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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Create database access for a computer application using structured query language 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
114048  Create database access for a computer application using structured query language 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Information Systems and Technology 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Information Technology and Computer Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is intended:
  • To provide advanced knowledge of the areas covered.
  • For those working in, or entering the workplace in the area of Computer Operations.

    People credited with this unit standard are able to:
  • Review requirements for database access for a computer application using SQL.
  • Design database access for a computer application using SQL.
  • Write program code for database access for a computer application using SQL.
  • Test programs for a computer application that accesses a database using SQL.
  • Document programs for a computer application that accesses a database using SQL.

    The performance of all elements is to a standard that is expected in a professional environment. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    The credit value of this unit is based on a person having prior knowledge and skills to:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental mathematics (at least NQF level 3).
  • Demonstrate PC competency skills (End-User Computing unit Standards, at least up to NQF level 4.)
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to create a computer application using a 3GL. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    N/A 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Review the requirements for database access for a computer application using SQL. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Piecemeal development, Data sharing, Integration, Abstraction, Data Independence, Data models, Data Definition Language, Data Manipulation Language, Data Control, Language (at least 4). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The review identifies and explains the feasibility of the requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The review identifies the database access objectives and critical performance factors. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The review estimates the development effort required so that the cost may be estimated. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. A review procedure is adopted, which ensures that the outcomes meet the database access requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Design database access for a computer application using SQL. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Simple indexes, Multi-level indexes, Index-sequential file, Tree structures, SQL CREATE INDEX and DROP INDEX statements (at least 3). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The design implements user requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The design of the database structure resembles the output from the data analysis. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The structure of each table in the database adheres to the third normal form. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The methods of accessing the data are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The key relationships between the tables within the database are identified. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    "CREATE TABLE", "DROP TABLE", "ALTER TABLE" statements.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. The data types for primary and foreign keys are consistent throughout the database. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Write program code for database access for a computer application using SQL. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Row types, User-defined types, User defined routines, Reference types, Collection types, Support for large objects, Stored procedures, Triggers (at least 3). 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The program code implements the program design. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The program code uses language constructs that facilitate the understanding of the code. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The program code utilises the optimising features of the languages being used. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The program code uses language instructions that facilitate the understanding op the code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The program code uses language constructs that facilitate the understanding of the code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. Tables joined in a query are essential to its outcome. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    7. The program code uses constructs that preserve the integrity of the data being accessed by multiple users and processes. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    8. Global data sharing is minimised to enable weak coupling, and modules exhibit functional cohesion. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Test programs for a computer application that accesses a database using SQL. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Logic tests; Access functions; Debugging. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The testing checks all program logic paths. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The testing corrects program code to eliminate errors identified through testing. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. The testing verifies that the database access functions in the required environment. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. The testing verifies that the database access performs according to the design requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The testing verifies that the database access functions according to the design requirements. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Document programs for a computer application that accesses a database using SQL. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Clarity; Simplicity; Ease of Use. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The documentation enhances the understanding of the program code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. The documentation complements the self-documenting attributes of the program code. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    None
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    The relevant Education and Training Quality Authority (ETQA) must accredit providers before they can offer programs of education and training assessed against unit standards.


    Moderation Process

    Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Performance of all elements is to be carried out in accordance with organisation standards and procedures, unless otherwise stated. Organisation standards and procedures may cover: quality assurance, documentation, security, communication, health and safety, and personal behaviour. An example of the standards expected is the standards found in ISO 9000 Certified Organisations.
  • Performance of all elements complies with the laws of South Africa, especially with regard to copyright, privacy, health and safety, and consumer rights.
  • All activities must comply with any policies, procedures and requirements of the organisations involved, the ethical codes of relevant professional bodies and any relevant legislative and/ or regulatory requirements.
  • Performance of all elements should be performed with a solid understanding of the use of development tools needed in the areas applicable to the unit standard. Examples of such tools are, but are not limited to CASE tools, programming language editors with syntax checking, program source version control systems.
  • Performance of all elements should make use of International capability models used for Software Development. Examples of such models include (but are not limited to) the ISO SPICE model as well as the CMM model for Software Development. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others as a member of an organisation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage him/her self and his/her activities responsibly and effectively. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise, and critically evaluate information. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem solving contexts do not exists in isolation. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Contribute to his/her full personal development and the social and economic development of the society at large by being aware of the importance of: reflecting on and exploring a variety of strategies to learn more effectively, exploring education and career opportunities and developing entrepreneurial opportunities. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    Supplementary information:
  • None

    Sub-Sub-Field (Domain):
  • Computer Operations 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  48872   National Certificate: Information Technology (Systems Development)  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  49627   Further Education and Training Certificate: e Records Management  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2012-06-30   
    Elective  48573   National Certificate: Information Technology: Systems Support  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Reregistered  2023-06-30  MICTS 
    Elective  63589   National Diploma: Geographical Information Science  Level 5  NQF Level 05  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


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