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MS-50532 - Learn Microsoft Access 2010 Step by Step, Level 1

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Course Description

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 

  • ​identify the components of the Microsoft Access 2010 environment. 
  • identify the components of a database. 
  • organize data in tables. 
  • view data in tables. 
  • query a database. 
  • design forms. 
  • generate reports.

Course Audience

This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access Database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database program 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. It also provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to more complex Access responsibilities such as maintaining databases and using programming techniques that enhance Access applications.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access 2010 

Topic 1A: Identify the Elements of the User Interface 
Topic 1B: Identify the Tabs and Commands on the Ribbon 
Topic 1C: Obtain Help in Access 

Lesson 2: Identifying the Components of a Database 
Topic 2A: Define Database Concepts 
Topic 2B: Identify the Components of a Database 
Topic 2C: Examine the Relational Database Design Process 

Lesson 3: Organizing Data in Tables 
Topic 3A: Create a Table 
Topic 3B: Modify Table Data and Properties 
Topic 3C: Create a Table Relationship 

Lesson 4: Viewing Data in Tables 
Topic 4A: Sort Records 
Topic 4B: Filter Records 
Topic 4C: View Data from Related Tables 

Lesson 5: Querying a Database 
Topic 5A: Create a Query 
Topic 5B: Add Criteria to a Query 
Topic 5C: Add a Calculated Field to a Query 
Topic 5D: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping 

Lesson 6: Designing Forms 
Topic 6A: Create a Form 
Topic 6B: View Data Using an Access Form 
Topic 6C: Modify a Form 

Lesson 7: Generating Reports 
Topic 7A: View an Access Report 
Topic 7B: Create a Report 
Topic 7C: Add a Calculated Field to a Report 
Topic 7D: Format the Controls in a Report 
Topic 7E: Apply a Theme to a Report 
Topic 7F: Prepare a Report for Print


Course Prerequisites

To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and you should have used the mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on the computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders. To ensure your success, we recommend you first take one of Element K's introductory Windows courses, such as either of the following, or have equivalent skills and knowledge: 

  • Windows XP Professional: Level 1 or 
  • Windows XP: Introduction

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