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
Andy Oppel has taught database technology for the University of California for more than 20 years. He is the author of Databases Demystified and SQL Demystified, and the co-author of SQL: A Beginner's Guide, Third Edition.