A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
How does it work? 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.
Lesson 01 - Getting to Know Access 2013
In this lesson, you will find out what Access is and how individuals, businesses, and organizations use it to store information. You will begin to build an Access database, including all the components that turn a list of records into reports, forms, and queries.
Lesson 02 - Controlling Your Access Table Fields
In this lesson, you will impose rules that automatically fill a table field with either preset values or other commonly used symbols. With just a few minutes of work, you can make data entry simpler, clearer, and practically error-free.
Lesson 03 - Creating Tables and Relationships
In this lesson, you will create additional tables for your database, customizing them along the way, and then build relationships between them. This all paves the way for later database features, such as reports, queries, and forms that draw from multiple tables in the database.
Lesson 04 - Building Powerful Forms
In this lesson, you will use forms for data entry and for viewing records in your tables. You will meet the Form Wizard, which makes form building fast and easy and which allows you to select one or more tables' fields to include. You will also determine form layout.
Lesson 05 - Adding Versatility to Forms
Build a simple report using the Report Wizard and learn to change the report's appearance, using layout view and design view. Then create reports that are based on the results of queries you create to sort and filter your database which makes truly customized reporting possible!
Lesson 06 - Interviewing Your Database
Using queries to sort, filter, and search your database is one of the most important skills in this course. This lesson focuses on creating queries that search for specific data. You will follow a step-by-step process and then create a query on your own.
Lesson 07 - Taking Queries to the Next Level
Queries that find all the records with shared information are relatively common. But they won't help you find specific records within the span of a specific numeric value. In this lesson, you will create queries that narrow the search perimeters of your database.
Lesson 08 - Multi-Table Query Control
In this lesson, you will learn to plan, build, and use queries that pull data from multiple tables simultaneously. This gives you more power over your data and allows you to build the foundation for truly customized reports.
Lesson 09 - Reporting on Your Tables
Reports are easy to create and customize. In this lesson, you will build a simple report using the Report Wizard. Then you will change the report's appearance, using layout view and design view. These skills are foundational to creating and designing reports for any data in your database.
Lesson 10 - Creating Query-Based Reports
In this lesson, you will create reports that are based on the results of queries you create to sort and filter your database. Because queries can combine data from multiple tables, filter for specific data, and sort the results, your report reflects just the data that meet the query's criteria.
Lesson 11 - Mastering Report Design
In this lesson, you will plan and create a completely customized report, using a specialized query that controls which data the report includes. You will customize your report's layout with the many tools used for controlling the structure and appearance of your data.
Lesson 12 - Automating Your Database With Macros
This lesson introduces macros, short programs that perform a series of steps. Macros speed up and create consistency in your more repetitive Access tasks. From opening a form to running a report, macros eliminate redundant procedures by turning them into something you can do with one click.