Databases A Beginner's Guide https://www.mheducation.com/cover-images/Jpeg_400-high/007160846X.jpeg 1 9780071608466 Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. 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
Databases A Beginner's Guide

Databases A Beginner's Guide

1st Edition
By Andy Oppel
ISBN10: 007160846X
ISBN13: 9780071608466
Copyright: 2009
09780071608466

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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

About the Author

Andy Oppel

Andrew J. (Andy) Oppel is a proud graduate of The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland and of Transylvania University (Lexington, KY) where he earned a BA in computer science in 1974. Since then he has been continuously employed in a wide variety of information technology positions, including programmer, programmer/analyst, systems architect, project manager, senior database administrator, database group manager, consultant, database designer, and data architect. In addition, he has been a part-time instructor with the University of California (Berkeley) Extension for over 20 years, and received the Honored Instructor Award for the year 2000. His teaching work included developing three courses for UC Extension, “Concepts of Database Management Systems”, “Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems”, and "Data Modeling and Database Design." He also earned his Oracle 9i Database Associate certification in 2003. He is currently employed as a senior data modeler for Blue Shield of California. Aside from computer systems, Andy enjoys music (guitar and vocals), amateur radio (Pacific Division Vice Director, American Radio Relay League) and soccer (Referee Instructor, U.S. Soccer). Andy has designed and implemented hundreds of databases for a wide range of applications, including medical research, banking, insurance, apparel manufacturing, telecommunications, wireless communications, and human resources. He is the author of Databases Demystified (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2004) and SQL Demystified (McGraw-Hill/Osborne, 2005). His database product experience includes IMS, DB2, Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access, MySQL, and Oracle (versions 7, 8, 8i, 9i, and 10g).