Beginner Access Core Level 1

This two-day course is designed for anyone who has never used Access before. By the end of the course, you will be confident in using the essential features of Microsoft Access to create and alter simple, relational databases.

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this beginner two-day Access course, you will be able to:

  • Understand what a database is for and when you need one
  • Find and amend information
  • Extract specific information from your database. For example, show only the organisations with more than 1000 employees
  • Understand when you need more than one table in your database and create tables that link together
  • Create a list of choices to choose from when keying in information
  • Create a user friendly form to use for keying information in across different tables
  • Create reports for the information you extract to provide professional looking output

Course Timetable

Day 1

Session 1

  • What is a Database
  • What is Access
  • Looking at a sample Database
  • Working with Tables
  • Finding and Changing Records in a Table

Session 2

  • Creating Queries and Using Criteria
  • Editing your Query
  • Sorting

Session 3

  • Database Design
  • Introduction to Relationships
  • Creating a New Database
  • Creating and Editing Tables
  • Lookup Fields

Session 4

  • More Table Design
  • Relationships between Tables

Day 2

Session 1

  • Creating Forms with the Form Wizard
  • Editing Forms

Session 2

  • Main and Sub Forms

Session 3

  • Report Wizard
  • Editing Reports
  • Sorting and Grouping
  • Mailing Labels

Session 4

  • Queries on more than one Table

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The Small Print

This course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (hot buffet lunch 1pm to 1:45pm) on both days. Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your post-course support package

  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course
  • Included in the price of our training sessions

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