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Access - Intro 2010/2013/365

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Our 2 day Introduction to MS Access course is suitable for complete beginners to Microsoft Access 2010, Microsoft Access 2013 or Microsoft Access 365.

Access 2013


A working knowledge of Windows is required, or our Introduction to MS Windows course. No experience of MS Access is required.


  • At the end of this course, you will have a good working knowledge of MS Access. You will feel more confident using Access, and be able to create a database from scratch.
  • Understanding and using tables, fields and records and the rules for entering your data is the foundation from which you can create simple queries, use forms and, ultimately create reports.
  • After completing this course you will be prepared to attend the Advanced MS Access training course.

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Course Content

Access Basics

  • Familiarity with access screen
  • Ribbon and toolbar explanations
  • Prebuilt database template access and creation

Database Terms Planning

  • An explanation of databases in general, database objects within access and terminology
  • Plan your Database (Tables, Queries, Forms, Reports, Macros, Pages and Modules)
  • Plan a database structure. (tables) (normalisation Techniques)
  • Create a new database file

Working with Tables

  • Design a Table, Conventions for entering Naming objects and fields (Design View)
  • Create a table in datasheet view and edit field names
  • Select data types and enter field descriptions
  • Set a Primary Key
  • Remove a Primary Key
  • Define Field Properties (Default values, Input masks, Validation rules and format options)
  • Insert, Move and Rename Fields (design view and datasheet view)
  • Create a Table with a Wizard
  • Using the ribbon to set field properties

 access Introduction course outline

Entering and Editing Data

  • Accessing objects through the navigation pane
  • Switch between object Tabs
  • Switch Views in Access (design, layout and data entry)
  • Entering and Editing Data (Records & Fields)
  • Navigating the datasheet
  • Working in Data Entry Mode
  • Sorting Data, Finding & Replacing Data
  • Hiding and Un hiding Fields
  • Create multiple tables to normalise data


  • Relationships explained
  • Different types of relationships (one to many etc)
  • Conditions needed for setting up a relationship
  • Ensuring Referential Integrity
  • Printing Relationships in a Report
  • Insert Sub Datasheets into a table
  • Change or remove Sub Datasheets from a table
  • Expand and Contract Sub Datasheets
  • Enter data in related tables

Queries & Filters

  • Create a filter by selection
  • Create a filter by form
  • Use AND/ OR options
  • Save a filter as a select query
  • Run a Select Query
  • Build a query from the create ribbon
  • Creating a query using a wizard
  • Build a query using the Query Design Window
  • Adding fields to a query, choose which fields to show
  • Removing fields from a query
  • Sort data in a select query
  • Enter Text, numeric, date, and logic criteria
  • Enter sub string searches using wild Card Characters
  • Use the BETWEEN, AND, OR, NOT, NULL criteria in your query
  • Calculate a field
  • Concatenate text
  • Save and name a query
  • Rename, edit or a query

Multi Table Queries

  • Build a query across more than one table
  • Joining Tables for a query (more relationships)
  • Setting Join Properties - Inner and Outer Joins
  • Find Unmatched records Query Wizard
  • Find Duplicate records Query Wizard

Creating Forms

  • Create a Form using the Auto Form tool Tabular/Datasheet/Pivot Form wizard
  • Create a Form using the Form Wizard
  • Create a form in design view
  • Create a form in layout view
  • Understand the views and switch between them
  • Setting data source for a form
  • Setting the data source using SQL source code
  • The Field List
  • Resizing Forms
  • Control types
  • Adding controls
  • Resize and Move Controls
  • Changing control properties
  • Selecting Controls
  • Formatting Controls
  • Use the Format Painter and AutoFormat
  • Set basic form properties
  • Data Entry in Forms
  • Navigation in data entry view
  • Add, edit, a record in form view


  • Standard Reports using Wizard
  • Insert, Move, Size and controls
  • Editing record source
  • Page setup
  • Print your report


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  • We know that the best way to provide a database is to create a database solution around the way you work.
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