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.
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.
Leaving Certificate or equivalent, fluency in the English language and intermediate computer literacy level are required.
You will be required to complete and pass a basic IT Literacy entry quiz at the start of the course, if you do not pass the quiz you will not be able to continue with the programme.
All students should have access to a PC or laptop running a supported version of Windows (e.g Windows 10). Apple/Android devices are not supported and cannot be used for this course.
A broadband connection is essential to stream video content.
You require a web browser to view content and access web platforms. You will receive an Office 365 licence to use for the duration of the course.
ICDL Profile Certificate in Using Databases