Microsoft Access Advanced Training
Microsoft Access Advanced Training Course Description
You’ve covered many of the basic functions of Microsoft® Office Access® and now you’re ready to learn advanced Access features such as database management, advanced form design, packaging a database, encrypting a database, preparing a database for multi-user access, and more. Knowledge of these features separate database professionals from the casual database users or occasional designers. Today’s training, added to that which you’ve gained from the previous two days, round out your Access education and provide you with marketable job skills.
You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exams for Microsoft Access 2010.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Customize a form layout to improve usability and efficiency of data entry.
- Add user interface features to validate data entry.
- Use macros to improve user interface design.
- Organize data into appropriate tables to ensure data dependency and minimize redundancy.
- Lock down and prepare a database for distribution to multiple users.
- Create and modify a database switchboard and set the startup options.
Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access and need to learn advanced skills.
This course is also for students who seek the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification and who want to prepare for Exam 77-885, Microsoft Office Access.
To ensure your success in your course you should have experience working with Microsoft Access, including a working knowledge of database design and creation, form design and creation, report design and creation, a working knowledge of database querying, and the various table relationships. You can obtain this level of skill and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:
- Microsoft® Office Access®: Part 1
- Microsoft® Office Access®: Part 2
Course-specific Technical Requirements
For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:
- 1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
- 1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
- 16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
- CD-ROM drive
- Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
- 1024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended
- Network cards and cabling for local network access
- Internet access (contact your local network administrator)
- Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver
- Projection system to display the instructor’s computer screen
Microsoft® Office Professional Edition
Microsoft® Office Suite Service Pack 1
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional with Service Pack 1
Lesson 1: Advanced Form Design
Topic A: Add Controls to Forms
Topic B: Create Subforms
Topic C: Organize Information with Tab Pages
Topic D: Display a Summary of Data in a Form
Topic E: Apply Conditional Formatting
Lesson 2: Data Validation
Topic A: Field and Record Validation
Topic B: Form Validation
Lesson 3: Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design
Topic A: Create a Macro
Topic B: Restrict Records Using a Condition
Topic C: Validate Data Using a Macro
Topic D: Automate Data Entry Using a Macro
Topic E: Convert a Macro to VBA
Lesson 4: Advanced Database Management
Topic A: Link Tables to External Data Sources
Topic B: Manage a Database
Topic C: Determine Object Dependency
Topic D: Document a Database
Topic E: Analyze the Performance of a Database
Lesson 5: Distributing and Securing a Database
Topic A: Prepare a Database for Multiple User Access
Topic B: Implement Security
Topic C: Set Passwords
Topic D: Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File
Topic E: Package a Database with a Digital Signature
Lesson 6: Managing Switchboards
Topic A: Create a Database Switchboard
Topic B: Modify a Database Switchboard
Topic C: Set Startup Options