Access Introduction Course Outline
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® 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 to manage your data, including creating a new database; constructing tables; designing forms and reports; and creating queries to join, filter, and sort data.
*** Version Note ***
This course is for those using Access 365, 2019 or 2016 because there are very few differences between the versions from the end-user's perspective. The class is taught using Access 2019 software. Our instructors have used all versions and will be able to quickly highlight small changes in the user interface. Users of any of the versions of Access will have no problem learning in the 2019 software environment.
This course is designed for students who wish to establish a foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Access, including the skills necessary to create a new database, construct data tables, design forms and reports, and create queries.
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.
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: Sharing Data Across Applications
Topic A: Import Data into Access
Topic B: Export Data to Text File Formats
Topic C: Export Access Data to Excel
Topic D: Create a Mail Merge
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