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1 is422- Course Overview Prepared by L. Nouf Almujally 1

2 Course Objectives Fundamental concepts of database systems, in particular, relational database systems You should have a good understanding of these concepts Use of database languages, in particular, SQL You should be able to use SQL to create, maintain, and query a relational database.( Oracle RDBMS) Relational database design principles, methodology, and tools you should be able to design a good relational database, given the data requirements. 2

3 Assessment DuesDue dateMarks LECTURES Mid 1( 12 %)Week 710 Mid 2 ( 13 %)Week 1210 LAB Project ( 10% )Week 1410 Homework ( 5 % ) Check course website 5 FINAL Final lab ( 10 % ) Refer to IS department10 Final ( 50 % )Refer to IS department 50 Total 100 3

4 Contact Information Email: Office No.: 1-501-15 Office hour: Check my schedule Course website : Make an appointment to see me except during consultation time 4

5 Textbook and Other Resources Main reference : “Database Systems: A Practical Approach to Design, Implementation and Management.” Thomas Connolly, Carolyn Begg. 5 th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2009 "Fundamentals of Database Systems", Ramez Elmasri, Shamkant B. Navathe, Addison Wesley, The Latest Edition. Other : "DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS", by Raghu Ramakrishnan, JohannesGehrke, The Latest Edition. "MODERN DATABASE MANAGEMENT",by Jeffrey A. Hoffer, Mary B. Prescott, Fred R. McFadden, Prentice Hall, The Latest Edition 5

6 Course Website You will find :  Announcements  Lectures  Homework  Assignments and projects  Grades You have to check your blackboard daily 6

7 Course Communication Questions are encouraged Discussion/collaboration (not copying) among students are encouraged feedback on the course is always welcome! 7

8 Is this course difficult? Yes Some technical material may be hard for some students Some stuff may seem simple, but you need to practise with many exercises before you can successfully apply them to practical problems No Not too deep in theory Not too broad in scope of content You can successfully complete it if you study 8

9 software you may have for this course Oracle 10g Notepad++ Visio Microsoft office, PowerPoint 9

10 What we do in this course? Train you as a database designer Focus on basic concepts, SQL and logical design Physical design is related to DBMS product and will be briefly introduced Major Contents Basic concepts SQL ER modelling Normalization ( is the process of efficiently organizing data in a database ) 10

11 General information Attendance will be taken by the end of the class. If you are absent for a reason it is your responsibility to submit your sick leave by the next class. Mobiles are not allowed to be used in class at all. Therefore, please keep it off or silent during class time. No late submissions AT ALL !! Copying from another student will result in a ZERO mark for all involved students 11

12 Exams will cover materials from the textbook, as well as material presented in the class. Students who are absent on Midterm exam day due to illness are required to bring a signed medical excuse letter. It is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructor if the midterm exam was missed within one (1) week following the scheduled exam date Make-up exams will be offered for valid reasons only signed by the head of the department. Make-up exams may be different from regular exams in content and format 12

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