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This foundational CBT Nuggets database training prepares new IT professionals to recognize uses of databases, how to anticipate jobs and training necessary for different databases, and how to design and build your first database.
For the uninitiated, the concept of databases can be shadowy and mysterious. Popular culture hasn't helped with this, movies dating to the early 90's would use "the database" to mean pretty much any piece of reasonably complicated technology, and the habit persists to this day. But databases are important pieces of technology - the capabilities of which are staggering, but their restrictions and limits are nuanced and complex. This Intro to Databases training will clarify not only what a database is and what they're used for, but what training and certification tracks can contribute to someone gaining mastery of database administration. Get this training and you'll understand all the crucial fundamentals of controlling and managing vast amounts of data.
After finishing the videos in this Intro to Databases training, you'll know how to recognize uses of databases, how to anticipate jobs and training necessary for different databases, and how to design and build your first database.
For IT managers, this CBT Nuggets training can be used to onboard new IT professionals, curated into individual or team training plans, or as a CBT Nuggets reference resource.
Intro to Databases: What You Need to Know
This Intro to Databases training has videos that cover topics such as:
- Fundamentals of storing, retrieving and using data in databases
- Recognizing the differences in database platforms, technologies and tools
- Choosing certifications that can lead to a career path in database administration
- Reading and writing the structured query language (SQL)
- Planning and creating a database
Who Should Take Database Training?
This database training is considered foundational-level CBT Nuggets training, which means it was designed for new IT professionals with 6 months of experience — or no experience at all. This course is valuable for new or aspiring IT professionals, experienced new IT professionals looking to validate foundational skills, and non-technical professionals.
Data storage and retrieval user training. If you're a non-technical professional, there are plenty of reasons to get this training in fundamental database facts and skills. If any part of your job depends on you connecting to a database, withdrawing or adding information from a database, or preparing data to be used in a database, get this training. It'll help you to understand what parts of a database are universal, and which are particular to the one you use, and it'll make you much better at navigating, using and retrieving the data.
New or aspiring IT professionals. If you're planning on a career in IT, but you're not sure where to start or not sure where you want your career to go, this Intro to Databases training is a perfect way to get a sense of what a future working with databases would look like. Take this training and learn exactly what a database is, what capabilities and options it brings to a business, and what paths you'd need to take to become a certified expert in administering them.