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Data Architecture Foundations


In this course, you will cover the foundations of data architecture.

In this course, you will cover the foundations of data architecture.


4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated June 19, 2023

Skills you'll learn:
Erds • Data definition language • Data manipulation language • Data storage
Intermediate SQL • Relational database basics

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Welcome to Data Architecture Foundations

This is the welcome lesson of the course.

Lesson 2

What is Data Architecture

This lesson will cover basic data architecture characteristics, data governance and business requirements.

Lesson 3

Database Framework

This lesson will cover model, schema and normalization

Lesson 4

Relational Data Design

This lesson will cover conceptual, logical and physical ERD, and how to create ERDs

Lesson 5

Creating a Physical Database Schema

This lesson will cover how to create and populate a database and run CRUD command

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Designing an HR Database

Architect a database based on the business requirements for a Human Resources Department, combining all the skills you've learned so far!

Taught By The Best

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Ben Larson

Data Architect / Analytics Consultant

Benjamin has over 15 years of experience working as a data professional in fields including medicine, telecomm, and finance, in roles ranging from data architect to data scientist and analytics consultant. He holds a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences, where his research was focused on rare event detection.

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