MOS 77-730 Microsoft Access 2016 Specialist Core Training Course Outline

Audience: Successful candidates for the Access 2016 exam have a fundamental understanding of the application’s environment. They understand basic database design principles and are able to complete tasks independently. They know and demonstrate the correct application of the principle features of Access 2016, 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.

MOS 2016 certification exams introduce a new performance-based format for improved testing of a candidate’s knowledge, skills and abilities using the MOS 2016 programs:

  • MOS 2016 exam task instructions generally do not include the command name as in previous versions. For example, function names are avoided, and are replaced with descriptors. This means candidates must understand the purpose and common usage of the program functionality in order to successfully complete the tasks in each of the projects.
  • The MOS 2016 exam format incorporates multiple projects.

Course Duration: 2/3 days

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

Course Location: This Microsoft Access Specialist Core 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