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USING DATABASES

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USING DATABASES

This module allows candidates to understand the concept of a Database and to demonstrate an ability to use a Database to produce accurate work outputs.

ON COMPLETION OF THIS MODULE THE CANDIDATE WILL BE ABLE TO:
 

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised and operated. 

  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes.

  • Create a table; define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table.

  • Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database. 

  • Understand what a form is; create a form to enter, modify, and delete records and data in records.

  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution.

 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THIS MODULE?

 

  • Covers the key skills needed to organise and operate a database.

  • Can be applied to a range of database software from vendor packages to ‘freeware’.

  • Certifies best practice in effective database software use.

  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

 

SYLLABUS

 

The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

 

Download the Database Module Syllabus (PDF)

Overview of Changes – Syllabus 6.0 - Using Databases

 

SYLLABUS OVERVIEW

CATEGORY

Understanding Databases

SKILL SET

  • Key Concepts

  • Database Organisation

  • Relationships

Using the Application

  • Working with Databases

  • Common Tasks

Tables

  • Records

  • Design

  • Relationships

Retrieving Information

  • Main Operations

  • Queries

Forms

  • Using Forms

Outputs

  • Reports, Data Export

  • Printing

SAMPLE TESTS:

 

ICDL Africa provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand Using Databases in more depth and prepare for testing.

 



Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ICDL training materials for information on practical tasks

PREVIOUS SYLLABUS VERSION

Syllabus version 5.0 may still be in use during a period of transition to syllabus version 6.0.



Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ICDL training materials for information on practical tasks

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