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.
- Using Databases Syllabus [PDF]
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.
Last updated: 18-Mar-22