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Microsoft Access – How to Design, Query, and Develop a Database

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Microsoft Access – How to Design, Query, and Develop a Database

This class meets two consecutive days: August 23 & 24, 2018


Microsoft Access is the world's most popular database management tool for managing data.  It allows the use of multiple tables (rather than one table, as is the case with Microsoft Excel) all connected through pre-defined relationships.  In this course, we will cover basic and advanced features of Access.  Whether you're new to Access or getting started, you'll learn how to create a database solution that is perfectly customized to your needs.  With no prior programming experience or knowledge of databases, you will gain best practices on how to store, input, organize, view, query, analyze, and share data with others.

Designed for:

This course is designed for those employees in the company or organization who work with data on a daily basis.  This could be those who collect the data, store it, organize it, and analyze it.  Today, Analytics has become a new competitive advantage.  Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics all require organized data that is meaningful and accurate.  Those who can quickly access the data and analyze it to make better decisions will beat those who don't.

NOTE: Laptops are provided for each participant to work the exercises in this session.  Participants should have some familiarity with Microsoft Access prior to attending this session.


Introduction to Database Development

  • Importing data
  • Creating tables
  • Defining fields
  • Establishing relationships

Building Queries to Manipulate Data

  • Basic queries with compound criteria
  • Crosstab and parameter queries
  • Find duplicate and unmatched records
  • Make table / Append / Delete / Update queries

Creating Access Forms fro Data Entry and Lookup

  • Basic forms
  • Custom forms

Presenting Data with Access Reports

  • Basic reports
  • Custom reports

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