DAT330 - Introduction to Databases

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Subject Title
Introduction to Databases

Subject Description
This course is an introduction to databases. Through activity-based learning and using a database cloud deployment project, students will learn how to work on Microsoft Azure SQL on cloud and on-premises Microsoft SQL server. Students will learn how to use Structured Query Language (SQL) to query data and Optimize query performance. Students will learn how to monitor and optimize operational resources, how to implement a secure environment and how to automate database tasks.

Credit Status
One Credit

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the key differences between the SQL Server database options in Azure and other databases to provide a customer with an appropriate database solution that meets their business requirements.
  2. Compare between Windows, SQL Server, and Azure Active Directory Authentication to ensure the choice of authentication procedure meets the needs of a particular security policy.
  3. Apply both data-at-rest encryption solutions as well as data-in-transit encryption solutions to provide secure data storage and transactions.
  4. Describe the difference between versions and compatibility levels to ensure better backwards application compatibility with previous versions of SQL Server.
  5. Evaluate and implement a strategy for moving a database to Azure to advise a customer with the best Microsoft Azure offering that meets their operational and technical requirements.
  6. Analyze query plans and identify problem areas to provide stakeholders with an action plan that will improve their database performance.
  7. Assign resources and database users for optimal performance to create the best configuration options to meet the requirements for small and large workloads.

Essential Employability Skills

    •  Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

    •  Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

    •  Execute mathematical operations accurately.

    •  Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

    •  Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

    •  Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

    •  Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

    •  Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

    •  Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

    •  Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

    •  Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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