About this Course

This course is designed for students who wish to establish a foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Access 2016, including the skills necessary to create a new database, construct data tables, design forms and reports, and create queries.

Course Outline

Getting Started with Access

  • Orientation to Microsoft Access
  • Create a Simple Access Database
  • Get Help and Configure Options in Microsoft Access

Working with Table Data

  • Modify Table Data
  • Sort and Filter Records

Querying a Database

  • Create Basic Queries
  • Sort and Filter Data in a Query
  • Perform Calculations in a Query

Using Forms

  • Create Basic Access Forms
  • Work with Data on Access Forms

Generating Reports

  • Create a Report
  • Add Controls to a Report
  • Enhance the Appearance of a Report
  • Prepare a Report for Print
  • Organize Report Information
  • Format Reports

Designing a Relational Database

  • Relational Database Design
  • Create a Table
  • Create Table Relationships

Joining Tables

  • Create Query Joins
  • Relate Data Within a Table
  • Work with Subdatasheets

Using Data Validation

  • Use Field Validation
  • Use Form and Record Validation

Creating Advanced Queries

  • Create Parameter Queries
  • Summarize Data
  • Create Subqueries
  • Create Action Queries
  • Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries

Organizing a Database for Efficiency

  • Data Normalization
  • Create a Junction Table
  • Improve Table Structure

Using Advanced Reporting Techniques

  • Include Control Formatting in a Report
  • Add a Calculated Field to a Report
  • Add a Sub report to an Existing Report