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DBM/384

Special Purpose Databases

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Take this course on its own, or as part of a degree or certificate program.

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Course level: Upper Division

This course examines the use of database technology in a variety of information technology applications. The use of text, multimedia, temporal, spatial, and mobile databases will be covered in this course.

Please Note: Attendance and participation are mandatory in all University courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.

University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses. While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

  • Differentiate between general purpose and specialized databases.
  • Identify uses of special purpose databases in business.
  • Explain how temporal databases are used in business.
  • Create a relational database.

  • Compare and contrast online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) databases.
  • Describe data warehouses and data mining.
  • Design a star schema for a data warehouse project database is used in business.

  • Describe how spatial databases are used in business.
  • Show how Structured Query Language (SQL) is used with spatial databases.
  • Explain the importance of indexing with spatial databases.
  • Demonstrate how a spatial database is used in business.

  • Demonstrate how an eXtensible Markup Language (XML) database is used.
  • Explain how multimedia databases are used in a business environment.
  • Express how NoSQL databases are being used to store unstructured business data.
  • Describe how mobile databases are used in business.

  • Explain knowledge management.
  • Describe the process of information retrieval.

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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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