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IT - Database Programmer Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

DATA CONCEPTS (10152331)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces relational database and structured data file storage concepts, with an emphasis on database design, normalization and query creation. Learners will define and use structured data files, design databases and write queries. Additional topics include: database terminology, data types, primary/foreign keys, relationships and entity relationship diagrams (ERDs).

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DATABASE DESIGN AND SQL (10152332)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the basic database principles learned in Database Concepts, further exploring database design/normalization and introducing more complex and varied SQL statements. Learners will create ERDs, create/modify data objects and populate/retrieve data using SQL. Additional topics include: complex relationships, referential integrity, stored procedures, and database security.

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OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 1 (10152311)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces object-oriented programming and design, with a focus on building the conceptual framework necessary to debug and write object-oriented programs. This course uses C# .NET, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and other tools to present concepts from a variety of perspectives. Learners will create UML diagrams and write/debug C# .NET applications, applying the object-oriented basics of abstraction, encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism. Additional topics include: code documentation and styling, object instantiation/lifetime/scope, calling methods, multiplicity and loops, properties, visibility modifiers, and collections/multiplicity.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • AP Computer Science (additional assessment required)

OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING 2 (10152312)

Credits: 3.00

Builds upon the basic principles learned in Object-Oriented Programming 1 (10-152-311), further exploring object-oriented concepts and C# .NET syntax, with a focus on file/data access and n-tier application design. Learners will create a variety of C# .NET Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) applications which incorporate n-tier design principles and design patterns. Additional topics include collections, object initializers, XML, streams, serialization, encryption and LINQ.

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Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.