Database Fundamentals

online short course

R6 400.00 R5 120.00

course fees

10 weeks


6-10 hours

effort per week



This course explores the underlying fundamentals of the most popular database systems, namely Relational
and NoSQL databases. It empowers you with both theoretical and practical concepts. The most popular
apps and systems, such as Uber, Facebook, etc., all have foundations through these database technologies
and this course showcases some of those use cases.

why should you enrol for this course?

Databases are the underlying technologies powering data-driven applications, so if you want to become a
formidable developer or enter specialised fields like Data Science, this would be a solid foundation.

0 | Orientation Module

1 | Introduction to Databases

2 | Database Normalisation

3 | Database Tables and Relationships

4 | Relational vs NoSQL Databases

5 | Data Definition Language

6 | Data Manipulation and Data Query Language

7 | Practical Usage of Databases

8 | Advanced Relational Database Concepts

9 | Wrap Up

course video

Soletu Mazimela

course author

Soletu boasts 15 years of experience in the Information Communication Technologies sector, having worked
for leading multinational companies such as Rocket Internet and Naspers in various disciplines within this sector, from being a developer to managing teams locally and internationally.

He is inquisitive and passionate about technology and its impact on the world. He is currently doing his
masters in IT at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Online Course Facilitator

This online short learning programme will be facilitated by an industry subject matter expert, who will share their experience and in-depth knowledge throughout the programme. Your Online Course Facilitator will contribute to Discussion Forums and provide you with in-depth feedback on all your assessments.

What will you need?
Basic requirements To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word. Please note: Google and YouTube may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.
How will you learn?
Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:
  • Work through all your interactive course notes
  • Review supplementary resources
  • Apply what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts and infographics
  • Collaborate and interact with your fellow participants via the discussion forum
What will you gain?
On the successful completion of this short learning programme, you will get the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our Online Campus. All your course assessments and submissions will be available to you in your course handbook. Your course handbook will be made available once you commence your short learning programme. Your Certificate of Competence will be issued in your registered name and couriered to you at no additional cost.
Academic and Technical Support
With the freedom that online education brings, Damelin Future Studies students can upskill in their own time, from almost anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere where the internet is accessible, that is. But although our students may roam far and wide, they are never far out of our mind. Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

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payment plan
EFT/Direct Deposit


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