Optimise your career as well as the databases you work with, by sitting this CIW Database Design examination and passing with flying colours. Over the past few decades, more and more businesses have turned to websites and online mechanisms to organise their business as well as market it in the best possible way. Upon completion of this exam, you’ll be able to see how the design of a database can affect the organisation and smooth operation of a business’ day to day operations, and will be able to implement better database designs, which can be both time and cost-effective.
An Essential Piece of the Jigsaw
For a business to operate at its best, it needs to be organised – and databases can help with that. This is where the expertise of a professional software developer comes in handy, and by working through the material and passing this exam, you can be that developer. Basic knowledge of the purpose and function of a database would be advantageous before embarking on the associated CIW course, and by the time you’ve come to the end of the syllabus – and passed this essential exam – you’ll be better equipped to provide a workable solution for businesses that need it.
Key learning points
Working through the associated course and sitting this examination would be ideal for any business professional who is aiming to broaden their skill base and take on further IT responsibilities. It would also be of interest to students who hope to follow a career path that leads them to database design and optimisation.
This assessment will test a student’s ability to:
- Show an understanding of the evolution and origin of file-based databases. Identify some of the basic database types and list the common database languages.
- Know the stages of a database design life cycle and describe some of the logical design steps and processes.
- Demonstrate the use of Structured Query Language (SQL), including the basics and more advanced aspects, such as SQL commands and syntax, data definition language (DDL), data manipulation language (DML) and data control language (DCL) with regards to permissions and accessibility of data.
- Grasp the concept of relational algebra and how it can be used to create new relationships from existing database relations, as well as how to compose joins.
- Understand what makes a good, and bad, database design.
- Know the difference between logical and physical databases, and understand their intricacies.
- Know how to create transactions, control currency and tackle database security issues.
Advantages of this course
- Sit the exam online. There are no deadlines, and there is no rush. Revise the course material as much as you need, until you’re confident that you’ll pass.
- Compatibility with a variety of browsers, operating systems and devices means that every candidate should have the means to sit the exam without facing any problems.
- If there are technical problems, our tech support team will be available to help resolve the issues.
- Build your expertise and confidence in the area of database design and broaden your IT skills base.
- Improve your chances of a job promotion, or embark on a new pathway into the world of database design.
- Passing this exam will prove your competency in database design and is a great addition to any CV.
Give a business a helping hand, by producing a top quality database to help with its organisation. Pass this exam, and you’ll have proof of your ability to do just that!