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Home > Resources for Trainers > MMTK > Databases

Databases

Developed by: SANGONeT and Anna Feldman for the Association for Progressive Communications (APC)

Core materials

These materials are intended for use with all database and MS Access units.

The general ICTs glossary is also recommended for use with these units.

Introduction to databases

Unit overview: This unit forms an introduction to other more practical database units. It gives participants an understanding of the concepts behind database development, a sense of how database work can be applied to information projects and how to start thinking about the database planning process. It is primarily about developing an awareness of databases which can form a basis for future training in more practical aspects of database development work.

Duration: 3 hours 10 minutes

Target audience: People from telecentres, civil society and development organizations with an interest in information management and/or a need to develop their organization's information management systems.

Prerequisite skills: Basic computer literacy.

Download the complete "Introduction to Databases" unit as a zip file

Download individual components:

Use the MMTK "databases" and general ICTs glossaries with this unit.

Introduction to MS Access

Unit overview: Introduction to MS Access basics: working with tables fields, records and primary keys.

Duration: +/- 4 hours depending on learner experience and hardware capacity.

Target audience: General

Prerequisite skills:  Basic computer literacy; basic familiarity with the concept of databases (gained through the MMTK "Introduction to Databases" unit or elsewhere).

Download the complete "Introduction to MS Access" unit as a zip file

Download individual components: (MS Word)

Use the MMTK "databases" and general ICTs glossaries with this unit.

MS Access forms

Unit overview: Introduction to creating MS Access forms.

Duration: +/- 3 hours, depending on learner experience and hardware capacity.

Target audience: General

Prerequisite skills: Basic computer literacy and familiarity with MS Access basics: opening and creating a new database, and working with tables and records.

Download the complete "MS Access forms" unit as a zip file

Download individual components: (MS Word)

Use the MMTK "databases" and general ICTs glossaries with this unit.

MS Access queries

Unit overview:  Introduction to MS Access queries.

Duration: +/- 3 hours, depending on learner experience and hardware capacity.

Target audience: General.

Prerequisite skills: Basic computer literacy; familiarity with the concept of databases.

Download the complete "MS Access queries" unit as a zip file

Download individual components:

Use the MMTK "databases" and general ICTs glossaries with this unit.

MS Access reports

Unit overview:  Introduction to reports in MS Access.

Duration: +/- 2 hours, depending on learner experience and hardware capacity.

Target audience: General

Prerequisite skills: Basic computer literacy and familiarity with MS Access basics: opening an existing database and creating a new database; working with tables and records; running queries. 

Download the complete "MS Access reports" unit as a zip file

Download individual components:

Use the MMTK "databases" and general ICTs glossaries with this unit.

All database/MS Access units

The complete set of database and MS Access units may be downloaded as a single zip file:

http://www.itrainonline.org/itrainonline/mmtk/Database.zip

Copyright information

All MMTK materials are released under a Creative Commons license which allows their free use and distribution for non-commercial use. However, the exact provisions of the license vary from module to module - while most modules permit modification of the materials, a few do not. The copyright statement included with each module sets out the specific provisions which apply to that module.

 

 
 
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