This module allows candidates to understand the concept of a database and demonstrate competence in using a database.
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.
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 the Application||
ECDL Foundation provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand Using Databases in more depth and prepare for testing.
- Download the Using Databases Sample Test - Office 2013 (.zip)
- Download the Using Databases Sample Test - Office 2010 (.zip)
- Download the Using Databases Sample Test - OpenOffice 4.1 (.zip)
Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ECDL training materials for information on practical tasks.