Systems Analysis Using the Client Server Model Part 1: Client Server Environment

This is the first course in a three part series that presents the students with instruction in the subject of fundamental client server concepts. This course will cover client server computing fundamentals client server environment development in the client server environment and migrating to client server environment.

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Audience

The audience for this course includes technical managers system administrators system analysts and other network designers. The major relevant duties of the audience include planning IT strategy for businesses optimizing a company's workflow and processes mapping IT requirements to business needs and designing enterprise solutions. Students should have a basic understanding of computer systems and terminology such as databases and e-mail systems.

Objective

  • Identify factors responsible for changes in the business environment.
  • Identify reasons for the evolution of Client Server computing.
  • Identify characteristics of a relational database management system (RDBMS).
  • Match Structured Query Language (SQL) commands with their functions.
  • Identify factors to consider when selecting a RDBMS for distributed database support.
  • Match Systems Integration Life Cycle (SILC) phases with their descriptions.
  • Identify the phases of project management in the SILC.
  • Identify the steps involved in the architecture definition procedure.
  • Match types of applications that are suitable for Client Server Systems with their features.
  • Identify factors that result in productivity gain for end users.
  • Identify business issues to consider during environment evaluation.

Topics Include

Unit 1: Client Server Computing Fundamentals

  • Identify factors responsible for changes in the business environment.
  • Identify reasons for the evolution of Client Server computing.
  • Identify features of data transparency in Client Server computing.
  • Identify characteristics of resource sharing in Client Server computing.
  • Identify benefits of Client Server computing for online transaction processing (OLTP).
  • Identify features of application integration in Client Server computing.
  • Identify characteristics of a client in the Client Server System.
  • Identify characteristics of a server in the Client Server System.
  • Sequence the steps involved in processing an application in a Client Server System.
  • Identify benefits of a Client Server System.
  • Match network functions with their descriptions.
  • Match network topologies with their features.
  • Match network transmission media with their features.
  • Match network interconnection devices with their features.
  • Identify the features of media access methods.

Unit 2: Client Server Environment

  • Identify characteristics of a RDBMS.
  • Match SQL commands with their functions.
  • Identify factors to consider when selecting a RDBMS for distributed database support.
  • Identify features of RDBMS solutions.
  • Match cooperative application processing components with their functions.
  • Identify characteristics of the distributed presentation style of cooperative processing.
  • Identify characteristics of the remote presentation style of cooperative processing.
  • Identify characteristics of the distributed business logic style of cooperative processing.
  • Identify characteristics of the remote data management style of cooperative processing.
  • Identify characteristics of the distributed data management style of cooperative processing.
  • Identify features of object-oriented technology.
  • Identify benefits of an object-oriented database management system (OODBMS).
  • Identify features of distributed computing open systems.
  • Match distributed computing environment components with their functions.
  • Identify services provided and mechanisms used by distributed computing interprocess communication (IPC).
  • Match layers of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model with their functions.
  • Identify features of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

Unit 3: Client Server Environment: Development

  • Match SILC phases with their descriptions.
  • Identify the phases of project management in the SILC.
  • Identify the steps involved in the architecture definition procedure.
  • Match Systems Development Environment (SDE) phases with their descriptions.
  • Identify the features of database server software.
  • Identify requirements of an application development tool.
  • Identify features of end-user tools.
  • Identify advantages of graphical user interface (GUI) based applications.
  • Identify the hardware requirements of a client computer.
  • Identify hardware requirements of a server.
  • Identify effective Client Server System training techniques.
  • Identify training requirements for Client Server System administrators.
  • Identify training requirements for a developer in a Client Server System.
  • Identify training requirements for end users in a Client Server System.

Unit 4: Client Server Environment: Migrating

  • Match types of applications that are suitable for Client Server Systems with their features.
  • Identify factors that result in productivity gain for end users.
  • Identify business issues to consider during environment evaluation.
  • Identify factors to consider during the formulation of a migration plan.
  • Identify considerations involved when formulating a system requirement list for a migration plan.
  • Sequence the steps involved in creating a migration plan.

Duration

7

Minimum Requirements

The CDROM version of this course requires:

  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).
  • At least a double speed CDROM drive.
  • An MPC compliant sound card with attached speakers or headphones is recommended (Currently only the CDROM version supports audio).
The network version of this course requires:
  • At least a 486DX 33Mhz CPU.
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher and a Microsoft compatible mouse.
  • At least 8MB RAM and 22MB available hard disk space or file server space.
  • At least VGA graphics capability with a minimum 512K video RAM (1MB video RAM recommended).

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