Dates GTR Venue Class Time (Eastern) Price Qty Action
Sep 17-18, 2024 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$750.00 USD   
Jan 14-15, 2025 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$750.00 USD   
June 12-13, 2024 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$750.00 USD   
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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.

At Course Completion

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Microsoft Access environment.
  • Identify the components of a database.
  • Organize data in tables.
  • Change the design of a table
  • Organizing records
  • Set field properties
  • Set validation rules
  • Create and modify queries
  • Create forms
  • Sort and filter data

Course Outline

Section 1: Getting Started with Access

  • What is a Database?
  • Opening a Database
  • Tables
  • Queries
  • Forms
  • Reports
  • 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
  • Subdatasheets
  • 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
  • Wildcards
  • 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
  • Subqueries
  • 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


To be successful in this course, students should have a basic understanding of the Windows operating system, including how to launch an application and create and save files. Some knowledge of basic database concepts is also helpful.


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