Microsoft Access 2003 Level 2 Intermediate

1 day

Course Overview

As you begin this course, you should have the basic skills you need to work with a Microsoft® Office Access 2003 databases. This includes working with Access tables, relationships, queries, forms, and reports. But thus far you have been focusing on essential database user skills only. In this course you will consider how to design and create a new Access database, how to customize database components, and how to share Access data with other applications.


To ensure the successful completion of Access 2003 Level 2, we recommend completion of the Access 2003 Level 1, or equivalent knowledge of basic familiarity with Access tables, relationships, queries, forms, and reports.


Students will learn intermediate Access 2003 skills, including how to enhance database designs by using the principles of table relationships and referential integrity, integrate data with other applications, modify a table design to control data entry, find data with filters and queries, customize forms and reports, and create data access pages.

Target student

Microsoft® Access 2003 Level 2 is designed for the student who wishes to learn intermediate-level operations of the Microsoft® Access program. The Level 2 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include creating new databases, tables, and relationships, as well as working with and revising intermediate-level queries, forms, and reports. It also introduces the student to integrating Access data with other applications such as Microsoft® Word or Excel. This course is also designed for students pursuing the Microsoft Office Specialist Certification for Access 2003, and it is a prerequisite to taking more advanced courses in Access 2003.

What’s next

Access 2003 Level 2 is the second course in this series.

Course Outline

Planning a Database

  • Design a Relational Database
  • Identify Database Purpose
  • Review Existing Data
  • Determine Fields
  • Group Fields into Tables
  • Normalize the Data
  • Designate Primary and Foreign Keys

Building the Structure of a Database

  • Create a New Database
  • Create a Table Using a Wizard
  • Create Tables in Design View
  • Create Relationships between Tables

Controlling Data Entry

  • Restrict Data Entry with Field Properties
  • Create an Input Mask
  • Create a Lookup Field

Finding and Joining Data

  • Find Data with Filters
  • Create Query Joins
  • Join Unrelated Tables
  • Relate Data Within a Table

Creating Flexible Queries

  • Set Select Query Properties
  • Create Parameter Queries
  • Create Action Queries

Improving Your Forms

  • Enhance the Appearance of a Form
  • Restrict Data Entry in Forms
  • Add Command Buttons
  • Create a Subform

Customizing Your Reports

  • Organize Report Information
  • Set Report Control Properties
  • Control Report Pagination
  • Summarize Information
  • Add a Subreport to an Existing Report
  • Create Mailing Labels

Expanding the Reach of Your Data

  • Publish Access Data as a Word Document
  • Analyze Access Data in Excel
  • Export Data to a Text File
  • Merge Access Data with a Word Document