Fall 2017 - CMPT 354 D200

Database Systems I (3)

Class Number: 7629

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SUR 5140, Surrey

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 7, 2017
    3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    SUR 2600, Surrey

  • Prerequisites:

    CMPT 225, and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Logical representations of data records. Data models. Studies of some popular file and database systems. Document retrieval. Other related issues such as database administration, data dictionary and security.

COURSE DETAILS:

Almost all organizations maintain their data using a database management system (DBMS). This course provides an introduction to DBMS. We focus on the most widely used model: the relational data model. Students will become familiar with the design of database applications and use of databases. We study design tools, database modeling and query languages, including the Structured Query Language (SQL).

COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Topics:
- Entity-Relationship model
- Relational data model
- Relational algebra and calculus
- Introduction to SQL
- Constraints and triggers
- Database Applications Development
- Normalization
- Introduction to NoSQL
- Introduction to OLAP (time permitting)

Grading

  • To be determined in the first week of classes.

REQUIREMENTS:

Students must attain an overall passing grade on the weighted average of exams in the course in order to obtain a clear pass (C- or better).

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

Fundamentals of Database Systems, Elmasri and Navathe, Pearson, 2016, 7/e
ISBN: 9780133970777

Database systems the complete book, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D.Ullman, Jennifer Widom, Prentice Hall, 2009, 2/e
ISBN: 9780131873254

Database Systems: An Application-Oriented Approach, Michael Kifer, Arthur Berstein, Philip M. Lewis, Addison Wesley, 2005, The complete version
ISBN: 9780321268457

Registrar Notes:

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