Determine suitability of database functionality and scalability

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver ICTDBS603, 'Determine suitability of database functionality and scalability'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Elements describe the essential outcomes.

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.

1. Determine context of the business need or problem

1.1 Develop the database objectives and identify the expected outcomes to be achieved

1.2 Document the database problem

2. Gather information

2.1 Analyse the database in order to identify the business rules, entities and relationships

2.2 Identify the existing and proposed business models

2.3 Identify any possible Big Data applications

3. Determine the database functionality

3.1 Document the existing database and the environment

3.2 Confirm database functionality with the client

4. Identify scalability and functionality

4.1 Identify the reserve, and long-term capacity, of the database

4.2 Identify the implications for the system’s architecture, data models, data structures, hardware and software

4.3 Identify the requirements for scalability

4.4 Compare the functionality and scalability features of the database

4.5 Determine and document any gap between the features

5. Prepare the database functionality and scalability report

5.1 Document the functionality and scalability of the database

5.2 Submit the report to the client for review