Best way to contact me *

    Course Length: 12 hours (2 days)
    Access is Microsoft’s flagship database application that allows you to create and manage databases for all sorts of different purposes. Access incorporates many features and connectivity options in order to make databases more accessible to the everyday user.

    Learning Objectives:
    By the end of this 2-day course, you will be comfortable with navigating the Access interface, creating a new database from scratch, querying a database, performing calculations, generating reports, sharing data, and much more. You will:

    • Learn the Access interface
    • Create an Access database
    • Work with tables and records
    • Sort and filter records and create lookups
    • Query a database and perform calculations in a query
    • Create parameter queries and action queries
    • Generate reports and add controls
    • Design a relational database
    • Organize report information, format reports, and include charts and calculated fields
    • Import and export data to other applications

    Target Student:
    All computer users who would like to get up to speed quickly and become familiar with using Access to create and query a database, perform calculations, organize information, generate reports, and share data with others effectively.

    Course Outline:
    Section 1: Getting Started with Access
    What is a Database?
    Opening a Database
    Review the Ribbon Interface

    Section 2: Designing a Relational Database
    Relational Database Design Process
    Relationship Guidelines
    Fields and Tables
    Primary Keys, Foreign Keys, and Composite Keys
    Table Relationships
    Relationship Types
    Rules of Normalization

    Section 3: Working with Tables and Records
    Navigate through Records
    Add New Records
    Sort and Filter Data
    Datasheet Totals
    Print Records

    Section 4: Creating Tables
    Table Creation Options
    Table Views
    Data Types
    Insert Fields
    Move, Edit, and Delete Fields
    Table Properties
    Field Size
    Field Captions
    Default Values
    Input Masks
    The Lookup Wizard
    Renaming a Table

    Section 5: Creating Table Relationships
    The Relationships Window
    Referential Integrity
    Edit Relationships
    Join Lines
    Relationships Report

    Section 6: Creating Queries
    Simple Query Wizard
    Create a Query from Scratch
    Types of Queries
    Query Views
    Save, Rename, and Delete Queries
    Sort Queries
    Multi-table Queries
    Query Criteria
    Comparison Operators
    Logical Operators
    Formatting Query Fields

    Section 7: Creating Advanced Queries
    Parameter Queries
    Wildcards in a Parameter Query
    Query Joins
    Group Query Results
    Add Calculated Fields
    Arithmetic Operators
    Find Duplicates Query Wizard
    Find Unmatched Query Wizard
    Crosstab Queries

    Section 8: Creating Forms
    Forms Wizard
    Form Views
    Form Sections
    Add Controls to Forms
    Form Design Tools
    Field List Pane

    Section 9: Creating Reports
    Report Wizard
    Report Views
    Report Sections
    Add Controls to Reports
    Report Design Tools
    Group and Sort Reports
    Add Background Images to Reports
    Format Reports
    Include Charts in a Report
    Add a Calculated Field to a Report
    Add a Subreport to an Existing Report
    Add Headers and Footers

    Section 10: Sharing Data Across Applications
    Import Data into Access
    Export Data to Excel
    Create a Mail Merge


    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