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Microsoft Access Introduction



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Design and develop database applications that enable you to organise and control the data in your work environment through this Microsoft Access introduction course. With this training, you gain the skills to develop and support robust Access systems, manipulate data, perform queries, develop forms, and design sophisticated data analysis reports for professionally produced presentations.

You Will Learn How To

  • Develop and support robust applications to query data, create forms, and design reports
  • Build applications with Form, Table, Report, and Query wizards
  • Create and integrate macros into your applications
  • Implement advanced Access reporting features
  • Migrate to a server for multiuser accessibility

Important Course Information

Recommended Experience:

  • Familiarity with the Windows graphical environment


  • This course is based on Access 2010 and 2013, but is applicable to earlier versions of Access

Course Outline

  • Microsoft Access Overview

Discovering the interface

  • Quick data functions in reports
  • Categorising with command groups
  • Changing the view to discover contextual tabs

Overview of database concepts

  • Databases and their contents
  • Flat file and relational databases
  • Conforming Access to RDBMS standards

The fundamentals of database design

  • Tables, records and fields
  • Implementing database normalisation
  • Ordering schemes
  • Indexes
  • Setting composite primary keys
  • Building a Relational Database with Access

Defining the requirements

  • Eliciting user needs and wants
  • Consolidating a design into a system specification
  • Designing the data model

Creating an Access database system

  • Selecting the best Access design style
  • Access tables, fields, indexes
  • Assigning proper field types
  • Table relationships
  • Modifying field functionality with properties

Integrating internal and external data

  • Customising forms with the Layout View
  • Embedding forms
  • Importing existing tables
  • Protecting data using layered validation
  • Picking controls in Layout and Design Views
  • Querying Relational Data

Query types and elements

  • Defining queries
  • Choosing fields in the Design View
  • Select, Action and Parameter queries

Developing queries

  • Query wizards
  • Expressions in queries
  • Refining data output with sorting and filtering
  • Creating calculated fields
  • Access Reports for Data Analysis

Implementing Report wizards

  • Generating quick reports
  • Enhancing your presentation with conditional formatting
  • Exploiting formulas and expressions in reports
  • Sorting out groups and totals

Modifying the standard report formats

  • Adjusting report controls
  • Changing group order and effects
  • Formulating values in expressions
  • Publishing to PDF and XPS formats
  • Task Automation with Macros

Designing effective macros

  • Point-and-click
  • Embedded macros
  • Macro style guidelines
  • Running a macro from events
  • Picking macro actions and arguments

Event-driven programming

  • Linking forms and reports
  • Associating macros with controls
  • Managing security through the Trust Center
  • Designing a custom Navigation Pane
  • Access as a Multiuser Front-End

Data separation in Access

  • Creating a non-data ACCDB
  • Strategically placing your data
  • Handling multiuser conflicts

Linking to external data sources

  • The ODBC connectivity standard
  • Utilising SQL Server data within Access
  • Publishing to the cloud
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

After-Course Computing Sandbox
You'll be given remote access to a preconfigured virtual machine for you to redo your hands-on exercises, develop/test new code, and experiment with the same software used in your course.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.


Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

“After taking this course I was able to better understand how the Access-backed programs I use at work are created and maintained. I'm now responsible for the table maintenance of one of these programs, and the skills I developed by taking the Access course are invaluable for this task.”

- C. Sullivan, Decision Support Analyst
University of Maryland Medical System

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