You will create complex Access databases using forms, reports, and macros.
- Course Outline
Your training in and use of Microsoft® Office Access 2003 has provided you with a solid foundation in the basic and intermediate skills for working in Microsoft® Office Access 2003. You're now ready to extend your knowledge into some of the more specialized and advanced capabilities.
Course Objective: You will create complex Access databases using forms, reports, and macros.
Target Student: This course is designed for the student who wishes to learn intermediate and advanced operations of the Microsoft® Office Access 2003 database program. The Level 3 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include working with heavily related tables; creating advanced queries, forms, and reports; writing macros to automate common tasks; and performing general database maintenance. It is also designed as one in a series of courses for students pursuing the Microsoft® Office Specialist Certification for Microsoft® Office Access 2003, and it is a prerequisite to taking more advanced courses in Microsoft® Office Access 2003.
Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.
Microsoft: This course is one of a series of titles that 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 product proficiency exams in order to earn Office Specialist certification.Performance-Based Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- restructure an existing set of data to improve the design of a database.
- use a variety of techniques to summarize and present data with queries.
- create and revise basic Access macros.
- create macros that improve data entry efficiency and integrity.
- improve the effectiveness of data entry in forms.
- improve the effectiveness of data displayed in reports.
- maintain an Access database by using various utility tools.
Lesson 1: Structuring Existing Data
Topic 1A: Import Data
Topic 1B: Analyze Tables
Topic 1C: Create a Junction Table
Topic 1D: Improve Table Structure
Lesson 2: Writing Advanced Queries
Topic 2A: Create Unmatched and Duplicates Queries
Topic 2B: Group and Summarize Records Using the Criteria Field
Topic 2C: Summarize Data with a Crosstab Query
Topic 2D: Create a PivotTable and a PivotChart
Topic 2E: Display a Graphical Summary on a Form
Lesson 3: Simplifying Tasks with Macros
Topic 3A: Create a Macro
Topic 3B: Attach a Macro to a Command Button
Topic 3C: Restrict Records Using a Where Condition
Lesson 4: Adding Interaction and Automation with Macros
Topic 4A: Require Data Entry with a Macro
Topic 4B: Display a Message Box with a Macro
Topic 4C: Automate Data Entry
Lesson 5: Making Forms More Effective
Topic 5A: Change the Display of Data Conditionally
Topic 5B: Display a Calendar on a Form
Topic 5C: Organize Information with Tab Pages
Lesson 6: Making Reports More Effective
Topic 6A: Cancel Printing of a Blank Report
Topic 6B: Include a Chart in a Report
Topic 6C: Arrange Data in Columns
Topic 6D: Create a Report Snapshot
Lesson 7: Maintaining an Access Database
Topic 7A: Link Tables to External Data Sources
Topic 7B: Back Up a Database
Topic 7C: Compact and Repair a Database
Topic 7D: Protect a Database with a Password
Topic 7E: Determine Object Dependency
Topic 7F: Document a Database
Topic 7G: Analyze the Performance of a Database
Appendix A: Microsoft Office Specialist Program
- Prerequisites & Certificates
To ensure the successful completion of Microsoft® Office Access 2003: Level 3, we recommend completion of the following courses, or equivalent knowledge (familiarity with basic and intermediate features of Access tables, relationships, queries, forms, and reports) from another source: * Microsoft® Office Access 2003: Level 1 * Microsoft® Office Access 2003: Level 2
- 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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