Using Databases

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

15-20 hours per module
45 minutes per module
Arabic and English

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised 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

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key skills needed to organise 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 practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Syllabus Overview

Understand Databases
  • Key Concepts
  • Database Organisation
  • Relationships
  • Operation
Using the Application
  • Working with Databases
  • Common Tasks
  • Records
  • Design
Retrieving Information
  • Main Operations
  • Queries
  • Forms
  • Reports, Data Export
  • Printing


The module sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.



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