MIS582: Database Concepts Final Exam Study GuideYOU MAY WANT TO PRINT THIS GUIDE.1.The Final Exam is "open book, open notes." The maximum time you can spend in the exam is 3hours and 30 minutes. If you have not clicked the Submit For Grading button by then, you will beautomatically exited from the exam. In the Final Exam environment, the Windows clipboard is disabled,so you will not be able to copy exam questions or answers to or from other applications.2. You should click the Save Answersbutton in the exam frequently.This helps prevent connection timeouts that might occur with certain Internet service providers and alsominimizes lost answers in the event of connection problems. If your Internet connection does break,when you reconnect, you will normally be able to get back into your Final Exam without any trouble.Remember, though, that the exam timer continues to run while students are disconnected, so studentsshould try to login again as quickly as possible. The Help Desk cannot grant any student additional timeon the exam.3.See Syllabus "Due Dates for Assignments & Exams" for due date information.4. Reminders You will only be able to enter your online Final Exam one time. Click the Save Answers button often. If you lose your Internet connection during your Final Exam, logon again and try to access your Final Exam. If you are unable to enter the Final Exam, first contact the Help Desk and then your instructor. Have your Help Desk ticket number when you contact your instructor. You will always be able to see the time remaining in the Final Exam at the top right of the page.5. The Final Exam May Contain Multiple Pages Make sure you click the Save Answers button before advancing to the next page. (It’s a good idea to also click on Save Answers often while you are working.) Complete all of the pages before submitting your Final Exam for instructor review. Do not use your browsers Back and Forward buttons during the Final Exam. Please use the provided links for navigation. Pages can be completed in any order. You may go back and forth between the pages.6. Submitting Your Final Exam When you are finished with the Final Exam, click on the Submit for Grading button. Please note: Once you click the Submit for Grading button, you will not be able to edit or change any of your answers.7. Exam Questions There are 10 randomly selected multiplechoice questions each worth 5points for a total of 50points. There are 2 randomly selected essay questions each worth 27points and 6 randomly selected essay questions each worth 26 points for a total of 210 points. The entire exam is worth 260 points.
The Final Exam covers all course TCOs and content from Weeks 1–7. The Final Exam questions are pooled. This means that not everyone will have the same questions.Even if you do have some of the same questions, they may not be in the same order.These questions are distributed among the TCOs. On the essay questions, your answers should be succinct, fully address each part of the question, and demonstrate your knowledge and understanding in a concise but complete answer. Remember to always use proper citation when quoting other sources.This means that any borrowed material (even a short phrase) should be placed in quotation marks with the source (URL, author/date/page #) immediately following the end of the passage (the end quote). Changing a few words in a passage does not constitute putting it in your own words and proper citation is still required.Borrowed material should not dominate a student’s work but should only be used sparingly to support your own thoughts, ideas, and examples.Remember the 80/20 rule; heavy usage of borrowed material (even if properly cited) can jeopardize the points for that question.Uncited material can jeopardize a passing grade on the exam. As a part of our commitment to academic integrity, your work may be submitted to turnitin.com, an online plagiarism checking service. So please be very mindful of proper citation.8.The table below links each of the course TCOs to the readings, assignments, and topics thatcould be on your Final Exam.Although these are key areas, remember that the exam iscomprehensive for all of the assigned course content and that this study guide may notbe all inclusive.Here are some final tips: If you are unsure of a topic in this study guide or where to find information while you are studying, post a question to the Q&A thread so the entire class can see the answer. Essay questions have the greatest point values, so be sure you answer the question(s) completely and do not spend time providing information that is not required or asked for.Some students opt to work on the essay questions first, due to their higher point value and the length of time needed to adequately address each question, but this is entirely your choice. Essay tip:I recommend you read each essay question twice before answering.Make sure you answer all parts of the questions being asked.If the question says,“Describe X and give an example,” be sure to give both a description and an example or you will lose points!Giving a brain dump around the area without answering the question will not get you extra points. Many of the questions were covered in the lectures and discussions.If you do not understand a topic, look to the lectures and discussions for different explanations. Please save your work frequently, especially during essay questions. Try not to take the exam on the last day.If server problems occur you will be trying to get the problem resolved at peak busy times.Good luck!
TCO Wording Reading Assignment Exam TopicsA Given a basic understanding of business Watson iLab1: SQL Using Access Database User’s View database needs, identify theWEEK components, costs, and functions of a Ch1: Introduction Quiz: The DBMS and its functions1 database system and analyze the Database architecture Week 2 Quiz applications and benefits of databases Ch2: Introduction to Structured Database components to business requirements. Query Language History of data processing Discussion Topics Different database application Managing Data Personal databases SQL Queries Enterprise databases Database metadata, self-describing databaseB Given a set of typical business reports, Watson iLab2: Data Modeling Using Visio Database Modeler’s View use the entity-relationship and objectWEEK models to document the information Ch5: Data Modeling with the Quiz: Data modeling3 requirements and rules Entity-Relationship Model The ERD Week 4 Quiz Components of an ERD Appendix A: Introduction to Cardinality Microsoft Access Discussion Topics Degree of a relationship Data Modeling Patterns Design patterns found in forms and Entity Types and Relationships reports The different entity types The data modeling processC Given a completed E-R diagram, or Watson iLab2: Data ModelingUsing Visio Database Theory View object model, normalize the data into a iLab3: Database Construction Using Database Designer ViewWEEK relational design and prepare relational Ch3: The Relational Model and Access2 application programming requirement Normalization Functional dependencyWEEK documents. Quiz: Normalization4 Ch4: Database Design Using The relational model Week 2 Quiz Normalization Modification anomalies Week 4 Quiz Common design problems Ch6: Transforming Data Models Different normal forms into Database Design Discussion Topics Difference between the logical DB Normalizing the Database model and the physical DB model The Different Normal Forms Referential integrity constraints Entity and Table Relationships Transforming different entity patterns Referential Integrity Actions into database tables. Process for converting an ERD into a physical database Cardinalityand DB table relationships
DB redesign tasks and processes Stored procedures and triggers Data administrators (DA) versus database administrators (DBA) DA responsibilities Multiuser concurrency issues Concurrency controls Database lock functions Different DB locking techniques DB backup and recovery optionsG Given the demanding and changing role Watson iLab1: SQL Using Access Database User’s View of corporate databases, evaluate iLab3: Database Construction Using DatabaseApplication ViewWEEK leading edge developments such as Ch1: Introduction Access Data Administrator View1 intranet, Internet, multimedia, and iLab4: Forms and Reports in AccessWEEK object-oriented database applications, Ch2: Introduction to Structured Database architecture5 and analyze the management issues Query Language Database componentsWEEK involved in each.Additionally, compare Quiz: Personal databases7 and contrast leading DBMS programs Ch11: The Web Server Enterprise databases Week 2 Quiz and analyze their respective Environment ETL systems management issues. Week 6 Quiz BI and data warehouse functions Ch9: Managing Multiuser Three different types of database design Databases Discussion Topics DB differences between different Managing Data database vendors (Access, Oracle, Ch13: Database Processing for MySQL, etc.) SQL Queries Web Business Intelligence Systems Web application architectures Database Architectures Web Database Access Differences between web and general Database Locking enterprise DB applications Databases for Business Intelligence Differences between JSP and ASP.NET HTML and PHP interaction Distributed DB challenges OODBMS versus RDBMS BI reporting systems BI data mining applications ROLAP OLAP multidimensional DBs