Why come on this course?
In this course, you will learn the fundamental skills required to design and build databases in Microsoft Access. From the basics such as database terminology, the course will take you through the process of designing and building a database, constructing tables and table relationships, creating queries to search and interrogate your data, and also provide you with the skills to create forms to ease data entry, and reports to output your information.
Who is it for?
This course is designed for anyone who needs to collect and manage large amounts of data. This course is suitable for users of Access 2010, 2013 or 2016.
- Type and use a keyboard
- Navigate through Windows files and folders
- Work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close
- Familiarity with the list-related tools in Microsoft Excel such as sorting and filtering would be beneficial, though not essential
What will I learn?
- Identify the common objects of an Access database
- Design and build the structure of a database
- Input and maintain data
- Design user-friendly data entry forms
- Search the database using queries
- Generate reports from your data
Introducing Microsoft Access
- The Access environment
- Access database objects
- Fields and records
Designing a database
- Planning and designing a table
- Creating fields
- Setting common field properties
- Defining key fields
Working with table data
- Entering and editing data
- Sorting and filtering table records
- Deleting records
- Why use table relationships?
- Relationship types
- Working with table subdatasheets
Querying a database
- Creating simple Select Queries
- Specifying query criteria
- Sorting query results
- Adding calculated fields
- Creating simple forms for data entry
- Designing custom forms
- Working with form sections
- Creating basic list reports
- Working with grouping and sorting in a report
- Adding totals to a report