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Week 13: Lynda Course - Database Foundations

Lynda LinkedIn Learning 5: Application Development

While learning about the individual components of a software development stack like databases, programming languages, and interfaces is important, combining multiple technologies that each contribute a piece to the whole is where all the knowledge really comes together. In this fifth and final course of his Database Foundations series, database expert Adam Wilbert explores the role of relational databases in the larger landscape of application development. He examines the architecture of modern apps and how databases integrate with presentation and logic, and how all these building blocks of software development fit together.


Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Learning Objectives

By the end of this week, you should be able to:

  1. Create a php server using docker
  2. Add a PostgresSQL server
  3. Add data to a database
  4. Look at ASP.NET Server and Core

Your Tasks for the Week

  1. Enroll in the Course: Access the course on LinkedIn Learning. If you encounter any issues accessing the course, please reach out for assistance.

  2. Watch and Learn: Dedicate time to watch the course modules. The course is split into sections; make sure to complete all of them. Take notes as you go along, especially on topics that are new or challenging.

  3. Practical Exercises: The course includes practical exercises using Docker and SQL commands. Ensure you complete these exercises to apply what you’ve learned. Remember, practical application is key in understanding database concepts. Make sure you complete the practical exercises, you will be turning in a short video of what you completed.

  4. Get Certified: LinkedIn Learning Certificate

Additional Resources

  • Office Hours: I’m available for office hours on Monday @ 7:30 pm EST for any questions or further discussion.


Stay on track with your learning! Consistent progress is crucial in an asynchronous course like ours. If you have any concerns or need extra support, please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Video Showcase: Create a 60-second video demonstrating your course achievements, including Docker container projects and certificates.

Reflection: In the assignment’s comment section, write a short paragraph reflecting on your learning experience. Highlight what you enjoyed and found intriguing about the assignment.