Fall 2023 - CMPT 354 D100
Database Systems I (3)
Class Number: 6140
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Oct 6, 2023: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Oct 11 – Dec 5, 2023: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 9, 2023
Sat, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
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Prerequisites:CMPT 225 and (MACM 101 or (ENSC 251 and ENSC 252)), all with a minimum grade of C-.
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).
- Relational data model
- Relational algebra
Introduction to SQL
- SQL: queries
- SQL: modifications and transactions
- SQL: constraints and triggers
Database design theory
- Database applications development
- Data Warehousing and OLAP
- Data Mining
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,
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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