Microsoft Access Courses

Access is the Microsoft database. A very powerful program to manage your data but is just at home dealing with small data sets for the home user. We have two levels of Access training.

All levels can be customised or combined to suit your requirements or we can write a course specifically for you! (Standard course outlines are for a one-day course.)

PDF versions of the Course Outlines are available – contact us.


Access Level 1

Lesson 1: Exploring the Access Environment

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

Lesson 2: 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

Lesson 3: Building a Database

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

Lesson 4: Managing Data in a Table

  • Modify Table Data
  • Sort Records
  • Work with Subdatasheets

Lesson 5: 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

Lesson 6: Designing Forms

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

Lesson 7: 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
  • Prepare a Report for Print

Access Level 2

Lesson 1: Controlling Data Entry

  • Restrict Data Entry Using Field Properties
  • Establish a Pattern for Entering Field Values
  • Create a List of Values for a Field

Lesson 2: Joining Tables

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

Lesson 3: Creating Flexible Queries

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

Lesson 4: Improving Forms

  • Design a Form Layout
  • Enhance the Appearance of a Form
  • Restrict Data Entry in Forms
  • Add a Command Button to a Form
  • Create a Subform

Lesson 5: Customizing Reports

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

Lesson 6: Sharing Data Across Applications

  • Import Data into Access
  • Export Data
  • Analyze Access Data in Excel
  • Export Data to a Text File
  • Merge Access Data with a Word Document