APAC365 - Microsoft Access for Office 365: Introduction

Data is everywhere. Most job roles today involve some form of data management. Virtually everyone is affected in some way by the need to manage data. A relational database application such as Microsoft® Access® can help you and your organization with this task. This course is the first part of a two-course series that covers the skills needed to perform database design and development in Access.

• Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Introduction: Focuses on the design and construction of an Access database —viewing, navigating, searching, and entering data in a database, as well as basic relational database design and creating simple tables, queries, forms, and reports. It also focuses on optimization of an Access database, including optimizing performance and normalizing data, data validation, usability, and advanced queries, forms, and reports.
• Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 3 : Focuses on managing the database and supporting complex database designs , including import and export of data, using action queries to manage data, creating complex forms and reports, macros and VBA, and tools and strategies to manage, distribute, and secure a database.

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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. 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

Experience in another Microsoft Office product such as Excel is recommended. Microsoft® Excel® for Office 365™ (Desktop or Online): Part 1 would be a good choice.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: Working with an Access Database

Topic A: Launch Access and Open a Database
Topic B: Use Tables to Store Data
Topic C: Use Queries to Combine, Find, Filter, and Sort Data
Topic D: Use Forms to View, Add, and Update Data
Topic E: Use Reports to Present Data
Topic F: Get Help and Configure Options in Microsoft Access

Lesson 2: Creating Tables

Topic A: Plan an Access Database
Topic B: Start a New Access Database
Topic C: Create a New Table
Topic D: Establish Table Relationships

Lesson 3: Creating Queries

Topic A: Create Basic Queries
Topic B: Add Calculated Columns in a Query
Topic C: Sort and Filter Data in a Query

Lesson 4: Creating Forms

Topic A: Start a New Form
Topic B: Enhance a Form

Lesson 5: Creating Reports

Topic A: Start a New Report
Topic B: Enhance Report Layout

Lesson 6: Promoting Quality Data Input

Topic A: Restrict Data Input through Field Validation
Topic B: Restrict Data Input through Forms and Record Validation

Lesson 7: Improving Efficiency and Data Integrity

Topic A: Data Normalization
Topic B: Associate Unrelated Tables
Topic C: Enforce Referential Integrity

Lesson 8: Improving Table Usability

Topic A: Create Lookups within a Table
Topic B: Work with Subdatasheets

Lesson 9: Creating Advanced Queries

Topic A: Create Query Joins
Topic B: Create Subqueries
Topic C: Summarize Data

Lesson 10: Improving Form Presentation

Topic A: Apply Conditional Formatting
Topic B: Create Tab Pages with Subforms and Other Controls

Lesson 11: Creating Advanced Reports

Topic A: Apply Advanced Formatting to a Report
Topic B: Add a Calculated Field to a Report
Topic C: Control Pagination and Print Quality
Topic D: Add a Chart to a Report