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Course Code: INFO321 Course ID: 2948 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of major advancements in database technology that have taken place in recent years. It does not assume any prior background in the field of databases, and, hence, starts with basic introductory concepts, but covers advanced topics as well. The course will cover both conceptual and hands-on material in the area of database management, thus enabling students to have the maximum amount of comprehension and retention of material covered in the course. The student must have access to MS Access. This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site. Note for Mac Users: Access 2013 does not work on Mac OS. APUS recommends using Windows OS even on Mac. If Mac OS must be used it is recommended to install Windows on Parallels (purchased separately) and install Access 2013 on the Windows OS via Parallels.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  1. Describe the evolution of relational databases as a tool for information management.
  2. Assess the key components of a database management system.
  3. Assess the process and methodologies for designing databases.
  4. Explain the functions of database administration.
  5. Examine the rudiments of the Structured Query Language (SQL).
  6. Evaluate database table normalization.
  7. Evaluate the data integrity, security, and availability issues related to relational databases.
  8. Design a database management system with the skills gained from this course.

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  1. Describe the evolution of relational databases as a tool for information management.
  2. Assess the key components of a database management system.
  3. Assess the process and methodologies for designing databases.
  4. Explain the functions of database administration.
  5. Examine the rudiments of the Structured Query Language (SQL).
  6. Evaluate database table normalization.
  7. Evaluate the data integrity, security, and availability issues related to relational databases.
  8. Design a database management system with the skills gained from this course.
Book Title:Illustrated Microsoft Office 365 & Access 2016: Comprehensive, 1st ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781305878006
Publication Info:VS-Cengage
Author:Lisa Friedrichsen
Unit Cost:$166.47
Electronic ISBN:9781337015837
Electronic Unit Cost:$32.00
 
Book Title:Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation, and Management, 6th ed - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781269886628
Publication Info:VS-Pearson
Author:Connolly, Thomas ; Carolyn Begg
Unit Cost:$137.67
Electronic ISBN:9781269875356
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00
 
Book Title:Students must have access to the required software. APUS does not supply this software. The listing can be found at https://apus.libguides.com/c.php?g=241438&p=3514444
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.