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MicroBachelors® Program in
Introduction to Databases

What you will learn

  • Apply queries in SQL to create, read, update and delete data in a database.
  • Apply the concepts of entity integrity constraint and referential integrity constraint (including definition of the concept of a foreign key).
  • Sketch conceptual data models (including ER) to describe a database structure.
  • Apply SQL to create a relational database schema based on conceptual and relational models.
  • Apply stored procedures, functions, and triggers using a commercial relational DBMS.
  • Describe concurrency control and how it is affected by isolation levels in the database.

This program will teach you everything you need to know to start using a relational database management system in the Web, the Cloud, and embedded applications. Database development and administration skills are required in most Information Technology, Software Engineering, Cybersecurity, and Computer Science jobs. The courses utilize the open-source relational database MySQL. MySQL and it's open-source fork MariaDB are used in millions of web apps to persist the application data and provide query processing. Students gain valuable hands-on experience programming SQL queries in the labs. In addition to the applied SQL labs, you will also gain an understanding of relational databases in general, learning how to design your database, so it's robust and efficient. Furthermore, you will harness that power by learning SQL and using it to build databases, populate them with data, and query that data through extensive hands-on practices.

With the successful completion of this program, passing all courses with a 70% or better via the verified (paid) track, you’ll not only receive a certificate highlighting your achievement from NYU, but also have the option to collect real college credit from an edX credit partner (included in the price!) that you can count towards a pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

Expert instruction
3 high-quality courses
Progress at your own speed
4 months
6 - 8 hours per week
3 Academic Credits
Build your skills and your transcript
Discounted price: $448.20
Pre-discounted price: $498USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. NYUx's Introduction to Databases MicroBachelors® Program

  2. 6–8 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn the fundamentals of interacting with relational database management systems, including issuing queries that return results sets and modify data.

  3. 6–8 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn the fundamentals of interacting with relational database management systems, including issuing advanced queries that return complicated results sets.

  4. 6–8 hours per week, for 5 weeks

    Learn the fundamentals of administering relational database management systems, including managing concurrency and creating objects in the database

  5. Program Certificate Requirement
    In order to be eligible for credit and a program certificate, you must purchase, complete and pass with a 70% grade or higher in all Introduction to Databases program courses.

    Credit Election
    edX has partnered with Thomas Edison State University, a public university in New Jersey that specializes in adult education, to provide academic credit for MicroBachelors programs at no additional cost.

    Please note, credit for this program is not provided by New York University (NYU). This program is awarded three (3) academic credits at Thomas Edison State University towards a general elective course.

    In order to redeem your credits please refer to these step-by-step directions. Learn more about credit.

    Industry Certification Preparation
    This program covers much of the material that is assessed on the MySQL8.0 Database Developer Oracle Certified Professional exam. The exam is not included in the cost of the program.

    • Database Administrator ($93,750 avg salary in US) –
    • Network and Computer Systems Administrators ($83,510 avg salary in US) -
    • Software Developers($105,590 avg salary in US) -

Meet your instructor

from New York University (NYUx)
Aspen Olmsted
Adjunct Professor
New York University Tandon School of Engineering

Experts from NYUx committed to teaching online learning

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Discounted price: $448.20
Pre-discounted price: $498USD
3 courses in 4 months
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  • An introductory understanding of programming, operating systems and networking is assumed. The NYU MicroBachelors in Computer Science Fundamentals would be a great place to start.
  • We utilize the MySQL relational database management system (RDBMS) which can be installed on Windows, Mac or a Linux Operating system. It is ideal for a student to have access to one of these machines but they can also use a shared web hosting services that includes MySQL or MariaDB to practice.


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