This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify the scope and the physical and security requirements of a database, including the assessment and identification of options to meet user requirements.

It applies to individuals employed as database administrators who are required to plan and select a database to meet user requirements.

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

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills for one (1) database: - analyse user requirements and system architecture; - determine the scope and size of the database; - evaluate at least three database management systems and select option to meet user requirements; - develop technical database requirements including tables, relationships, dictionary, attributes and keys; - document the database scope and requirements; - align database management system and related user security with data security plan, and; - seek and incorporate user feedback.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - principles of databases and database design; - general features and capabilities of current databases and database management systems; - data types and storage requirements of data types and database management systems; - quality assurance practices that apply to database design, and; - technical and security database requirements.

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