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Access Level 1

Course Description

This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and who want to use the application to be more productive in their work. It provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to use more complex Access features such as maintaining databases and using programming techniques that enhance Access applications.


Course Objectives

 Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of an Access database.
  • Build the structure of a database.
  • Manage data in tables.
  • Query a database.
  • Design forms.
  • Generate reports.


Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access Databases

Topic 1A: Identify the Elements of the Access Interface

Topic 1B: Identify the Components of a Database

Topic 1C: Examine the Relational Database Design Process


Lesson 2: Building the Structure of a Database

Topic 2A: Create a New Database

Topic 2B: Create a Table

Topic 2C: Manage Tables

Topic 2D: Establish Table Relationships


Lesson 3: Managing Data in a Table

Topic 3A: Modify Table Data

Topic 3B: Sort and Filter Records

Topic 3C: Work with Subdatasheets


Lesson 4: Querying a Database

Topic 4A: Create a Query

Topic 4B: Add Criteria to a Query

Topic 4C: Add a Calculated Field to a Query

Topic 4D: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping


Lesson 5: Designing Forms

Topic 5A: Create a Form

Topic 5B: Modify the Design of a Form

Topic 5C: View and Edit Data Using an Access Form


Lesson 6: Generating Reports

Topic 6A: Create a Report

Topic 6B: Add a Control to a Report

Topic 6C: Format the Controls in a Report

Topic 6D: Enhance the Appearance of a Report

Topic 6E: Prepare a Report for Print