Course Code: ia0
Find out what Access is and how individuals, businesses, and organizations use it to store information. You'll also begin to build an Access database including all the components that turn a list of records into reports, forms, and queries. Then learn to make data entry simpler, clearer, and practically error-free by imposing rules that automatically fill table fields or only allow certain kinds of data.
Continue to gain hands-on experience as you create additional tables for the class database, customizing them along the way, and then building relationships between them. You’ll also learn to build forms for data entry and for viewing records in your tables.
Add buttons and controls to forms and adjust table relationships to support the creation of multi-table forms, paving the way to creating queries and reports. Then, you’ll actually create queries that search for specific data and customize how Access displays that data.
Learn more advanced query techniques that will allow you to search your database for specific information. Then learn to plan, build and use queries that pull data from more than one table at a time.
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!
In the final section of this course, you'll plan and create a completely customized report, using a specialized query that controls which data the report includes. You’ll also learn to build macros (short programs that perform a series of steps) to help you speed up and create consistency in your more repetitive Access tasks.
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 2900-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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
Instructional material requirements:
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.
I truly appreciated this course and feel it has helped me to understand the concepts of setting up a database and making it available to others to use in a friendly way. It has shown me the many ways in which a simple database can be used and how to create the unique reports that a person needs rather than rely on a canned report response. Many thanks to Ms. Fuller as I truly respect her knowledge and appreciate her sharing it with all of us."
Laurie was extremely dependable for prompt responses to my problems with query and report results. Because of my satisfaction with Laurie's course, I am now taking Access Intermediate. Thank you for a great-looking, professional Record of Completion."
I really liked the way in which the lessons were written. I felt like the instructor was actually talking to me. I also really appreciate the encouragement along the way and the extra notes that often anticipated questions or issues that I had with the lesson. I would definitely recommend this class and highly recommend Laurie to others."
I really enjoyed the class! What I learned will be really helpful to me in creating an inventory at work. Laurie was great - very helpful, and answered questions right away! I would definitely sign up for another class with her. Thank you!"
Thank you so much for teaching this class!! I truly enjoyed it and have used it at work and can't wait to try building new tables, forms, macros, etc...It was easy to follow and whenever I had a question, it seemed to be answered in the discussion section or in the FAQs. I liked that we were able to do it at our own pace, which helps a great deal."
This was a great class, Laurie...I learned so much and the lessons are more "true to life." I've already started a training database here at work and am about 75% complete. Thanks again.. I'm hoping to take the immediate class next."
I really enjoyed this course. It was informative, useful, and easy to go through. The assignments and quizzes were not too long and I also like the fact that we were able to print the modules for future use. I would definitely recommend taking this course. Great instructor and an overall wonderful experience. Thank you!"
This course was very informative and simple to follow. I could really see how I could use Access in my professional life. Also, I enjoyed the instructor's conversational writing style."
The jargon wasn't overly technical which in my case made for greater understanding. The analogies were humorously lite which again added to the understanding of the material. Any questions I had were quickly answered which enabled me to complete my assignments. Well done by all involved."
I'm in a new job and working with databases that weren't designed for data entry...at all! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate being able to update my Access skills from years ago. I just did a large mailing and am receiving payments back at a rapid pace. Thank you for teaching this class! You've helped to make a world of difference in the efficiency of this office already!"