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APAC101 - Microsoft Access 2010 Introduction

This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access Database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database program can bring to their business processes. Individuals should attend this course whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases, tables, and relationships; creating and maintaining records; locating records; and producing reports based on the information in the database. It also provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to more complex Access responsibilities such as maintaining databases and using programming techniques that enhance Access applications.

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To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and you should have used the mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on the computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. To ensure your success, we recommend you first take one of Element K's introductory Windows courses, such as either of the following, or have equivalent skills and knowledge:
  • Windows XP Professional: Level 1 or
  • Windows XP: Introduction

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access Databases

Topic 1A: Identify the Elements of the Access 2010 Interface
Topic 1B: Identify the Components of a Database
Topic 1C: Examine the Relational Database Design Process

Lesson 2: Building the Structure of a Database

Topic 2A: Create a New Database
Topic 2B: Create a Table
Topic 2C: Manage Tables
Topic 2D: Establish Table Relationships

Lesson 3: Managing Data in a Table

Topic 3A: Modify Table Data
Topic 3B: Sort and Filter Records
Topic 3C: Work with Subdatasheets

Lesson 4: Querying a Database

Topic 4A: Create a Query
Topic 4B: Add Criteria to a Query
Topic 4C: Add a Calculated Field to a Query
Topic 4D: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping

Lesson 5: Designing Forms

Topic 5A: Create a Form
Topic 5B: Modify the Design of a Form
Topic 5C: View and Edit Data Using an Access Form

Lesson 6: Generating Reports

Topic 6A: Create a Report
Topic 6B: Add a Control to a Report
Topic 6C: Format the Controls in a Report
Topic 6D: Enhance the Appearance of a Report
Topic 6E: Prepare a Report for Print

Lesson 7: Controlling Data Entry

Topic 7A: Constrain Data Entry Using Field Properties
Topic 7B: Establish Data Entry Formats for Entering Field Values
Topic 7C: Create a List of Values for a Field

Lesson 8: Joining Tables

Topic 8A: Create Query Joins
Topic 8B: Join Tables That Have No Common Fields
Topic 8C: Relate Data Within a Table

Lesson 9: Creating Flexible Queries

Topic 9A: Set the Select Query Properties
Topic 9B: Retrieve Records Based on Input Criteria
Topic 9C: Create Action Queries

Lesson 10: Improving Forms

Topic 10A: Restrict Data Entry in Forms
Topic 10B: Organize Information with Tab Pages
Topic 10C: Add a Command Button to a Form
Topic 10D: Create a Sub form
Topic 10E: Display a Summary of Data in a Form
Topic 10F: Change the Display of Data Conditionally

Lesson 11: Customizing Reports

Topic 11A: Organize Report Information
Topic 11B: Format Reports
Topic 11C: Control Report Pagination
Topic 11D: Add a Calculated Field to a Report
Topic 11E: Add a Sub report to an Existing Report
Topic 11F: Create a Mailing Label Report

Lesson 12: Sharing Data Across Applications

Topic 12A: Import Data into Access
Topic 12B: Export Data to Text File Formats
Topic 12C: Export Access Data to Excel
Topic 12D: Create a Mail Merge