Course Title: Use structured query language

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2018

Course Code: COSC7373C

Course Title: Use structured query language

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5341 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact: Val Christou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5076

Course Contact Email: val.christou@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Name: Chandra Nannegari

Phone: 9925 1657

Email: chandra.nannegari@rmit.edu.au

 

Name: Deepani Guruge

Email: deepani.guruge@rmit.edu.au

 

Name: Aminul Islam

Email: aminul.islam@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use a structured query language (SQL) to define, create, and manipulate database structures, and the associated data in a relational database.

It applies to individuals in a wide variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles, where relational databases and SQL are being used.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICTPRG425 Use structured query language

Element:

1. Write a simple SQL statement to retrieve and sort data

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Retrieve all the data from a single table

1.2 Retrieve data from specific columns in a single table

1.3 Use 'Order by' to sort query output.

 

Element:

2. Write an SQL statement that selectively retrieves data

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Restrict the number of rows retrieved by placing criteria in the 'where' clause

2.2 Restrict the number of rows retrieved by placing specific criteria in the select statement

2.3 Use comparison operators in the 'where' clause to compare numeric, character, string, date and time data

2.4 Use Boolean operators with the correct precedence

2.5 Use criteria in the 'where' clause to check for a range of values, to select values from a list, and to check for values that match a pattern

2.6 Use SQL syntax to suppress duplicate values from query results

2.7 Take action to exclude null values from q query result.

Element:

3. Write SQL statements that use functions

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Use arithmetical operators with the correct precedence

3.2 Use string functions and operators to obtain the required query output

3.3 Use mathematical functions to obtain the required output, where required

3.4 Use date functions to obtain the required output

3.5 Use SQL aggregate functions to obtain the required output

Element:

4. Write SQL statements that use aggregation and filtering

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Use group by to aggregate data by multiple columns

4.2 Sort aggregated data in the query output

4.3 Filter aggregated data using the 'having' clause

Element:

5. Write SQL statements that retrieve data from multiple tables

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Employ the inner join syntax to retrieve data from two or more tables

5.2 Use 'left outer', 'right outer' and 'full outer' syntax to join tables in the select statement

5.3 Use correct syntax in the 'where' clause to retrieve data from multiple tables

5.4 Write a union query that retrieves data from more than one table

Element:

6. Write and execute SQL sub-queries

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Construct single and nested sub-queries

6.2 Construct sub-queries that return a single row and multiple rows

6.3 Use correlated sub-queries to retrieve required data

6.4 Write sub-queries that use aggregates

Element:

7. Create and manipulate tables

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Identify required columns, data types, keys, relationships, indexes and constraints

7.2 Use relevant naming conventions for database elements

7.3 Create tables that implement required elements

7.4 Manipulate tables to meet specific requirements

Element:

8. Create and use views

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Create views that satisfy information requirements

8.2 Use check constraints in a view

8.3 Retrieve, insert, update and delete data using a view

8.4 Drop a view from a database

Element:

9. Create and use stored procedures

Performance Criteria:

9.1 Create and execute stored procedures that use SQL to retrieve, insert or modify data according to information requirements

9.2 Create and execute stored procedures that use one or more parameters

9.3 Drop a stored procedure from the database

9.4 Create and test database triggers that automate data management or perform specific required data-related functions


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

Theory presentations, practical lab classes, tutorial sessions, project plus out-of-class research and homework.

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative classroom based activities.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice your skills in a simulated/real workplace environment.

We expect you to participate and contribute in all scheduled learning activities.


Teaching Schedule

 

Week

Week Commencing

Topics

Assessment

1

05/02/2018

Introduction to the Course including:
• Course requirements
• Course support documents
• Course Blackboard access
• Accuracy of enrolment
• Assessment requirements/Cover Sheets
• Reminder re Plagiarism
• Reminder re Appeals
• Extensions/Resubmissions
• Feedback in this course
• Reminder re submission requirements
• Getting help


Simple SQL statements to retrieve and sort data

 

2

12/02/2018

SQL statements that selectively retrieve data.

 

3

19/02/2018

SQL statements to extract data from more than one table.

Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 1 & Stage 2 handed out

4

26/02/2018

SQL in multi-table table queries continued

5

05/03/2018

SQL aggregation and filtering of data.

 

6

12/03/2018

SQL sub-queries            

Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 1: draft checks

7

19/03/2018

SQL functions

Assessment 1 (Project): Stage 1: Submission Due.

Demonstration & feedback of this assessment in Week 8 & 9.  If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of Week 11.

8a

26/03/2018

SQL action Queries

Assessment 1 (Project): Stage 1 - feedback

    Easter Break March 29 - April 5, 2018

8b

02/04/2018

SQL action Queries

Assessment 1 (Project): Stage 1 - feedback

9

09/04/2018

Views

  Assessment 1 (Project): Stage 1 - feedback;  Work on Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2

10

16/04/18

Stored procedure

 Work on Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2

11

23/04/2018

Left Join, Right Join & UNION

 Work on Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2

12

30/05/2018

Modelling concepts

 Assessment 1 (Project) : Stage 2: Project draft checks

13

07/05/2018

Server concepts

Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2: Project draft checks;    Assessment 2 : Modelling concepts task sheet

14

14/05/2018

Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2: Submission due.

Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2: Submission due. Demonstration & feedback of this assessment in Week 15. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of Week 16.

15

21/05/2018

Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2 - TEST

AND

Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2 demonstration and feedback; 

Demonstration & feedback of this assessment in Week 15 & 16. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of Week 16.

16

28/05/2018

Feedback & Review . Re-submissions if required

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Larry Rockoff, The Language of SQL, Course Technology

13: 978-1-4354-5751-5


References

SQL for SQL Server by Bijoy Bordoloi and Douglas Bock

0-13-113299-7


Other Resources

 

Prescribed Texts

Larry Rockoff, The Language of SQL, Course Technology, ISBN - 13: 978-1-4354-5751-5

References

SQL for SQL Server by Bijoy Bordoloi and Douglas Bock ISBN: 0-13-113299-7


Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

Evidence of the ability to:

  • write a simple, structured query language (SQL) statement to retrieve and sort data
  • write an SQL statement that selectively retrieves data
  • write SQL statements that:
  • use functions and operators
  • use aggregation and filtering
  • retrieve data from multiple tables
  • write and execute SQL sub-queries
  • create and manipulate tables to meet specific requirements
  • create and use views that satisfy information requirements
  • create and use stored procedures. 

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • explain client-server concepts
  • explain data-integrity concepts
  • describe data-modelling structures
  • explain databases and database objects, including data types, data structures, identifiers and metadata
  • summarise programming concepts
  • give an overview of query design
  • give an overview of relational database design
  • describe the SQL client environment
  • describe the SQL server architecture.

 Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance in conditions that are safe and replicate the workplace. Noise levels, production flow, interruptions and time variances must be typical of those experienced in the programming and software development, and include access to:

  • special purpose tools, equipment and materials
  • industry software packages.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.       


Assessment Tasks

You are required to complete two Assessment tasks - Assessment 1 (Project) and Assessment 2 (Worksheet). You must successfully complete all tasks within the assessments to be deemed competent in this course.

The Assessment 1 (Project) will be submitted in two stages. Stage 1 is an individual submission and Stage 2 a team submission. The project provides an opportunity to students to demonstrate the skills they learn in this unit. ASSESSMENT 2(Worksheet) involves database modelling.

 A workable database structure will be provided in Week 3 for Assessment 1 (Project)

o Assessment 1 ( Project)Stage 1:Submission(Due Week 7 ) - Individual  

  • The database structure is implemented using graphical tools with appropriate data either in MS Access or in MS SQL Server.
  • You will design and execute simple SQL queries to extract data from this database.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate, answer question about, and modify queries during assessment time. 

o Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2: 

  • Submission  (Due Week 14 ) - Team submission
    • 2 or 3 students will be expected to form a team.
    • The database structure is implemented using SQL statements in MS SQL Server. Further tables are populated with appropriate data using SQL statements.
    • You will design and execute complex SQL Queries to extract data from this database.
    • Also answer questions on server concepts.  
  • TEST : Week 15 (In class)
    • You will be required to design queries under TEST conditions.
  •  Assessment 2 (Tasksheet): Submission  (Week 13): Individual submission

         You are required to demonstrate your knowledge in database modelling by completing a task sheet successfully in  the class . A case study will be provided based on which you will draw the ERD and then implement it in MS SQL Server. 

Late submissions of work required for any assessment ( 1 or 2) will be eligible for grading at CAG (Competency Achieved) level only 


Assessment Matrix

Course Overview: Access Course Overview