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APAC161 - Microsoft Access 2016: Introduction

Data is everywhere. Whether you are at the grocery store, office, laboratory, classroom, or ballpark, you are awash in data: prices, schedules, performance measures, lab results, recipes, contact information, quality metrics, market indices, grades, and statistics.

Most job roles today involve some form of data management. In the case of data workers, it may be their primary job task. For some, such as research scientists and accountants, data management may be a strong component of the job. And for others, such as sales clerks or those in the skilled trades, data management may consist of an incidental job responsibility, for example, time reporting or recording a sale. Virtually everyone is affected in some way by the need to manage data.

A relational database application such as Microsoft® Office Access® 2016 can help you and your organization collect and manage large amounts of data. Access is a versatile tool. You can use it as a personal data management tool (for your use alone), or you can use it as a construction set to develop applications for an entire department or organization. In this course, you will use Access 2016 to manage your data, including creating a new database; constructing tables; designing forms and reports; and creating queries to join, filter, and sort data.

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Prerequisites


To ensure your success in this course, you should have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and use a browser to access websites. For example, you can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following Logical Operations courses, or any similar courses in general Microsoft Windows skills:
  • Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7

Detailed Class Syllabus


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access


Topic A: Orientation to Microsoft Access
Topic B: Create a Simple Access Database
Topic C: Get Help and Configure Options in Microsoft Access

Lesson 2: Working with Table Data


Topic A: Modify Table Data
Topic B: Sort and Filter Records

Lesson 3: Querying a Database


Topic A: Create Basic Queries
Topic B: Sort and Filter Data in a Query
Topic C: Perform Calculations in a Query

Lesson 4: Using Forms


Topic A: Create Basic Access Forms
Topic B: Work with Data on Access Forms

Lesson 5: Generating Reports


Topic A: Create a Report
Topic B: Add Controls to a Report
Topic C: Enhance the Appearance of a Report
Topic D: Prepare a Report for Print
Topic E: Organize Report Information
Topic F: Format Reports

Lesson 6: Designing a Relational Database


Topic A: Relational Database Design
Topic B: Create a Table
Topic C: Create Table Relationships

Lesson 7: Joining Tables


Topic A: Create Query Joins
Topic B: Relate Data Within a Table
Topic C: Work with Subdatasheets

Lesson 8: Using Data Validation


Topic A: Use Field Validation
Topic B: Use Form and Record Validation

Lesson 9: Creating Advanced Queries


Topic A: Create Parameter Queries
Topic B: Summarize Data
Topic C: Create Subqueries
Topic D: Create Action Queries
Topic E: Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries

Lesson 10: Organizing a Database for Efficiency


Topic A: Data Normalization
Topic B: Create a Junction Table
Topic C: Improve Table Structure

Lesson 11: Using Advanced Reporting Techniques


Topic A: Include Control Formatting in a Report
Topic B: Add a Calculated Field to a Report
Topic C: Add a Subreport to an Existing Report