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TOPIC 1 : INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SYSTEM

1.1

Understand Database

Disember 2012
Section A : Question 1
Explain the following database terminologies:
1. Data
2. Database
(4 marks)
Jun 2013
Section B : Question 1 (a)
Distinguish between data and information.
(2 marks)
Disember 2012
Section B : Question 1 (C)
Briefly explain the following database terminologies :
1. DBMS
2. Filed-Based System
3. Database system
(6 marks)
Disember 2012
Section A : Question 2
List FOUR (4) general types of database
(4 marks)
Disember 2012
Section B : Question 1 (B)
List THREE (3) types of Record Base data Model
(3 marks)

Jun 2013
Section A : Question 9
Sketch the data model schema and data model instance based on the following SALES RECORD
DATABASE of ABC Manufacturing Company below;
PRODUCT - PRO_ID, PRO_DECS, UNIT_COST
CUSTOMER - CUST_ID, CUST_NAME, CUST_HP.
(4 marks)

Disember 2013
Section A : Question 6
Define the following terms with a suitable example.
i. Schema
ii. Instance
(4 marks)

Jun 2013
Section B : Question 1 (d)
AiShuna Bookstore is a bookstore that also provides a book rental service. The service offered by the
company is restricted for members only. The attributes for members are member ID, name, IC and
address. A member could rent one or more books at a time. Attributes for book are ISDN, title,
classification and rental price while attributes for rental are rental date, return date and rental duration.
Each rented book will be charged accordingly. The attributes for charges are receipt no, pay date, total
charges and total paid. The data at that company can be defined as a shared collection of logically
related data, and a description of this data, designed to meet the information needs of an organization,
It is a single, large repository of data which can be used simultaneously by many departments and users.

1. Identify THREE (3) characteristics of the system


(3 marks)

TOPIC 1 : INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SYSTEM


1.2

Database Language

Disember 2012
Section A : Question 3
Identify whether the SQL common fall under DML or DDL category
1. CREATE TABLE
2. DELETE
3. UPDATE
4. INSERT
(4 marks)
Disember 2012
Section A : Question 9
SQL can be divided into TWO (2) database language. List and give ONE (1) example for each database
language.
(4 marks)
Disember 2012
Section B : Question 1 (d)
Explain the following database language:
1. DDL
2. DML
3. 4GL
(6 marks)
Jun 2013
Section B : Question 1 (b)
DDL and DML are two types of database language :
1. Write down TWO (2) examples of DDL
2. Write down THREE (3) examples of DML

(2 marks)
(3 marks)

Jun 2013
Section B : Question 3 (a)
List TWO (2) types of database language
(2 marks)
Jun 2013
Section B : Question 3 (b)
State the function of each language in Question 3 (a)
(2 marks)

TOPIC 1 : INTRODUCTION TO DATABASE SYSTEM


1.3

Database System Environment

Disember 2012
Section B : Question 1 (a)
List FIVE (5) component of database system
(5 marks)

Jun 2013
Section A : Question 1
Identify any FOUR (4) main component of database system environment
(4 marks)

Disember 2013
Section A : Question 2
Database system environment is not possible without any one of this part.
List FOUR (4) parts of this system.
[4 marks]

Jun 2013
Section A : Question 2
List FOUR (4) types of users in a database system
(4 marks)

Disember 2013
Section A : Question 1
List FOUR (4) users of a database system environment
[4 marks]

Jun 2013
Section B : Question 1 (c )
c) Figure B1 illustrate a Database System Environment

Based on the Figure B1,


1. List FIVE (5) major parts of a database system environment
(5 marks)
2. List FIVE (5) types of user of a database system environment
(5 marks)

Jun 2013
Section A : Question 3
Give the purpose of the following tool facilities in database system
1. CASE (Computer Aided Software Engineering) tools
2. Data Dictionary
(4 marks)