IST359: Introduction to DBMS IST359 Spring 2013 M002: 3:45p-5:05p M003: 2:15p-3:35p Lecture: Mondays Hinds 011 Lab: Wednesdays Hinds 010 Instructor: Michael Fudge e. t. o. w. x. [email protected] 315-443-9686 110b Hinds http://blackboard.syr.edu @mafudge Mandatory Instructor Background Check Education BS Applied Mathematics/Computer Science MS In Information Management Employment 20 years in the IT field, 10+ @ SU. Was the “Sr. Systems & IT Support Administrator” at the iSchool. I’m now a “Process Specialist” Work as a consultant for Software and Database development SQL Server DBA Teaching Taught various courses at the 2 year, 4 year and graduate level in a wide variety of subjects. What is this course all about? Database Theory 10% SQL / Implementation 35% Modeling / Design 45% Advanced Topics 10% Useless Quips 0% This course has a pre-requisite: IST352 Systems Analysis and Design Course Content In a nutshell. 11 “Learning Units” Weekly topics. Cumulative. Each unit has: Reading list from Texts, on-line materials (notes, slides, labs), and videos. Study list of key terms. Monday: In Class quiz from Reading list & key terms. Class lecture / demo / discussion of unit Group activities Wednesday: Hands on Lab, allows you to practice on your own. Lab must be completed by the following Monday. Course Management: Blackboard http://blackboard.syr.edu All required readings are there (except textbook) Deliverables Issued: Quizzes, Labs, Assignments, Exams Your grades posted in blackboard. I’ll give you a tour later. Required Pre-Class Readings: Textbook Chapters Instructor’s notes My prep notes for lectures How-To Videos Some I made Some I Found Prepare you for class topics and labs. Required Text #1 Databases Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide 2nd Edition Andrew Oppel, © 2010. ISBN: 978-0071747998 The book serves as a complement to the course materials and will help you grasp the concepts we cover in class. It is a refreshingly easy read, and allows you to learn at your own pace. Required Text #2 Murach’s SQL Server 2008 for Developers, Syversion & Murach, © 2008. ISBN: 978-1-890774-51-6 This book is an SQL Language and SQL Server reference / how-to. It will be essential to helping you complete your problem sets and labs. How is my grade derived? Your final grade is the ratio of points earned / points total. My Course Specific Policies Anything handed in outside of class must be submitted before day’s end (11:59:59pm on the day it is due). All due dates are firm… posted on the syllabus please plan accordingly. No make up work or late work are permitted. 4 or more absences will impact your final grade negatively (down a final mark). Academic Integrity: All work should be your own effort. Technology in the classroom is acceptable when used for course-specific purposes. Recipe for course success! #1 Keep an eye on the due dates! #2 Come to class prepared The class builds upon itself Maximize your face time with me. #3 Take an interest in the course material Have fun with it. How does it fit with your career? everyday life? How can you put the knowledge you learn in class to practice outside of class? What has been said about my class? Time-consuming. He only Hard. has a Easy. Masters Learned a lot more Degree? than I expected. Helpful for landing my internship. Aced and interview because of this class. Why are YOU here? Introductio Your Name (Call Me…) Where are you from? (Hometown) IST352: (When you took it, who was your prof. What was your project.) 1 thing about yourself you’d like to share with the rest of the class and please try to keep it PG-13. The only “stupid” question… …is the one that’s never asked. Questions On The Syllabus? Up Next: Blackboard Demo IST359 Blackboard Demo.