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Access Part 3

SS Course: 1000153

Course Overview


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.

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What You'll Learn


In this course, you will manage an Access database and add complex database features to improve its usability, efficiency, performance, and security.

You will:

  • 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.


Viewing outline for:

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 Attend


    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.

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