USING DATABASES

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This module allows candidates to understand the concept of a database and demonstrate competence in using a database.

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


Sample Tests

All ECDL tests (except for 2D CAD) are taken on automated testing software. It is strongly recommended that candidates contact the Test Centre and make arrangements to undertake diagnostic/mock tests before sitting for tests.

The sample tests (.zip) are being provided for revision purposes and to familiarise the candidate with typical test questions.


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Last updated: 28-Oct-17