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Classroom training -  Access Developers

Classroom Training

Microsoft Access Developers

Available as classroom training course only

£795 + VAT for most venues (£895 + VAT for London)

3 days

The first (and most important) part of any Access database is getting the design right, which is where this 3-day course begins. You'll learn about primary keys and relationships, and find out how to create an Access database consisting of multiple linked tables.

The course then goes on to show how to create queries (to display data from one or more tables) and a front-end to your system, using forms, reports and the VBA coding language.

If you've been given the job of creating an Access database - and you're not sure where to start - this is the course for you!

We don't have any dates scheduled for this course, but we may well consider adding them - it's always worth asking.

Alternatively, you could enquire about running the course in your office or even (if available) as a tailored online course.

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Designing a database

  • Identifying the tables
  • What are relationships?
  • Setting a primary key
  • Using multivalue fields

Creating tables

  • Defining fields
  • The types of field
  • Entering data

Different field types

  • Creating attachments
  • Rich text format fields
  • Date fields (using calendars)
  • Calculated fields

Importing data

  • Importing from Excel
  • Making tables from Excel

Covered if time allows If time

Table rules

  • Record-level validation
  • Basic triggers

Drawing relationships

  • Creating relationships
  • Referential integrity

Creating queries

  • The query design grid
  • Sorting
  • Setting criteria
  • Combining criteria

Advanced queries

  • Grouping and totalling
  • Creating expressions
  • Parameter queries

Joins

  • Creating ad hoc joins
  • Types of join

Covered if time allows If time

Crosstab queries

  • Columns, rows and values
  • Overriding column headings

Covered if time allows If time

Action queries

  • Making tables
  • Updating records
  • Appending records
  • Deleting records

Creating forms

  • Layout and design view
  • Using the form wizard
  • Split forms
  • Creating controls

Covered if time allows If time

Advanced controls

  • Multitabs
  • Webbrowser controls
  • Navigation bars

Creating reports

  • Using the report wizard
  • The group, sort and total pane
  • Report design

Creating subforms

  • Multiple item forms
  • Creating subforms
  • Tidying up subforms

Basic VBA coding

  • Creating modules
  • Using Project Explorer
  • Writing comments
  • Indenting code

Uses of VBA

  • Form validation
  • Criteria forms
  • A simple menu system

You do not need to have used Access before to attend this course, although you should be a confident computer user.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"(SSIS) Enjoyed the training; examples clear and concise; thanks to the trainer for helping investigate particular issues that we had, in his own time, on top of the training. (SSRS) Very useful to be able to tailor the course to our requirements. Many thanks to the trainer for responding so quickly to our questions which went quite a long way off topic."

Lucy Gooda (The Cambridge Building Society)

"I thought this was a really well run, well presented & useful course. Our trainer was excellent and clearly very knowledgeable. He managed to keep the course entertaining and maintained energy levels throughout the course which is very impressive given he was running the course remotely. I thought the pace of the course was good and requiring participants to continually work alongside the trainer really helped me concentrate and practice the SQL skills. Finally I was impressed by Wise Owl's organisation in ensuring that there were no IT issues by checking connections etc in advance. Thank you!"

Jen Steel (East of England Co-op)

"Good content delivered in an easy-to-understand manner, without over-complicating. Been on previous courses & good experience, so natural progression."

Daniel Gates (ICE Futures Europe)

"Love the manuals. Very detailed and useful."

Sonia Bowers (Cambridgeshire Constabulary)

"Good overview. Course detailing all basics of SSIS, covering wide base of topics and a trainer willing to use extra time to cover additional topics."

Chris Kehoe (Rural Insurance)

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