Microsoft Access Essentials Course


INTRODUCTION

Data is everywhere. Whether you are at the grocery store, office, laboratory, classroom, or ballpark, you are awash in data: prices, schedules, performance measures, lab results, recipes, contact information, quality metrics, market indices, grades, and statistics.

A relational database application such as Microsoft Office Access can help you and your organization collect and manage large amounts of data. Access is a versatile tool. You can use it as a personal data management tool (for your use alone) or you can use it as a construction set to develop applications for an entire department or organization. In this course, you will use Access to manage your data, including creating a new database; constructing tables; designing forms and reports; and creating queries to join, filter, and sort data. 

Target Student
This course is designed for students who wish to establish a foundational understanding of Microsoft Office Access, including the skills necessary to create a new database, construct data tables, design forms and reports, and create queries.

Prerequisites
To ensure your success in this course, you should 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. For example, 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.

Duration

10 days

Course Objective
If you do well in this unit, you should be able to:

  • Identify the terminology and functions common to most database management systems.
  • Identify the qualities of valuable information.
  • Identify the elements of good database design.
  • Create and use tables.
  • Create and use queries.
  • Create simple reports and forms.
  • Use the Access online Help feature.
  • Discuss ethical issues connected to the use of databases.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access

  • Orientation to Microsoft Access
  • Create a Simple Access Database
  • Get Help and Configure Options in Microsoft Access

Lesson 2: Working with Table Data

  • Modify Table Data
  • Sort and Filter Records

Lesson 3: Querying a Database

  • Create Basic Queries
  • Sort and Filter Data in a Query
  • Perform Calculations in a Query

Lesson 4: Using Forms

  • Create Basic Access Forms
  • Work with Data on Access Forms

Lesson 5: Generating Reports

  • Create a Report
  • Add Controls to a Report
  • Enhance the Appearance of a Report
  • Prepare a Report for Print
  • Organize Report Information
  • Format Reports

Lesson 6 Designing a Relational Database

  • Relational Database Design
  • Create a Table
  • Create Table Relationships

Lesson 7: Sharing Data Across Applications

  • Import Data into Access
  • Export Data to Text File Formats
  • Export Access Data to Excel
  • Create a Mail Merges

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This training can also be customized to suit the needs of your institution upon request. You can have it delivered in our IRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries, please contact us on Phone: +254 715 077 817 or Email: [email protected].
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web-based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
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