Free course

The database development life cycle

Free statement of participation on completion

No idea how relational database systems are constructed? Did you know that they underpin the majority of the managed data storage in computer systems? This free course, The database development life cycle, has been designed to give you an overview of the developmental lifecycle for a database system, explaining the importance of data analysis and highlighting how database development differs from traditional software development.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • describe the key points of the waterfall model applied to database development
  • appreciate the roles of various development artefacts, such as the data requirements document, conceptual data model and such like used to communicate between activities in the database development life cycle
  • communicate effectively about aspects of the development of databases.