# FE.1 CSE 4701 CSE4701 Final Exam Advice and Hints Prof. Steven A. Demurjian, Sr. Computer Science & Engineering Department The University of Connecticut.

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FE.1 CSE 4701 CSE4701 Final Exam Advice and Hints Prof. Steven A. Demurjian, Sr. Computer Science & Engineering Department The University of Connecticut 191 Auditorium Road, Box U-155 Storrs, CT 06269-3155 steve@engr.uconn.edu http://www.engr.uconn.edu/~steve (860) 486 - 4818

FE.2 CSE 4701 Hints for Taking Exam  Read the Questions Carefully!  Ask Questions if you are Confused!  Answer Questions in Any Order  Organized to fit on minimum number of pages  Answer “Easiest” questions for you!  Assess Points per Time Unit  120 minutes = 120 points  20 points = 20 minutes  For Essay/Short Answer Questions - Length Answer Matches Points  5 points = 1/4 page = 3 or 4 sentences  30 points - if 1/4 page - likely few points!  Exam Designed to be Longer than 120 Minutes!

FE.3 CSE 4701 Hints for Taking Exam  Don't Define Concepts  E.G., Ask About Concept X, Don't Explain Concept X, Just Answer the Question and I'll Know If You Know Concept X  Don't Panic, Read and Review Course Materials Prior to Exam!  Don't Be Afraid to Not Answer a Question  60% Correct for 100 Points = 60 Points  90% Correct F0r 80 Points = 72 Points  Partial Credit Is the Norm  If I Ask You to Pick and Analyze a Concept - for a 5 Pt Problem You Get 1 for the Concept and 4 for the Analysis.

FE.4 CSE 4701 Chapter 14 5e, 15 & 16 6e - Func Depend:  Covered Topics Include …  Slides 46-109 in cse255chap14.pps  First, Second, and Third Normal Forms  Understanding the Objectives of Normalization Process  No Questions on …  FDs - but you must understand what FDs in Order to Answer Questions on Normal Forms

FE.5 CSE 4701 Chapters 17 & 18 5e, 19 6e  Chapter 17 - System Catalog  What is it?  How is it Used?  Chapter 18 18 5e, 19 6e - Query Optimization in RDBMS  High-level Query Optimization (Algebraic)  Low-level Query Optimization (Cost-based)  Implementing JOINs, SELECTs, etc.

FE.6 CSE 4701 Chapters 19 & 20 5e, 21 & 22 6e – TP/CC  Chapter 19 & 20 5e - Transaction Processing  Concurrency Control  Data Consistency Problems  Schedules and Serializability  Chapter 21 & 22 6e - Concurrency Control  Three Different Locking-Based Algorithms  2 Phase Protocol  Deadlock and Livelock  Optimistic Concurrency Control  FOCUS ON NOTES RATHER THAN TEXTBOOK  NO QUESTIONS ON:  OS Synchronization

FE.7 CSE 4701 Chapters 21 5e, 22 6e and 22 5e, 23 6e  Chapter 21 5e, 22 6e : Database Recovery  Alternative UNDO/REDO Approaches  Checkpointing and Shadow Paging  Chapter 22 5e, 23 6e : Database Security  Security Glossary and Important Security Concepts  DAC, MAC, RBAC Cryptography  Security in Statistical Databases  NO QUESTIONS ON:  Java Security/OS Security

FE.8 CSE 4701 Chapters 24, 26 & 27 5e, 26, 28 & 29, 6e  Chapter 24 5e, 26 6e: Distributed DBMS  Goals, Objectives, and Approaches of DDBMS  Fragmentation, Replication, Federation  Chapter 26 5e, 28 6e: Data Mining  Mining and Warehousing  Querying  Differences from DB  Chapter 27 5e, 29 6e: Web-Based DB Architectures  Role of Web in Architecture, Usage, Interoperation  Different DB Interaction Styles  Long-Term/Open Issues

FE.9 CSE 4701 Possible Questions  Open Notes, Book, and Web  8 Total Questions - Follow Instructions - Possibilities  Constructive and Algorithm Questions  Normalization, QO, PCC (Alg. 2 and 3), OCC (Alg. 4)  Design Questions Related to  Recovery, Security, Concurrency  DB Architectures (DDBMS, Web)  DB Querying (Traditional, Programmatic, Mining)  Applicability to UConnJobSearch.com  Know your Algorithms and Constructs  Show All Work to Receive Partial (Any) Credit  Do Not Jump to Final Answer  Avoid Run-on Explanations

FE.10 CSE 4701 Web Sources for Final Exam   Final Exam Advice: PPT, JobSearchPlus and BBALL Handouts  www.engr.uconn.edu/~steve/Cse4701/cse4701fexamadv.pptx  hwww.engr.uconn.edu/~steve/Cse4701/UConnJobSearchPlus.docx  www.engr.uconn.edu/~steve/Cse4701/cse4701BBall.doc   NEW Sample QO/CC Problems: PPTX  www.engr.uconn.edu/~steve/Cse4701/cse4701QOandCCprobs.pptx   NEW Sample QO/CC Solutions: PPTX  www.engr.uconn.edu/~steve/Cse4701/cse4701QOandCCsolns.pptx   Normalization Problems/Solutions: PPTX  www.engr.uconn.edu/~steve/Cse4701/cse4701Normalization.pptx

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