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MIS 342 Fall 2013 . Advanced Business Computer Applications Professor Pat Paulson. Advice. Understanding databases is a key skill Data, information critically important to orgs. Learn as much as you can about them

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mis 342 fall 2013

MIS 342 Fall 2013

Advanced Business Computer Applications

Professor Pat Paulson

advice
Advice
  • Understanding databases is a key skill
  • Data, information critically important to orgs.
  • Learn as much as you can about them
  • Remember, I get inquiries for students good at database management, if you are not doing the work, your name is not mentioned

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class overview
Class Overview
  • Office: Somsen 325
  • Physical classroom: Somsen 301
  • Virtual classroom:https://umconnect.umn.edu/mis
  • Course Web Site:

http://course1.winona.edu/ppaulson

  • Exams, grading, class recordings in D2L: https://winona.ims.mnscu.edu/
  • Office hours: on website

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my background
My Background
  • Patent Attorney
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Business Systems Consultant
  • Professor

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class materials
Class materials
  • Course1 Website-Syllabus, Assignments, Projects, Presentations
  • D2L-Grading, Discussions, Midterm, Final
  • Book-Reading Material, Exercises
  • Tegrity-Class recordings
  • Adobe Connect-web conferencing

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course description catalog
Course Description-Catalog
  • The focus of this course is on the development and management of business database systems. It provides the theoretical concepts as well as practical approaches to planning, development, test and documentation of business database systems. Project planning and control approach is used to relate database administration to information systems management. Students are required to develop, implement, and evaluate a business database system.

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course description 1
Course Description-1
  • Investigate database fundamentals
  • Design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computer-based information systems-mainly Access2010, but also MS SQL server and MySQL
  • Apply concepts to business data processing, office automation, information reporting, and decision-making

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objectives
Objectives
  • Terminology- multiple words for same concept
  • Skill- learn by doing!
  • Social and ethical issues- security and privacy matters

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materials
Materials
  • eBook or paper copy
    • Microsoft Access 2010 Comprehensive by Adamski, Finnegan, all Chapters
  • You are expected to read the material in the book and do exercises

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note on macbooks
Note on Macbooks!
  • Access 2013, Expression Web only available on Windows.
  • MacBooks not recommended for this class-if you insist you must install VMware Fusion and a Windows 7 virtual machine. No additional time given.
  • VMware will slow you down.
  • Recommend- switch to a PC! HP Elitebook
  • Must sign acknowledgement.

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always bring your power supply
Always Bring Your Power Supply!

On battery power CPU slows down, degrading performance! Ref: Intel SpeedStep.

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pc maintenance
PC Maintenance
  • Reboot on campus, once a day
  • Ensure latest updates are applied

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grading
Grading
  • Based on:
    • Assignments(on Course1 website)
    • Projects
    • Midterms
    • Participation & Attendance (ICE-In Class Exercises, viewing class recordings )
    • Final Exam

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assignments
Assignments
  • To focus on and hone required skills
  • To prepare for class discussions aimed at deepening your understanding of the material
  • To use concept maps as a learning aid
  • Assignments to be posted on students’ web site
    • Handwritten or emailed assignments unacceptable!

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project 1
Project 1
  • Assignment Website- Develop and maintain website at http://classes.winona/20143001081/<user>
  • Laptop Learning Lab STARS in Somsen207
  • Expression Web 4

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project 2
Project 2
  • Business Application- Research and work on a business application
  • First Rule-Do No Harm!
  • Done in groups or individually
  • Work with local businesses
  • Real world experience

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project 3
Project 3
  • SQL Server
    • Upsize Access database to SQL Server
    • Create Access front end
  • MySQL5
    • Create an ODBC connection
    • Connect Access database to MySQL5
    • Create Access front end-queries and reports
  • Done with VMware- Workstation or Fusion

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midterms
Midterms
  • Test knowledge of basic concepts
  • Hands-on test
  • Open book, open notes
  • One on Level 1(chapters 1-4)
  • One on Level 2(chapters 5-8)

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attendance participation
Attendance & Participation
  • Attendance: highly recommended
  • Exams, assignments and projects will contain material discussed in class, but not in the textbook
  • Attendance and participation, or lack thereof, is a factor in grading
  • Electronic attendance will be used
  • Tegrity recordings, ICE, D2L discussion boards

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final
Final
  • Cumulative, Chapters 1-12,
  • Test database systems knowledge
  • Hands-on
  • Open book, open notes

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policy on collaboration
Policy on Collaboration
  • You are permitted to work together on assignments and ICE. However…
  • During exams you are on your own, including doing hands-on problems in Access 2010. Therefore…
  • It behooves you to actually do the work!

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grading1
Grading
  • Grading Available on D2LWebsite:
  • https://winona.ims.mnscu.edu/
    • Contact Tech Support for assistance

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grading breakdown
Grading Breakdown
  • Grade is weighted!!
  • 35%Assignments (10)
  • 25% Projects(P1-5%, P2-10%, P3-15%)
  • 10%Midterms (5% each)
  • 5% Attendance and Participation, ICE…
  • 25%Final Exam

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final grade
Final Grade
  • Based on 100 total points
  • A 90% or greater
  • B 80 to 89.99%
  • C 70 to 79.99%
  • D 60 to 69.99%
  • F less than 59.99%

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grading2
Grading

Late assignments not accepted!

No extra credit or make-up exams!

Professor Paulson does not give out grades - Students earn grades!

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enjoy this course
ENJOY This Course?
  • Like learning about databases and problem solving? Consider MIS major or minor
  • Consider joining MISA, the MIS student organization
  • Attend MISA events-Deloitte, Microsoft…
  • Have questions about advising, scholarships, internships, careers, graduate school…
  • Contact me at your convenience

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