Assignment 1: Business Rules and Data Models
Due Week 2 and worth 100 points
Suppose a local college has tasked you to develop a database that will keep track of students and the courses that they have taken. In addition to tracking the students and courses, the client wants the database to keep track of the instructors teaching each of the courses.
Use the internet to research the types of information that a college would want to track in a database. Focus your attention on information that could represent entities within a database as well as attributes of such entities.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
- Describe the purpose of the database.
- Based on your research and / or common knowledge of a college and the information tracked by a college, describe the entities of the database and the attributes of each entity.
- Based on your research and / or common knowledge of a college and the information tracked by a college, describe the business rules that could impact the structure of the database.
- Determine the information that the conceptual model of the database would include and determine the information that the physical model of the database would include.