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Selected Topics in Information Systems-1

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  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    3.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Information Systems

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Area of Study :

Use modern techniques, up to date methods and tools for computing and information practice. Use and adopt the appropriate knowledge and skills base to pursue a career managing, developing and adopting non-relational databases commonly referred to as NoSQL databases. Explore the origins of NoSQL databases and the characteristics that distinguish them from traditional relational database management systems. Identify the core concepts of NoSQL databases followed by an exploration of how different database technologies implement these core concepts. Provide the community with professional expertise in NoSQL database systems via co-operation between the Faculty (and its staff) and other external organizations in the society. Use effectively communication skills.

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Selected Topics in Information Systems-1

Topics which are not included in the curriculum and seems to be needed should be suggested as an elective course by IS department.

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Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Describe competency in designing NoSQL databases
2- Identify new trends in IS
3- Explain different NoSQL models and their differences from relational databases
4- Illustrate management process for software projects and productions
5- Identify the principles of cloud data management.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Demonstrate the role of modern database systems in the society
2- Compare and differentiate between relational database systems and non-relational database systems
3- Select analytical skills for No-SQL database systems
4- Evaluate and integrate data and information for problem solving
5- Evaluate and verify different solutions for NoSQL database systems using a well-defined criteria

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Adapt different skills for information management, organization and retrieval
2- Execute different NoSQL database management systems techniques.
3- Maintain existing NoSQL database systems

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- Work in a team to develop the requirement documentation
2- Apply communication skills in presentations and report writing using various methods and tools
3- Appreciate continuous professional development and lifelong learning

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Selected Topics in Information Systems-1

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction 4 2 2
Differences from Relational Databases 4 2 2
NoSQL Database Theory 4 2 2
Key-Value Databases 4 2 2
Document Stores 4 2 2
Column Family Stores 4 2 2
Graph Databases 4 2 2
The Database Landscape 4 2 2
Mid-Term Exam 2
Choosing a NoSQL Database 4 2 2
Distributed and Cloud Databases 4 2 2
Big data and NoSQL Applications 4 2 2
Project presentation 4 2 2
Final Exam 2

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Teaching And Learning Methodologies:

Teaching and learning methods
Interactive Lectures including discussion
Practical Lab Sessions
Self-Study (Project / Reading Materials / Online Material / Presentations)
Brain Storming and Problem Solving

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Course Assessment :

Methods of assessment Relative weight % Week No. Assess What
Final Exam 40.00 14
Midterm Exam (s) 20.00 9
Quizzes 10.00 5
Research and Presentations 10.00 10
Team Work Projects 20.00 11

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Course notes :

Course Notes are available with all the slides used in lectures in electronic form on Learning Management System (Moodle)

Recommended books :

Eric Redmond; Jim R. Wilson. Seven Databases in Seven Weeks: A Guide to Modern Databases and the NoSQL Movement. Pragmatic Bookshelf. 2012. ISBN: 1934356921 (ER)

Web Sites :

• www.ekb.eg • https://academic.oup.com/database

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