CIW Database Design Specialist

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The CIW Database Design Specialist course teaches students how to plan and construct databases using logical and efficient methods. A key component for many types of businesses, database specialists are able to construct and maintain information on internal systems in order to streamline business operations.

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Course Description

About this Course

The CIW Database Design Specialist course provides introductory vendor-neutral training for individuals planning to pursue product-focused database specialisation. This course introduces you to DB2, Oracle Database 11g, MS SQL and mySQL. You will also learn about Structured Query Language (SQL) and database optimisation through normalisation.

Study Time:60 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Online

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded an OLC Diploma and students can apply for the CIW Level 3 Database Design Specialist examination.

Prerequisites

It is recommended that students have a basic knowledge of the purpose and function of a database. Also, students should be familiar with an operating system such as Microsoft Windows before taking this course. The Database Design Specialist courseware does not provide entry-level computer literacy.

Qualification

This qualification has been developed by CIW to teach students the skills required for a career in web design and IT. CIW have a strong reputation for providing quality course materials and certification to professionals in many different countries.

The examination for this course must be taken at an approved CIW centre and is marked out of a possible 50. The examination is 90 minutes in length and students must achieve a grade of 75% or more in order to pass. Exam ID: 1D0-541

Qualification Number: T/502/9005

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Method

Students on this qualification are sent all of the materials needed and are also granted access to the CIW online learning system. Students are able to access their course materials at any time and the qualification includes the following:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Online exercises and materials
  • Virtual labs, study books and online exercises

Course Content

This course assesses the following topics:

  • Introduction to Databases
  • Relational Database Fundamentals
  • Database Planning
  • Overview of Database Design Methodology
  • Normalisation
  • Logical Database Design
  • Physical Database Design
  • Structured Query Language
  • Relational Algebra
  • Transactions and Database Security

Assessments

The CIW Database Design Specialist course prepares candidates to take the CIW Database Design Specialist exam, which if passed earns the individual the Database Design Specialist certification. CIW courses are examined in either a Pearson VUE or Prometric test centre and candidates must apply for their examinations and pay the necessary fee of £90 to sit the test.

Pearson VUE: Candidates can register themselves for examinations with Pearson VUE at the following page: www.pearsonvue.com/CIW

Prometric: Candidates can register themselves for examinations with Pearson VUE at the following page: www.prometric.com/CIW

Support

The CIW Database Design Specialist course has been designed to be completed through an award winning learning platform which grants students access to all of the learning materials and resources required prior to taking the examination. Because of the nature of this learning platform, full tutor support is not required but students so have 24/7 contact to technical support should they require any help.

Refunds

On this course our usual 14 day refund policy applies if you do not access the course. As soon as the course has been accessed (the student has logged in) no refund can be offered to the student even if they are within the 14 day period.

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