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Your training and experience using Microsoft Access has given you basic database management skills such as creating tables, designing forms and reports, and building queries. In this course, you will expand your knowledge of relational database design, write advanced queries, structure existing data, share data across applications, and customize reports. Extending your knowledge of Microsoft Access will result in a robust, functional database for your users.

Target Student

This course is designed for students wishing to gain intermediate-level skills or individuals whose job responsibilities include constructing relational databases, performing database maintenance, creating advanced queries and reports, or integrating Access with other programs.


To ensure your success, we recommend that you first take an introductory course, such as Microsoft Access Introduction, or have equivalent knowledge and skills 


  • Specifying a trusted location
  • Specifying the default file location
  • Creating a query
  • Adding (and removing) criteria to a query
  • Running a query
  • Editing criteria in a query
  • Creating a two table query and sorting the results
  • Refining your query
  • What are wildcards?
  • Deleting a query
  • Hiding and un‐hiding fields within a query
  • What are reports?
  • Creating a simple report
  • Using the report wizard
  • Modifying the report view
  • Widening a report column
  • Modifying the report title
  • Adding a logo to a report
  • Formatting a form using themes
  • Modifying field names within a report
  • Inserting and formatting the date & time
  • Adding existing fields to a report
  • Resizing reports for printing
  • Totals
  • Closing a report
  • Deleting a report
  • What is a table lookup?
  • Creating a lookup within a field
  • Modifying a lookup within a field
  • Deleting a lookup within a field
  • What is an input mask?
  • Creating an input mask
  • Modifying an input mask
  • Deleting an input mask
  • What does data entry required/not required mean?
  • Modifying a field to require data entry
  • Modifying a field so that it does not require data
  • entry
  • What is a one‐to‐one relationship?
  • Creating a one‐to‐one relationship
  • Modifying a one‐to‐one table relationship
  • Deleting a one‐to‐one table relationship
  • What is a one‐to‐many table relationship?
  • Creating a one‐to‐many relationship
  • Modifying a one‐to‐many relationship
  • Deleting a one‐to‐many relationship
  • What is a many‐to‐many relationship?
  • Creating a many‐to‐many relationship using a
  • junction table
  • Modifying or deleting a many‐to‐many relationship
  • What is referential integrity?
  • Enforcing referential integrity
  • Applying automatic updating of related fields
  • Applying automatic deletion of related records
  • Applying an inner join
  • Modifying an inner join
  • Applying an outer join
  • Modifying an outer join
  • Creating a subtract join
  • Modifying a subtract join
  • What is a self join?
  • Applying a self join
  • What does exporting data mean?
  • What is a spread sheet format?
  • What is text only and csv format?
  • What is a pdf file?
  • What is an xml file?
  • Exporting a table as an excel file
  • Exporting a table as a text file (keeping data format
  • & layout)
  • Exporting a table as a text csv formatted file
  • Exporting a table as a pdf formatted file
  • Exporting a table as an XPS formatted file
  • Considerations before printing
  • Print previewing
  • Which orientation, portrait or landscape?
  • Adjusting the layout within print preview
  • Setting page margins
  • Printing a complete table
  • Printing selected records
  • Printing a query or reports
  • Printing forms
Public Dates & Prices

There are currently no public dates for this course. This course can be run as a private course either at one of our training centers or at your offices. To get pricing for this use our quote wizard to generate a customised quote or call us on 0118 324 3000 to discuss your requirements.

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  • Noel was an excellent tutor. He did check all of the group was able to keep up and if there were any problems or questions of the attendants, he was always willing to help.

    Marianne Seager-Wincanton
  • This was a really good training, nicely paced, very useful and well presented. Thank you, Stuart!

    Joris Latinne-Oracle