1. My name is Cierra Elyse Burton. I live in Georgia. I am currently expecting my 1st child. I
received my Bachelor's degree from Fort Valley State University. When I am not working or
doing school work, I like to crochet.
2. My career goals are to get a job using the skills that I have learned from my years in school.
3. My expectations of this course are the same for all courses, to succeed and get an A.
4. I don't know.
5. Database technology is very dear to me. I really enjoy managing data that way. I enjoy the
challenge of trying to create a database in Microsoft Access.
A business that would use a database would be like a car/RV lot. They would use the database to
keep up with different things like: customer information, new/used/trade-in vehicle information,
sales invoices, and optional dealer options, and sales personnel. I have done a project that would
indicate different things a database like this would consist of.
The web site I chose was Lane Bryant. When you go in to view products, you have the option
to either search for a specific product, line of products, or type of product. When placing an
order, it asks for your name, address, phone number, product number, and quantity. Then once
you have chosen your products it then asks for your payment type and it takes that
A data model, called the entity-relationship model, is proposed. This model incorporates
some of the important semantic information about the real world. It is considered to be a
set of basic objects (entities) and relationships among these objects. Examples include
customers, products, employees, patients, or physicians.
Normalization is used to make sure that an entity is not repeated unnecessarily. It is used
to effectively organize the database data. Normalization is important because for one it
saves storage space. But it also allows your database to function much faster, because you
do not have repeated entities that are not needed.
Hoffer, J., Prescott, M., & Topi, H. (2009). Modern Database Management. New Jersey:
Pearson Prentice Hall.