Training and experience using Microsoft Access has given students basic database management skills, such as creating tables, designing forms and reports, and building queries. In this course, students will expand their knowledge of relational database design; promote quality input from users; improve database efficiency and promote data integrity; and implement advanced features in tables, queries, forms, and reports. Extending knowledge of Access will result in a robust, functional database for users. This course focuses on optimization of an Access database, including optimizing performance and normalizing data; data validation; usability; and advanced queries, forms, and reports. This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist Program exam objectives to help you prepare for the Access Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-500 certification.
Who should attend
This course is designed for students wishing to gain intermediate-level skills or individuals whose job responsibilities include constructing relational databases and developing tables, queries, forms, and reports in Microsoft Access for Office 365.
To ensure success in this course, it is recommended that students have completed Microsoft Access for Office 365: Part 1 or possess equivalent knowledge. It is also suggested that students have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and use a browser to access websites.
In this course, students will optimize an Access database. After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Provide input validation features to promote the entry of quality data into a database.
- Organize a database for efficiency and performance, and to maintain data integrity.
- Improve the usability of Access tables.
- Create advanced queries to join and summarize data.
- Use advanced formatting and controls to improve form presentation.
- Use advanced formatting and calculated fields to improve reports.
Outline: Microsoft Access for Office 365: Part 2 (91145)
Module 1: Promoting Quality Data Input
- Restrict Data Input through Field Validation
- Restrict Data Input through Forms and Record Validation
Module 2: Improving Efficiency and Data Integrity
- Data Normalization
- Associate Unrelated Tables
- Enforce Referential Integrity
Module 3: Improving Table Usability
- Create Lookups within a Table
- Work with Subdatasheets
Module 4: Creating Advanced Queries
- Create Query Joins
- Create Subqueries
- Summarize Data
Module 5: Improving Form Presentation
- Apply Conditional Formatting
- Create Tab Pages with Subforms and Other Controls
Module 6: Creating Advanced Reports
- Apply Advanced Formatting to a Report
- Add a Calculated Field to a Report
- Control Pagination and Print Quality
- Add a Chart to a Report