner's Guide / Edition 1

Databases A Beginner's Guide / Edition 1

by Andy Oppel, Andrew J. Oppel
     
 


Essential Database Skills--Made Easy!

Learn standard database design and management techniques applicable to any type of database. Featuring clear examples using both Microsoft Access and Oracle, Databases: A Beginner's Guide begins by showing you how to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to create and access database objects.

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Essential Database Skills--Made Easy!

Learn standard database design and management techniques applicable to any type of database. Featuring clear examples using both Microsoft Access and Oracle, Databases: A Beginner's Guide begins by showing you how to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to create and access database objects. Then, you'll discover how to implement logical design using normalization, transform the logical design into a physical database, and handle data and process modeling. You'll also get details on database security, online analytical processing (OLAP), connecting databases to applications, and integrating XML and object content into databases.

Designed for Easy Learning

  • Key Skills & Concepts--Chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter
  • Ask the Expert--Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips
  • Try This--Hands-on exercises that show you how to apply your skills
  • Notes--Extra information related to the topic being covered
  • Self Tests--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071608466
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/23/2009
Series:
Beginner's Guide Series
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
718,304
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part I: Database Concepts

Chapter 1. Database Fundamentals

Chapter 2. Exploring Relational Database Components

Chapter 3. Form-based Database Queries

Chapter 4. Introduction to SQL

Part II: Database Development

Chapter 5. The Database Life Cycle

Chapter 6. Database Design Using Normalization

Chapter 7. Data and Process Modeling

Chapter 8. Physical Database Design

Part III: Database Implementation

Chapter 9. Connecting Databases to the Outside World

Chapter 10. Database Security

Chapter 11. Deploying Databases

Chapter 12. Databases for Online Analytical Processing

Chapter 13. Integrating XML Documents and Objects into Databases

Part IV: Appendices

Appendix A. Answers to Self Tests

Appendix B. Solutions to the Try This Exercises

Index

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