About this course

You’ve covered many of the basic functions of Microsoft® Office Access®, 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 multiple-user access, and more. Knowledge of these features separate database professionals from the casual database users or occasional designers. This course is the third part of a three-course series that covers the skills needed to perform basic database design and development in Access 2019/2021.

Course Objective

In this course, you will manage an Access 2019 database and add complex database

features to improve its usability, efficiency, performance, and security.

You will:

  • Share data across applications.
  • Use action, unmatched, and duplicate queries to manage data.
  • Create complex reports and forms.
  • Use macros to improve user interface design.
  • Use VBA to extend database capabilities.
  • Perform database management tasks such as backup, compacting, repairing, performance analysis,
  • checking object dependencies, and documenting.
  • Implement security strategies and distribute a database to multiple users.

To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience working with Access 2019/2021, including a working knowledge of database design and creation, form design and creation, report design and creation, and a working knowledge of database querying and the various table relationships. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations courses:

  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2019/2021: Part 1
  • Microsoft® Office Access® 2019/2021: Part 2

Target Student: Students taking this course are database administrators or prospective database administrators who have experience working with Access 2019/2021 and need to learn advanced skills.

Lesson 1: Importing and Exporting Table Data

  • Import and Link Data
  • Export Data
  • Create a Mail Merge

Lesson 2: Using Queries to Manage Data

  • Create Action Queries
  • Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries

Lesson 3: Creating Complex Reports and Forms

  • Create Subreports
  • Create a Navigation Form
  • Show Details in Subforms and Popup Forms

Lesson 4: Creating Access Macros

  • Create a Standalone Macro to Automate Repetitive Tasks
  • Create a Macro to Program a User Interface Component
  • Restrict Records by Using a Condition
  • Create a Data Macro

Lesson 5: Using VBA to Extend Database Capabilities

  • Getting Started with VBA
  • Using VBA with Form Controls

Lesson 6: Managing a Database

  • Back Up a Database
  • Manage Performance Issues
  • Document a Database

Lesson 7: Distributing and Securing a Database

  • Split a Database for Multiple-User Access
  • Implement Security
  • Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File
  • Package a Database with a Digital Signature

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