Microsoft Access Intermediate

1 day

Course Overview

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.

Prerequisites

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

Course Outline

Designing a Relational Database

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

Joining Tables

  • Create Query Joins
  • Join Tables That Have No Common Fields
  • Relate Data within a Table
  • Work with Subdatasheets
  • Create Subqueries

Organizing a Database for Efficiency

  • Data Normalization
  • Create a Junction Table
  • Improve Table Structure

Sharing Data Across Applications

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

Advanced Reporting

  • Organize Report Information
  • Format Reports
  • Include Control Formatting in a Report
  • Add a Calculated Field to a Report
  • Add a Subreport to an Existing Report

Appendix

  • Additional Reporting Options