Access 2013 - Beginner

5 Hours, 44 Minutes


Delivery Method

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Course Overview

This course is an introduction to Microsoft Access 2013. In this course, students will become familiar with various database components, concepts, and terminology. Students will tour the user interface, create databases, create objects, perform calculations, navigate and work with tables, understand and work with queries, review and work with various reports and reporting features, and review forms and the various tools that go along with them. This course will give the student the required knowledge to complete the Access 2013 Intermediate course.

Course Objectives

Getting Started with Access, Creating Databases and Objects, Advanced Customization and Working with Data Files, Queries, Reports, Forms

Course Prerequisites

The recommended pre-requisite for this course is basic computer skills. Knowledge of basic database concepts is helpful but not required.


1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Getting Started with Access

  • What is a Database?
  • Understanding Database Terminology
  • Working with the Access Interface
  • Understanding Flat File Databases
  • Understanding Relational Databases
  • Joining Tables
  • Using the Access Ribbon

3 - Creating Databases and Objects

  • Learning Table Design Rules
  • Working with Field Data Types
  • Understanding Table Design View
  • Understanding Table Datasheet View
  • Calculating Fields
  • Calculating Numbers
  • Calculating Dates
  • Calculating Strings
  • Using the Lookup Wizard
  • Linking Tables
  • Indexing

4 - Advanced Customization and Working with Data Files

  • Working with Tables
  • Navigating a Table
  • Editing Data in a Table
  • Adding a New Record
  • Performing Advanced Filtering
  • Using Subdatasheets
  • Using Additional Filter and Sort Techniques

5 - Queries

  • What are Queries?
  • Creating a Simple Query
  • Understanding the Dynaset
  • Entering Criteria
  • Using Wild Cards
  • Using Keywords
  • Sorting and Hiding Fields
  • Performing Multi-Table Queries
  • Querying Tips and Tricks

6 - Reports

  • What are Reports?
  • Understanding Different Types of Reports
  • Designing Reports
  • Using AutoReport
  • Using the Report Wizard
  • Using the Report Design View
  • Creating Labels
  • Additional Reporting Tips and Gotchas

7 - Forms

  • What are Forms?
  • Understanding Form Types
  • Creating Forms
  • Navigating in the Form
  • Editing Data in a Form
  • Using the Form Wizard
  • Using the Form Design View
  • Working with Bound and Unbound Controls
  • Selecting, Moving, and Resizing Controls
  • Deleting Controls and Adding Fields
  • Using the Form Layout View
  • Working with Forms Tips and Tricks

8 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

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