Introduction to Microsoft Access
This introduction to Microsoft Access provides the perfect foundation for developing expertise. Even though it is a beginner’s course, delegates will build two fully functioning relational databases.
This course has been designed to be as hands-on as possible. It is project-based and takes you through the steps involved in building an Access relational database from the ground up.
Topics Covered in the Course
Relational Database Theory – what is a relational database and how does it compare to the way data is stored in Excel, for example?
Tables – designing tables to store data. Setting data types and field properties.
Importing Data – importing data into your Access database stored in Excel or as text files.
Creating Relationships Between Tables – understanding primary and foreign keys and creating relationships between tables.
Design Forms – that look great and function well.
Create Select Queries – understand how to set AND/OR criteria, use comparison operators and wildcards.
Design Reports – that look professional.
Create a Front-End for your Database – create a navigation form with command buttons that open your forms and reports. Set database options that control what appears/doesn’t appear to your users when they open the database.
The course was created using Access 365 (2019) but will work for earlier versions.