Design databases

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Design databases (BSBITA401)

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and develop a database (including queries, forms and reports) to meet a defined need using existing data.

It applies to individuals who may work independently or within an administrative support role, with the responsibility to use databases to store and retrieve data using commercially available database software.

No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this training course, participants will:

1. Design database 1.1. Review organisational and task requirements to confirm scope and functionality of database design, including data redundancy
1.2. Develop a logical data model to identify and classify data into types
1.3. Select appropriate software according to organisational and task requirements and required scope and functionality of database
1.4. Confirm database design with appropriate person
2. Develop database 2.1. Set field attributes according to data type and link databases by a common field in accordance with software procedures
2.2. Identify primary key to uniquely identify data
2.3. Identify foreign keys to establish associations between data
2.4. Use software functions and formulae to meet organisational and task requirements
2.5. Create password and access system according to organisational and task requirements
3. Develop queries, forms and reports 3.1. Develop queries as required by organisational and task requirements
3.2. Develop input screens or forms in order to access required data
3.3. Develop reports according to organisational and task requirements
4. Test and finalise database 4.1. Populate database with sample dataset for testing
4.2. Assess and document effectiveness of data relationships, queries forms and reports
4.3. Address any errors in database design
4.4. Name and store database in accordance with organisational requirements and exit the application without data loss or damage
4.5. Confirm database readiness with appropriate person


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