This module allows candidates to understand the concept of a database and demonstrate competence in using a database.

On Completion

Understand what a database is and how it is organized and operated.
Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes.
Create a table; define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table.
Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database.
Understand what a form is; create a form to enter, modify, and delete records and data in records.
Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution.


Covers the key skills needed to organize and operate a database. Can be applied to a range of database software from vendor packages to 'freeware'. Certifies best practice in effective database software use. Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.

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