Introduction to Q&A for Windows

Q&A is the one of the best selling "flat file" management program for microcomputers. This course is designed both to teach the fundamental concepts and functions of Q&A, and to assist in designing a Q&A application from the student's own office operations. Session 1 introduces database concepts and Q&A features.


Session 2 covers data inquiry, computing, reporting, and programming. The final session includes a workshop and personal instruction in designing a Q&A application. More than 70% of this course is hands-on use of Q&A.

The course also includes basic microcomputer orientation. Learning Objectives:

* Understand the capabilities of database management software;

* Convert a manual record-keeping procedure into a Q&A application

to manage information;

* Create and modify the database structure;

* Append, Edit, Browse, and Delete records in a Q&A database;

* Sort the database by various fields;

* Find any data by issuing search commands with various conditions

using both the Retrieve Spec and Query Guide;

* Design and print a report from a Q&A database;

* Design and print form letters using the Merge feature;

* Design and print mailing labels; and

* Use the Intelligent Assistant system

Target Audience: This course is useful for professional, managerial and administrative personnel at all levels. Familiarity with the basics of microcomputer use is not required.