Database Design

Database Design


  • Take notes as you go through the course

  • Study the material from each video and memorize the content

  • Memorize the terms given in each video as well as any design techniques, such as using atomic values, the definition of 1NF, etc…

  • You will need tools that allow you to practice designing databases. This could be anything from a pen and paper to premium software. This course will be using a large chalkboard for the first half of the course and then free design software later on. Just know that you will not be required to pay for any design tools!

  • Read any supplementary material provided and attempt to memorize the content and apply it to what you already know

  • Be CREATIVE! Database design is not only a technical skill, but it is also an art! This course will teach you the technical aspects of design as well as the artistic side

  • Be determined. Database design can be a daunting task. It’s scary, but easy once you get the hang of things


Whichever database application you use does not matter! This course will cover design concepts for all relational database management systems. This course is designed for those who want to download this course or watch it ad free . This is a course for relational database design. Here are some examples of the most popular databases:

  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQLite
  • MiariaDB
  • and MORE!

We start off this course by taking our time to first look at what a database is and how it differs from a spreadsheet, website, filing cabinet, and so forth. We introduce SQL and talk about data definition language and data manipulation language. After about 4 solid videos of explaining databases and SQL, we dive into learning about entities and attributes. We apply all of these concepts to structure tables and relationships. We learn to design all of the relationships and I explain everything in depth.

Most of the videos are on my chalkboard, explaining concepts. This is because it helps to fully understand database design before you dive into designing your own database. Once we go over all of the concepts of database design we will be designing databases from start to finish.

No programming skills are required. This course does not program a database. This course will only be teaching how to best design your database. You may be wondering why such a large course is required for only designing a database. Well, designing a database is an extremely important part of database management. The best design will get us the best results and make programming our database really easy.

After this course you should be able to tackle almost any database design project with confidence and skill. Keep in mind though that learning database design takes a lot of time and effort. Be sure to take notes and stop after each video to reflect on what you’ve learned. Keeping notes will make this video course a whole lot easier!

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone working with relational databases. This course starts from the beginning. No prior knowledge is required but will of course make things easier and more clear to you
  • This course is perfect for anyone with an intermediate level of skill. We will be discussing all of the major concepts in database design and this course will help you refresh your skills or bring you to the advanced level