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Access 2016 Essentials Course

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About the Course

During this 2-day introductory course, participants will learn to build databases using Microsoft Access 2016. A hands-on approach is taken throughtout this course, and emphasis is placed on good design practices and database design theory. Students will learn to design and create a basic database, apply validation, logic and relationships, work with transactional records, write queries and generate reports.

Who should do this course?

This course is designed for participants who new to Microsoft Access 2016 and want to gain the skills and knowledge to create database systems. Learn to enter, edit and delete data in database files, modify and format tables, sort and validate the data, write queries on the data, and produce information in forms and reports.

Prerequisites

This course assumes no prior knowledge of Microsoft Access 2016 however a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system is required.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    26 - 27 Mar 20 Thu - Fri
    05 - 06 May 20 Tue - Wed
    18 - 19 Jun 20 Thu - Fri
    27 - 28 Jul 20 Mon - Tue
    09 - 10 Sep 20 Wed - Thu
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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    27 - 28 Feb 20 Thu - Fri
    30 - 31 Mar 20 Mon - Tue
    14 - 15 May 20 Thu - Fri
    22 - 23 Jun 20 Mon - Tue
    06 - 07 Aug 20 Thu - Fri
    07 - 08 Sep 20 Mon - Tue
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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    27 - 28 Apr 20 Mon - Tue
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    12 - 13 Oct 20 Mon - Tue
    11 - 12 Jan 21 Mon - Tue
    08 - 09 Apr 21 Thu - Fri
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    Level 4, 54 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra , ACT 2601

    26 - 27 Mar 20 Thu - Fri
    18 - 19 May 20 Mon - Tue
    20 - 21 Jul 20 Mon - Tue
    15 - 16 Oct 20 Thu - Fri
    18 - 19 Jan 21 Mon - Tue
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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    30 Apr - 01 May 20 Thu - Fri
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  • Perth Class Dates

    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

    Classes scheduled on demand in Perth

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Access 2016 Orientation

  • Understanding Microsoft Access 2016
  • Starting Access in Windows 8
  • Understanding the Start Screen
  • Creating a New Blank Database
  • Understanding the Backstage View
  • Opening an Existing Database File
  • Understanding the Access 2016 Screen
  • Using the Ribbon
  • Working With the Navigation Pane
  • Adding Commands to the QAT
  • Working with Touch Mode
  • Working with a Table
  • Working With Other Database Objects
  • Closing a Database File
  • Exiting From Access 2016

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Unit 2: Designing a Lookup Database

  • Understanding How Access Stores Data
  • Understanding Access 2016 Data Types
  • Scoping Your New Database
  • Identifying Table Problems
  • Refining Table Structures
  • Finalising the Design

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Unit 3: Creating a Lookup Database

  • Creating a New Database File
  • Creating the Lookup Table
  • Defining the Primary Key
  • Saving and Closing a Table
  • Creating the Transaction Table
  • Understanding Lookup Table Relationships
  • Connecting To a Lookup Table
  • Viewing Table Relationships

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Unit 4: Modifying Table Structures

  • Opening an Existing Table
  • Adding Fields to an Existing Table
  • Understanding Field Properties
  • Changing Field Size
  • Changing Field Names
  • Changing Decimal Places
  • Changing Date Formats
  • Indexing Fields
  • Deleting Fields from a Table
  • Copying a Table within a Database
  • Deleting a Table from a Database File

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Unit 5: Adding Records to a Table

  • Typing Records in a Table
  • Adding Records Using a Form
  • Saving a Form Layout for Re-use
  • Adding Records Using an Existing Form
  • Assignment: Adding Records
  • Importing From Microsoft Excel

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Unit 6: Adding Transactional Records

    Unit 6: Adding Transactional Records

  • Typing Transactional Records
  • Adding Transactional Records Using a Form
  • Assignment: Adding Transactional Records
  • Adding Records Using a Subdatasheet
  • Removing a Subdatasheet
  • Inserting a Subdatasheet

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Unit 7: Data Validation

  • Assigning Default Values
  • Validation Rules and Text
  • Validating Numbers
  • Setting Required Fields
  • Working with Validations

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Unit 8: Working With Records

  • Table Navigation
  • Navigating To a Specific Record
  • Editing a Record
  • Deleting Record Data
  • Undoing a Change
  • Deleting a Record
  • Deleting Several Records
  • Searching In a Table
  • Searching In a Field
  • Finding and Replacing
  • Printing Records from a Table
  • Compacting a Database

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Unit 9: Formatting Tables

  • Changing Column Widths
  • Formatting Cells in a Table
  • Changing Fonts
  • Moving Columns in a Table
  • Freezing Columns in a Table
  • Hiding Columns in a Table
  • Un-hiding Columns

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Unit 10: Sorting and Filtering

  • Simple Sorting
  • Sorting On Several Fields
  • Simple Filtering
  • Working with Filters
  • Filtering Between Dates

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Unit 11: Creating Queries

  • Understanding Queries
  • Creating a Query Design
  • Working with a Query
  • Changing a Query Design
  • Applying Record Criteria
  • Clearing Selection Criteria
  • Saving a Query
  • Running Queries from the Navigation Pane
  • Deleting a Query
  • Assignment: Creating Queries

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Unit 12: Querying Techniques

  • Modifying a Saved Query
  • Creating AND Queries
  • Creating OR Queries
  • Querying Numeric Data
  • Querying Dates
  • Using a Range Expression
  • Querying Opposite Values
  • Moving Fields in a Query
  • Sorting Query Data
  • Removing Fields from a Query
  • Querying Using Wildcards
  • Problem Characters
  • Querying With a Lookup Table
  • Sorting Query Data Numerically
  • Displaying NULL Values
  • Querying For Uniqueness

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Unit 13: Creating and Using Reports

  • Understanding Reporting In Access
  • Creating a Basic Report
  • Working with Existing Reports
  • Previewing and Printing a Report
  • Changing the Report Layout
  • Using the Report Wizard
  • Creating a Grouped Report
  • Creating a Statistical Report
  • Working with Grouped Reports

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Unit 14: Creating and Using Forms

  • Understanding Forms
  • Creating a Basic Form
  • Creating a Split Form
  • Binding a Form to a Query
  • Using the Form Wizard
  • Working with Existing Forms
  • Editing Records in a Form
  • Deleting Records through a Form
  • Deleting an Unwanted Form

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Unit 15: Using a Navigation Form

  • Creating a Simple Navigation Form
  • Creating a More Complex Navigation Form
  • Creating the Navigation Form Page Tabs
  • Creating Subsidiary Pages
  • Adding Subsidiary Pages
  • Editing Page Tab Names
  • Applying a Theme
  • Modifying Properties
  • Automatically Starting the Navigation Form

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Ben M [ 03 February, 2020 ]
Very valuable course and all questions suitably answered in relation to what I will be applying the database skills to. Condensed into a very practical and easy to follow. Thank you Domenic.
(5.00 out of 5) Michael A [ 03 February, 2020 ]
Very easy to follow the course guide. The teacher has a vast knowledge which helped when describing ideas or problems. Very enjoyable and will be back for the advanced course.
(5.00 out of 5) Pey K [ 12 December, 2019 ]
The instructor Paul is a very knowledgeable and spontaneous instructor. Throughout the training, I was able to ask him multiple questions directly related to my role and he was able to provide and demonstrate effective solutions on Access for me.
(5.00 out of 5) David T [ 11 November, 2019 ]
Highly engaging, would recommend anyone interested in this or other courses with the trainer every time.

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