Course Description

Course Length:

8 Hours


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.

Target Student:

Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access 2010 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 2010.


To ensure your success in your course you should have experience working with Microsoft Access 2010, 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® 2010: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2010: Part 2

Course Content

Lesson 1: Advanced Form Design

Topic A: Adding Controls to Forms

Topic B: Creating Subforms

Topic C: Organizing Information with Tab Pages

Topic D: Displaying a Summary of Data in a Form

Topic E: Applying 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: Creating a Macro

Topic B: Restricting Records Using a Condition

Topic C: Validating Data Using a Macro

Topic D: Automating Data Entry Using a Macro

Topic E: Converting a Macro to VBA


Lesson 4: Advanced Database Management

Topic A: Linking Tables to External Data Sources

Topic B: Managing a Database

Topic C: Determining Object Dependency

Topic D: Documenting a Database

Topic E: Analyzing the Performance of a Database


Lesson 5: Distributing and Securing a Database

Topic A: Preparing a Database for Multiple User Access

Topic B: Implementing Security

Topic C: Setting Passwords

Topic D: Converting an Access Database to an ACCDE File

Topic E: Packaging a Database with a Digital Signature


Lesson 6: Managing Switchboards

Topic A: Creating a Database Switchboard

Topic B: Modifying a Database Switchboard

Topic C: Setting Startup Options


Appendix A: Microsoft Office Access 2010 Exam 77-885