Course Description

Course Length:

8 Hours

Overview:

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 2013.

Target Student:

Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access 2013 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 2013.

Prerequisites:

To ensure your success in your course you should have experience working with Microsoft Access 2013, 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® 2013: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2013: Part 2

 

Course Content

Lesson 1: Implementing Advanced Form Design

Topic A: Add Controls to Forms

Topic B: Create Subforms

Topic C: Organize Information with Tab Pages

Topic D: Enhance Navigation of Forms

Topic E: Apply Conditional Formatting

 

Lesson 2: Using 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: Using 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: Splitting 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