CISC 7510X Database Systems

(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as CIS 717.1.
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37 hours plus conference and independent work; 3 credits

Introduction to database systems. Comparison to file processing systems. Data models. Relational, hierarchical, and network systems. Database design. Normal forms. Study of several real-world database management systems, with an emphasis on microcomputer applications. Database recovery, query and transaction processing, concurrency. Distributed and object-oriented databases. This course requires a substantial amount of programming. (Not open to students who are enrolled in or have completed Computer and Information Science 3810 [45].)

Prerequisite: CISC 1050 or CISC 3810 or an equivalent undergraduate course.


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