The Databases 6.0 module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to understanding the concept of a database and demonstrating competence in using a database application.

Understanding the structure of a database and being able to carry out common tasks using a standalone database is an important competence for those who deal with large sets of data. The Using Databases module covers the definition of a database and how it is organized, table creation and linking, as well as filters, queries, forms and reports.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Understanding databases
  • 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

Main learning outcomes

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised. 
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes.
  • Create a table, define and modify fields, and create relationships between tables. Enter and edit data in a table.
  • Use filters and queries to retrieve specific information from a database.
  • Create a form to enter, modify, and delete records and data in records.
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for print or electronic distribution.

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Using Databases module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.


Sample tests

Do you want to better understand the Using Databases module and how we test skills and knowledge

Try out the Using Databases sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.

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