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ICT 128 Relational Databases Fundamentals

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Course Description

This course introduces students to the principles behind designing a well formed relational database management system (RDMS) that optimizes the storage and retrieval of data. In addition, students will learn how to utilize the SQL language for creating, manipulating and securing the various database objects that are used in a RDMS.


Course Details

A database is a structured collection of information. The data structure is a particular way of storing and organizing the data in a computer so that it can be used efficiently. A Database Management System (DBMS) is a set of computer programs that enables you to store, modify, and extract information from a database, and provides users with tools to add, delete, access, modify, and analyze data stored in one location. Online retailers, grocery stores, and hospitals all rely on the timely input and retrieval of data to maintain daily operations. How the database systems are designed to organize data plays a key role in determining the ease with which relevant and reliable information can be made available to the organization.

This course is designed for those who have little to no prior knowledge or experience with relational databases and want to gain some fundamental skills in an expanding industry. Databases are steadily becoming a vital part of IT as they comprise the backend of websites such as Amazon, Facebook, and university or government sites.


Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

Instructional Delivery

All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:

  • In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
  • Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
  • Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.

It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.

Registration

  • Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).

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Course Content

Course Level Learning Outcomes

  • Design a relational database, normalize it and create tables that implement the design
  • Apply Structured Query Language (SQL) to query and manipulate data in a relational database as required

Topics of Instruction

  • Introductory Concepts of Relational Databases
    • Introduction to SQL
  • Data Retrieval with SELECT
  • Filtering and Sorting Data Sets
  • More Complex Data Retrieval Queries
    • Joining Tables
    • Using Functions
    • Subqueries
  • Data Manipulation with INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE
  • Managing Transitions
  • Creating Tables
  • Managing Data Integrity
  • Designing Databases
    • Logical Modelling
    • Normalization
  • Introduction to Database Administration
    • Managing Secure Access and Performance

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Notes

Recommendations and Requirements

Course Duration

Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.

Delivery Formats

Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.

Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.

  • Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
  • Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

Required Tools

For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.

Required Software

Textbooks

Attendance

It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.

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Prerequisites

  • This course does not have prerequisites, students must however meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.

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Proficiencies

  • Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives.

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Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)




Sections

  ICT 128 - 033 Relational Databases Fundamentals  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
19 Sep 2016 to 28 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. There is no class Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 10, 2016. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund.

  
 
  ICT 128 - 034 Relational Databases Fundamentals  
  Fall 2016   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
19 Sep 2016 to 28 Nov 2016
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Richard Walsh, Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. There is no class Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 10, 2016. This course is delivered in a online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund.

  
 
  ICT 128 - 035 Relational Databases Fundamentals  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Tue 6:00PM - 9:00PM
10 Jan 2017 to 14 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.0
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 128 - 036 Relational Databases Fundamentals  
  Winter 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Tue 6:00PM - 9:00PM
10 Jan 2017 to 14 Mar 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. This course is delivered in a online format. Classes are held online only synchronously in real time. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course.

PROFICIENCIES

Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 128 - 037 Relational Databases Fundamentals  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Class:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
10 Apr 2017
Class:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
24 Apr 2017 to 26 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. There is no class Easter Monday, Monday, April 17, 2017 and Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, 2017. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES AND PROFICIENCIES

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund

  
 
  ICT 128 - 038 Relational Databases Fundamentals  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
 
Online:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
10 Apr 2017
Online:   Mon 6:00PM - 9:00PM
24 Apr 2017 to 26 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 10 Sessions
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    $825.00
 
Delivery Options:  Online Synchronous
Instructor(s): Jolanta Warpechowska-Gruca
  Section Notes:  

COURSE SCHEDULE AND DELIVERY

This course has 10 classes scheduled once per week for 10 weeks. There is no class Easter Monday, Monday, April 17, 2017 and Victoria Day, Monday, May 22, 2017. This course is delivered in an in class format. Classes are held in a classroom lab. Click the '10 Sessions' link above for details.

PREREQUISITES AND PROFICIENCIES

There are no prerequisites for this course. Students who are unfamiliar with D2L / ACM are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.

TRANSFER AND WITHDRAWAL FEES

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. For our standard Refund, Withdrawal and Transfer Policy visit conted.ucalgary.ca/refund.

  
 


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