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Lesson 1
Design strategy, tools, and the database life cycle
Regardless of the approach they take to database design, the overall strategy of database designers is the same:
  1. To accomplish certain time-tested objectives.
  2. Design strategy, tools, and the database life cycle
This module describes those objectives as well as two different approaches to database design, and illustrates database architecture.
In addition, this module describes the design and post-design stages of the database life cycle, and outlines the capabilities of CASE tools.

Learning objectives
After completing this module, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the overall strategy of database design
  2. Describe the subject approach to database design
  3. Describe the application approach to database design
  4. Define user view, logical schema, and physical schema
  5. Describe the design stages of the database life cycle
  6. Describe the post-design stages of the database life cycle
  7. Explain the use of CASE tools in database design
The next lesson outlines the objectives of database design strategy.