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Microsoft Access 2007 Introduction / Intermediate

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Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Introduction / Intermediate (see below for outline)


Course Description

Most organizations maintain and manage large amounts of information. One of the most efficient and powerful ways of managing data is by using relational databases. Information can be stored, linked, and managed using a single relational database application and its associated tools. In this course, you will examine the basic database concepts, and create and modify databases and their various objects using the Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 relational database application.

Course Objective: You will create and modify new databases and their various objects.

Target Student: This course is designed for students who wish to learn the basic operations of the Microsoft Access database application to perform their day-to-day responsibilities, and to understand the advantages that using a relational database application can bring to their business processes. The Level 1 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. Individuals who want to pursue Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification in Microsoft Office Access 2007 can also take this course.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.


This course is one of a series of Element K courseware titles that addresses Microsoft Certified Application Specialist (Microsoft Business Certification) skill sets. The Microsoft Certified Application Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and who seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification.

Performance-Based Objectives

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

  • examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Office Access 2007 environment.
  • design a simple database.
  • build a new database with related tables.
  • manage data in a table.
  • query a database using different methods.
  • design forms.
  • generate reports.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Exploring the Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 Environment

Topic 1A: Examine Database Concepts

Topic 1B: Explore the User Interface

Topic 1C: Use an Existing Access Database

Topic 1D: Customize the Access Environment

Topic 1E: Obtain Help


Lesson 2: Designing a Database

Topic 2A: Describe the Relational Database Design Process

Topic 2B: Define Database Purpose

Topic 2C: Review Existing Data

Topic 2D: Determine Fields

Topic 2E: Group Fields into Tables

Topic 2F: Normalize Data

Topic 2G: Designate Primary and Foreign Keys

Topic 2H: Determine Table Relationships


Lesson 3: Building a Database

Topic 3A: Create a New Database

Topic 3B: Create a Table

Topic 3C: Manage Tables

Topic 3D: Create a Table Relationship

Topic 3E: Save a Database as a Previous Version


Lesson 4: Managing Data in a Table

Topic 4A: Modify Table Data

Topic 4B: Sort Records

Topic 4C: Work with Subdatasheets


Lesson 5: Querying a Database

Topic 5A: Filter Records

Topic 5B: Create a Query

Topic 5C: Add Criteria to a Query

Topic 5D: Add a Calculated Field to a Query

Topic 5E: Perform Calculations on a Record Grouping


Lesson 6: Designing Forms

Topic 6A: View Data Using an Access Form

Topic 6B: Create a Form

Topic 6C: Modify the Design of a Form


Lesson 7: Generating Reports

Topic 7A: View an Access Report

Topic 7B: Create a Report

Topic 7C: Add a Custom Calculated Field to a Report

Topic 7D: Format the Controls in a Report

Topic 7E: Apply an AutoFormat Style to a Report

Topic 7F: Prepare a Report for Print



Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007: Intermediate

Course Description

You have the basic skills needed to work with Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 databases, including creating and working with Access tables, relationships, queries, forms, and reports. But so far, you have been focusing only on essential database user skills. In this course, you will consider how to maintain data consistency, how to customize database components, and how to share Access data with other applications.

Course Objective: You will maintain data consistency and integrity; improve queries, forms, and reports; and also integrate Microsoft® Office Access™ 2007 with other applications.

Target Student: Microsoft Office Access 2007: Level 2 is designed for students who would like to learn intermediate-level operations of the Microsoft Office Access program. The Level 2 course is for individuals whose job responsibilities include maintaining data integrity; handling complex queries, forms, and reports; and sharing data between Access and other applications. This course is also a prerequisite to taking more advanced courses in Access 2007. Individuals who want to pursue Microsoft Certified Application Specialist certification in Microsoft Office Access 2007 can also take this course.

Prerequisites: To ensure the successful completion of Microsoft Office Access 2007: Level 2, the completion of the Microsoft Office Access 2007: Level 1 course, or equivalent knowledge, is recommended.

Delivery Method: Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives

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

  • modify the design and field properties of a table to streamline data entry and maintain data integrity.
  • retrieve data from tables using joins.
  • create flexible queries to display specified records, allow for user-determined query criteria, and modify data using queries.
  • enhance the capabilities of a form by grouping form controls and making other aesthetic improvements to make forms work more efficiently and intuitively for the user.
  • customize reports to organize the displayed information and produce specific print layouts.
  • share data across different applications.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Controlling Data Entry

Topic 1A: Restrict Data Entry Using Field Properties

Topic 1B: Establish a Pattern for Entering Field Values

Topic 1C: Create a List of Values for a Field


Lesson 2: Joining Tables

Topic 2A: Create Query Joins

Topic 2B: Join Unrelated Tables

Topic 2C: Relate Data Within a Table


Lesson 3: Creating Flexible Queries

Topic 3A: Set Select Query Properties

Topic 3B: Create Parameter Queries

Topic 3C: Create Action Queries


Lesson 4: Improving Forms

Topic 4A: Design a Form Layout

Topic 4B: Enhance the Appearance of a Form

Topic 4C: Restrict Data Entry in Forms

Topic 4D: Add a Command Button to a Form

Topic 4E: Create a Subform


Lesson 5: Customizing Reports

Topic 5A: Organize Report Information

Topic 5B: Format the Report

Topic 5C: Set Report Control Properties

Topic 5D: Control Report Pagination

Topic 5E: Summarize Report Information

Topic 5F: Add a Subreport to an Existing Report

Topic 5G: Create a Mailing Label Report


Lesson 6: Sharing Data Across Applications

Topic 6A: Import Data into Access

Topic 6B: Export Data

Topic 6C: Analyze Access Data in Excel

Topic 6D: Export Data to a Text File

Topic 6E: Merge Access Data with a Word Document