Suppose that you are the database developer for a local college. The
Chief Information Officer (CIO) has asked you to provide a summary of
normalizing database tables that the IT staff will use in the upcoming
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
Describe the steps that you would use in order to convert database
tables to the First Normal Form, the Second Normal Form, and the Third
Provide one (1) example that is relevant to a college environment
that illustrates reasons for converting database tables to the First,
Second, and Third Normal Forms.
Explain typical situations when denormalizing a table is acceptable.
Provide one (1) example of denormalizing a database table to justify
Explain the significant manner in which business rules impact both
database normalization and the decision to denormalize database tables.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with
one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA
or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required
assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Recognize the purpose and principles of normalizing a relational database structure.
Design a relational database so that it is at least in 3NF.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in database systems.
Write clearly and concisely about relational database management
systems using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.