CIS4365: Database Applications
Fall, 2017

Course Objectives

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This course has been carefully designed to develop a specific set of skills.  Most individuals would consider it a 'technical course', but it is NOT  a training exercise. It corresponds to the old adage "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; Teach him how to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime". We will be learning how to fish here. How to fish in any type of water for any type of fish (well, at least we will begin to).

Listed below are some of the specific skill areas as well as the objectives which are designed to target learning:




  To develop a Conceptual basis of Databases

  To understand Database usage in Business

  To understand the simplicity and complexity of Databases

  To conceptualize directions in technology for the future

  To synthesize material from a variety of sources



  To judge reliability, integrity, and accuracy of sources of information

  To determine the data types necessary to fulfill business requirements

  To design, analyze, and implement complete database projects

  To translate user needs into functional database tables

  To evaluate presentation of information



  Learn basics of ERDs

  Learn basics of SQL

  Become familiar with a variety of database applications

  Become familiar with a variety of common database tools

  Design and develop a working database (or two)



  To learn to translate conceptual models into working databases

  To translate ambiguity into operationalized tables

  To translate complexity into simplicity

  To network electronically


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