Module Details

Module Code: DBMS C7006
Full Title Database Administration
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Author Stephen Larkin
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will understand the role and core functions of a Database Administrator. They will also have used SQL commands for database security, integrity and backup, as well as having implemented database procedures and triggers. The student will have gained knowledge in the process of selecting and evaluating a DBMS, physical database design and performance management.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Control databases using SQL statements for security and integrity.
MLO2 Perform backup and recovery procedures.
MLO3 Perform database tuning.
MLO4 Explain the process of selecting and evaluating Database Management Systems.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Indicative Content
Overview of DBA Functions and Responsibilities
Selection and Evaluation of DBMS’s; Installing the database; Implementing standards, policies and procedures; Running the database at peak performance.
Physical Database Design
Examining storage level of database; File structures; Estimating database size.
Backup and Recovery
Failure Types; Recovery tools; Database backup.
Security
Threats and countermeasures; Access Control; System auditing; Using views.
Maintaining Integrity
Using Database Triggers for integrity.
Database Tuning Techniques
Indexing; File Clustering; Partitioning; Tracing queries.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Project50.00%
Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
Project
Assessment Type Group Project % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 7 Learning Outcome 1,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
Assessment Type Multiple Choice Questions % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
Project
Assessment Type Group Project % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact   Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact   Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact   Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact   Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Practical Contact   Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Connolly, Thomas & Begg, Carolyn. (2015), Database Systems, 6th. Addison-Wesley, [ISBN: 1292061189].
  • Mannino, Michael. (2014), Database Design, Application Development, and Administration, 6th. Chicago Business Press, [ISBN: 0983332428].
  • Bob Bryla. (2015), Oracle Database 12c DBA Handbook, McGrawHill, [ISBN: 9780071798785].
  • Craig S. Mullins. (2012), Database Administration: The Complete Guide to DBA Practices and Procedures, 2nd. Addison Wesley, [ISBN: 0321822943].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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