After having taken several courses, this has to be the best, and most useful, class I have taken to date. I can't believe all that I learned, and all that was directly applicable to my current job. Thank you a million times over again!
I was a little apprehensive taking this course as it was the first course I have taken online, but I have nothing but great things to say about this course. I was able to review the lessons, assignments and quizzes on my own time when it suited my schedule. I've kept track of my personal expenses in Excel for the past few years, and during the course, I created a database to house the data and run reports...I have recommended this course to other coworkers.
I have nothing but great things to say about this course. I was able to review the lessons, assignments and quizzes on my own time when it suited my schedule. I've kept track of my personal expenses in Excel for the past few years, and during the course, I created a database to house the data and run reports. After completing the assignment for a lesson, I would apply the knowledge to my own database; it was excellent to re-enforce the concepts...I have recommended this course to other coworkers, and would happily take an Advanced Access 2013 course if it was offered!
Great course! I'm trying to build my own resources and this was invaluable. Thank you!
I've taken several ed2go courses...and yet again, I'm very impressed. The instructor was very knowledgeable and answered questions promptly and accurately. I was hoping to get a better grasp of Access 2013 and after taking this course I can say that I certainly understand it much better. In addition to Ken Cook's great writing style, I enjoyed the interactive quizzes he included within the lessons. These interactive tools made the online learning more interesting and were a great learning tool as well...Mr. Cook made a challenging subject easy to understand.
This course was very well done. I liked the interactive components that the instructor added. I now have a good starting point for moving forward with my own Access project.
The instructor responded to questions promptly in the discussion area. The instructor spent a lot of time helping me resolve my problems. I learned a lot of interesting information by taking the course.
This instructor, in my mind, met and exceeded all of my expectations regarding an online course. Videos were helpful, in that they established the framework for what was to follow. Quizzes and Final Exam questions were meaningful and were tough enough, but there were none in the "ridiculous" level (I have had those before!) Great course! Loved it!
Ken did a wonderful job of presenting the course material, some of which was quite complex. I enjoyed the challenge of learning the material in order to complete this course.
This course has given me the tools to make my existing database at work more functional and user-friendly. Since I was self-taught, I had many gaps and this class has helped fill them. I appreciate finally having solutions to all the problems I've encountered for a very long time. Thank you so much!
Course Code: ai3
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 2013 (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins)
Windows 7 or 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 or Introduction to Microsoft Access 2013 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.