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Management of data as a resource. Development of a conceptual framework to evaluate, select, acquire, install, and maintain commercial data base management packages for use in information systems. Data structures, data storage, data representation, data flow, data dictionaries, access methods, utilities, query languages, security backup, configuration control, distributed data bases, and future directions in data base management are explored.


Course Outcomes

The following are three broad goals for this course:

  1. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the elements of database management systems by building database management systems.
  2. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the managerial issues involved in database management by examination and presentations.
  3. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of data modeling techniques and their use with CASE tools through the actual design of database management systems.

Grading (1000 pts)

  • 5 Lynda Courses (50 pts each) — 250 pts (25%)
  • 5 Assignments (50 pts each) — 250 pts (25%)
  • 5 Group Notebooks (40 pts each) — 200 pts (20%)
  • Group Conference Project (150 pts) — 150 pts (15%)
  • SAP Project (150 pts) — 150 pts (15%)

A 900 – 1000 pts
B 800 – 899 pts
C 700 – 799 pts
D 600 – 699 pts
F Less than 599


Required Textbooks

https://opentextbc.ca/dbdesign01/