Microsoft Access 2003 Level 4 VBA and Administration

1 day


In previous levels, you were introduced to advanced topics that dealt with local database management. In this course, you will learn remote database management, how to exchange data with XML and other type applications, and how to automate your business processes by using VBA code.


Access 2003 Level 3, or equivalent knowledge.


You will be introduced to the advanced features of the Access application and also the VBA programming language.

Target student

Access 2003 Level 4 is for students who have a thorough understanding of the basic and advanced user features of the Access program, and are interested in learning introductory level administrator skillsets. The course is also for the student that may be working in a web-based environment and may need to adapt Access applications to the environment. It is also designed for students pursuing the Microsoft MOS Expert Level Certification for Access 2003.

Course Outline

Making Your Data Available on the Web

  • Create a Data Access Page by Using the Wizard
  • Improve the Presentation of the Data Access Page
  • Viewing Data Access Pages with the Browser
  • Edit Data Using the Data Access Page
  • Group Records in the Data Access Page

Developing a Data Access Page in Design View

  • Create a Data Access Page in Design View
  • Incorporate a ComboBox in the Data Access Page
  • Test the New Record Function of the Data Access Page
  • Develop a PivotTable with the Office PivotTable Tool
  • Develop a PivotChart

Integrating Access into Your Business

  • Import XML Data into an Access Database
  • Export Access Data to XML Format
  • Share Data with Other Office Applications

Automating a Business Process with VBA

  • Create a Standard Module
  • Develop Code
  • Call a Procedure from a Form
  • Run the Procedure

Creating a Switchboard and Setting the Startup Options

  • Create a Database Switchboard
  • Modify a Database Switchboard
  • Set the Startup Options
  • Modify the Startup Options

Distributing and Securing the Database

  • Split a Database
  • Implement Security
  • Set Passwords
  • Encode and Decode a Database
  • Convert an Access Database to an MDE File