CPD - Microsoft Access Specialist Core Training Course Outline

Audience: Successful candidates for the Microsoft Access Core Training Course have a fundamental understanding of the application’s environment. You will understand basic database design principles and will able to complete tasks independently. At course completion you will be able to demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Access, and will demonstrate the ability to create and maintain basic Access database objects including tables, relationships, data entry forms, multi-level reports, and multi-table queries

This course is designed for CPD as well studying to become MOS accredited

Course Duration: 2 day 

CDP Points: 14

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses, 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and Saturday club.

Course Location: This Microsoft Access Specialist Level 1 training course can be delivered either at our London training venue or at your offices. 

Tailored Course Content: Course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.

At Course Completion

Module 1.1: Create and Modify Databases

  • Create a blank desktop database
  • Create a database from a template
  • Create a database by using Import objects or data from other sources
  • Delete database objects

Module 1.2: Manage Relationships and Keys

  • Create and modify relationships 
  • Set the primary key
  • Enforce referential integrity
  • Set foreign keys
  • View relationships

Module 1.3: Navigate through a Database

  • Navigate specific records
  • Create and modify a navigation form
  • Set a form as the startup option
  • Display objects in the Navigation Pane 
  • Change views of objects

Module 1.4: Protect and Maintain Databases

  • Compact a database
  • Repair a database
  • Back up a database
  • Split a database
  • Encrypt a database with a password
  • Recover data from backup

Module 1.5: Print and Export Data

  • Print reports 
  • Print records
  • Save a database as a template
  • Export objects to alternative formats

Module 2.1: Create Tables

  • Create a table 
  • Import data into tables
  • Create linked tables from external sources
  • Import tables from other databases
  • Create a table from a template with application parts

Module 2.2 Manage Tables

  • Hide fields in tables 
  • Add total rows
  • Add table descriptions
  • Rename tables

Module 2.3: Manage Records in Tables 

  • Update records
  • Add records
  • Delete records
  • Append records from external data
  • Find and replace data
  • Sort records
  • Filter records

Module 2.4: Create and Modify Fields

  • Add fields to tables
  • Add validation rules to fields
  • Change field captions
  • Change field sizes
  • Change field data types
  • Configure field to auto-increment
  • Set default values
  •  Using input masks
  • Delete fields

Module 3.1: Create a Query

  • Run a query
  • Create a crosstab query
  • Create a parameter query
  • Create an action query
  • Create a multi-table query
  • Save a query

Module 3.2: Modify a Query

  • Rename a query 
  • Add field
  • Remove field
  • Hide field
  • Sort data within queries
  • Format fields within queries

Module 3.3: Create Calculated Fields and Grouping within Queries

  • Add calculated fields
  • Set filtering criteria
  • Group and summarise data
  • Group data by using comparison operators
  • Group data by using arithmetic and logical operators

Module 4.1: Create a Form

  • Create a form
  • Create a form from a template with application parts
  • Save a form

Module 4.2: Configure Form Controls

  • Move form controls
  • Add form controls
  • Modify data sources
  • Remove form controls
  • Set form control properties
  • Manage labels
  • Add sub-forms

Module 4.3: Format a Form

  • Modify tab order
  • Configure Print settings 
  • Sort records by form fields
  • Apply a theme
  • Control form positioning
  • Insert backgrounds
  • Insert headers and footers
  • Insert images

Module 5.1: Create a Report

  • Create a report based on the query or table 
  • Create a report in Design view
  • Create a report by using a wizard

Module 5.2: Configure Report Controls

  • Group and sort fields 
  • Modify data sources
  • Add report controls
  • Add and modify labels

Module 5.3: Format a Report

  • Format a report into multiple columns 
  • Add calculated fields
  • Control report positioning
  • Format report elements
  • Change report orientation
  • Insert header and footer information
  • Insert images
  • Apply a theme