At the beginning of this semester, I wrote a post with my goals for my 584 – Database Management Systems course. In that post, I said I wanted to become proficient at databases, as opposed to simply literate or adequate. I believe I have achieved that goal. Dr. Wang said for proficiency, one must be able to add tables, modify models, and run advanced queries. I am able to do that. I’ve run queries that join tables, modify tables, sort and group data, and ask for input from the user. So, in all, I’m pleased with my progress in 584. I feel like I now have the skills necessary to create a database from scratch and see it through to implementation, though I still have much to learn.