Microsoft Access 2016/365 – Advanced

Course Length: 1 Day
Course Format: Instructor–Led
Course Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Course Description

Course Overview: You’ve covered many of the basic functions of Microsoft® Office Access® 2016, 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 Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 1 and Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Part 2 courses, rounds out your Access education and provides you with marketable job skills.

Target Student: Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access 2016 and need to learn advanced skills.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success in your course you should have experience working with Microsoft Access 2016, 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 CompuTrain courses:

  • Microsoft® Access® 2016/365: Introduction
  • Microsoft® Access® 2016/365: Intermediate
Course Objectives

In this course, you will learn to create and manage a fundamental Access 2016 database.

You will:

  • Customize a form layout to improve usability and efficiency of data entry.
  • Share data across applications.
  • Use macros to improve user interface design.
  • Use VBA to enhance tasks.
  • Organize data into appropriate tables to ensure data dependency and minimize redundancy.
  • Lock down and prepare a database for distribution to multiple users.
  • Create and modify a database switchboard and set the startup options.
Course Content
Lesson 1: Implementing Advanced Form Design
  • Add Controls to Forms
  • Enhance Navigation and Organization of Forms
  • Apply Conditional Formatting
Lesson 2: Sharing Data Across Applications
  • Import Data into Access
  • Export Access Data
  • Link Tables to External Data Sources
  • Create a Mail Merge
Lesson 3: Using Macros to Improve User Interface Design
  • Create a Macro
  • Restrict Records Using a Condition
  • Validate Data Using a Macro
  • Automate Data Entry Using a Macro
Lesson 4: Using VBA
  • Getting Started with VBA
  • Enhance Access Using VBA
Lesson 5: Using Advanced Database Management
  • Manage a Database
  • Determine Object Dependency
  • Document a Database
Lesson 6: Distributing and Securing a Database
  • Splitting a Database for Multiple User Access
  • Implement Security
  • Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File
  • Package a Database with a Digital Signature
Lesson 7: Managing Switchboards
  • Create a Database Switchboard
  • Modify a Database Switchboard
  • Set Startup Options