In this course, you will expand your knowledge of relational database design; promote quality input from users; improve database efficiency and promote data integrity; and implement advanced features in tables, queries, forms, and reports. Extending your knowledge of Access will result in a robust, functional database for your users. This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help you prepare for the Access Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-500 certification.


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Learning Objectives

In this course, you will optimize an Access database.
You will:
Provide input validation features to promote the entry of quality data into a database.
Organize a database for efficiency and performance, and to maintain data integrity.
Improve the usability of Access tables.
Create advanced queries to join and summarize data.
Use advanced formatting and controls to improve form presentation.
Use advanced formatting and calculated fields to improve reports.

  • Improving Table Usability

  • Topic A- Create Lookups Within a Table
    Topic B- Work with Subdatasheets

  • Creating Advanced Queries

  • Topic A- Create Query Joins
    Topic B- Create Subqueries
    Topic C- Summarize Data

  • Improving Form Presentation

  • Topic A- Apply Conditional Formatting
    Topic B- Create Tab Pages with Subforms and Other Controls

  • Creating Advanced Reports

  • Topic A- Apply Advanced Formatting to a Report
    Topic B- Add a Calculated Field to a Report
    Topic C- Control Pagination and Print Quality
    Topic D- Add a Chart to a Report

  • Importing and Exporting Table Data

  • Topic A- Import and Link Data
    Topic B- Export Data
    Topic C- Create a Mail Merge

  • Using Queries to Manage Data

  • Topic A- Create Action Queries
    Topic B- Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries

  • Creating Complex Reports and Forms

  • Topic A- Create Subreports
    Topic B- Create a Navigation Form
    Topic C- Show Details in Subforms and Popup Forms

  • 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

  • Using VBA to Extend Database Capabilities

  • Topic A- Introduction to VBA
    Topic B- Using VBA with Form Controls

  • Managing a Database

  • Topic A- Back Up a Database
    Topic B- Manage Performance Issues
    Topic C- Document a Database

  • 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


This course is designed for students wishing to gain intermediate-level skills or individuals whose job responsibilities include constructing relational databases and developing tables, queries, forms, and reports in Microsoft Access for Office 365.




To ensure your success in this course, it is recommended you have completed Microsoft Access for Office 365: Part 1 or possess equivalent knowledge. It is also suggested that you 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 Microsoft Windows 10: Transition from Windows 7

Course Info

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Cost: $ 650

Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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