About this Course

One of the most efficient and powerful ways of managing data is by using relational databases. Information can be stored, linked, and managed using a single relational database application and its associated tools. In this course, you will examine the basic database concepts, and create and modify databases and their various objects using the Microsoft Office Access 2007 relational database application.

Target Audience

This course is designed for delegates who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access Database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database program can bring to their business processes.

The Level 1 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases, tables, and relationships; creating and maintaining records; locating records; and producing reports based on the information in the database. It also provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to more complex Access responsibilities such as maintaining databases and using programming techniques that enhance Access applications.

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Lesson 1: Exploring the Access 2007 Environment

  • Topic 1A: Examine Database Concepts
  • Topic 1B: Explore the User Interface
  • Topic 1C: Use an Existing Access Database
  • Topic 1D: Customize the Access Environment
  • Topic 1E: Obtain Help

Lesson 2: Designing a Database

  • Topic 2A: Describe the Relational Database Design Process
  • Topic 2B: Define Database Purpose
  • Topic 2C: Review Existing Data
  • Topic 2D: Determine Fields
  • Topic 2E: Group Fields into Tables
  • Topic 2F: Normalize Data
  • Topic 2G: Designate Primary and Foreign Keys
  • Topic 2H: Determine Table Relationships

Lesson 3: Building a Database

  • Topic 3A: Create a New Database
  • Topic 3B: Create a Table
  • Topic 3C: Manage Tables
  • Topic 3D: Create a Table Relationship
  • Topic 3E: Save a Database as a Previous Version

Lesson 4: Managing Data in a Table

  • Topic 4A: Modify Table Data
  • Topic 4B: Sort Records
  • Topic 4C: Work with Subdatasheets

Lesson 5: Querying a Database

  • Topic 5A: Filter Records
  • Topic 5B: Create a Query
  • Topic 5C: Add Criteria to a Query
  • Topic 5D: Add a Calculated Field to a Query
  • Topic 5E: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping

Lesson 6: Designing Forms

  • Topic 6A: View Data Using an Access Form
  • Topic 6B: Create a Form
  • Topic 6C: Modify the Design of a Form

Lesson 7: Generating Reports

  • Topic 7A: View an Access Report
  • Topic 7B: Create a Report
  • Topic 7C: Add a Custom Calculated Field to a Report
  • Topic 7D: Format the Controls in a Report
  • Topic 7E: Apply an AutoFormat to a Report
  • Topic 7F: Prepare a Report for Print

  • use a mouse
  • type and use a keyboard
  • navigate through Windows files and folders
  • work with Windows - minimise, maximise, open and close

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Office Access 2007 environment
  • design a simple database
  • build a new database with related tables
  • manage the data in a table
  • query a database using different methods
  • design forms
  • generate reports

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