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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 LearningKey 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 skillsNotes--Extra information related to the topic being coveredSelf Tests--Chapter-ending quizzes to test your knowledge
The easiest way to learn essential database skillsWritten by a database technology instructor and bestselling author, this book offers a proven, self-paced technique for learning how to design, implement, maintain, and use databases. You can follow clear examples and step-by-step instructions that cover the fundamental concepts and demonstrate how to effectively apply them.With a focus on proper database design, Databases: ABeginner's Guide provides an introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL) and Microsoft Access. The book covers key topics such as security, data warehouse and data mart design techniques, storing complex data such as XML documents, and connecting databases to applications.