Microsoft Access Course: Level 3 (Advanced)

Microsoft Access Course: Level 3 (Advanced)

Microsoft Access short courses in Sydney, open to everyone.

Create and share database apps without being a developer with our Microsoft Access courses in Sydney.

Microsoft Access is one of the world’s leading relational database software applications. In our Microsoft Access courses, learn how to build sophisticated database applications to track, report and share information, and sort, filter and group data in ways that provides valuable insights for your organisation. Learn Microsoft Access with our Microsoft Access courses in Sydney - short courses open to everyone.

This Microsoft Access course is an advanced Access course that will expand your knowledge beyond content covered in Microsoft Access Course: Level 2 (Intermediate) and enable you to design and create a multi-table database and automate operations using macros and have a general understanding of the programming environment in Microsoft Access.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Microsoft Access course you should be able to:

  1. Design a relational database project.
  2. Create a relational database file with multiple tables.
  3. Set table relationships and join tables together.
  4. Export records to and import records from a wide variety of sources and applications.
  5. Create queries based on one or more tables.
  6. Create and work with aggregation queries.
  7. Create and use a series of action queries.
  8. Make your Microsoft Access data and computer more secure.
  9. Understand and use a variety of tools that ensure the wellness of your database files.
  10. Create some simple programming code using VBA.

Course Content

The following content will be covered in this Microsoft Access course:

Relational Database Design

  • Designing a Relational Database.
  • Scoping the System.
  • Determining the Inputs.
  • Normalising a Database.
  • First Normal Form (1NF).
  • Second Normal Form (2NF).
  • Second Normal Form Case Study.
  • Third Normal Form (3NF).
  • Database Indexing.

Creating a Relational Database in Microsoft Access

  • Creating a New Database File.
  • Creating Lookup Tables.
  • Defining a Primary Key.
  • Saving and Closing a Table.
  • Creating the Expense Type Table.
  • Creating the Transactions Table.
  • Creating the Details Table.

Setting Table Relationships in Microsoft Access

  • Understanding Table Relationships.
  • Understanding Lookup Relationships.
  • Looking Up the Employees Table.
  • Looking Up the Expense Types Table.
  • Viewing Table Relationships.
  • Understanding Table Joins.
  • Editing the Employee Table Join.
  • Editing the Expense Type Table Join.
  • Creating a New Join.
  • Creating a Relationship Report.

Importing and Exporting Records in Microsoft Access

Exporting Records to Microsoft Excel.
Exporting Records to a Text File.
Importing From Microsoft Excel.
Importing From a Text File.
Linking to an External Source.

Multi Table Queries in Microsoft Access

  • Understanding Relational Queries.
  • Creating a Relational Query Design.
  • Filtering a Relational Query.
  • Filtering Related Fields.
  • Adding More Tables and Fields.
  • Utilising Hidden Fields.
  • Understanding Query Joins.
  • Creating an Inner Join.
  • Creating a Left Outer Join.
  • Creating a Right Outer Join.

Aggregation Queries in Microsoft Access

  • Creating an Aggregation Query.
  • Working With Aggregation Queries.
  • Multiple Aggregations.
  • Modifying Aggregation Headings.
  • Aggregating Calculated Fields.
  • Applying Criteria to Aggregates.
  • Understanding Nested Queries.
  • Creating an Assembly Query.
  • Creating the Nesting Query.

Microsoft Access Action Queries

  • Creating a Make Table Query.
  • Using a Make Table Query.
  • Understanding Expressions and Update Queries.
  • Preparing an Update Query.
  • Running an Update Query.
  • Updating Using Expressions.
  • Running an Expression-Based Update.
  • Creating a Delete Query.
  • Running a Delete Query.
  • Creating an Append Query.
  • Running an Append Query.
  • Turning Action Messages Off.

Database Security for Microsoft Access

  • Understanding Database Trust.
  • Enabling Blocked Content.
  • Understanding the Trust Centre.
  • Creating a Trusted Location.
  • Opening a Database From a Trusted Location.
  • Encrypting a Database.
  • Decrypting and Opening a Database.
  • Removing a Database Password.
  • Understanding Package and Sign.
  • Creating a Self Signed Certificate.
  • Creating a Signed Package.
  • Extracting and Using a Signed Package.

Microsoft Access Database Wellness

  • Compacting and Repairing a Database.
  • Understanding Database Splitting.
  • Using the Database Splitter.
  • Managing Linked Tables.
  • Checking Object Dependencies.
  • Analysing Database Performance.
  • Documenting a Database.

An Introduction to VBA in Microsoft Access

  • Understanding VBA.
  • Coding VBA for an Event.
  • Running VBA Event Code.
  • Understanding MsgBox and InputBox.
  • Modifying an Existing Procedure.
  • Understanding the Modified Code.
  • Creating a Standard Module.
  • Loan Simulator Code.
  • Running the Code.
  • Understanding the Loan Simulator Code.
  • Creating a Button for the Simulator.
  • Attaching the Simulator Code.

Intended Audience

Providing comprehensive and thorough coverage of advanced use of Microsoft Access, this Access course is ideal for new or existing users seeking to learn Access tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Microsoft Access course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based course in a Microsoft Windows environment. You’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples.

Course Prerequisites

This Microsoft Access course assumes a significant knowledge of the software. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

Bring Your Own Device Option (Windows Only)

This course is also available to participants who are seeking a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) option for users of Windows devices only. Participants are able to bring and use their own laptop provided that they have a recent version of the software installed on their device. BYOD course participants are required to contact us on 02 8262 6400 (Option 4) between 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday to enrol in this course. This option may also be available for any classes currently marked as full.


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