Dates GTR Venue Class Time (Eastern) Price Qty Action
Oct 8, 2024 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$375.00 USD   
July 8, 2024 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$375.00 USD   
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Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
Access is much more than a way to create desktop databases. It’s also an essential tool for managing and sharing your data in a way that will help you run your business. Your data is more secure and scalable than ever, and you can easily share your applications with colleagues.

Learning Objectives:
In the Access Level 2 course, you will become familiar with its more advanced features. You will cover how to complete advanced form design tasks, add field and record validation, conduct advanced database management, distribute and secure a database, and manage switchboards to easily navigate between the different forms and reports within a database. You will:

  • Add controls to forms and set form controls
  • Use data validation
  • Create and modify a database switchboard and set start-up options
  • Link tables to external data sources
  • Determine object dependence
  • Analyze the performance of a database
  • Split a database for multiple user access
  • Convert an Access database to an ACCDE file

Target Student:
Users who are familiar with the basics of Access and would like to perform more advanced database management tasks such as completing advanced form design, adding field and record validation, distributing and securing a database, and managing switchboards.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Managing Data Entry in Tables
Use Field Validation
Use Record Validation
Mark Fields as Required
Mark Fields for Indexing
Lookups Review
Understand the Input Mask Syntax
Use the Table Analyzer Wizard

Section 2: Implementing Advanced Form Design
Form Layouts
Types of Controls
Add and Move Form Controls
Form Control Properties
Manage Labels
Add Command Buttons
Change Tab Order
Create Subforms
Insert Images
Insert Headers and Footers
Sort Records
Apply Themes
Insert Backgrounds
Apply Conditional Formatting
Set Navigation Options

Section 3: Implementing Advanced Report Design
Including Charts in a Report
Adding a Calculated Field to a Report
Adding a Subreport to an Existing Report

Section 4: Creating Subforms
Create a Subform
Use a Subform
Format a Subform within the Main Form

Section 5: Organize Information with Tab Pages
What is a Tab Page?
Create a Tab Page

Section 6: Creating Split Forms
Create a Split Form
Split an Existing Form
Use a Split Form
Fix the Form Separator

Section 7: Creating Navigation Forms and Switchboards
Navigation Forms vs. Switchboards
Create a Navigation Form
Create a Switchboard
Database Startup Options

Section 8: Implementing Advanced Query Tasks
Make Table Queries
Update Table Queries
Append Table Queries
Delete Table Queries
Union Queries

Section 9: Creating Advanced Reports
Grouping an Existing Report
Add Calculated Fields
Export Reports in Different Formats
Adding Charts to Reports

Section 10: Using Advanced Database Management
Link Tables to External Data Sources
Database Access Modes
Exclusive Mode
Back Up a Database
Compact and Repair a Database
Determine Object Dependency
Document a Database
Analyze the Performance of a Database

Section 11: Distributing and Securing a Database
Split a Database for Multiple User Access
Implement Security
Set Passwords
Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File
Package a Database with a Digital Signature


Online Event


Live Online Training

Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

Online class requirements:

  • Moderate to fast Internet
  • A phone or computer headset is required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Computer Audio (VoIP) or you can dial in from a regular phone.  For convenience, we recommend a hands-free headset or phone.
  • Training software must be installed on your computer (trial versions are acceptable)
  • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or two computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to join multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view the instructor’s shared screen and another monitor or computer to work with the software.

What happens when you enroll in an online class

When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

Online Training Advantages

Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.

GSA Schedule: 47QTCA19D008F