Microsoft Access Level 2 (Advanced)
(2013, 2016, 2019, 365)



Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
Access is much more than a way to create desktop databases. It's also an essential tool for managing and sharing your data in a way that will help you run your business. Your data is more secure and scalable than ever, and you can easily share your applications with colleagues.

Learning Objectives:
In the Access Level 2 course, you will become familiar with its more advanced features. You will cover how to complete advanced form design tasks, add field and record validation, conduct advanced database management, distribute and secure a database, and manage switchboards to easily navigate between the different forms and reports within a database. You will:
  • Add controls to forms and set form controls
  • Use data validation
  • Create and modify a database switchboard and set start-up options
  • Link tables to external data sources
  • Determine object dependence
  • Analyze the performance of a database
  • Split a database for multiple user access
  • Convert an Access database to an ACCDE file
Target Student:
Users who are familiar with the basics of Access and would like to perform more advanced database management tasks such as completing advanced form design, adding field and record validation, distributing and securing a database, and managing switchboards.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Managing Data Entry in Tables
Use Field Validation
Use Record Validation
Mark Fields as Required
Mark Fields for Indexing
Lookups Review
Understand the Input Mask Syntax
Use the Table Analyzer Wizard

Section 2: Implementing Advanced Form Design
Form Layouts
Types of Controls
Add and Move Form Controls
Form Control Properties
Manage Labels
Add Command Buttons
Change Tab Order
Create Subforms
Insert Images
Insert Headers and Footers
Sort Records
Apply Themes
Insert Backgrounds
Apply Conditional Formatting
Set Navigation Options

Section 3: Implementing Advanced Report Design
Including Charts in a Report
Adding a Calculated Field to a Report
Adding a Subreport to an Existing Report

Section 4: Creating Subforms
Create a Subform
Use a Subform
Format a Subform within the Main Form

Section 5: Organize Information with Tab Pages
What is a Tab Page?
Create a Tab Page

Section 6: Creating Split Forms
Create a Split Form
Split an Existing Form
Use a Split Form
Fix the Form Separator

Section 7: Creating Navigation Forms and Switchboards
Navigation Forms vs. Switchboards
Create a Navigation Form
Create a Switchboard
Database Startup Options

Section 8: Implementing Advanced Query Tasks
Make Table Queries
Update Table Queries
Append Table Queries
Delete Table Queries
Union Queries

Section 9: Creating Advanced Reports
Grouping an Existing Report
Add Calculated Fields
Export Reports in Different Formats
Adding Charts to Reports

Section 10: Using Advanced Database Management
Link Tables to External Data Sources
Database Access Modes
Exclusive Mode
Back Up a Database
Compact and Repair a Database
Determine Object Dependency
Document a Database
Analyze the Performance of a Database

Section 11: Distributing and Securing a Database
Split a Database for Multiple User Access
Implement Security
Set Passwords
Convert an Access Database to an ACCDE File
Package a Database with a Digital Signature

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Level 2 (Advanced)
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November 30, 2021 9am to 4pm ET $375.00 (CAD)*  
February 15, 2022 9am to 4pm ET $375.00 (CAD)*  
May 18, 2022 9am to 4pm ET $375.00 (CAD)*  

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