Microsoft Access 2007 Level 1 Introduction

1 day

Course Overview

Most organizations maintain and manage large amounts of information. One of the most efficient and powerful ways of managing data is by using relational databases. Information can be stored, linked, and managed using a single relational database application and its associated tools. In this course, you will examine the basic database concepts, and create and modify databases and their various objects using the Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 relational database application.

Course Objective

You will create and modify new databases and their various objects.

Target student

This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access database application to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database application can bring to their business processes. The Level 1 course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases, tables, and relationships; creating and maintaining records; locating records; and producing reports based on the information in the database.

Prerequisites

Windows Introduction or equivalent knowledge.

Course Outline

Exploring the Microsoft Office Access 2007 Environment

  • Examine Database Concepts
  • Explore the User Interface
  • Use an Existing Access Database
  • Customize the Access Environment
  • Obtain Help

Designing a Database

  • Describe the Relational Database Design Process
  • Define Database Purpose
  • Review Existing Data
  • Determine Fields
  • Group Fields into Tables
  • Normalize Data
  • Designate Primary and Foreign Keys
  • Determine Table Relationships

Building a Database

  • Create a New Database
  • Create a Table
  • Manage Tables
  • Create a Table Relationship
  • Save a Database as a Previous Version

Managing Data in a Table

  • Modify Table Data
  • Sort Records
  • Work with Subdatasheets

Querying a Database

  • Filter Records
  • Create a Query
  • Add Criteria to a Query
  • Add a Calculated Field to a Query
  • Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping

Designing Forms

  • View Data Using an Access Form
  • Create a Form
  • Modify the Design of a Form

Generating Reports

  • View an Access Report
  • Create a Report
  • Add a Custom Calculated Field to a Report
  • Format the Controls in a Report
  • Apply an AutoFormat Style to a Report