Category: Computer Skill Test
Grade Level: 9-12
Deadline/Testing: March 15 - April 11
Competitor Limit: 2 Entries per chapter
• Test materials will be mailed to the chapter adviser prior to the designated testing dates.
• Participants will test on a computer at their local school on one of the designated testing dates.
• All students entered in the event from a school must test on the same date at the same time.
• Any appropriate software may be used.
• The event will be administered according to the guidelines provided in the testing packet by the proctor (a person other than the FBLA chapter adviser, such as the technology coordinator, guidance counselor, principal, or other faculty member).
• Thirty (30) minutes will be allowed for the application portion of the test at the school testing site. Additional time will be allowed for general directions. The proctor will start and stop all participants at the same time. (Exception: Time allowances may be made for equipment failure.)
• Voice recognition software may be used as an input method.
• Participants should be prepared to demonstrate design of multiple table databases (selection of tables, fields and data types, ER diagrams, relationships), creation of tables and inserting data into tables, development of single table SQL statements, development of multiple table SQL statements, and creation of forms and reports.
• Participants will be notified when five (5) minutes and one (1) minute remain.
• All proofreading and keying must stop when time is called by the proctor.
• Problems will be weighted according to difficulty and may be completed in any order.
• Participants must provide their own pens and pencils.
• No reference materials or calculators may be used.
- Objective Test taken prior to SLC.
- Top 15 will receive the prompts for the production component. The production component will need to be protected and completed by the first day of the state conference.
- Multiple table database design
- table creation, inserting data into tables
- table SQL statements
- creation of forms/reports
Each chapter may enter two (2) FBLA members from Grades 9 through 12. Participants should have completed a
computer course utilizing database software to solve business applications. Each participant must pay the SLC
registration fee and attend the State Leadership Conference.
Judging will be based on accuracy of printed copy. Points will be deducted for errors. The documents will be evaluated by a panel of judges. All judges’ decisions are final.
Who Goes to Nationals?
The first-, second-, and third-place winners of this event will represent Nebraska in the Database Design and Applications event at the National Leadership Conference, providing they have not entered this event at a previous National Leadership Conference.