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In this course, you will examine the basic database concepts, and create and modify databases and their various objects using the Microsoft Office Access™ 2007 relational database application.

Course Outline

Most organizations maintain and manage large amounts of information. One of the most efficient and powerful ways of managing data is by using relational databases. Information can be stored, linked, and managed using a single relational database application and its associated tools. In this course, you will examine the basic database concepts, and create and modify databases and their various objects using the Microsoft Office Access™ 2007 relational database application. Course Objective: You will create and modify new databases and their various objects.

Target Student: 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. The Level 1 course is for the individual 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.

Delivery Method: Instructor-led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


This course addresses Microsoft Office Specialist (Office Specialist) skill sets. The Office Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Office Specialist certification.

Hardware Requirements

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware components:

  • A 1 GHz Pentium-class processor or faster.
  • Minimum 256 MB of RAM. Recommended 512 MB of RAM.
  • A 10 GB hard disk or larger. You should have at least 1 GB of free hard disk space available for the Office installation.
  • A CD-ROM drive.
  • A mouse or other pointing device.
  • 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended.
  • Network cards and cabling for local network access.
  • Internet access (contact your local network administrator).
  • A printer (optional) or an installed printer driver. (Printers are not required; however, each PC must have an installed printer driver to use Print Preview.)
  • A projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen.
Platform Requirements
  • Windows XP
Software Requirements
  • Microsoft® Office Professional Edition 2007.
  • Windows XP Professional with Service Pack 2.
Performance-Based Objectives Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Office Access 2007 environment.
  • design a simple database.
  • build a new database with related tables.
  • manage the data in a table.
  • query a database using different methods.
  • design forms.
  • generate reports.
Course Content Lesson 1: Exploring the Access Environment Topic 1A: Examine Database Concepts Topic 1B: Explore the User Interface Topic 1C: Explore the Ribbon Topic 1D: Customize the Access Environment Topic 1E: Obtain Help Topic 1F: Use an Existing Access Database

  Lesson 2: Designing a Database Topic 2A: Describe the Relational Database Design Process Topic 2B: Define Database Purpose Topic 2C: Review Existing Data Topic 2D: Determine Fields Topic 2E: Group Fields into Tables Topic 2F: Normalize Data Topic 2G: Designate Primary and Foreign Keys Topic 2H: Determine Table Relationships

  Lesson 3: Building a Database Topic 3A: Create a New Database Topic 3B: Create a Table Topic 3C: Manage Tables Topic 3D: Create a Table Relationship

  Lesson 4: Managing Data in a Table Topic 4A: Modify Table Data Topic 4B: Sort Records Topic 4C: Work with Subdatasheets

  Lesson 5: Querying a Database Topic 5A: Filter Records Topic 5B: Create a Query Topic 5C: Add Criteria to a Query Topic 5D: Add a Calculated Field to a Query Topic 5E: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping

  Lesson 6: Designing Forms Topic 6A: View Data Using an Access Form Topic 6B: Create a Form Topic 6C: Create a Form Using the Form Wizard Topic 6D: Modify the Design of a Form

  Lesson 7: Generating Reports Topic 7A: View an Access Report Topic 7B: Create a Report Topic 7C: Create a Report Using the Report Wizard Topic 7D: Add a Custom Calculated Field to a Report Topic 7E: Format the Controls in a Report Topic 7F: Apply an AutoFormat to a Report Topic 7G: Prepare a Report for Print
Prerequisites & Certificates

Prerequisites: To ensure the successful completion of Microsoft Office Access 2007: Level 1, completion of one of the following: * Windows 2000: Introduction * Windows XP: Introduction * Windows XP: Level 1 * Windows XP: Level 2

Certificates offered

Cancellation Policy
Student cancellations and/or rescheduling of public courses made within TEN (10) business days or less of the course start date will be charged at 100% of the full value.
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