INFO221 Relational Database Concepts (3 semester hours)

This course is an introduction to the concepts, management issues, and advantages of relational database management systems. Topics include data definition, data manipulation, relational algebra, Structured Query Language (SQL), and Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) systems. This course examines database design, normalization for OLTP systems, Codd’s rules for OLTP systems, data integrity, database system functions (journaling, forward recovery, backward recovery), database security (authentication and authorization), and database administration. This course also explores distributed databases, Online Analytic Processing (OLAP) systems, data warehouses, and object-oriented databases. Students must have access to Microsoft Access software. This software is not provided by the course material grant and must be purchased/provided by the student. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site. Note for Mac Users: Access 2013 does not work on Mac OS. APUS recommends using Windows OS even on Mac. If Mac OS must be used it is recommended to install Windows on Parallels (purchased separately) and install Access 2013 on the Windows OS via Parallels.