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What is Microsoft Access?

Microsoft Access is a powerful database program used for small to midsize database projects. With Access you can store, analysis and report on data, creating tables, queries, forms and reports to then connect them with macros. It can also be used to access data which is essential for reports and management of information.

Onsite Microsoft Access Training with Training Performance

We have a team of certified MS Office trainers who travel the country delivering top notch Access training right to your doorstep. By bringing the Microsoft Office training to you it’s more economical, minimizing your downtime for employees and cutting travel costs. We work around your schedule, not the other way round!

And with our onsite training, we can cater our courses to the learning abilities and needs of your team and the individuals within it, ensuring no one is left behind.

Give your Team the Access Skills they need

Empowering your team and providing them with the skills to master Microsoft Access will really boost productivity and staff engagement. Trainees learn key relational database concepts, how to build an Access database, how to run queries and build reports.

Onsite Access training from Training Performance is an excellent investment in your staff and their performance. Obtain pricing today - it is much more affordable than you think.

Access 2016 Level 1
2 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

This 2-day Access Fundamentals class covers an introduction to the program, working with table data, querying a database, advanced queries, generating reports, designing a relational database, joining tables, sharing data, advanced reporting and more.


General proficiency with Windows. No prior experience of Microsoft Access is needed.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of Access.

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Lesson 1: Getting Started with Access

Access Database and Web App Files
The Application Window
Tables, Forms and Views
Queries and Reports
The Ribbon Interface
Create a Form
Form Object Views and Form Sections
Modifying, Saving and Deleting Forms
Accessing Help

Lesson 2: Working with Table Data

Commit, Save, and Undo
Quick Search, Find and Replace
Datasheet Totals
Adding New Records
Updating Records with a Query
Navigating Through Records
Printing Records
The Sort and Filter Features
Lookup Fields and the Property Sheet Pane

Lesson 3: Querying a Database

Query Views and the Simple Query Wizard
Types of Queries
The Run Command
Query Design
Saving/Deleting/Renaming Queries
Comparison and Logical Operators
Sorting, Grouping and Formatting Query Results
The Zoom Dialog Box
Arithmetic Operators
Adding Calculated Fields and Conditional Logic

Lesson 4: Advanced Queries

Parameter Queries
Wildcards in a Parameter Query
The Ampersand Operator
Action Queries
Types of Action Queries
The Find Duplicates Query Wizard
The Find Unmatched Query Wizard
Crosstab Queries
Multiple Table Queries

Lesson 5: Generating Reports

Report Creation Tools
Using Application Parts to Create Reports
Report Views and the Report Wizard
Saving, Modifying and Deleting a Report
Report Sections and Adding Controls
Managing Labels and Inserting Images
Galleries and Themes
Adding a Headers, Footers and Page Numbers
Page Setup Options
The Print Preview Tab

Lesson 6: Designing a Relational Database - Part A

The Relational Database Design Process
The Statement of Purpose
Existing Data
Guidelines for Determining Fields
Business Rules
Guidelines for Grouping Fields into Tables
Primary/Foreign/Composite Keys
Table Relationships and Creation Options
Importing Tables from Other Databases
Creating Tables with Templates

Lesson 7: Designing a Relational Database - Part B

Table Views & Data Types
Inserting/Deleting Fields
Calendar for Picking Dates
The Lookup Wizard
The Table Properties Dialog Box
Renaming a Table
Changing Field Captions and Sizes
Configuring Fields to Auto-Increment
Setting the Default Value for a Field
The Relationships Window
Referential Integrity

Lesson 8: Joining Tables

Query Joins
Inner/Outer Joins
The Join Properties Dialog Box
Joining Tables with No Common Fields
The Alias Property

Lesson 9: Organizing a Database for Efficiency

First Normal Form
Second Normal Form
Third Normal Form
The Table Analyzer Wizard
Many-to-Many Relationships
Junction Tables

Lesson 10: Sharing Data Across Applications

Data Importing
The Get External Data Wizard
Data Exporting
Exporting Access Data to Excel
The Microsoft Word Mail Merge Wizard
Merge Fields
The Mail Merge Task Pane

Lesson 11: Advanced Reporting

Report Design Elements and Tools
The Group, Sort, and Total Pane
The Field List Pane
Adding a Background Image to a Report
Report Format Tools
Report Control Properties
Report Pagination
Data Bars and Charts
Calculated Fields

Lesson 12: Additional Reporting Options

The Label Wizard
Publishing a Report as PDF

Access 2016 Level 2
2 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

This 2-day Advanced Access class will take your knowledge to the next level. Students will learn how to implement advanced form design, add data validation, use Macros, manage advanced databases, distribute and secure a database and manage Switchboards.


Access Level 1 or equivalent experience.

Target Audience

Aimed at existing users of Access.

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Lesson 1: Advanced Form Design Part 1

Types of Controls
Command Buttons
Quick Start Fields
Calendar/Datepicker Control
Form Layouts
Quick Styles
Tab Order
The Anchoring Tool
Move/Add/Remove Form Controls
Modify Data Sources
Set Form Control Properties

Lesson 2: Advanced Form Design Part 2

Manage Labels
Tab Pages
Navigation Control and Navigation Forms
Insert Headers, Footers and Images
Auto-Order Forms
Sort Records
Apply Themes and Backgrounds
Change Margins
Conditional Formatting

Lesson 3: Using Data Validation

Field Properties
Input Masks
Input Mask Characters
Lookup Lists
Expression Builder
Form Validation
Control Wizards
The Combo Box and List Box Controls
The Option Group Control
Record Validation

Lesson 4: Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design

The Macro Builder Window
Macro Actions and Arguments
Object Events
Macro Conditions
Event Properties for Data Validation
Macro Actions for Data Validation
Embedded Macros
Event Properties for Automating Data Entry
Macro Actions for Automating Data Entry
Macros and VBA

Lesson 5: Using Advanced Database Management

External Data Sources
The Linked Table Manager
Exclusive Mode
Database Access Modes
Database Backup
The Compact and Repair Database Option
Object Dependency
The Database Documenter
Performance Analyzer

Lesson 6: Distributing and Securing a Database

Splitting/Merging a Database
Security Strategies in Access 2016
The Message Bar
The Trust Center and Trusted Locations
Password Protection Guidelines
The ACCDE File Format
User Templates
Saving Databases as Templates
Digital Signatures and Certificates
The Package and Sign Feature

Lesson 7: Managing Switchboards

Switchboard Manager
Switchboard Modification
Database Startup Options

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I thoroughly enjoyed taking this class. The instructor made everything we were learning relate-able to "real life" which made learning Access much simpler. I know I'll be able to get back in the office tomorrow with new techniques on how to better improve our current database; making my job more fluid and efficient. Thanks!

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