IMPLEMENTATION OF A STUDENT INFORMATION DATABASE FOR DIGITAL BRIDGE INSTITUTE
Effective management of large amount and different types of data encountered in daily operations is a major challenge facing academic institutions. Traditional paper based operation is not only costly, but also ineffective. Based on the requirements of the Student Records Office, a student information management system (SIMS) is designed and implemented for Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) in this work. The system is developed to provide DBI with a means to effectively manage its information. It minimizes the need to maintain hard copy files as it stores, sorts and compares data relevant to all DBI students. The DBI SIMS also provides a secure interface for DBI Staff to directly access all aspects of students’ academic records. The SIMS is designed using Microsoft’s Structured Queery Language Server 2005 (MSSQL Server 2005). A generic database system was first designed using the five standard phases of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), definition, requirements, evaluation, design and implementation phases. The DBI SIMS database was subsequently developed from the designed generic database system using web utility classes developed specifically for the database. DBI Students Record Office staff were used to confirm the viability of SIMS following a test run of the system.
Keywords: DBI, SIMS, Information, System, Management, Database.