Great introduction course. And C. Delia's method and style was great as well. It was just what I was looking for.
I enjoyed the course although I was not able to dedicate as much time to the lessons as I would have liked to. I downloaded/printed the lessons and will use them in the future to continue to enhance my Oracle skills. We are using PL/SQL at work to write reports and create portals for our customers.
I found this course to provide just the right increments of learning a totally new (to me) subject. The examples, writing style and exercises were just plain perfect! Thank YOU!
I would feel comfortable administering Oracle databases.
Thank you Ms Delia, I have firm grasp of what once was a confusing subject.
This is my first attempt at an online course, and I found it and the subject matter to be most rewarding. I look forward to the next session.
This was my first experience with an on-line course. The format, documentation and interaction made it interesting, informative and I'm sure I'll be referring back to my notes often.
This was my first on-line class and it was GREAT!. I enjoyed the class, and the length of the class was just right too. The materials provided by the teacher were very hepful/useful. I definitely will recommend this class to my peers.
I just wanted to thank you. I found the course more involved than I had anticipated and was quite pleasantly surprised at the level of training and the content.
Course Code: ioc
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.
Cindy Delia is a Systems Analyst and a certified instructor. She has been working in information technology for more than 18 years and has been a technical trainer for over 6 years. As a Systems Analyst, she specializes in database management systems and develops PC applications. She has taught computer courses at the community college level and also performs corporate training. Cindy has also written technical manuals for WordPerfect.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
You'll need any type of computer with an installed copy of 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.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
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.
Keep in mind that 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.
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.