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 three-course series that covers the skills needed to perform database design and development in Access.
- Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 1 (this course): 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.
- Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 2 : 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.
In this course, you will create and manage an Access database.
- Navigate within the Access application environment, create a simple database, and customize Access configuration options.
- Organize and manage data stored within Access tables.
- Use queries to join, sort, and filter data from different tables.
- Use forms to make it easier to view, access, and input data.
- Create and format custom reports.
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 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
Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Microsoft Access Expert (Microsoft 365 Apps and Office 2019): Exam MO-500
Appendix B: Microsoft® Access® Common Keyboard Shortcuts
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 (Second Edition)
This course is designed for students looking to establish a foundational understanding of Access, including the skills necessary to create a new database, construct data tables, design forms and reports, and create queries.