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Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010

In this practical and project-oriented course, you will learn how to use this award-winning MS Office software to create and customize tables. You will build relationships between your tables to eliminate redundancies and slash data entry time.  

In addition, you will find out how to make your database more user-friendly with custom data entry forms, smart lists, and other sophisticated controls. You will learn how to retrieve exactly what you need from your database with powerful queries and reports, and you will even start automating routine tasks with labor-saving macros.

By the time you finish this course, you will know how to create an effective database for any information you need to store, document, and manage—at home or on the job.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting January 16 | February 13
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Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010

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Course Code: ia0

What You Will Learn
  • Learn to build and customize tables to store data
  • Learn how you can use relational databases to build forms, generate reports, and search for data with queries across thousands of records in hundreds of tables
  • Discover how to use macros to automate repetitive tasks and increase your efficiency
  • Develop not only strong Access skills, but a solid understanding of good database design concepts
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Understand how to organize and assemble an effective database for any kind of information you need to store, document, and manage
  • Gain confidence in your use of Microsoft Access
  • Become more productive and efficient in organizing, managing, and reporting on data both personally and professionally

Outline

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Getting to Know Access 2010

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.

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.

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.

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.

Adding Versatility to Forms

In this lesson, you will add buttons and controls to forms. You will also adjust table relationships to support the creation of multi-table forms, which paves the way to creating queries and reports that draw data from more than one table.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Instructors & Support

Laurie Fuller

Laurie Fuller has been writing about and teaching people to use Microsoft Office for more than 20 years—including personally training thousands of students, writing hundreds of training manuals, and authoring and co-authoring more than 30 books on subjects including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access. Her books include 2000-page epics that document every button, bell, and whistle, as well as friendlier introductory and troubleshooting books for new users. Her most recent publication on Microsoft Access is Access 2016 for Dummies. In addition to writing and teaching, Laurie runs her own firm, Limehat & Company, providing training, marketing, graphic design, and web development services to clients throughout the world, with a focus on helping growing companies and non-profit organizations build their brand through effective promotions, outreach, and education.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Access 2010. (not included in enrollment)
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling. 

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

 

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: 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.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: 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.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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