Fall 2019 - CMPT 354 D100
Database Systems I (3)
Class Number: 8987
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 5, 2019
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
1 778 782-4411
Prerequisites:CMPT 225, and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)).
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.
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).
- Entity-Relationship model
- Relational data model
- Relational algebra and calculus
- Introduction to SQL
- Constraints and triggers
- Database Applications Development
- Introduction to OLAP
- Introduction to NoSQL (time permitting)
To be determined in the first week of classes. 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).
Database Systems The Complete Book, 2nd Edition
Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey D.Ullman, Jennifer Widom,
Prentice Hall, 2009,
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