Database Implementation

 COM 5005 Database Implementation Design Specification Date for Submission : Please refer to the timetable on ilearn (The submission portal on ilearn will close at 14:00 UK time on the date of submission) Page 2 of 11 Assignment Brief As part of the formal assessment for the programme you are required to submit a Database Implementation assessment. Please refer to your Student Handbook for full details of the programme assessment scheme and general information on preparing and submitting assignments. Learning Outcomes: After completing the module, you should be able to: 1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the tools and techniques to support database development. 2. J ustify the design and development of the application and critically evaluate the implementation and approach. 3. Design and implement a database system meeting the needs of both the user and the client. 4. Develop appropriate SQL statements in order to efficient ly create, manage and interrogate data within the database application. 5. Use appropriate database development techniques to solve loosely defined problems. Graduate attributes Reflective Practitioner – Undertake critical analysis and reach reasoned and evidenced decisions, contribute problem – solving skills to find and innovate in solutions Maximum word count: 4 , 000 words Please note that exceeding the word count by over 10% will result in a reduction in grade by the same percentage that the word count is exceeded. You must not include your name in your submission because Arden University operates anonymous marking, whi ch means that markers should not be aware of the identity of the student. However, please do not forget to include your STU number. Page 3 of 11 Assignment Task – Design Specification You have been engaged as a database consultant for the following organization. “ Past to Present’ is a very successful specialist company catering to the professional or serious amateur historian. Their mission is to bring history to life and to place the past in context with the present. They offer a range of niche and in – depth services… Digging Deeper – Their research department is based at the company headquarters in London and is staffed by a team of in – house professional genealogists, archivists, historians and researchers. They can provide research reports on any aspect of history, from the family tree of a historically – important individual to the battle plans and strategies of generals in key theatres of war. They have access to a vast array of external archives plus their own internal materials. A ‘Digging Deeper’ report i s charged based on the number of hours of time needed to put the report together – which is all documented internally via a time – keeping system. The company charge s £40/hour and the client gets two identical (hardbound) copies of the report for free. Subse quent copies are £50 each. War Jaw – These are private lectures – normally run at the London office but occasionally off – site – given by a recognized expert in a specific field of history. The talk itself lasts 60 – 90 minutes followed by a Q+A session, then refreshments so attendees and the speaker can network and mingle. Past lectures have covered ‘How Wellington’s logistics won Waterloo’, ‘Berlin: The last days in the bunker’ and ‘The untold story of Saxon England’. Tickets are limited to 100 per talk and cost £75 each. The speaker is always an external expert and gets a flat fee of £1,000 plus expenses. The talks run all year round with an average of 2 or 3 per week, all advertised on the company website. History on Location.

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