DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY

SYLLABUS
 COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 4013

CATALOG LISTING: 
4013 Data Warehousing, 3 hours credit
The strategies and processes for Data Warehousing of large relational databases.  Topics include: understanding the role of data warehousing to businesses, understand data warehousing as a management tool, data warehousing as an emerging architecture and a data warehouse as it is designed to support the decision support system (DSS) function. 
Prerequisite:  CIS 3183 or departmental permission.

EXPANDED COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The strategies and processes for Data Warehousing of large relational databases.

Upon completion of the course students should:PROGRAM OBJECTIVE
....  Understand the role of data warehousing to businesses and the compelling need for data warehousing. I2,P3
....  Understand data warehousing as a management tool and know what are the building blocks of a data warehouse.  I2,I3
....  Understand data warehousing as an emerging architecture and what the trends are in data warehousing. I2,I3
....  Know how to plan a data warehouse project and what are the differences in this project as to other IT projects. A3
....  Understand the architectural components and infrastructure of data warehousing. I3,I2
....  Understand Data Design and the Data Preparation involved in data warehousing. A1
....  Understand how data warehouse is designed to support the decision support system function and how to get information from the data warehouse. A3
....  Know how to implement and maintain a data warehouse. I3
....  Apply the techniques learned on a potential/real business problem using a data warehouse. A3

COURSE STRUCTURE: 
This is a participatory class -- assignments will be given weekly, and students need to be present to assure comprehension.

TEXT
Marakas, George, Modern Data Warehousing, Mining & Visualization, Pren Hall 2002, ISBN: 0-13-101459-5.

ADDITIONAL REFERENCES
Bischoff, Joyce & Alexander, Ted.