Access 2010: Level 1 - Creating Databases

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access database program to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database program can bring to their business processes.

Audience
The introductory course is for the individual whose job responsibilities include designing and creating new databases, tables, and relationships; creating and maintaining records; locating records; and producing reports based on the information in the database. It also provides the fundamental knowledge and techniques needed to advance to more complex Access responsibilities such as maintaining databases and using programming techniques that enhance Access applications.

Prerequisites
To be successful in this course, you should be familiar with using personal computers and you should have used the mouse and keyboard. You should be comfortable in the Windows environment and be able to use Windows to manage information on the computer. Specifically, you should be able to launch and close programs; navigate to information stored on the computer; and manage files and folders.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the components of a database.
  • Organize data in tables.
  • View data in tables.
  • Query a database.
  • Design forms.
  • Generate reports.

Course Content


LESSON 1: GETTING STARTED WITH ACCESS 2010

Topic 1A: Identify the Elements of the User Interface
Topic 1B: Identify the Tabs and Commands on the Ribbon
Topic 1C: Obtain Help in Access

LESSON 2: IDENTIFYING THE COMPONENTS OF A DATABASE

Topic 2A: Define Database Concepts
Topic 2B: Identify the Components of a Database
Topic 2C: Examine the Relational Database Design Process

LESSON 3: ORGANIZING DATA IN TABLES

Topic 3A: Create a Table
Topic 3B: Modify Table Data and Properties
Topic 3C: Create a Table Relationship

LESSON 4: VIEWING DATA IN TABLES

Topic 4A: Sort Records
Topic 4B: Filter Records
Topic 4C: View Data from Related Tables

LESSON 5: QUERYING A DATABASE

Topic 5A: Create a Query
Topic 5B: Add Criteria to a Query
Topic 5C: Add a Calculated Field to a Query
Topic 5D: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping

LESSON 6: DESIGNING FORMS

Topic 6A: Create a Form
Topic 6B: View Data Using an Access Form
Topic 6C: Modify a Form

LESSON 7: GENERATING REPORTS

Topic 7A: View an Access Report
Topic 7B: Create a Report
Topic 7C: Add a Calculated Field to a Report
Topic 7D: Format the Controls in a Report
Topic 7E: Apply a Theme to a Report
Topic 7F: Prepare a Report for Print