Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, students will have adequate programming competence to understand both the functioning and the informatics structure of relational Data Bases and Data Warehouses.
Applying knowledge and understanding
Students will develop basic programming skills and will be able to design a small informative system based on Microsoft applications. To this aim they will master Microsoft Access and they will learn specific programming languages, such as SQL and VBA.
Students will be able to assess the strategic, tactic and operating impact related to the adoption of an information system. Students will also be able to evaluate the convenience (both in monetary and effectiveness terms) of developing an “in house” information system rather than purchasing a commercial one.
Students will acquire the vocabulary and the acronyms related to relational Data Bases. They will also be able to communicate such concepts both in conceptual terms, or making use of logical schemes, flow charts and pseudo-codes.
The expertise developed by the students will be enough to fully understand specialized literature and to participate in on-line forums.