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Description:This course covers fundamental concepts necessary for the design, use, implementation and administration of database systems. The course will stress the fundamentals of database modeling and design, the languages and facilities provided by database management systems, and some techniques for implementing and administering database systems. Topics will include the entity-relationship model, normalization of database tables, logical and physical database design, SQL, transaction management, reliability, security, and object-oriented databases.
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): CS119
CS218 or CS225. Formally CS215

Course Objectives

In this course, students will: A. Understand how a relational database differs from other database and data storage models B. Understand how to relate business data requirements into a relational database design C. Be familiar with the tools and techniques used to administer database systems D. Be able to create SQL queries to manipulate data in a relational database E. Understand the issues of database security and reliability F. Be introduced to how Object data models may be implemented using an underlying relational system

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
S 2017 MODERN DATABASE MANAGEMENT 9780133544619 HOFFER 12TH 16 PEARSON Wilkins $250 $0 $0
S 2016 MODERN DATABASE MANAGEMENT 9780132662253 HOFFER 11TH 13 PEARSON Wilkins $0 $189 $0
S 2015 MODERN DATABASE MANAGEMENT 9780132662253 HOFFER 11TH 13 PEARSON Wilkins $235 $0 $0
S 2014 MODERN DATABASE MANAGEMENT 9780132662253 HOFFER 11TH 13 Wilkins $0 $0 $0