You've covered many of the basic functions of Microsoft® Access®, and now you're ready to learn advanced Access features such as database management, advanced form design, packaging a database, encrypting a database, preparing a database for multiple-user access, and more. Knowledge of these features separates database professionals from the casual database users or occasional designers.
This course is the third part of a three-course series that covers the skills needed to perform basic database design and development in Access.
- Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 1 : 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 (this course): 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 Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); and tools and strategies to manage, distribute, and secure a database.
What You'll LearnTOP
In this course, you will manage an Access database and add complex database features to improve its usability, efficiency, performance, and security.
- Share data across applications.
- Use action, unmatched, and duplicate queries to manage data.
- Create complex reports and forms.
- Use macros to improve user interface design.
- Use VBA to extend database capabilities.
- Perform database management tasks such as backup, compacting, repairing, performance analysis, checking object dependencies, and documenting.
- Implement security strategies and distribute a database to multiple users.
Lesson 1: Importing and Exporting Table Data
Topic A: Import and Link Data
Topic B: Export Data
Topic C: Create a Mail Merge
Lesson 2: Using Queries to Manage Data
Topic A: Create Action Queries
Topic B: Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries
Lesson 3: Creating Complex Reports and Forms
Topic A: Create Subreports
Topic B: Create a Navigation Form
Topic C: Show Details in Subforms and Popup Forms
Lesson 4: Creating Access Macros
Topic A: Create a Standalone Macro to Automate Repetitive Tasks
Topic B: Create a Macro to Program a User Interface Component
Topic C: Filter Records by Using a Condition
Topic D: Create a Data Macro
Lesson 5: Using VBA to Extend Database Capabilities
Topic A: Introduction to VBA
Topic B: Use VBA with Form Controls
Lesson 6: Managing a Database
Topic A: Back Up a Database
Topic B: Manage Performance Issues
Topic C: Document a Database
Lesson 7: Distributing and Securing a Database
Topic A: Split a Database for Multiple-User Access
Topic B: Implement Security
Topic C: Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File
Topic D: Package a Database with a Digital Signature
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
Appendix C: More Queries and Calculations
Appendix D: Common SQL Commands
To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working with Access, including a working knowledge of database design and creation, form design and creation, report design and creation, and a working knowledge of database querying and the various table relationships. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:
- Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 1
- Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 2
Who Should AttendTOP
Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access for Microsoft 365 and need to learn advanced skills.