I have recommended this course to colleagues and they will be taking it in the next few weeks. This was very helpful and I can't wait to put my knowledge to use.
This course enabled me to understand the databases that I deal with on a daily basis much better. I now can name the elements of the database our organization that I thought could be improved for easier, more efficient use! Wow, I've come a long way! Thanks!
I really enjoyed this course! Thank you for offering it and sharing your knowledge with me! There were so many things in Access 2010 that I wasn't aware of. I love these courses because I always learn something new. I especially liked the last three chapters, and you can be sure that I'll start incorporating simple dialog boxes into my present databases now that I have a little understanding of VBA.
I enjoyed this course very much -- it definitely was challenging to do the assignments on my own to see if I could apply the lesson techniques explained in the chapter work. I would like to get more training on the actual expressions and criteria to filter reports/analysis - perhaps a future Access 2010 Advanced course would be available. The instructor was very responsive and was able to clarify any discussion questions. I appreciate the FAQs provided with each lesson as well as the supplemental resources. I have not taken an online course previously and had concerns over not having a hands-on instructor as with a classroom setting. Those concerns diminished as the course went on as the material was very descriptive and the diagrams/examples extremely helpful in completing the lessons. Thank you for the opportunity to expand my knowledge base with Access 2010.
I finished the whole course including the final exam. I liked the final exam because it summarized many of the important aspects of this whole course. This is an excellent course and you did a great job. I feel much more comfortable in working with Access and building my own database now.
Thank you Ken. This class was a great opportunity for me to understand more of what I can do at work and what other possibilities there are in adding to my databases. Your instructions were clear on a step by step process, I thank you for that. I learned way more than I expected. I will keep practicing all that I learned. I will also keep checking back to see if you offer an advanced course in Access.
My company had a couple of databases written by an IT person years ago. He no longer wanted to support us when we had problems with the database, so I felt the need to learn more about Access than just being able to input data into his programs. This course has been helpful, and now I'm building databases for others to use. The knowledge obtained has given me more confidence in finding and fixing problems within our old programs. I'm now looking at taking a Visual Basic course for more knowledge. Thank you, Ken Cook, you're terrific!
Ken Cook is an excellent instructor. The lesson design, assignments and quizzes were exceptional. The information in the learning aids was challenging yet easy to understand. He was very helpful throughout the course and provided timely feedback to questions/issues. Thank you.
I thoroughly enjoyed learning Microsoft Access and learned a lot. I feel that I can build an efficient and practical database for anyone for any purpose because of what I learned taking this course. Good job, Ken. You know the subject very well, and you know how to teach it.
I really enjoyed this course, and I feel it will be very useful in my job. I've already used portions of what I've learned to develop a more sophisticated database for a work project, and now have the skills to share it with users unfamiliar with Access. I felt Mr. Cook was very knowledgeable, and I would be happy to take another course with him.
Course Code: na0
Review Access key concepts and terminology as you learn how to import, or share, data between Access and other applications without retyping. Then, you'll learn how to set up key fields in tables, plus you'll use action queries to quickly and easily manipulate multiple-table records with one command.
Understand what table relationships are and what referential integrity means as you learn how and why to use these features. Then, learn how to create and modify forms and make them easy to use.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to add a subform to a main form without the wizard, and you'll use the Tab control to arrange form data. Then, learn about query joins and data functions, which will help you get timely, high-quality data out of your database, so you see all the data you want and none of the data you don't want.
Explore Access functions, crunch numbers with the best of them, and even design a mathematical formula of your own. Then, you'll build powerful, fast summary queries that total, count, or average the values in a set of records. You'll also discover the power of the crosstab query, which can not only summarize data but also rearrange it so that it becomes easier to understand.
Use the Report Wizard to build a basic report and fine-tune what you've built. You'll also learn about a fantastic tool—conditional formatting, which allows you to visually identify key report data. With a few clicks, your report will change from a mass of numbers to a map of trends and changes that affect your business. Then, you'll build a dialog box that allows the user to run reports based on custom-built criteria.
In this lesson, you'll learn a little bit about Visual Basic, using it to make the reports dialog box you built in the previous lesson fully functional. Finally, you'll build a navigation form that directs users to the forms and reports they need. You'll also set up a database for shared use and modify the start-up options.
Ken Cook has built and managed a successful computer consulting business (now called Cook Software Solutions, LLC) since 1990. He began as a trainer instructing numerous users on a variety of software packages, specializing in Microsoft Office. Currently, he continues to train, but his main focus is creating expert Microsoft Office solutions, Microsoft Access database solutions, and Microsoft SQL Server solutions for Fortune 500 and small business clients. Ken is also co-author (with Laurie Ulrich Fuller) of Access 2007 for Dummies, Access 2010 for Dummies, Access 2013 for Dummies, and Access 2016 for Dummies, published by Wiley.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Microsoft Access 2010 (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)
Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.
This course is not suitable for Macintosh users.
A basic understanding of Microsoft Access objects and their use or completion of Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010 course is required.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.