Networking and Database Management (ISTN3ND) – 16 credits

This module is part of the first IS major.

Offered at:  Westville (second semester), Pietermaritzburg (second semester)

Prerequisite Requirement: ISTN211 and ISTN212, and (at least 40% in ISTN2IP or an approved equivalent module)

Aim: To provide students with knowledge of the technical background of information systems in a web and enterprise environment. To enable students to design and manage databases in a business contextThis module in part builds on ISTN212 and prepares students for advanced database and network management issues as well as further preparing them for their Major Project

Content: Part A - Topics include Internet, Web and Server Technologies, Fundamental Concepts of Data Communication, Design of Network Infrastructure, Infrastructure for Application Services, and Internet Security Solutions.

Part B- Topics include Database Design, Transaction Management and Concurrency Control, Distributed Database Management Systems, Data Warehouses, Databases and the Internet, and Database Administration.

Practicals: Exercises on the above topics.

Assessment: 3 hour examination (60%), tests/assignments (40%). Students must obtain at least 40% for the examination.

DP Requirement: None

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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