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Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016

Take control of your data! In this course, you'll learn how to harness the power of Microsoft Access 2016 to organize, store, edit, manage, and report on hundreds of thousands of records.

Through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, this course will help you master Access and put it to creative, confident use. You'll develop not only strong Access skills, but a solid understanding of good database design concepts. By the time you've finished the course, you'll know how to organize and assemble an effective database for any kind of information you need to store, document, and manage.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting February 13 | March 13

Introduction to Microsoft Access 2016

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Course Code: ia6

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 course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 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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Week 1

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.

Week 2

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.

Week 3

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.

Week 4

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.

Week 5

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!

Week 6

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.

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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 must be taken on a PC device. A Mac OS is not compatible.

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 is also compatible.
  • Microsoft Access 2016 (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
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?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course 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.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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