Access for Office 365 Part 2



Access for Office 365 Part 2


Your training and experience using Microsoft® Access® has given you basic database management skills, such as creating tables, designing forms and reports, and building queries. In this course, you will expand your 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 your knowledge of Access will result in a robust, functional database for your users.

This course is the second part of a three-course series that covers the skills needed to perform database design and development in Microsoft Access.

Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 1 : Focuses on the design and construction of an Access database —viewing, navigating, searching, and entering data in a database, as well as basic relational database design and creating simple tables, queries, forms, and reports.
Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 2 (this course): Focuses on optimization of an Access database, including optimizing performance and normalizing data; data validation; usability; and advanced queries, forms, and reports.
Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 3 : Focuses on managing the database and supporting complex database designs , including import and export of data; using action queries to manage data; creating complex forms and reports; macros and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA); and tools and strategies to manage, distribute, and secure a database.
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.

Completion of this course will earn 0.575 CEUs.


Target Student:

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 your success in this course, it is recommended you have completed Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™: Part 1 or possess equivalent knowledge.

It is also suggested that you 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. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following Logical Operations courses, or any similar courses in general Microsoft Windows skills:

Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
Microsoft® Windows® 10: Transition from Windows® 7


  • Lesson 1: Promoting Quality Data Input

    • Topic A: Restrict Data Input through Field Validation
    • Topic B: Restrict Data Input through Forms and Record Validation
  • Lesson 2: Improving Efficiency and Data Integrity

    • Topic A: Data Normalization
    • Topic B: Associate Unrelated Tables
    • Topic C: Enforce Referential Integrity
  • Lesson 3: Improving Table Usability

    • Topic A: Create Lookups within a Table
    • Topic B: Work with Subdatasheets
  • Lesson 4: Creating Advanced Queries

    • Topic A: Create Query Joins
    • Topic B: Create Subqueries
    • Topic C: Summarize Data
  • Lesson 5: Improving Form Presentation

    • Topic A: Apply Conditional Formatting
    • Topic B: Create Tab Pages with Subforms and Other Controls
  • Lesson 6: Creating Advanced Reports

    • Topic A: Apply Advanced Formatting to a Report
    • Topic B: Add a Calculated Field to a Report
    • Topic C: Control Pagination and Print Quality
    • Topic D: Add a Chart to a Report
  • Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Access Expert (Office 365 and Office 2019): Exam MO-500

  • Appendix B: Microsoft® Access® for Office 365™ Common Keyboard Shortcuts

Additional information


Call (260) 432-9077 or email to schedule In-Person Training, Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (VIRTUAL), Monday, September 12, 2022 (VIRTUAL)