Introduction to database systems. Comparison to file processing systems. Data models. Relational, hierarchical, and network systems. Database design. Normal forms. Study of several real-world database management systems, with an emphasis on microcomputer applications. Database recovery query and transaction processing, concurrency. Distributed and object-oriented databases.
Instructor: Harry Goldberg
Virtual office hours: Mondays 12:30-1:30pm.
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Instruction Method: Live lectures on campus
Time: 9:55 am – 11:40am (Need update)
Location: Room: IA 236. (Need update)
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After successful completion of this course, students will have achieved proficiency in data modeling use the Entity-Relationship Model, Relational Database Design Techniques, Basic and Intermediate SQL query creation, and Database access techniques from current programming languages.
Creately, H2, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft Access. Instructions on how to acquire these software products will be provided in class and in the Homework Guidelines document in the Homework Guidelines section on Blackboard.
Attendance: Attendance is mandatory.
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