IS361 Data Management Concepts

for F1D 2011

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IS 361 Data Management Concepts


F1D 2011 DA


Abbott, Luchezar A.


Adjunct Faculty


B.S., Information Systems Management
M.S., Computer Science

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Semester Dates

Aug. 15, 2011 - Oct. 9, 2011

Class Days


Class Time

8:30 - 2:00 PM


CS 219

Credit Hours


Hoffer, Jeffrey A., Ramesh, V., Topi, Heikki, Modern Database Management, Tenth Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011

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Course Description:
IS361 Data Management Concepts: This course provides an overview of data management concepts. This course will explore the enterprise perspective of managing data needs of an organization. This includes data integrity, database models, and integration of databases, security, and database administration issues. The student will be introduced to query processing within a database environment. Prerequisite CS219 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Each week we will focus on the various aspects of database technology from the basic terms of the discipline, through data modeling, to the concepts utilized in the physical design and implementation of a database. This course will build on the global and multinational aspects of databasing including the international nature and accessibility of information, and the de facto standardization of technology both for a vendor provided database management system (DBMS) and language, the structured query language (SQL). Students are expected to be well prepared to discuss the text examples and assignments provided in each chapter. An engaged classroom discussion of these examples and assignments will be part of the basis of the class participation grade.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyze the differences between Data and Database management
  2. Explain the duties of the data and database administrator.
  3. Describe the creation and use of metadata and data dictionaries.
  4. Identify the organizational perspective of managing data such as efficiency, privacy, security, ethical responsibility, and strategic advantage
  5. Compare a Relational Database and Object Orientated Database.
  6. Analyze components of a Database Management System and the techniques used to store and access data within DBMS.
  7. Describe a Data Warehouse including possible designs, use and terminology.
  8. Explain and apply the fundamentals of Structured Query Language (SQL).

Core Assessment:
Short Essay questionsProblem Solving, e.g. hands on SQL assignments
True/False plus justification for the answer
Homework Assignments
Short Essay questions
Problem Solving
True/False plus justification for the answer
Write a short review/essay paper about a subject in database technology

Class Assessment:

Weekly homework assignments:
 - Address all aspects of the question
 - Show clear and throurough understanding of the material
 - Integrate academic references outside of the course textbook
 - Properly cite references (APA or MLA)
Internet Research:
 - Address all aspects of the research exercise
 - Show clear and throurough understanding of the research area subject
 - Integrate at a minimum two credible Internet sources (no Wiki sites or personal blogs)
 - Properly cite references (APA or MLA)


Class Participation
Internet Research
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8

The homework and Internet research assingment will be due at 11:59 p.m. Arizona time every Friday to allow for a review discussion during class.

Late Submission of Course Materials:

Generally, no late assignments will be accepted.  However, I realize situations arise that may preclude you from turning in your assignments on time.  Please let me know ahead of time or as soon as can and we can work out a grace period.
No extra credit will be awarded.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

I encourage you to bring your own personal laptop, if you can.  The school campus has laptops that they can check out if you need to.  If you bring your laptop (or tablet), please do not use it to surf the Internet, check personal email, Facebook, etc. - it is very distracting to other students.
Don't bring food to class; drinks are allowed unless in a computer lab.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Assignments will be announced during class the week before due and posted in e-Companion on the same day.  

Week 1 – Introduction to Database Development – Chapter 1
Week 2 – Data/Modeling/Entity – Chapter 2 and 3
Week 3 – Logical Database Design and Relational Model – Chapter 4
Week 4 – Physical Database Design and Client/Server Architecture – Chapter 5 and 8
Week 5 – Structured Query Language (SQL) – Chapter 6
Week 6 – Data Warehousing and Object-Oriented Databases – Chapter 9 and 13
Week 7 – Data and Database Administration – Chapter 11
Week 8 – Advanced Topics, Review, and Final Exam

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty ( or Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 96

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