Microsoft Access 2007 Intermediate

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  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 3 Months Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Study On Any Device
  • 3097 Students

Expand your Microsoft Access 2007 skills to build better, more user-friendly Access databases.

Microsoft Access 2007 database developers need the technical knowledge and skills to design databases that use multiple related tables. At the same time, good developers must know how to hide some of these underlying complexities so their completed products are pleasant to use.

In this course, you'll master the tools and techniques required to create user-friendly Access 2007 databases. You'll learn to design one-to-many and many-to-many databases and create queries, forms, and reports to reflect those relationships. You'll find out how to create a switchboard form, change database settings, and use macros to make a database easy and intuitive enough for even a computer novice to use.

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

This course has a 3 month duration. You'll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate. Courses must be completed within the 3 month access period.

A database is a collection of data organized into multiple tables. In this lesson, you'll learn the importance of recognizing one-to-many relationships among the data your database will manage. You'll also discover how to create tables that reflect those relationships and create the first table for a sample working database that we'll build together throughout the course.

Today, we'll dig deeper into database design and the natural one-to-many and many-to-many relationships among your data. You'll discover the importance of primary, foreign, and composite keys, and how to create them in your own databases. You'll get plenty of hands-on practice as we create more tables for our working sample database.

While tables provide a means of storing data, they don't offer much in the way of making a database user-friendly. For that, you need forms. In this lesson, you'll create a form for our working database and learn about the three ways to view forms: Form View, Layout View, and Design View. You'll start learning the tools and techniques the pros use to create attractive forms that are easy to use.

Today's lesson will expand on the skills you learned in Lesson 3. Here you'll learn to move, size, and position multiple controls, choose colors and fonts, and more. You'll also find out how to test your forms and fix common problems. All of these skills will allow you to produce more professional-looking forms that make it easy to work with data in your database.

Today, we'll return to the topics of one-to-many and many-to-many relationships among tables and explore how they relate to forms. You'll build on the skills you've already acquired to create more complex one-to-many forms that reflect the one-to-many relationships among your data. You'll also discover the value of lookup queries and combo boxes, which make it easy for users for select data for fields without having to type it in from memory.

Virtually everything you create in Access is an object, and all objects have properties. Understanding that is key to successful database design and development. In this lesson, you'll discover what that's all about and see how you can use properties to gain more control over every aspect of your database. Along the way, you'll add more enhancements to our working database, making your forms more attractive, usable, and user-friendly.

Sorting and Searching are key ingredients of any database. Today, we'll cover new techniques for sorting form data without the complexities of creating queries. You'll give your form a Search Box that allows users to quickly locate data without the need for complex filters or queries. As an added bonus, you'll learn how to create links in a table for sending e-mail messages with a simple mouse click. And you'll find out some of the secrets of SQL, the Structured Query Language that makes all your queries work the way they do.

Storing text and numbers in a database is easy. But what if you want to also store pictures, Word documents, or other external files? You can do that too, thanks to the Attachment data type. In this lesson, you'll learn all about attachments, including ways to use them in forms.

Forms are great for interacting with data on a computer screen, but sometimes you have to print data on paper, too. That's where reports come in. In today's lesson, you'll learn the tools and techniques for creating and formatting reports. You'll see how to control margins, spacing, page breaks, page orientation, and other important formatting features. And you'll get plenty of hands-on practice in using the report Layout View and Design View.

Today, we'll keep working on the skills you learned in Lesson 9, creating a more complex one-to-many report. You'll see how to use a query to combine data from multiple tables, and you'll learn about calculated controls on reports. You'll also discover some important skills for showing subtotals and totals on your one-to-many forms.

By now, you've created many database objects. Eventually, you may have to hand that database over to less knowledgeable users who won't know what to do with all those tables, queries, forms, and reports. Fortunately, they don't need to. As you'll discover in this lesson, you can hide all the complexities from those users. You'll learn to create a switchboard form that's so easy to use, your database users won't need any database expertise at all!

In this, our final lesson, you'll discover still more tools and techniques for making your database more user-friendly. The star of this lesson will be Access macros, which pre-define actions that you can tie to a button click or other event to simplify things for your database users. You'll also learn how to create custom messages that explain things to users so you don't have to. You'll come away with a fully functional database that's easy enough for even a computer novice to operate.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Once you've made the payment, we'll send you a confirmation email with a link to start your course. Feel free to get started whenever you're ready!

You'll have 3 months access to your course. In that time you are free to study at your own pace. The course duration is 24 hours.

Online learning is a flexible way to study that fits around your schedule, giving you the freedom to learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. You'll have 3 months to complete the course and can take the multiple-choice questions and final exam whenever it suits you.

If you need help, you can contact us anytime. You can also join the discussion area where you can interact with other students. The discussion area for each lesson is open for the entire duration of the course.

Of course! We offer a 10-day money back guarantee. As long as you haven't completed the course, you can get a full refund within 10 days of enrolling.

We do not offer extensions or transfers for this self-paced course. However, you will have 3 months to complete the course, and if you need to cancel within the first 10 days of enrolment, we offer a money back guarantee.

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