Course Title: Use structured query language

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2015

Course Code: COSC6112C

Course Title: Use structured query language

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5300 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact : Chandra Nannegari

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99251657

Course Contact Email:chandra.nannegari@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

          

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

This unit is delivered using a blend of classroom based and self-paced learning activities.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

ICAPRG425A Use structured query language

Element:

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

Performance Criteria:

 <font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">1.1 Retrieve all the data from a single table<o:p></o:p></font></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">1.2 Retrieve data from specific columns in a single table<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>1.3 Use 'order by' to sort query output

Element:

3. Write SQL statements that use functions

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.1 Use arithmetical operators with the correct precedence<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.2 Use string functions and operators to obtain the required query output<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.3 Use mathematical functions to obtain the required output, where required</font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">3.4 Use date functions to obtain the required output<o:p></o:p></font></font>

3.5 Use SQL aggregate functions to obtain the required output

Element:

4. Write SQL statements that use aggregation and filtering

Performance Criteria:

 <font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">4.1 Use ’group by’ to aggregate data by multiple columns<o:p></o:p></font></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">4.2 Sort aggregated data in the query output<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>4.3 Filter aggregated data using the ’having’ clause

Element:

5. Write SQL statements that retrieve data from multiple tables

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">5.1 Employ the inner join syntax to retrieve data from two or more tables</font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">5.2 Use ’left outer’, ’right outer’ and ’full outer’ syntax to join tables in the select statement<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">5.3 Use correct syntax in the ’where’ clause to retrieve data from multiple tables<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>5.4 Write a union query that retrieves data from more than one table

Element:

6. Write and execute SQL sub-queries

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">6.1 Construct single and nested sub-queries<o:p></o:p></font></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">6.2 Construct sub-queries that return a single row and multiple rows<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">6.3 Use correlated sub-queries to retrieve required data<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>6.4 Write sub-queries that use aggregates

Element:

7. Create and manipulate tables

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">7.1 Identify required columns, data types, keys, relationships, indexes and constraints<o:p></o:p></font></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">7.2 Use relevant naming conventions for database elements<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">7.3 Create tables that implement required elements<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>7.4 Manipulate tables to meet specific requirements

Element:

2. Write an SQL statement that selectively retrieves data

Performance Criteria:

 <font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.1 Restrict the number of rows retrieved by placing criteria in the ’where’ clause<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font><font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.2 Restrict the number of rows retrieved by placing specific criteria in the select statement<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.3 Use comparison operators in the ’where’ clause to compare numeric, character, string, date and time data<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.4 Use Boolean operators with the correct precedence<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">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<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">2.6 Use SQL syntax to suppress duplicate values from query results<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>2.7 Take action to exclude null values from a query result

Element:

8. Create and use views

Performance Criteria:

 <font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">8.1 Create views that satisfy information requirements<o:p></o:p></font></font><font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">8.2 Use check constraints in a view</font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">8.3 Retrieve, insert, update and delete data using a view<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>8.4 Drop a view from a database

Element:

9. Create and use stored procedures

Performance Criteria:

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">9.1 Create and execute stored procedures that use SQL to retrieve, insert or modify data according to information requirements<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">9.2 Create and execute stored procedures that use one or more parameters<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font size="3"><font face="Times New Roman">9.3 Drop a stored procedure from the database<o:p></o:p></font></font>

<font face="Times New Roman" size="3"> </font>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

 The Teaching Schedule for this course is as follows:

Induction Session

Prior to training commencement a program level induction session will be conducted that comprises the following:

• Program overview and requirements
• MyRMIT/Blackboard
• Overview of assessment requirements
• Pre-Training Review including:
o Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers
o Assessment of current skills and knowledge
• Competency/Grading Criteria
• Plagiarism
• Appeals
• Extensions
• Feedback
• Privacy
• Submission requirements
• Resubmission policy
• Where to get support
• Student responsibilities

Course Delivery:

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

 

WeekWeek CommencingTopicsAssessment
106th July 2015

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
 

 
213th July 2015SQL statements that selectively retrieve data. 
320th July 2015SQL statements to extract data from more than one table.Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 1 & Stage 2 handed out
427th July 2015SQL in multi-table table queries continued

 

503rd Aug 2015SQL aggregation and filtering of data. 
610th Aug 2015SQL sub-queries            Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 1: draft checks
717th Aug 2015SQL functions

Assessment 1 (Project): Stage 1: Submission Due. Demonstration & feedback of this assessment in Week 8.  If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of Week 11.

824th Aug 2015SQL action Queries Assessment 1 (Project): Stage 1 - feedback
                                                                                                                                                                                     MID SEMESTER BREAK -  Monday 31st August  to Friday 4th Sept 2015 inclusive
907th Sept 2015Views  Assessment 1 (Project): Stage 1 - feedback;  Work on Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2
1014th Sept 2015Stored procedure Work on Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2
1121st Sept 2015Left Join, Right Join & UNION Work on Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2
1228th Sept 2015Modelling concepts & Server concepts Assessment 1 (Project) : Stage 2: Project draft checks
1305th Oct 2015Server concepts continuedAssessment 1 (Project) Stage 2: Project draft checks;    Assessment 2a : Modelling concepts task sheet
1412th Oct 2015Assessment 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.
1519th Oct 2015Assessment 1 (Project) Stage 2 demonstration and feedback; Assessment 2b:   Server concepts worksheet due. Demonstration & feedback of this assessment in Week 16. If required, resubmission for this assessment is due by the end of Week 16.
1626th Oct 2015Feedback & Review . Re-submissions if requiredAssessment 2b feedback


Learning 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


Other Resources

Students may also refer to various Websites as indicated by the teacher.


Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of competency to be deemed competent.

A range of assessment methods are used to assess practical skills and knowledge, for example:
• direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
• review of authenticated documents from the workplace or training environment
• demonstration of techniques

Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.
 


Assessment Tasks

 Critical aspects of assessment:

Evidence of the ability to:
• design a simple relational database
• use SQL to create database structures, and store, retrieve and manipulate data in a relational database
• create a variety of SQL queries to match client requirements
• create and use views and stored procedures.
 

You are required to complete two Assessment  tasks -  Assessment 1 (Project) and Assessment 2 (Worksheets).. 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(Worksheets) involves database modelling and server concepts.

 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

  • 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.
  • You will be asked to demonstrate, answer question about, and modify queries during assessment time.

Assessment 2 (Worksheets): Submission  : Individual

You are required to demonstrate your knowledge in database modelling and server concepts by completing  task sheet successfully.

  • (a) A case study will be provided based on which you will draw the ERD and then implement it in MS Access or MS SQL Server. (Due Week 13: in class task sheet)
  • (b) Provide answers to questions on server concepts.  (Due Week 15: take home task sheet)

Late submissions of work required for any stage of the project will be eligible for grading at CAG (Competency Achieved) level only


Assessment Matrix

The Assessment Matrix that maps all assessments to the critical aspects of evidence, skills, knowledge and elements is available from the teacher. 

Other Information

Submission Requirements

You should:

• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, 324567, Task 2, OHS2345C Ensure safe workplace, Page 1 of 10.


Late Submission Procedures

You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.
If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.
More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

Resubmissions (VET Programs):

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a Course Assessment Task you will be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is “CAG”.
If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.


Adjustments to Assessment

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:

More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

Marking Guide (Competency):

You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.


Marking Guide (Grading)

After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

Final Grades table:


CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment


Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.
 

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