Monday, September 17, 2007

M359: M500 Revision Weekend (part 2)

Sunday 16th

Today was very similar to yesterday.  2 sessions each comprising of a short lecture followed by answering a selection of questions.  The only difference with yesterday is that Stuart also did a session on exam strategy (see follow-up posting).

Session 4 (SQL) covered:
Handling NULL
Data insertion
Group By
Ordering results
SET operations
Access control

Session 5 covered:
Distribution models
Distribution architectures
Technology drivers
Technology terminology
Multi-dimensional models
Information integration
Markup fundamentals
XML document structure
XML versus relational data
Embedded SQL concepts
Embedded SQL Statements
JDBC – executing SQL

The weekend has proved very useful as it has highlighted to me where my weak areas are and given me some clear ideas as to how to proceed.  My thanks goes out to Stuart Hutchison, a most excellent tutor.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting posts regarding the M359 exam.
I have been unable to attend any revision weekends or even day schools (my region seems to have taken the idea of distance learning to its extremities.)
so I was grateful to read your posts. Thanks. Good luck for oct 9th.