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Your training and experience using Microsoft® Access® 2016 has given you basic database management skills, such as creating tables, designing forms and reports, and building queries. In this course, you will expand your knowledge of relational database design, write advanced queries, structure existing data, validate data entered into a database, and customize reports. Extending your knowledge of Microsoft Access 2016 will result in a robust, functional database for your users.
You can also use the course to prepare for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification exam for Microsoft Access 2016.
This course is designed for students wishing to gain intermediate-level skills or individuals whose job responsibilities include constructing relational databases, performing database maintenance, or creating advanced queries and reports.
In this course, you will create and manage an Access 2016 database.
- Design a relational database.
- Join tables to retrieve data from unrelated tables.
- Validate data entered into a database.
- Use advanced queries to manipulate your data.
- Organize a database for efficiency and performance, and to maintain data integrity.
- Customize reports to organize the displayed information and produce specific print layouts.
To ensure your success, it is recommended you have completed
Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Level 1 or possess equivalent knowledge. It is also suggested that you have end-user skills with any current version of Windows, including being able to start programs, switch between programs, locate saved files, close programs, and use a browser to access websites. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking either of the following courses, or any similar courses in general Microsoft Windows skills:
Using Microsoft® Windows® 10
Microsoft® Office Access® 2016: Level 1
Exams & Certifications
The Microsoft Office Specialist program is for individuals who use Microsoft’s business desktop software and seek recognition for their expertise with specific Microsoft products. Certification candidates must pass one or more proficiency exams in order to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist certification.
Lesson 1: Designing a Relational Database
Topic A: Relational Database Design
Topic B: Create a Table
Topic C: Create Table Relationships
Lesson 2: Joining Tables
Topic A: Create Query Joins
Topic B: Relate Data Within a Table
Topic C: Work with Subdatasheets
Lesson 3: Using Data Validation
Topic A: Use Field Validation
Topic B: Use Form and Record Validation
Lesson 4: Creating Advanced Queries
Topic A: Create Parameter Queries
Topic B: Summarize Data
Topic C: Create Subqueries
Topic D: Create Action Queries
Topic E: Create Unmatched and Duplicate Queries
Lesson 5: Organizing a Database for Efficiency
Topic A: Data Normalization
Topic B: Create a Junction Table
Topic C: Improve Table Structure
Lesson 6: Using Advanced Reporting Techniques
Topic A: Include Control Formatting in a Report
Topic B: Add a Calculated Field to a Report
Topic C: Add a Subreport to an Existing Report