CIS4365: Database Applications
Fall, 2017

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Installing MySQL
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wpe41.gif (23084 bytes)Dr.  Peeter J. Kirs, Ph.D.
(My last name is Estonian in origin and rhymes with Pierce; My first name is simply Peter, unless you get esoteric)
The University of Texas at El Paso
College of Business Administration
Dept. of Info. & Decision Sciences
El Paso, TX  79968
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Course Description:

Installing MySQL

Student&Unstructor Spreadsheets       Joining Tables

Intro Mysql      Data


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Databases have become THE most important Information System package for Corporations. Without them, most companies would have a hard time functioning. MOST (and that really means almost all) Companies could NOT exist without them.

Databases are an enigma in that they are both simple and complex. They are simple in the sense that given the 'user-friendly' packages that are available, almost anyone can develop a reasonable database system. Difficult in the sense that if the database system developed does not take into consideration all of the possible 'pit-falls' associated with sound database design, the system could end up costing more than it is worth.

In this course, we will examine what constitutes a 'reasonably-sound' database. You WILL develop the elementary skills necessary to recognize 'sound' databases. You WILL also develop the rudimentary skills necessary to develop 'reasonable' databases. You will NOT acquire the skills to be a DBA (Database Administrator), but you should acquire enough knowledge to appreciate the skills required of a DBA and the background knowledge necessary to eventually become one (with additional training).

While there are some fundamental concepts which must be understood, this course is also intended as a 'hands-on' course. Students will learn the fundamentals of SQL and will be required to complete a 'real-life' project, from design through implementation.

A broad Overview of this course, with all prerequisites, is also available in the University Catalog.

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