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Microsoft Access Introduction

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

970

Duration

4 Days

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About This Course: Microsoft Access is a powerful visual tool for designing and developing database applications. This hands-on course provides experience with the features and functionalities of Microsoft Access. You learn to develop and support robust Access systems, manipulate and query data, develop forms, design sophisticated data analysis reports and upsize Excel spreadsheets.

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

Course Outline

  • Microsoft Access Overview

Discovering the interface

  • Quick data functions in reports
  • Categorizing 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 normalization
  • 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

  • Customizing 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
  • Utilizing SQL Server data within Access
  • Publishing to the cloud
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Tuition

Standard

$2990

Government

$2659

Course Tuition 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.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course qualifies for 23 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

“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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